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‘AI on the Fly’: Moving AI Compute and Storage to the Data Source

The impact of AI is just starting to be realized across a broad spectrum of industries. Tim Miller, Vice President Strategic Development at One Stop Systems (OSS), highlights a new approach — ‘AI on the Fly’ — where specialized high-performance accelerated computing resources for deep learning training move to the field near the data source. Moving AI computation to the data is another important step in realizing the full potential of AI.

NVIDIA to Purchase Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Today NVIDIA announced plans to acquire Mellanox for approximately $6.9 billion. The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in HPC. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker.

Michael Feldman Joins The Next Platform as Senior Editor

Veteran HPC journalist Michael Feldman has departed TOP500.org to join The Next Platform as Senior Editor. Led by co-founders Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Prickett Morgan, offers in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds. “My new role also reunites me with some old friends, who just happen to be some of the best writers in the business,” says Feldman. “Not surprisingly, my focus will be on HPC and all things related. These days, that covers a lot of territory since in many ways HPC has provided a useful model for other subject matter that is under the purview of The Next Platform, namely hyperscale, cloud, and high-end enterprise computing.”

Video: HPC Market Update

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents an HPCMarket Update. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in accurate intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business. The company’s end-user-focused research is inclusive from both a technology perspective and a usage standpoint, allowing Intersect360 Research to provide its clients with total market models that include both traditional and emerging HPC applications.”

Nyriad to Power Blockchain-Enabled, AI-Ready Storage at Datacom

Today Hyperscale Storage Processing vendor Nyriad announced an exclusive agreement with Datacom to develop and deploy a next-generation computational storage solution for secure, collaborative processing of data in the Australian market. “Our next-generation data fabric harnesses the power of the GPU to deliver breakthrough storage performance. And that’s where things start to get interesting. The massive processing capacity of the GPU allows us to run artificial intelligence and machine learning models directly on the storage, as well as advanced cryptographic encryption with a blockchain audit ledger in real-time,” said Todd Papaioannou of Nyriad.

Video: NVIDIA Rolls out TensorRT Hyperscale Platform and New T4 GPU for Ai Datacenters

This morning at GTC Japan, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced a set new products centered around Ai and accelerated computing. Targeting Hyperscale datacenters looking to run Ai workloads, NVIDIA continues to innovate Machine Learning technologies at an unprecedented pace. “There is no question that deep learning-powered AI is being deployed around the world, and we’re seeing incredible growth here,” Huang told an audience of more than 4,000 press, partners, academics and technologists gathered on the latest stop in a GTC world tour.

Mellanox Launches Ground-Breaking Open Hyper-Scalable Enterprise Framework

Today Mellanox announced the Mellanox Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework, the industry’s first truly scalable, open framework for private cloud and enterprise data centers. “With the advent of open platforms and open networking it is now possible for even modestly sized organizations to build data centers like the hyperscalers do,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “We are confident and excited to release the Mellanox Hyper-scalable Enterprise Framework to the industry – and to provide an open, intelligent, high performance, accelerated and fully converged network to enable enterprise and private cloud architects to build a world class data center.”

Intel’s Raj Hazra on how new technologies are Clouding our Future

In this video from ISC 2017, Raj Hazra, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise and Government Group at Intel, discusses key trends impacting the future growth of High Performance Computing. He focuses on the opportunities of enabling HPC in the cloud, and how this drives the need for a consistent platform that bridges the worlds of dedicated supercomputers and hyperscale cloud service providers.

Cavium ThunderX2 Processors Power new Baymax HyperScale Server Platforms

Today Inventec in Taiwan announced Baymax, a new server platform optimized for Cloud compute, high-performance cloud storage and Big Data applications based on Cavium’s second-generation 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX2 processors. “Inventec’s success as world’s largest server ODM has been based on our compelling designs and manufacturing expertise and our ability to deliver leading edge cost effective server platforms to world’s largest mega scale datacenters,” said Evan Chien, Senior Director of Inventec Server Business Unit 6. “Earlier this year Inventec’s customers requested platforms based on Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARMv8 processors, and the new Baymax platform is the first platform being delivered.”

Mellanox Ships 100,000+ Cables for Next-Gen 100 Gb/s Networks

Today Mellanox announced that it has shipped more than 100,000 units of its Direct Attach Copper Cables (DACs) to serve the growing demand of hyperscale Web 2.0 and cloud 100Gb/s networks.