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Practical Hardware Design Strategies for Modern HPC Workloads

Many new technologies used in High Performance Computing (HPC) have allowed new application areas to  become possible. Advances like multi-core, GPU, NVMe, and others have created application verticals that  include accelerator assisted HPC, GPU based Deep Learning, Fast storage and parallel file systems, and Big  Data Analytics systems. In this special insideHPC technology guide sponsored by our friends over at Tyan, we look at practical hardware design strategies for modern HPC workloads.

Supermicro and Preferred Networks (PFN) Collaborate to Develop the World’s Most Efficient Supercomputer

Supermicro and Preferred Networks (PFN) collaborated to develop the most efficient supercomputer anywhere on earth, earning the #1 position on the Green500 list. This supercomputer, the MN-3, is comprised of Intel® Xeon® CPUs and MN-Core™ boards developed by Preferred Networks. In this white paper, read more about this collaboration and how a record-setting supercomputer was developed.

The Race for a Unified Analytics Warehouse

This white paper from our friends over at Vertica discusses how the race for a unified analytics warehouse is on. The data warehouse has been around for almost three  decades. Shortly after big data platforms were introduced in the late 2000s, there was talk that the data  warehouse was dead—but it never went away. When big data platform vendors realized that the data warehouse was here to stay, they started building databases on top of their file system and conceptualizing a  data lake that would replace the data warehouse. It never did.

Using AI to See What Eye Doctors Can’t

This white paper explains how Voxeleron, a leader in delivering advanced ophthalmic image analysis and machine learning solutions, is extending ophthalmology’s diagnostic horizons with image analysis based on artificial intelligence (AI) models, trained using Dell Precision workstations with NVIDIA GPUs.

Smaller, faster and cooler: Innovations in Dell Precision mobile workstations surmount the latest thermal challenges

This white paper describes that with the latest Precision models, Dell continues to pioneer smarter thermals for mobile workstations that allow processor and GPU innovations to evolve so you can be more productive. To get the peak performance your demanding workloads require in easily portable sizes, Dell Technologies has Precision mobile workstations that best meets your needs.

Why developers are turning to ultra-powerful workstations for more creative freedom at less cost

This white paper from Dell Technologies discusses why developers are turning to ultra-powerful workstations for more creative freedom at less cost. Research shows that large and small companies alike are using  powerful workstations with even more powerful graphic processing units (GPUs) as integral parts of their artificial intelligence infrastructure.

insideHPC Special Report Accelerate WRF Performance – Expedite Predictions with In-Depth Workload Characterization Knowledge

A popular application that simulates climate change is the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model. This white paper discusses how QCT can work with leading research and commercial organizations to lower the Total Cost of Ownership by supplying highly tuned applications that are optimized to work on leading-edge infrastructure.

Panasas PanFS 8: Architectural Overview

The PanFS® parallel file system delivers the highest performance among competitive HPC storage systems at any capacity, and takes the complexity and unreliability of typical high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems off your hands, and it does so using commodity hardware at competitive price points. In this white paper, we’re going to take a “breadth-first” tour of the architecture of PanFS, looking at its key components then diving deep into the main benefits.

UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation Breaks Data Bottlenecks

In this compelling use case provided by our friends over at HPC storage solution provider Panasas, we look at how the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) got around a number of hurdles by deploying a Panasas ActiveStor® high-performance storage solution.

Industrial Servers Ramp Up AI for Robotic Arms

Ramping up AI technology holds the key to deploying robotic arms at-scale. This case study from our friends over at Advantech explores the benefits of augmenting robotic arms with AI. It also explains how AI-ready industrial servers differ from a typical server found in a data center and looks at the partnership between Advantech and Micron for memory and storage powering AI in smart manufacturing.