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Supermicro Unveils 2 Petaflop SuperServer Based on New NVIDIA HGX-2

Today Supermicro announced the company is among the first to adopt the NVIDIA HGX-2 cloud server platform to develop the world’s most powerful systems for artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. “To help address the rapidly expanding size of AI models that sometimes require weeks to train, Supermicro is developing cloud servers based on the HGX-2 platform that will deliver more than double the performance,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “The HGX-2 system will enable efficient training of complex models. It combines 16 Tesla V100 32GB SXM3 GPUs connected via NVLink and NVSwitch to work as a unified 2 PetaFlop accelerator with half a terabyte of aggregate memory to deliver unmatched compute power.”

A New Building Block for HPC & AI: NVIDIA HGX-2 Cloud Reference Platform

Today NVIDIA introduced the NVIDIA HGX-2, a powerful cloud-server reference platform, the HGX-2 provides companies with unprecedented versatility to meet the requirements of applications that combine HPC with AI. “The HGX-2 cloud server platform supports multi-precision computing, supporting high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also enabling FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. This unprecedented versatility meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI.”

Supermicro RSD 2.1 Pools All-Flash NVMe Composable Storage

Today Supermicro announced their new Rack Scale Design (RSD) 2.1 with pooled all-flash NVMe composable storage support for applications like high throughput ingest, HPC, data analytics, video streaming, CDN, and software-defined storage (SDS) environments. “Occupying just 1U of rack space, our all-flash NVMe storage systems support 32 hot-swap 2.5″ NVMe SSDs for a half petabyte of high-performance storage with Supermicro RSD 2.1 that can be shared by 12 hosts simultaneously,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “With dynamically composable server nodes, efficient storage utilization, and independently upgradeable compute resources, our RSD 2.1 solutions with advanced NVMe pooled storage are perfect for efficient and flexible hyperscale datacenters. In fact, we have already deployed these 32-drive systems running Hadoop workloads for a major automobile company.”

Liquid Cooling is Hot – CoolIT Systems Reports 60% Revenue Growth in 2017

Today CoolIT Systems reported company revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 (FY2017) increased by 60%. Among the market segments driving growth in FY2017, Data Center saw the most significant escalation with sales up by 75% from the previous year. “Our focus on product quality and reliability continues to be a source of competitive strength. Second, through establishing close engineering partnerships with today’s leading server manufacturers and data center operators we help our customers efficiently manage the increasing heat loads of modern data center environments.”

NASA Goddard Boosts Discover Supercomputer to 5 Petaflops

CSRA Inc. has acquired another compute expansion under its High Performance Computing contract with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “This HPC expansion brings our compute capacity to over 50 petaFLOPS for all CSRA HPC contracts across the federal government,” said Sharon Hays, PhD., Director of CSRA’s HPC Center of Excellence. “This HPC expansion will help NASA researchers meet their mission objectives and bring a greater understanding of the earth’s climate system.”

Supermicro Booth Tour Showcases HPC Innovation at SC17

In this video, Akira Sano provides a tour of the Supermicro booth at SC17 in Denver. “Supermicro offers the best selection of leading HPC optimized servers in the industry as evidenced by the recent selection of our twin architecture by the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS).”

Supermicro Powers Advanced Analytics at NASA NCCS

Today Supermicro announced that the company has partnered with the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) to expand advanced computing and data analytics used to study the Earth, solar system and universe. Based on the combination of density, system performance and optimized cost, the Supermicro FatTwin-based solution brings an additional 1.56 PetaFlops to NASA researchers. The Rack Scale solution is factory integrated at Supermicro’s Silicon Valley headquarters to deliver optimal reliability and efficiency.

JPCU Deploys Immersion-cooled Supercomputer

Today Green Revolution Cooling announced the latest installation of its liquid immersion computing system at John Paul Catholic University (JPCU) in San Diego. The high density cluster made up of industry standard servers optimized for immersion, and built in partnership with Supermicro, exploit the enhanced performance and compelling economic value inherent with GRC liquid immersion technology. “Virtually limitless cooling, industry leading efficiency, and lower upfront cost, made it an absolute no brainer for us,” said Kevin Meziere, VP of Technology at JPCU “the ability to cool over 100kW [per rack] effectively and efficiently, gives us the ability to be more responsive to future technology trends and adopt more powerful hardware without concerns of cooling capacity and costs. Being a downtown campus every square inch counts, so the ability more densely pack equipment is a huge win.”

Supermicro steps up with Optimized Systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs

Today Supermicro announced support for NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPUs on its industry leading portfolio of GPU server platforms. With our latest innovations incorporating the new NVIDIA V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPUs in performance-optimized 1U and 4U systems with next-generation NVLink, our customers can accelerate their applications and innovations to help solve the world’s most complex and challenging problems.”

Server Vendors Announce NVIDIA Volta Systems for Accelerated AI

Today NVIDIA and its systems partners Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Supermicro today unveiled more than 10 servers featuring NVIDIA Volta architecture-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerators — the world’s most advanced GPUs for AI and other compute-intensive workloads. “Volta systems built by our partners will ensure that enterprises around the world can access the technology they need to accelerate their AI research and deliver powerful new AI products and services,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA.