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Codeplay SYCL 1.2.1 Solution offers an Open Alternative to CUDA

Today Codeplay announced the world’s first fully-conformant SYCL 1.2.1 Solution. “As a non-proprietary alternative to the incumbent CUDA, SYCL is an open standard developed by the Khronos Group that enables developers to write code for heterogeneous systems using standard C++. Developers are looking at how they can accelerate their applications without having to write optimized processor specific code. SYCL is the industry standard for C++ acceleration, giving developers a platform to write high-performance code in standard C++, unlocking the performance of accelerators and specialized processors from companies such as AMD, Intel, Renesas and Arm.”

GMS Launches Ruggedized TITAN AI-Equipped Rackmount Servers

Today General Micro Systems (GMS) launched TITAN, the industry’s first sealed, fanless, conduction-cooled rackmount servers with artificial intelligence (AI) and mil-circular (38999) connectors for superior ruggedness in the most demanding defense and aerospace applications. The American-designed, sourced, and manufactured TITAN, a fully configurable server, also uses up to four of Intel’s latest 2nd gen Scalable […]

Harvard Names New Lenovo HPC Cluster after Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon

Harvard has deployed a liquid-cooled supercomputer from Lenovo at it’s FASRC computing center. The system, named “Cannon” in honor of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, is a large-scale HPC cluster supporting scientific modeling and simulation for thousands of Harvard researchers. “This new cluster will have 30,000 cores of Intel 8268 “Cascade Lake” processors. Each node will have 48 cores and 192 GB of RAM.”

Traverse Supercomputer to accelerate fusion research at Princeton

Princeton’s High-Performance Computing Research Center recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Traverse, it’s newest supercomputer. Traverse is a 1.4 petaflop HPC cluster that ranks among the top 500 systems in the world. “Traverse is a mini version of ORNL’s Summit, thereby providing a stepping stone for the research community to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers,” said Curt Hillegas, associate CIO, Research Computin. “Getting experience using Traverse will allow our research groups to adapt their codes, so they can use the current leadership-class machines and be best prepared for the new exascale systems.”

Visualizing and Simulating Atomic Structures with CUDA

In this video, John Stone from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign discusses the role of CUDA and GPUs in processing large datasets to visualize and simulate high-resolution atomic structures. CUDA does this by allowing researchers to describe hundreds of thousands to millions of independent, data-parallel work units and write software that executes on those work units, all while achieving peak hardware performance.

NERSC Unveils Mural for pending Perlmutter Supercomputer

NERSC has unveiled the mural that will grace the cabinets of the Perlmutter supercomputer that will be installed at Berkeley Lab in 2020. “The mural pays tribute to the system’s namesake, Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter. The Berkeley Lab physicist led the team whose work at NERSC contributed to the Nobel prize-winning insight that the universe’s expansion is speeding up. The resulting efforts to explain this acceleration led to today’s model of a universe dominated by dark energy and dark matter.”

Dell Powers Alzheimer’s Disease Breakthrough at The University of Queensland

Today Dell Technologies announced one of the first computational projects for The University of Queensland’s Dell HPC system may enable a non-invasive disease-modifying strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease. “With this supercomputer, the University of Queensland can harness machine learning to drive innovation, across a broad range of use cases, that previously wasn’t possible. We’re honored to play our part in the resulting discoveries that can change lives for the better.”

Podcast: Building AI Datacenters with NVIDIA DGX Reference Architectures

In this podcast, Lee Carter from Bright Computing and Carlo Ruiz from NVIDIA discuss building datacenters with NVIDIA DGX Reference Architectures. “NVIDIA DGX servers managed by Bright Cluster Manager deliver the perfect balance of increased concurrency for handling data science workloads, the massive compute requirements associated with those workloads, and the seamless management of all resources across the HPC cluster. Join this podcast to learn more about the power behind this partnership.”

Immersive Cooling from Submer Technologies coming to EU Joint Research Center in Italy

In a collaborative effort with Airbus, Submer Technologies and 2CRSi are providing supercomputer-speed processing in high-density clusters to support real-time workloads for advanced Artificial Intelligence (AR) cybersecurity research applications at the JRC campus. “This is one of our most important installations yet. It’s a mission-critical, high-density compute environment where physical space and energy compliance are important considerations,” said Daniel Pope, CEO of Submer. “We designed the SmartPod to address all of these issues – making this project a perfect use-case for our liquid immersion cooling platform.”

Microway Deploys NVIDIA DGX POD-based AI Supercomputer at MSOE

Microway recently deployed an NVIDIA DGX POD-based supercomputer for education and applied research at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Called “Rosie,” the supercomputer forms the centerpiece of the university’s new computer science program and will support an expansion of deep learning and AI education designed to permeate across the institution. “It features three racks of NVIDIA DGX-1 AI systems with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPU accelerators; twenty Microway NumberSmasher Xeon + NVIDIA T4 GPU teaching compute nodes; and access to NGC.”