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NVIDIA Announces GPU-Accelerated Supercomputer on Azure

At SC19, NVIDIA announced the availability of a new kind of GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the cloud on Microsoft Azure. “Built to handle the most demanding AI and high performance computing applications, the largest deployments of Azure’s new NDv2 instance rank among the world’s fastest supercomputers, offering up to 800 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs interconnected on a single Mellanox InfiniBand backend network.”

Simplifying AI, Data Science, and HPC Workloads with NVIDIA GPU Cloud

Adel El Hallak and Philip Rogers from NVIDIA gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “Whether it’s for AI, data science and analytics, or HPC, GPU-Accelerated software can make possible the previously impossible. But it’s well known that these cutting edge software tools are often complex to use, hard to manage, and difficult to deploy. We’ll explain how NGC solves these problems and gives users a head start on their projects by simplifying the use of GPU-Optimized software.”

Video: HPC Containers – Democratizing HPC

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, CJ Newburn from NVIDIA describes how developers can quickly containerize their applications and how users can benefit from running their workloads with containers from the NVIDIA GPU Cloud. “A container essentially creates a self contained environment. Your application lives in that container along with everything the application depends on, so the whole bundle is self contained.”

NVIDIA Simplifies Building Containers for HPC Applications

In this video, CJ Newburn from NVIDIA describes how users can benefit from running their workloads in the NVIDIA GPU Cloud. “A container essentially creates a self contained environment. Your application lives in that container along with everything the application depends on, so the whole bundle is self contained. NVIDIA is now offering a script as part of an open source project called HPC Container Maker, or HPCCM that makes it easy for developers to select the ingredients they want to go into a container, to provide those ingredients in an optimized way using best-known recipes.”

Why Use Containers for HPC on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud?

“Containers just make life easy. So one of the things that people have issues with running bare metal is from time to time their libraries change, maybe they want to try the new version of CUDA, the new version of cuDNN, and they forget to simlink it back to the original path. If you have packaged your app into a container, it’s the same every time.”

Why UIUC Built HPC Application Containers for NVIDIA GPU Cloud

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, John Stone from the University of Illinois describes how container technology in the NVIDIA GPU Cloud help the University distribute accelerated applications for science and engineering. “Containers are a way of packaging up an application and all of its dependencies in such a way that you can install them collectively on a cloud instance or a workstation or a compute node. And it doesn’t require the typical amount of system administration skills and involvement to put one of these containers on a machine.”

NVIDIA Makes GPU Computing Easier in the Cloud

Setting up an environment for High Performance Computing (HPC) especially using GPUs can be daunting. There can be multiple dependencies, a number of supporting libraries required, and complex installation instructions. NVIDIA has made this easier with the announcement and release of HPC Application Containers with the NVIDIA GPU Cloud.

New HP Z8 is “World’s Most Powerful Workstation for Machine Learning Development”

HP Z Workstations, with new NVIDIA technology, are ideal for local processing at the edge of the network – giving developers more control, better performance and added security over cloud-based solutions. “Products like the HP Z8, the most powerful workstation for ML development, coupled with the new NVIDIA Quadro GV100, the HP ML Developer Portal and our expanded services offerings will undoubtedly fast-track the adoption of machine learning.”

Video: Deploy HPC Applications Faster with NVIDIA GPU Cloud

The HPC application containers available on NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) drastically improve ease of application deployment, while delivering optimized performance. The containers include HPC applications such as NAMD, GROMACS, and Relion. NGC gives researchers and scientists the flexibility to run HPC application containers on NVIDIA Pascal­ and NVIDIA Volta-powered systems including Quadro-powered workstations, NVIDIA DGX Systems, and HPC clusters.

NVIDIA Makes Visualization Easier in the Cloud

Visualizing the results of a simulation can give new insight into complex scientific problems. Interactive viewing of entire datasets can lead to earlier understanding of the challenge at hand and can enhance the understanding of complex phenomena. With the release of the of HPC Visualization Containers with the NVIDIA CPU Cloud, it has become much easier to get a visualization system up and production ready much quicker than ever before.