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Omni-Path Steadily Gaining Market Traction Says Intel

Apr 26, 2016 |

Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), a centerpiece of its Scalable System Framework (SSF), has been shipping for a full quarter now and according to Barry Davis, general manager, HPC Compute & Networks at Intel, OPA is doing well contrary to suggestions from a competitor.

TYAN Announces Support for Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 Product Family

Apr 26, 2016 |

April 26 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support for the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Incorporating Intel’s new processor technologies allows TYAN to offer the latest performance and power savings features available. TYAN’s Xeon E5 platform-based server systems and motherboards continue Read more…

France to Boost Industrial Innovation with New Petascale Supercomputer

Apr 20, 2016 |

This summer, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and 13 leading French industrial companies will boost their research capabilities when they take possession of a new shared supercomputer called COBALT, designed…

Compilers and More: What Makes Performance Portable?

Apr 19, 2016 |

The term performance portability has appeared many times in the past few years. What does it mean? When did we first start worrying about performance portability? Why is it more relevant now than before? Why are so many discussions about performance portability so depressing? Is there any hope? Michael Wolfe addresses these questions and more in this article.

IBM Plans Cognitive Computing Research Center with University of Illinois

Apr 15, 2016 |

In keeping with its vision of an era of cognitive computing enabled by acceleration technology, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to create the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) which will be housed within the College of Engineering on the Urbana campus. Read more…

Is Chinese 100-Petaflopper Around the Corner?

Apr 14, 2016 |

A little over one year ago, export blocks put in place by the US government threatened to derail China’s plans to upgrade its Tianhe-2 supercomputer, the world’s fastest since June 2013, to its originally planned capacity of 100 petaflops. At the time, many in the industry anticipated that the efforts to block China’s supercomputing capability by Read more…

Intel Debuts ‘Knights Landing’ Ninja Developer Platform

Apr 12, 2016 |

Intel is making good on its promise to offer Knights Landing-based developer platforms ahead of general availability. Systems based on the self-hosted Knights Landing processor are available for pre-order as part of Intel’s developer-targeted early access program. The Ninja Developer Platform is offered in two configurations – a liquid-cooled desk-side machine with one Knights Landing and…

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…