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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 7, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. While here for #GTC16 I made a quick stop to visit colleagues @NERSC. Cori looks great in Read more…

Europe’s Fastest Supercomputer to Get Pascal GPU Upgrade

Apr 6, 2016 |

Already Europe’s fastest supercomputer at 7.8 petaflops, the Piz Daint (hybrid CPU/GPU Cray XC30) at the Swiss National Computing Center (CSCS) will double its performance with a massive upgrade that involves switching to NVIDIA’s newest Pascal GPU architecture and merging with Piz Dora (Cray XC40), a smaller CPU-based machine. The announcement was made at GTC16…

In OpenPOWER Play, IBM and Google Make Hyperscale Waves at Summit

Apr 6, 2016 |

OpenPOWER Foundation, the mostly IBM-driven effort to create an alternative architecture to Intel x86, took a major step forward today with the announcement of a joint effort by Google and Rackspace to co-develop an open data center server architecture design specification based on…

Cirrascale Launches Multi-GPU Cloud Service

Apr 6, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of blade, rackmount, and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, today announced the official launch of its cloud-based GPU-as-a-Service product optimized for the deep learning landscape. Originally showcased at the Supercomputing 2015 conference in its pre-release phase, the service is the only one Read more…

Boston Limited Unveils Cloud-Based Deep Learning Solution

Apr 6, 2016 |

April 6 — As part of its exhibition at GTC 2016, the worlds largest GPU conference, Boston Limited is showcasing Boston ANNA, the worlds fastest deep learning training accelerator. Expert scientists in the field of machine learning have leveraged the power of the GPU to make huge strides in improving a multitude of applications. Deep Learning Read more…

AMAX to Demo GPU Virtualization Technology at GTC 2016

Apr 6, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 6 — AMAX, a leading provider of HPC, Cloud/IaaS, GPU and Data Center solutions, will demonstrate GPU AMAX’s award-winning Deep Learning Platforms running Bitfusion Boost to virtualize GPU resources from multiple nodes for rendering and deep learning applications. Deep Learning is the hottest and fastest-growing segment of the machine learning/artificial intelligence field. It features the development of Read more…

BittWare Announces OpenPOWER CAPI DevKit for Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs

Apr 6, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 — BittWare, an industry-leading board supplier for over 25 years, announced today an OpenPOWER CAPI Developer’s Kit for its Xilinx FPGA-enabled accelerator cards. Providing a fast, efficient way to connect the Xilinx All Programmable FPGA to a CAPI-enabled IBM POWER8 system, the developer’s kit includes the FPGA accelerator card, IBM Power Read more…

NVIDIA Unleashes Monster Pascal GPU Card at GTC16

Apr 5, 2016 |

Tuesday at the seventh-annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Calif., NVIDIA revealed its first Pascal-architecture based GPU card, the P100, calling it “the most advanced accelerator ever built.” The P100 is based on the NVIDIA Pascal GP100 GPU…

GTC16: NVIDIA Updates SDK; Expands Support for Deep Learning

Apr 5, 2016 |

As always, there’s a flood of news coming out of NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, being held this week in San Jose. In addition to the much-anticipated Pascal debut, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed an expansive update to NVIDIA’s SDK…

NVIDIA Unveils the Tesla P100 GPU

Apr 5, 2016 |

April 5 — NVIDIA today introduced the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU, the most advanced hyperscale data center accelerator ever built. The latest addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, the Tesla P100 enables a new class of servers that can deliver the performance of hundreds of CPU server nodes. Today’s data centers — vast network Read more…

Titan Helps Shed Light on Membrane Lipids’ Multiple Roles

Apr 4, 2016 |

Lipid molecules are schizophrenic. One end likes to hang out with a charged crowd (think water); the other prefers neutral neighbors (think fats). Most of us remember those funky illustrations of the bilayer lipid membrane structure that encloses animal cells from high school biology. Recently, Titan supercomputer was used to show cell membranes may be Read more…

HPE Expands HPC Lineup; Targets Deep Learning, Lustre, and FS

Apr 4, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the second straight week introduced new server products with today’s launches aimed at high performance computing. The centerpiece is a GPU-accelerated deep learning platform (Apollo 6500) whose announcement coincides with start of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) being held this week in San Jose. HPE also announced a Lustre storage Read more…

Supermicro Announces Extensive Support for New Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v4 Product Family

Apr 1, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing solutions announces its extensive support for the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family across SuperServer, SuperBlade, SuperStorage, SuperWorkstation and DP/UP motherboard product lines. Over 200+ Building Block Solutions take Read more…

AMD Releases FirePro S9300 x2 Server GPU

Apr 1, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has announced that researchers at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) will harness the AMD FirePro S9300 x2 Server GPU, the world’s fastest single-precision GPU accelerator, to analyze extraordinary amounts of data to help create a new, very detailed 3D map of the largest volume of the Universe ever Read more…

‘Broadwell’ Launch Brings Intel’s Advanced Scale Framework Into Focus

Mar 31, 2016 |

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 (code named “Broadwell”), the first processor within the company’s Scalable System Framework, is said to deliver up to 44 percent performance improvements in advanced scale, HPC and datacenter application environments.

Allinea Software to Address Developers and Users at GTC 2016

Mar 31, 2016 |

March 31 — The leading provider of software tools for developing and optimizing high performance code, Allinea Software, will address developers and users at the GPU Technology Conference (#GTC 16) in San Jose on the 4th – 7th April 2016. The company will highlight the best practices required to unleash the potential performance within the latest Read more…

Total’s Pangea is now the Largest Industrial Supercomputer

Mar 29, 2016 |

Energy giant Total, long a prominent user of high performance computing, now has the largest supercomputer used by industry says the company. Total’s upgraded Pangea supercomputer from SGI delivers 6.7 petaflops, up from 2.3 petaflops, with expanded storage of 26 petabytes – enough to rank the system among the top ten of the Top500 list Read more…

Intel Stretches Node Cycles, Bids Farewell to Tick-Tock

Mar 28, 2016 |

In a recent 10-K filing (an annual report to the US Securities and Exchange commission), Intel announced that it is retiring its 24-month tick-tock development model and replacing it with a 30-month ‘process, architecture, optimization’ model.

OpenACC Momentum Builds

Mar 24, 2016 |

March 24 — The OpenACC standards group, the organization that leads the definition and standardization of directives-based programming for accelerators, today announced several recent application successes, additional hackathons and a broad range of learning opportunities taking place during the upcoming GPU Technology Conference being held in San Jose, CA April 4-7, 2016. OpenACC is a Read more…

DU GeoSolutions Leverages Xeon Phi for Improved Seismic Processing

Mar 23, 2016 |

It’s a given that modern oil and gas exploration couldn’t exist without increasingly powerful supercomputers. Today’s machines enable new capabilities, improve image resolutions, lower costs, and decrease risk. Indeed, many wells, some costing tens of millions of dollars, have missed their targets due to inadequate or incorrect data analysis. This article explores the impact of Read more…