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It’s Time to Resolve the Root Cause of Congestion

Today, every high-performance computing (HPC) workload running globally faces the same crippling issue: Congestion in the network.

Congestion can delay workload completion times for crucial scientific and enterprise workloads, making HPC systems unpredictable and leaving high-cost cluster resources waiting for delayed data to arrive. Despite various brute-force attempts to resolve the congestion issue, the problem has persisted. Until now.

In this paper, Matthew Williams, CTO at Rockport Networks, explains how recent innovations in networking technologies have led to a new network architecture that targets the root causes of HPC network congestion, specifically:

– Why today’s network architectures are not a sustainable approach to HPC workloads
– How HPC workload congestion and latency issues are directly tied to the network architecture
– Why a direct interconnect network architecture minimizes congestion and tail latency

Six Smarter Scheduling Techniques For Optimizing EDA Productivity

Workload management plays a crucial role in helping design teams share limited resources, boost simulation throughput, and maximize productivity. In this paper, Altair discusses six valuable techniques to help improve design center productivity. By adopting these techniques and products in the Altair® Accelerator™ portfolio, organizations can realize higher levels of efficiency and performance and dramatically improve productivity with smarter workload scheduling.

Azure HBv3 VMs and Excelero NVMesh Performance Results

Azure offers Virtual Machines (VMs) with local NVMe drives that deliver a tremendous amount of performance. These local NVMe drives are ephemeral, so if the VM fails or is deallocated, the data on the drives will no longer be available. Excelero NVMesh provides a means of protecting and sharing data on these drives, making their performance readily available, without risking data longevity. This eBook from Microsoft Azure and AMD in coordination with Excelero provides in-depth technical information about the performance and scalability of volumes generated on Azure HBv3 VMs with this software-defined-storage layer.

High Performance Computing for R&D

In this eBook, sponsored by Rescale, Microsoft Azure and AMD, we take a look at HPC deployments in support of R&D efforts. In many ways, the HPC solution in the cloud offered by Rescale on Azure delivers an unprecedented amount of power while solving for many crucial and common challenges faced by R&D and design teams across  many industries.

Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC now into the Future with AMD

Highlighted in this white paper by Intersect360 Research, the fastest growing provider of HPC cloud solutions has been Microsoft Azure. Azure’s momentum is based on completeness of services and solutions for HPC, and this is reflected in the loyalty of Azure users. Microsoft Azure has a greater proportion of its HPC users likely to increase their usage in the future. Meanwhile, in recent years, HPC has seen a new surge in compute from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). As both AMD and Azure have surged in HPC, Microsoft is combining both with its HBv3 instances, featuring AMD EPYC 7003 processors.

Harnessing Data In Motion

This whitepaper from Cloudera and sponsored by Carahsoft describes how Cloudera DataFlow supports government data movement and processing. A simple, flexible, open-ended solution is required to streamline access to both structured and unstructured data from sources from the edge and across the enterprise so agencies can use their legacy and modernized systems to take advantage of the new insights available.

insideHPC Guide to Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) Clusters

This technology guide will show how the Silicon Mechanics Miranda CDI Cluster™ reference architecture can be a CDI solution blueprint, ideal for tailoring to specific enterprise or other organizational needs and technical issues.

HPC as a Service to Accelerate Transformational Growth

This whitepaper discusses how HPC delivered as a service through HPE GreenLake combines the power and compliance of on-premises systems, with cloud-like financial flexibility, ease of management, and consumption-based pricing. HPE managed services and support help accelerate HPC time to value. Without upheaval, customers get a smoother, faster path to better business through HPC.

Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Initiatives with DDN and NVIDIA at Any Scale

In this whitepaper, DDN and NVIDIA invited ESG to interview several of their joint customers that have been running production AI environments to better understand their needs and to confirm the value that DDN and NVIDIA are providing. ESG research sheds light on the rapid rise of AI initiatives among businesses, including how businesses are leveraging AI to create value. Business have been rapidly investing in AI and ML projects because they work.

AI Transportable Market

This whitepaper from One Stop Systems, describes how the requirements for AI in the field form a specific and distinct segment in the big, fast-growing edge computing market, separate from the familiar segments of edge data centers and the Internet of Things. One way to describe this emerging segment is “AI Transportables.”