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Announcing the next generation of Intel® Omni-Path fabric, Intel® OPA200

In this video from ISC 2018, Joe Yaworski from Intel describes how the newly announced Intel® Omni-Path fabric, Intel® OPA200 interconnect will speed up HPC and AI applications. “Intel shared at ISC its next-generation Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA200), coming in 2019, which will provide data rate speeds up to 200 Gb/s, doubling the performance of the previous generation. This next-generation fabric will be interoperable and compatible with the current generation of Intel® OPA.  Intel® OPA200’s high-performance capabilities and low-latency at scale will provide system architects the ability to scale to tens of thousands of nodes while benefiting from improved total cost of ownership.”

Atos Powers Tera 1000 Supercomputer

Today Atos announced that the company has successfully deployed Tera 1000, the most powerful European general-purpose supercomputer with a computing power of 25 petaflops and a very competitive power consumption of only 4 megawatts. “This spot in the top-500 ranking reflects the successful collaboration between Atos and the CEA, and is one of the best examples of Atos’ technological excellence in high-performance computing.”

Announcing the new Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization

In this video from ISC 2018, Jim Jeffers from Intel describes the new Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization, an easily-deployed, Intel-optimized system reference architecture that is purpose-built to meet the demands of today’s most complex data explosion challenges. “”Visualization is a key component in advanced computing that allows systems to deliver greater insights with faster turnaround when using large-scale data sets.”

DDN Acquires Lustre Business Unit from Intel

Today DDN announced that the company has acquired Intel’s Lustre File System business and related assets. “This important acquisition reinforces DDN’s presence as the global market leader for data at scale, while providing Lustre customers with enhanced field support and a well-funded technology roadmap. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre’s leading position from high performance computing (HPC) and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid cloud.”

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.”

Asetek Provides Liquid Cooling QCT at NCHC in Taiwan

Today Asetek announced the deployment of the company’s latest heat rejection technology at the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) in Hsinchu, Taiwan. “Announced in April, the new liquid cooled NCHC cluster to be implemented by QCT will focus on artificial intelligence. A major goal of the project is to achieve a significant PUE figure, requiring the use of liquid cooling to create a mix of liquid cooled NVIDIA V100 GPUs and Intel Xeon Scalable Processors in a high-density configuration. As one of Asetek’s newest OEM Partners, the NCHC installation by QCT represents both the first major HPC site resulting from the collaboration, and one of the first deployments of the latest InRackCDU.”

Asetek Liquid Cooling comes to Latest Intel Compute Modules at ISC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technology integrated in Intel Compute Modules at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. “Asetek is excited with this next step in the ongoing collaboration with Intel,” said John Hamill, Asetek Chief Operating Officer. “The integration of Asetek liquid cooling technology in Intel Compute Modules HNS2600BPBLC and HNS7200APRL serves as further validation of low pressure distributed liquid cooling for HPC and Data Center sites.”

BOXX Special Edition Workstation Breaks 5.0GHz Clock Speed Barrier

BOXX Technologies has announced “the world’s fastest workstation” featuring a professionally overclocked Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor capable of reaching 5.0GHz across all six of its cores. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086 (the processor that launched x86 architecture), Intel provided BOXX with a limited number of the exclusive, high performance CPUs ideal for CAD, 3D modeling, and animation workflows. “The APEXX SE workstation extends far beyond the celebration of the 8086 anniversary,” said Shoaib Mohammad, BOXX VP of Marketing and Business Development. “By integrating this special technology, we’re providing our customers with a unique opportunity to accelerate their workflows with historic Intel processing power they can’t get from the multinational, commodity PC manufacturers.”

Video: Speed Your Code with Intel Parallel Studio XE

“Modern processors perform their best with parallel code that’s both vectorized and threaded, which can run more than 100 times faster more than serial code. So how can you accomplish this more easily through parallel programming? Enter Parallel Studio XE, a suite of tools that simplifies and speeds the design, building, tuning, and scaling of applications with the latest code modernization methods.”

Advanced Computing: HPC and RDS at University of Bristol

Simon Burbidge from the University of Bristol gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Our research focuses on the application of heterogeneous and many-core computing to solve large-scale scientific problems. Related research problems we are addressing include: performance portability across many-core devices; automatic optimization of many-core codes; communication-avoiding algorithms for massive scale systems; and fault tolerance software techniques for resiliency at scale.”