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NVIDIA Launches World’s First Deep Learning Supercomputer

Apr 5, 2016 |

April 5 — NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA DGX-1, the world’s first deep learning supercomputer to meet the unlimited computing demands of artificial intelligence. The NVIDIA DGX-1 is the first system designed specifically for deep learning — it comes fully integrated with hardware, deep learning software and development tools for quick, easy deployment. It is a Read more…

Fujitsu Unveils New PRIMERGY Servers

Apr 5, 2016 |

April 5 — Fujitsu today announces a full refresh of its PRIMERGY dual-socket server line up from tower servers to nodes for high performance computing clusters, delivering new levels of performance combined with greater energy savings than ever before. Despite IT challenges being the same across industries, Fujitsu recognizes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to Read more…

Chelsio Unified Wire Adapters Achieve OpenPower Ready Compliance

Apr 5, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 5 — Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of high performance Ethernet adapters for storage networking, virtualized enterprise data centers, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments, today announced that Chelsio Unified Wire 10/40GbE adapters have achieved OpenPower Ready compliance.  The Chelsio solutions can be utilized in servers and high performance computing clusters as part of an Read more…

NVIDIA, Massachusetts General Hospital Use AI to Advance Radiology, Pathology, Genomics

Apr 5, 2016 |

April 5 — NVIDIA today announced that it is a founding technology partner of the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which aims to advance healthcare by applying the latest artificial intelligence techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases. Massachusetts General Hospital — which conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United 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…

Penguin Computing Introduces Latest OpenPOWER-Based Magna Servers

Apr 4, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, announced Open Compute Project (OCP)-based systems that reinforce both its continued collaboration with NVIDIA and new options in Penguin Computing’s Magna family of OpenPOWER-based servers. “Customers benefit when we partner with exceptional organizations like NVIDIA, the Read more…

Supermicro to Exhibit New Offerings at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference

Apr 4, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing solutions debuts its next generation GPU server architecture alongside new GPU optimized SuperServer, SuperBlade, and SuperWorkstation solutions this week at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). Supermicro exhibits at GTC include 1U GPU SuperServers 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…

AMAX Product Lines Integrated With Latest Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v4 Family

Apr 4, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 4 — AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, GPU, HPC and Server Appliance platforms, has announced its diverse product lines, including the award-winning CloudMax Converged Cloud solution, are available integrated with the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 family. As a Platinum level partner of the Intel Technology Provider Program, AMAX delivers enhanced, energy-efficient performance for 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…

Swiss Weather Forecasting Achieves 1.1km Resolution on ‘Piz Kesch’

Apr 1, 2016 |

After six months of tweaking – producing a 20 percent reduction in time-to-solution for weather forecasting – MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, today reported its next generation COSMO-1 forecasting system is now operational. COSMO-1 requires 20 times the computing power of COSMO-2 and runs on the hybrid CPU-GPU supercomputer, Piz Kesch, operated by Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 31, 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. The first ever @XSEDEscience #PSCBridges #HPC workshop is underway & we've got a full house here in Read more…

OpenSFS Announces Release of Lustre 2.8.0

Mar 31, 2016 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 31 — Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS) today announced the release of Lustre 2.8.0, the fastest and most scalable parallel file system. OpenSFS, founded in 2010 to advance Lustre development, is the premier non-profit organization promoting the use of Lustre and advancing its capabilities through coordinated releases of the Lustre file system. Large portions of Read more…

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands Server Portfolio With New Innovations in Compute

Mar 31, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31 — Today, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) (NYSE: HPE) debuted new compute platforms with built-in support for Persistent Memory, a technology that combines the performance of high-speed memory and the persistence of storage to deliver new levels of application performance. HPE also announced new HPE ProLiant Gen9 server options and related solutions to Read more…

Lenovo Unveils New Set of Datacenter Offerings

Mar 31, 2016 |

MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 31 — Lenovo (SEHK:0992) today announced a new set of servers, software, and solutions offerings that will help businesses gain faster insights, simplify IT management, reduce TCO and maximize uptime. Now featuring the latest Intel Xeon series processors, Lenovo servers have achieved six performance world records across virtualization, database, high performance computing, and high frequency trading Read more…

TYAN to Highlight Products at GTC 2016

Mar 31, 2016 |

March 31 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, will be displaying a 4U, 4x GPU FT76-B7922 platform at the NVIDIA 2016 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California during April 5-7. Supporting up to 4x NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators, 4x Intel Xeon E7-8800/E7-4800 v3 processors, 96x 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…

LLNL and IBM Collaborate to Build Brain-Inspired Supercomputer

Mar 29, 2016 |

LIVERMORE, Calif. and ARMONK, N.Y., March 29 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced it has purchased a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning inference developed by IBM Research (NYSE: IBM). Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16 million neurons and 4 billion synapses and consume the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 24, 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. Mohamad El-Zein of John Deere discusses how #HPC is used to design their machinery at the @EnterpriseHPC Read more…

Blue Waters Enables Massive Flu Simulations

Mar 24, 2016 |

March 24 — Influenza is more than a seasonal nuisance leading to a few days of discomfort and a brief absence from school or work. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year and has the potential to mutate into a more virulent, contagious Read more…