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Accelerating Time to Results for AI at Samsung UK

Crispin Keable from Atos gave this talk at the DDN User Group in Frankfurt. “To provide a user-centric ecosystem, Samsung aims to build an AI platform under a common architecture that will not only scale quickly but also provide the deepest understanding of usage context and behaviors, making AI more relevant and useful. Atos was tasked with developing an AI infrastructure for Samsung UK’s AI Center that could be easily scaled in the future.”

Summit Supercomputer Triples Performance Record on new HPL-AI Benchmark

“Using HPL-AI, a new approach to benchmarking AI supercomputers, ORNL’s Summit system has achieved unprecedented performance levels of 445 petaflops or nearly half an exaflops. That compares with the system’s official performance of 148 petaflops announced in the new TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.”

MeteoSwiss to Improve Weather Forecasting with Cray CS-Storm Supercomputer

At ISC 2019, Cray announced that CSCS in Switzerland is adding a third Cray CS-Storm supercomputer to support the development of cutting-edge weather service products at MeteoSwiss. “MeteoSwiss found success with its existing Cray supercomputers and selected this new CS-Storm to provide the additional computational power required to process increasing volumes of weather observations and produce higher fidelity forecasts. The CS-Storm system was also selected for its ability to run numerical weather forecasts within a reduced energy footprint (as compared to competing solutions), and for the reliability the platform provides MeteoSwiss when running critical workloads.”

CUDA-X HPC: Libraries and Tools for your Next Scientific Breakthrough

Today NVIDIA announced CUDA-X HPC, a collection of libraries, tools, compilers and APIs that helps developers solve the world’s most challenging problems. “CUDA-X HPC includes highly tuned kernels essential for high-performance computing. GPU-accelerated libraries for linear algebra, parallel algorithms, signal and image processing lay the foundation for compute-intensive applications in areas such as computational physics, chemistry, molecular dynamics, and seismic exploration.”

NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm for HPC

Today NVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers. “NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers.”

Video: Simulating Planet-Wide Bioenergy and Human Health on the Summit Supercomputer

In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Dan Jacobson from ORNL describes how researchers are using the #1 Summit supercomputer to tackle the challenges facing an ever-growing human population. These planet-wide simulations could not even have been attempted before the advent of pre-exascale systems like Summit.”We are using CoMet to investigate the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in applications from bioenergy to human clinical genomics.”

Supermicro steps up with NVIDIA EGX for AI on the Edge

Today Supermicro announced support for the NVIDIA EGX platform, allowing customers to rapidly develop AI applications in their Edge networks. “Enhancing our GPU servers and advanced platforms optimized for AI at the Edge technology with NVIDIA EGX and NGC provides a wide selection of optimized and efficient solutions for the intelligent Edge and for seamless integration from the Edge to the cloud.”

NEC Delivers HPC Cluster to RWTH Aachen University in Germany

Today NEC announced that RWTH Aachen University in Germany has started operations of a new HPC cluster. Called CLAIX-2018 the system augments the university’s existing CLAIX-2016 installation. “RWTH Aachen is one of the most renowned universities in Germany, and this project is a lighthouse project not only for the HPC datacentre, but also for NEC,” said Yuichi Kojima, Vice President HPC EMEA at NEC Deutschland.

Simplifying NVIDIA GPU Driver Deployment on Red Hat Linux

Over at the NVIDIA blog, Pramod Ramarao writes that NVIDIA and Red Hat have worked closely to improve the user experience when installing and updating NVIDIA software on RHEL, including GPU drivers and CUDA. “The NVIDIA / Red Hat partnership continues to grow and there are many integration efforts across Red Hat’s and NVIDIA’s product portfolios on projects as diverse as video drivers, heterogeneous memory management (HMM), KVM support for virtual GPUs, and Kubernetes.”

Cray to build Big Red 200 Supercomputer for Indiana University

Today Cray announced that Indiana University has selected a Cray Shasta supercomputing system to advance the use of AI across diverse research fields at the university. ” We’ve entered an age where AI is poised to transform the future of many industries–from healthcare to cybersecurity–and we’re confident the latest technology from Cray will meet our needs for a computing infrastructure that will build on the promise of AI in Indiana.”