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Radio Free HPC runs down the latest TOP500 Fastest Supercomputers

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. “The TOP500 celebrates its 25th anniversary with a major shakeup at the top of the list. For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems were either new or substantially upgraded.”

Video: AI Ready Solutions from Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Kash Shaikh from Dell EMC describes the company’s new AI Ready Solutions. “Dell EMC is at the forefront of AI, providing the technology that makes tomorrow possible, today. Dell EMC uniquely provides an extensive portfolio of technologies — spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, software and services — to create the high-performance computing and data analytics solutions that underpin successful AI, machine and deep learning implementations.”

Video: Gen-Z High-Performance Interconnect for the Data-Centric Future

Greg Casey from Dell gave this talk at the 2018 OCP Summit. “Gen-Z is different. It is a high-bandwidth, low-latency fabric with separate media and memory controllers that can be realized inside or beyond traditional chassis limits. It treats all components as memory (so-called memory-semantic communications), and it moves data between them with minimal overhead and latency. It thus takes full advantage of emerging persistent memory (memory accessed over the data bus at memory speeds). It can also handle other compute elements, such as GPUs, FPGAs, and ASIC or coprocessor-based accelerators.”

Liquid Cooling is Hot – CoolIT Systems Reports 60% Revenue Growth in 2017

Today CoolIT Systems reported company revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 (FY2017) increased by 60%. Among the market segments driving growth in FY2017, Data Center saw the most significant escalation with sales up by 75% from the previous year. “Our focus on product quality and reliability continues to be a source of competitive strength. Second, through establishing close engineering partnerships with today’s leading server manufacturers and data center operators we help our customers efficiently manage the increasing heat loads of modern data center environments.”

Jülich Supercomputer Adds 5 Petaflop Booster Upgrade from Dell EMC

The JURECA supercomputer in Germany just got a major upgrade with help from Dell EMC. “Thanks to the additional 5 petaflops, the Jülich supercomputer now appears as one of the fastest computers in Europe on the TOP500 list of the fastest computers in the world. This is the first time that a supercomputer with an innovative modular architecture has gone into productive operation worldwide.”

University of North Texas turns to Bright Computing for Efficient Cluster Management

Today Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, is proud to announce that the University of North Texas (UNT) has integrated Bright Cluster Manager into its HPC environment for research support. The University uses this 350-node cluster to optimize efficiency for researchers working on groundbreaking discoveries in a variety of domains material science, engineering, chemistry, and physics. Bright Cluster Manager helps UNT’s University Information Technology department successfully provision, monitor and manage heterogeneous clusters.

Video: Scientel Runs Record Breaking Calculation on Owens Cluster at OSC

In this video, Norman Kutemperor from Scientel describes how his company ran a record-setting big data problem on the Owens supcomputer at OSC.

“The Ohio Supercomputer Center recently displayed the power of its new Owens Cluster by running the single-largest scale calculation in the Center’s history. Scientel IT Corp used 16,800 cores of the Owens Cluster on May 24 to test database software optimized to run on supercomputer systems. The seamless run created 1.25 Terabytes of synthetic data.”

Server Vendors Announce NVIDIA Volta Systems for Accelerated AI

Today NVIDIA and its systems partners Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Supermicro today unveiled more than 10 servers featuring NVIDIA Volta architecture-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerators — the world’s most advanced GPUs for AI and other compute-intensive workloads. “Volta systems built by our partners will ensure that enterprises around the world can access the technology they need to accelerate their AI research and deliver powerful new AI products and services,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA.

Launch a Machine Learning Startup

Launch a Machine Learning Startup – In this report, we’ll address everything from how to choose a framework and pick the tools you need to get started, to the questions you’ll be asking yourself, and the benefits of immersing yourself in the machine and deep learning communities. This report also untangles the jargon and explores what these terms actually mean. Download this special report now.

18 Petaflop Stampede2 Supercomputer Dedicated at TACC

Stampede2 is the newest strategic supercomputing resource for the nation’s research and education community, enabling scientists and engineers across the U.S., from multiple disciplines, to answer questions at the forefront of science and engineering. “Building on the success of the initial Stampede system, the Stampede team has partnered with other institutions as well as industry to bring the latest in forward-looking computing technologies combined with deep computational and data science expertise to take on some of the most challenging science and engineering frontiers,” said Irene Qualters, director of NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure.