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Univ. of Cambridge Wilkes-3 Is No. 3 on Latest Green500 for Energy-efficient HPC

Twice a year, the TOP500 project releases a ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. This Green500 list parallels the better-known TOP500 list, which ranks and details the 500 fastest computer systems in the world. And now for the news of the day. In the most recent Green500 rankings, those for June 2021, […]

Thierry Pellegrino, VP/GM of HPC at Dell Technologies, Stepping Down

Dell Technologies HPC senior executive Thierry Pellegrino has announced he is leaving the company. Pellegrino, whose complete title is Vice President Workloads and Solutions Dell EMC and  Vice President / General Manager HPC – Dell EMC at Dell Technologies, has been with the company since the late 1990s. “After an amazing 22 years with Dell […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Flavio Villanustre Talks Open Source Analytics at LexisNexis

Open source champion Flavio Villanustre is vice president of technology and chief information security officer for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which is a global developer provider of big data and analytics solutions to help manage risk and improve outcomes. As an active participant in the Dell Technologies HPC Community, he contributes an avid open source perspective. His goal: offering and looking for new HPC and advanced analytics insights, techniques and strategies with Dell managers and customers at the organization’s meetings that will help push forward with Flavio’s open source mission begun 10 years ago.

insideHPC Guide to AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment – Part 3

In this white paper sponsored by our friends over at Dell Technologies, we take a look at AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment where an increasing demand for digital media content creates need for faster rendering options. The ongoing increase in the use of visual effects (VFX) and computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animation in digital content media creation for television, movies, and streaming services has accelerated the amount of material that requires rendering, from a workstation to a data center render farm environment.

Dell Launches Ready Solutions and HPC Cloud Collaborations for AI, Life Sciences, Manufacturing

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) announces new Dell EMC Ready Solutions and high-performance computing (HPC) cloud service provider collaborations to accelerate AI and advanced computing innovation in healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing. The new Dell EMC Ready Solution for HPC Genomics is engineered to help companies get systems for genomic analysis into production. Modular building blocks with […]

insideHPC Guide to AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment – Part 2

In this white paper sponsored by our friends over at Dell Technologies, we take a look at AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment where an increasing demand for digital media content creates need for faster rendering options. The ongoing increase in the use of visual effects (VFX) and computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animation in digital content media creation for television, movies, and streaming services has accelerated the amount of material that requires rendering, from a workstation to a data center render farm environment.

Dell EMC Unveils New PowerEdge XE Servers, Updates OpenManage Systems Management

Dell EMC today announced new PowerEdge XE servers, updated its OpenManage systems management and monitoring software and revealed a code collaboration with Splunk for Redfish protocol telemetry data ingestion and analytics. The company said the new PowerEdge XE7100 is the industry’s highest-density 5U storage server with flexible configuration options engineered for video analytics, media-streaming and […]

Taking Virtualization to a Higher Level at the University of Pisa

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Dell Technologies highlight a compelling case study: the University of Pisa gains greater flexibility and value from its IT infrastructure with widespread virtualization of resources, including high performance computing systems.

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

Dell Technologies HPC Community: Cancer Computer Founder Roy Chartier Talks HPC in Support of Cancer, COVID Research

Roy Chartier, founder and CTO of Cancer Computer, Ottawa, with more than 25 years in HPC, HPDA and AI, has assembled a team of  volunteers who support cancer researchers by connecting them with the computer hardware, processing capacity and IT support they need to save lives. During this pandemic year, the organizations has expanded its mission to support COVID-19 researchers. A member of the Dell Technologies HPC Community, Chartier in this interview talks about Cancer Computer’s work, its partnership with Dell and the value of cross-discipline meetings, such as those held organized by Dell for its HPC community members.