Dell EMC Outlines Push for Adoption of HPC to Simplify AI Projects

June 26, 2018

FRANKFURT, GermanyJune 26, 2018 — At ISC18, in Frankfurt, Germany, Dell EMC is announcing details of new customer collaborations, new services and expanded partnerships in efforts to help fuel new developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL). These developments further sharpen Dell EMC’s focus on democratizing HPC, optimizing data analytics with AI innovations, and making Dell EMC solutions available to more mainstream enterprises, while continuing to advance the HPC and AI communities.

Taking the HPC ecosystem as a whole – including servers, storage, middleware applications and services – the industry accounted for a record high $24.3 billion global revenue in 2017 according to Hyperion Research. With an expected CAGR of 9.8 percent, the HPC research firm expects the sector to reach $38.4 billion by 2022, fueled by investments in big data, AI, ML and DL.

“Successfully deploying artificial intelligence, and its subsets of machine and deep learning, creates immense value, but real-world implementations can be complex,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell EMC. “Based on decades of experience with leading institutions, and collaborations with our technology partners and strategic customers, Dell EMC provides an extensive portfolio of technologies – spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, networking, software and services – to help businesses and organizations, of all types and sizes, deploy HPC solutions that make it simpler to accelerate their artificial intelligence efforts and reach their goals faster.”

Dell EMC HPC deployments fuel AI initiatives

Customers worldwide continue to collaborate and deploy Dell EMC HPC solutions to fuel a wide range of discoveries and solutions development including a strong focus on AI. Recent deployments include:

  • OTTO Motors, based in Kitchener, Canada, manufactures flexible and intelligent self-driving vehicles for material handling for a wide range of customers including multiple Fortune 100 businesses. OTTO automates material movement jobs like bringing raw materials to the line, cross docking pallets, and moving parts between processes. In order to support the advanced software development of their vehicles, OTTO Motors selected a modern IT infrastructure from Dell EMC. Backed by a range of on-premises Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Dell EMC ProSupport services, OTTO Motors runs thousands of software simulations daily before deploying one of its self-driving vehicles at a client site.
  • ZIFF, Inc., a Utah-based startup, pioneered the development of an AI database for unstructured image, audio and video data. Part of NVIDIA’s Inception program, Ziff needed to find a server that could help them scale out and that was built for the rigors of deep learning, so they implemented the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server. With the latest-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and four NVIDIA Tesla Tensor Core V100 GPUs in a 1U, 2-socket package, the server is helping with their ever-demanding deep learning workloads while dramatically increasing their uptime.
  • Zenuity is developing software system technology to bring autonomous cars to market with HPC-as-a-Service managed by Dell EMC Infrastructure Managed Services, with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Isilon storage, VMware and RSA. High performance computing is wired into these vehicles as they process trillions of operations per second to “see,” with its sensors, all the images, mapping data and audio material picked up by its cameras. The latest on-board computers are now about the size of a license plate and have the capacity of 100-server-datacenter. With 16 sensors, they have enough power to process data detect objects, find the car’s place in the world, plan a path, and control the vehicle itself.
  • The University of Sydney‘s Artemis 3 supercomputer is based on the PowerEdge C4140, the most powerful Dell EMC compute platform to date, containing the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and four NVIDIA NVLink connected Tesla V100 GPUs per server. The Artemis 3 embraces AI and deep learning to support geophysics, cosmology, genomics and proteomics projects. With a greater number of research problems being data-driven, the Artemis 3 allows for faster processing of data to provide answers to scientific questions that were previously unanswerable.

Dell EMC expands HPC industry collaborations

In addition to a broad ecosystem of HPC partners, Dell EMC has expanded its partnerships with CoolIT Systems, Intel and NVIDIA, increasing collaboration on separate efforts within the Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab, the 13,000 square-foot showcase and operational data center in Austin, Texas. This lab hosts the Dell EM Zenith system, which recently has exceeded 1 PetaFLOPS of sustained performance, ranked as #265 on the latest TOP500 list of highest performing HPC systems.

Collaborating with CoolIT Systems, the lab has installed a liquid cooled rack, designed to enable customers and partners to optimize and tune their unique data center workloads on liquid cooled Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 servers. These servers work in conjunction with corresponding CoolIT Coolant Distribution Units (CDUs) and Rack Manifold products to deliver a complete data center liquid cooling solution that uses water to cool the CPUs, eliminating the need for chilled water in most data centers.

