Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

WekaIO Expands Cloud Offering with Kubernetes Container Storage Interface

CAMPBELL, Calif. – August 18, 2020 – WekaIO (Weka), provider of high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today introduced the Kubernetes (K8s) CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin, allowing its customers to deliver Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) functionality utilizing the Weka File System (WekaFS), the world’s fastest and most scalable parallel file system for high performance workloads. Stateful applications […]

Intel Optane Persistent Memory Tops IO500 List

Intel announced today that its Optane persistent memory (PMem), in combination with Intel’s open-source distributed asynchronous object storage (DAOS) solution, has taken the no. 1 position on the Virtual Institute for I/O IO500 list for file system performance. Intel said DAOS, with 30 servers of Intel Optane PMem, came in ahead of systems on the […]

New Weka AI framework to accelerate Edge to Core to Cloud Data Pipelines

Today WekaIO introduced Weka AI, a transformative storage solution framework underpinned by the Weka File System (WekaFS) that enables accelerated edge-to-core-to-cloud data pipelines. Weka AI is a framework of customizable reference architectures (RAs) and software development kits (SDKs) with leading technology alliances like NVIDIA, Mellanox, and others in the Weka Innovation Network (WIN). “GPUDirect Storage eliminates IO bottlenecks and dramatically reduces latency, delivering full bandwidth to data-hungry applications,” said Liran Zvibel, CEO and Co-Founder, WekaIO.

WekaIO Receives Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Today WekaIO announced that The Business Intelligence Group has named Weka a winner in its Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program. “the WekaFS file system can deliver 80 GB/sec of bandwidth to a single GPU server, scale to Exabytes in a single namespace, and support an entire pipeline for edge-to-core-to-cloud workflows. The system also delivers operational agility with versioning, explainability, and reproducibility along with governance and compliance with in-line encryption and data protection.”

Student Teams Encouraged to Join the 3rd APAC HPC-AI Competition

Student teams are encouraged to apply for the 2020 APAC HPC-AI Competition. Continuing the success of the previous competitions, student teams will square off against international teams to produce solutions and applications in the High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence domains. “We hope that the HPC-AI training established among our young aspiring programmers can help us tackle global threats such as COVID-19 and accelerate an improved response to future pandemics.” 

WekaIO Accelerates 5 Million Genomes Project at Genomics England

Today WekaIO announced that Genomics England (GEL) has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate genomics research for the 5 Million Genomes Project. “We needed a modern storage solution that could scale to 100s petabytes while maintaining performance scaling, and it had to be simple to manage at that scale. With its clever combination of flash for performance and object store for scale, Weka has proven to be a great solution.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Innoviz to Accelerate AI for Autonomous Vehicles with WekaIO

Today WekaIO announced that Innoviz, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, solid-state Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors and Perception Software that enables the mass-production of autonomous vehicles, has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning workflows. WekaFS has been chosen by Innoviz to improve application performance at scale and deliver high bandwidth I/O to its GPU cluster.

WekaIO Rocks the IO500 at SC19

In this video from SC19, Charla Bunton-Johnson & Mat Gruen from WekaIO describe the company’s high performance shared file system and how they closely with industry-leading technology resellers, distributors, service providers, and integrators to maximize performance and business opportunity. “At the show, Weka announced that it has been awarded the first-place ranking on the IO-500 Challenge, rankings that compare storage systems that work in tandem with the world’s largest supercomputers. The Weka File System (WekaFS) running on AWS set a record on the IO-500 benchmark.