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Slidecast: Dell EMC Using Neural Networks to “Read Minds”

In this slidecast, Luke Wilson from Dell EMC describes a case study with McGill University using neural networks to read minds. “If you want to build a better neural network, there is no better model than the human brain. In this project, McGill University was running into bottlenecks using neural networks to reverse-map fMRI images. The team from the Dell EMC HPC & AI Innovation Lab was able to tune the code to run solely on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, rather than porting to the university’s scarce GPU accelerators.”

Get Infrastructure As-a-Service with new Dell Technologies On Demand

Today Dell rolled out Dell Technologies On Demand, a set of consumption-based and as-a-service offerings. “Dell Technologies On Demand makes it possible for organizations to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint.They can choose how they consume and pay for IT solutions that meet their needs with the freedom and flexibility to evolve as their needs change over time.”

Podcast: Full Rundown of SC19 Events in Denver

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the full list of events leading up to SC19 in Denver. “There’s a lot that happens before the exhibit floor opens on Monday night. Our old pal Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins us to give us the full rundown. We even have a few parties to tell you about.”

MLPerf Releases Over 500 Inference Benchmarks

Today the MLPerf consortium released over 500 inference benchmark results from 14 organizations. “Having independent benchmarks help customers understand and evaluate hardware products in a comparable light. MLPerf is helping drive transparency and oversight into machine learning performance that will enable vendors to mature and build out the AI ecosystem. Intel is excited to be part of the MLPerf effort to realize the vision of AI Everywhere,” stated Dr Naveen Rao, Corp VP Intel, GM AI Products.

TMGcore Teams with Dell EMC on Immersion Cooled Datacenter Platform

Today datacenter solution provider TMGcore announced it has developed a first-of-its-kind data center platform that utilizes immersion cooling and is ready to house ​Dell EMC​ PowerEdge C4140 servers. “Traditionally, data center platforms run in air-cooled environments​ that require a significant amount of power and air conditioning within the facility,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “However, companies are looking to be more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of power consumption within their data center operations. ​We have developed a line of data center platforms that feature an immersion environment for the servers, and we are proud to introduce the products to the market with one customized for Dell Technologies servers.”

Dell EMC to Deploy World’s Largest Industrial Supercomputer at Eni

Today Eni announced plans to deploy the world’s largest industrial supercomputer at its Green Data Center in Italy. Called “HPC5,” the new system from Dell EMC will triple the computing power of their existing HPC4 system. The combined machines will have a total peak power of 70 Petaflops. “HPC5 will be made up of 1,820 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers, each with two Intel Gold 6252 24-core processors and four NVIDIA V100 GPU accelerators. The servers will be connected through an InfiniBand Mellanox HDR ultra-high-performance network.”

Agenda Posted: Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting at SC19

The speaker agenda is now posted for the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting at SC19. The meeting takes place Monday, Nov. 18 in Denver. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, executives, developers, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. Members work together to help advance the industry, enable end users’ impact, and help in the design, delivery, and deployment of new technologies.”

Video: The Cambridge Research Computing Service

Paul Calleja from the University of Cambridge gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.”

Dell EMC steps up with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors

Dell EMC has launched new Ready Solutions for HPC with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, offer improved performance for workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, climate and weather modeling. In recent testing, the PowerEdge C6525 delivered weather modeling results in half the time as previous generation AMD EPYC processor-based servers for faster severe storm notification. “Engineered to unlock the full potential of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the new servers offer customers improved performance and an easier to manage and secure platform.”

TACC Unveils Frontera – Fastest Supercomputer in Academia

Today TACC unveiled Frontera, the 5th most powerful supercomputer in the world. “Frontera has been supporting science applications since June and has already enabled more than three dozen teams to conduct research on a range of topics from black hole physics to climate modeling to drug design, employing simulation, data analysis, and artificial intelligence at a scale not previously possible.”