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Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Inspur Showcases HPC & AI Solutions at SC19

In this video from SC19, Vangel Bojaxhi from Inspur describes the company’s innovative solutions for HPC & AI. At the show, the company featured a broad array of HPC & AI servers based on x86 and OpenPOWER as well as a new liquid cooling system. “Through engineering and innovation, Inspur delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology arenas like open computing, cloud data center, AI and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges.”

Inspur steps up with Innovative Liquid Cooling Technology at SC19

Inspur is showcasing new HPC systems with Natural Circulation Evaporative Cooling technology this week at SC19. Inspur combines high-density computing servers with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology, which is more reliable, energy-saving, and easier to deploy than other liquid cooling solutions. “Inspur collaborated with the Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS), combining Inspur’s leading supercomputing servers with IEECAS’s natural circulation evaporative cooling technology to achieve an efficient, reliable and energy saving liquid cooling HPC system.”

Inspur Launches Open AI Computing Solution

Today Inspur announced a pair of AI-technology driven open computing systems designed to improve the flexibility in customer deployments. “The OAI specification—led by Baidu, Facebook, and Microsoft in the OCP (Open Compute Project) community—unifies the technical specifications of the accelerator module and simplifies the design complexity of the AI accelerator system, thereby shortening time to market for the hardware system.”

Large-Scale Optimization Strategies for Typical HPC Workloads

Liu Yu from Inspur gave this talk at PASC19. “Ensuring performance of applications running on large-scale clusters is one of the primary focuses in HPC research. In this talk, we will show our strategies on performance analysis and optimization for applications in different fields of research using large-scale HPC clusters.”

Agenda Posted for PASC19 in Zurich

PASC19 has posted its Full Conference Program. The event takes place June 12-14 in Zurich, Switzerland. “PASC19 is the sixth edition of the PASC Conference series, an international platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.”

Radio Free HPC reviews the ASC19 Student Cluster Competition

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC looks at the recent ASC Student Cluster Competition in Dalien, China. Dan got to witness the finals last week, with 20 teams facing off in a race for HPC performance. “As always, the team, and the rest of humanity, is highly supportive of the student cluster tournaments that take place at SC, ISC, and this Asian one, in addition to many regional supporting events.”

Inspur to Offer BeeGFS Storage Systems for HPC and AI Clusters

Today Inspur announced that it will offer integrated storage solutions with the BeeGFS filesystem. BeeGFS, a leading parallel cluster file system with a distributed metadata architecture, has gained global acclaim for its usability, scalability and powerful metadata processing functions. “BeeGFS has unique advantages in terms of usability, flexibility and performance,” said Liu Jun, General Manager of AI&HPC, Inspur. “It can easily adapt to the different business needs of HPC and AI users. The cooperation between Inspur and ThinkParQ will provide our HPC and AI cluster solutions users with an integrated BeeGFS system and a range of high-quality services, helping them to improve efficiency with BeeGFS.”

New Inspur AI Server Supports Eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs

Today Inspur announced that their new NF5488M5 high-density AI server supports eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in a 4U form factor. “The rapid development of AI keeps increasing the requirements for computing performance and flexibility of AI infrastructure. The NF5488M5 help users shorten AI model development cycles, and accelerate AI technology innovation and application development.”

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.”