Dell EMC and NVIDIA are collaborating on two key initiatives focused on providing expertise and large-scale lab environments to help customers prove out AI use cases. In the Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab, the Rattler cluster enables data science, software development and testing of large-scale GPU applications to demonstrate business value. Dell EMC and NVIDIA also are collaborating through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute to teach customers to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems and advance innovation in HPC, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Dell EMC’s continued collaboration with Intel includes the availability of Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the Intel FPGA (field programmable gate array) Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with a range of Dell EMC PowerEdge14th generation rack servers to support customers’ low latency, real-time AI efforts.

New Dell EMC services simplify HPC for organizations of all types

Dell EMC introduced two new services for HPC environments – ProDeploy for HPC and ProSupport Add-on for HPC. The company’s services experts make the HPC solution implementation simple, flexible and worry free from consulting to installation and configuration to comprehensive, single source support. Learn more in this blog.

Dell EMC AI Challenge finalists

This May, Dell EMC launched its own AI Challenge, encouraging entrants to demonstrate practical application of AI technology with a transformational impact on business, research or society. The top finalists, announced today, will receive exclusive remote access to a Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab cluster powered by PowerEdge C4140 servers to run and prove out their proposals. The final AI Challenge winner will be announced at SC18 in November.

Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 servers are available with liquid cooling today.
  • Dell EMC ProDeploy for HPC and ProSupport Add-on for HPC services are available in more than 50 countries today.

About Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.


Source: Dell EMC

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industry updates delivered to you every week!

Quantum Watchers – Terrific Interview with Caltech’s John Preskill by CERN

July 17, 2024

In case you missed it, there's a fascinating interview with John Preskill, the prominent Caltech physicist and pioneering quantum computing researcher that was recently posted by CERN’s department of experimental physi Read more…

Aurora AI-Driven Atmosphere Model is 5,000x Faster Than Traditional Systems

July 16, 2024

While the onset of human-driven climate change brings with it many horrors, the increase in the frequency and strength of storms poses an enormous threat to communities across the globe. As climate change is warming ocea Read more…

Researchers Say Memory Bandwidth and NVLink Speeds in Hopper Not So Simple

July 15, 2024

Researchers measured the real-world bandwidth of Nvidia's Grace Hopper superchip, with the chip-to-chip interconnect results falling well short of theoretical claims. A paper published on July 10 by researchers in the U. Read more…

Belt-Tightening in Store for Most Federal FY25 Science Budets

July 15, 2024

If it’s summer, it’s federal budgeting time, not to mention an election year as well. There’s an excellent summary of the curent state of FY25 efforts reported in AIP’s policy FYI: Science Policy News. Belt-tight Read more…

Peter Shor Wins IEEE 2025 Shannon Award

July 15, 2024

Peter Shor, the MIT mathematician whose ‘Shor’s algorithm’ sent shivers of fear through the encryption community and helped galvanize ongoing efforts to build quantum computers, has been named the 2025 winner of th Read more…

Weekly Wire Roundup: July 8-July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

HPC news can get pretty sleepy in June and July, but this week saw a bump in activity midweek as Americans realized they still had work to do after the previous holiday weekend. The world outside the United States also s Read more…

Aurora AI-Driven Atmosphere Model is 5,000x Faster Than Traditional Systems

July 16, 2024

While the onset of human-driven climate change brings with it many horrors, the increase in the frequency and strength of storms poses an enormous threat to com Read more…

Shutterstock 1886124835

Researchers Say Memory Bandwidth and NVLink Speeds in Hopper Not So Simple

July 15, 2024

Researchers measured the real-world bandwidth of Nvidia's Grace Hopper superchip, with the chip-to-chip interconnect results falling well short of theoretical c Read more…

Shutterstock 2203611339

NSF Issues Next Solicitation and More Detail on National Quantum Virtual Laboratory

July 10, 2024

After percolating for roughly a year, NSF has issued the next solicitation for the National Quantum Virtual Lab program — this one focused on design and imple Read more…

NCSA’s SEAS Team Keeps APACE of AlphaFold2

July 9, 2024

High-performance computing (HPC) can often be challenging for researchers to use because it requires expertise in working with large datasets, scaling the softw Read more…

Anders Jensen on Europe’s Plan for AI-optimized Supercomputers, Welcoming the UK, and More

July 8, 2024

The recent ISC24 conference in Hamburg showcased LUMI and other leadership-class supercomputers co-funded by the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU), including three Read more…

Generative AI to Account for 1.5% of World’s Power Consumption by 2029

July 8, 2024

Generative AI will take on a larger chunk of the world's power consumption to keep up with the hefty hardware requirements to run applications. "AI chips repres Read more…

US Senators Propose $32 Billion in Annual AI Spending, but Critics Remain Unconvinced

