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NEC Steps up with SX-Aurora Vector Engine for HPC

In this video from ISC 2019, Shintaro Momose, Ph. D. from NEC describes the company’s SX-Aurora Vector Engine. “These days, vector functions are added to scalar supercomputers to improve performance in most cases. That means that improving vector performance is the most important way to achieve high effective performance, even with scalar processors. In that respect, it could be said that vector processors are ahead of the trend.”

ISC 2019 Recap from Glenn Lockwood

In this special guest feature, Glenn Lockwood from NERSC shares his impressions of ISC 2019 from an I/O perspective. “I was fortunate enough to attend the ISC HPC conference this year, and it was a delightful experience from which I learned quite a lot. For the benefit of anyone interested in what they have missed, I took the opportunity on the eleven-hour flight from Frankfurt to compile my notes and thoughts over the week.”

Realize the Massive Potential of Your AI Infrastructure with Bright Computing and NVIDIA

“As organizations continue to leverage GPUs for HPC applications and also host AI workloads on existing HPC clusters, a growing trend is to add DGX servers to these clusters alongside traditional CPU-based Linux servers. Because Bright Cluster Manager is platform independent, combining DGX servers with servers from another vendor is easy and seamless, resulting in a single unified cluster that Bright can centrally manage and monitor.”

NEC SX-Aurora Vector Supercomputer to Power Weather Forecasting at DWD in Germany

In this video from ISC 2019, Dr. Rudolf Fischer from NEC describes how the company’s recent win at DWD demonstrates the power and efficiency of the SX-Aurora supercomputer. “The new HPC system will enable the development of seamless prediction of severe weather events, including thunderstorms or heavy rain. The system combines forecasting based on observations with very demanding numerical weather prediction models in order for a more precise prediction of the development and the tracks of such small-scale weather events up to twelve hours into the future.”

Video: DDN Launches EXA 5 at ISC 2019

In this video from ISC 2019, James Coomer from DDN describes the company’s new EXA 5 advanced Lustre solution. “We’ve built EXA5 directly for the new era of HPC and AI in the context of Multicloud. We are introducing an entirely new set of features aimed at today’s most demanding AI and HPC end-to-end requirements, at any scale.” said James Coomer, senior vice president of products, DDN. “EXA5 leads on performance, on-prem and in the cloud, with unmatched capabilities in security, stability, user and data management.”

Video: HPC and AI Market Update from Intersect360 Research

Addison Snell from Intersect 360 Research gave this talk at the DDN User Group at ISC 2019. “Addison Snell will give a market overview presentation of developments and predictions for HPC, Hyperscale, and AI. Drawing on the library of Intersect360 Research reports and surveys, views will include a selection of market forecasts and end-user data. Topics will include: HPC market size and shares, Machine learning in HPC environments and Outlook for high-performance storage.”

Dell EMC Powers Innovation with AI and HPC at ISC 2019

At ISC 2019, Dell Technologies announced a series of new solutions, reference designs, customer collaborations, and partnerships designed to advance and simplify the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and high performance computing. “We’ve engineered Dell EMC Ready Solutions as tested and validated configurations that help our customers more easily and quickly benefit from HPC and AI technologies to reach their ultimate goals.”

Video: Mellanox HDR InfiniBand makes inroads on the TOP500

In this video from ISC 2019, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox describes how HDR InfiniBand technology is proliferating across the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. “HDR 200G InfiniBand made its debut on the list, accelerating four supercomputers worldwide, including the fifth top-ranked supercomputer in the world located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which also represents the fastest supercomputer built in 2019.”

ISC19 Student Cluster Configurations: Less is More, GPUs Rule

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX shares first-hand coverage of the Student Cluster Competition at the recent ISC 2019 conference. “I’m constantly amazed by the how many different system configurations we see in Student Cluster Competitions. Given that everyone has to use hardware that’s currently available on the market and they all have to be under the 3,000 watt power cap, you’d think that the systems would gravitate towards a common configuration – but you’d be wrong.”

Video: AMD Powers Next-Gen Supercomputing at ISC 2019

In this video from ISC 2019, Dan Bounds from AMD describes how the company is powering a new generation of supercomputers with their EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct GPUs. “Large system designers today also need efficient systems with the flexibility and openness to meet the challenge of demanding workloads. AMD is raising the bar on compute densities by enabling optimized server designs with high performance, low latency, and excellent efficiency in an open, flexible environment.”