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OpenSFS Announces Maintenance Release 2.10.1 for Lustre

OpenSFS today announced the first Long Term Support (LTS) maintenance release of Lustre 2.10.1. “This latest advance, in effect, fulfills a commitment made by Intel last April to align its efforts and support around the community release, including efforts to design and release a maintenance version. This transition enables growth in the adoption and rate of innovation for Lustre.”

Exascale: The Movie

In this video from HPE, researchers describe how Exascale will advance science and improve the quality of life for all. “Why is the U.S. government throwing down this gauntlet? Many countries are engaged in what has been referred to as a race to exascale. But getting there isn’t just for national bragging rights. Getting to exascale means reaching a new frontier for humanity, and the opportunity to potentially solve humanity’s most pressing problems.”

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.

Accelerate Innovation and Insights with HPC and AI

Vineeth Ram from HPE gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. “Organizations across all sectors are putting Big Data to work. They are optimizing their IT operations and enhancing the way they communicate, learn, and grow their businesses in order to harness the full power of artificial intelligence (AI). Backed by high performance computing technologies, AI is revolutionizing the world as we know it—from web searches, digital assistants, and translations; to diagnosing and treating diseases; to powering breakthroughs in agriculture, manufacturing, and electronic design automation.”

Video: Characterization and Benchmarking of Deep Learning

 Natalia Vassilieva from HP Labs gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. “Our Deep Learning Cookbook is based on a massive collection of performance results for various deep learning workloads on different hardware/software stacks, and analytical performance models. This combination enables us to estimate the performance of a given workload and to recommend an optimal hardware/software stack for that workload. Additionally, we use the Cookbook to detect bottlenecks in existing hardware and to guide the design of future systems for artificial intelligence and deep learning.”

Podcast: HPE Sends a Supercomputer into Orbit

In this TechNative Podcast, Mark Fernandez from HPE describes the company’s collaboration with NASA to send a supercomputer into orbit. ““By NASA’s rules, not just any computer can go into space. Their components must be radiation hardened, especially the CPUs,” reports HPE Insights. “Otherwise, they tend to fail due to the effects of ionizing radiation.”

Interview: How HPE is Democratizing High Performance Computing

In this video, Tuomas Sandholm from Strategic Machine, Inc. and Eng Lim Goh from HPE discuss how High Performance Computing is fast-becoming an integral part of our lives. “Our HPC solutions empower innovation at any scale, building on our purpose-built HPC systems and technologies solutions, applications and support services. The results? More power to differentiate your business, drive research and find answers like never before.”

Preliminary Agenda Posted for HP-CAST at SC17 in Denver

HPE has posted the preliminary agenda for HP-CAST at SC17 in Denver. Now open for registration, the event takes place Nov. 10-11 at the Grand Hyatt hotel. “The High Performance Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing users group works to increase the capabilities of Hewlett Packard Enterprise solutions for large-scale, scientific and technical computing. HP-CAST provides guidance to Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the essential development and support issues for such systems. HP-CAST meetings typically include corporate briefings and presentations by HPE executives and technical staff (under NDA), and discussions of customer issues related to high-performance technical computing.”

Video: HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch

“Traveling to Mars and further destinations will require more sophisticated computing capabilities to cut down on communication latencies and ensure astronauts’ survival, but existing computing resources are limited and incapable of extended periods of uptime. Settled aboard the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the Spaceborne Computer is a year-long experiment from HPE and NASA—roughly the amount of time it will take to get to Mars—which will test a supercomputer’s ability to function in the harsh conditions of space.”

HPC Analyst Crossfire at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research fires back at industry leaders with hard-hitting questions about the state of the HPC industry. “Listen in as visionary leaders from the supercomputing community comment on forward-looking trends that will shape the industry this year and beyond.”