July 5, 2024

Senate leader, Chuck Schumer, and three colleagues want the US government to spend at least $32 billion annually by 2026 for non-defense related AI systems.  T Read more…

Point and Click HPC: High-Performance Desktops

July 3, 2024

Recently, an interesting paper appeared on Arvix called Use Cases for High-Performance Research Desktops. To be clear, the term desktop in this context does not Read more…

Atos Outlines Plans to Get Acquired, and a Path Forward

May 21, 2024

Atos – via its subsidiary Eviden – is the second major supercomputer maker outside of HPE, while others have largely dropped out. The lack of integrators and Atos' financial turmoil have the HPC market worried. If Atos goes under, HPE will be the only major option for building large-scale systems. Read more…

Everyone Except Nvidia Forms Ultra Accelerator Link (UALink) Consortium

May 30, 2024

Consider the GPU. An island of SIMD greatness that makes light work of matrix math. Originally designed to rapidly paint dots on a computer monitor, it was then Read more…

Comparing NVIDIA A100 and NVIDIA L40S: Which GPU is Ideal for AI and Graphics-Intensive Workloads?

October 30, 2023

With long lead times for the NVIDIA H100 and A100 GPUs, many organizations are looking at the new NVIDIA L40S GPU, which it’s a new GPU optimized for AI and g Read more…

Shutterstock_1687123447

Nvidia Economics: Make $5-$7 for Every $1 Spent on GPUs

June 30, 2024

Nvidia is saying that companies could make $5 to $7 for every $1 invested in GPUs over a four-year period. Customers are investing billions in new Nvidia hardwa Read more…

Nvidia Shipped 3.76 Million Data-center GPUs in 2023, According to Study

June 10, 2024

Nvidia had an explosive 2023 in data-center GPU shipments, which totaled roughly 3.76 million units, according to a study conducted by semiconductor analyst fir Read more…

AMD Clears Up Messy GPU Roadmap, Upgrades Chips Annually

June 3, 2024

In the world of AI, there's a desperate search for an alternative to Nvidia's GPUs, and AMD is stepping up to the plate. AMD detailed its updated GPU roadmap, w Read more…

Some Reasons Why Aurora Didn’t Take First Place in the Top500 List

May 15, 2024

The makers of the Aurora supercomputer, which is housed at the Argonne National Laboratory, gave some reasons why the system didn't make the top spot on the Top Read more…

Intel’s Next-gen Falcon Shores Coming Out in Late 2025 

April 30, 2024

It's a long wait for customers hanging on for Intel's next-generation GPU, Falcon Shores, which will be released in late 2025.  "Then we have a rich, a very Read more…

Leading Solution Providers

Contributors

Google Announces Sixth-generation AI Chip, a TPU Called Trillium

May 17, 2024

On Tuesday May 14th, Google announced its sixth-generation TPU (tensor processing unit) called Trillium.  The chip, essentially a TPU v6, is the company's l Read more…

Nvidia H100: Are 550,000 GPUs Enough for This Year?

August 17, 2023

The GPU Squeeze continues to place a premium on Nvidia H100 GPUs. In a recent Financial Times article, Nvidia reports that it expects to ship 550,000 of its lat Read more…

IonQ Plots Path to Commercial (Quantum) Advantage

July 2, 2024

IonQ, the trapped ion quantum computing specialist, delivered a progress report last week firming up 2024/25 product goals and reviewing its technology roadmap. Read more…

Choosing the Right GPU for LLM Inference and Training

December 11, 2023

Accelerating the training and inference processes of deep learning models is crucial for unleashing their true potential and NVIDIA GPUs have emerged as a game- Read more…

Nvidia’s New Blackwell GPU Can Train AI Models with Trillions of Parameters

March 18, 2024

Nvidia's latest and fastest GPU, codenamed Blackwell, is here and will underpin the company's AI plans this year. The chip offers performance improvements from Read more…

The NASA Black Hole Plunge

May 7, 2024

We have all thought about it. No one has done it, but now, thanks to HPC, we see what it looks like. Hold on to your feet because NASA has released videos of wh Read more…

Q&A with Nvidia’s Chief of DGX Systems on the DGX-GB200 Rack-scale System

March 27, 2024

Pictures of Nvidia's new flagship mega-server, the DGX GB200, on the GTC show floor got favorable reactions on social media for the sheer amount of computing po Read more…

MLPerf Inference 4.0 Results Showcase GenAI; Nvidia Still Dominates

March 28, 2024

There were no startling surprises in the latest MLPerf Inference benchmark (4.0) results released yesterday. Two new workloads — Llama 2 and Stable Diffusion Read more…

  • arrow
  • Click Here for More Headlines
  • arrow
HPCwire