Redefine your Datacenter and Drive the Next Generation of AI-Focused Supercomputing

By Tutiya Teevan

October 11, 2018

Unprecedented growth and investment in supercomputing, the scaling of complex applications and the impact of ever-growing volumes of data is pushing High Performance Computing (HPC) from the data center to the forefront of the enterprise. As system demands and compute capacity are pushed to the limit, organizations are blurring the lines between HPC and AI to tackle massive data sets and analytics workloads, providing solutions that work together to deliver:

  • Accelerated workloads and improved computational performance to allow faster time to results and better outcomes
  • Increased productivity and performance of HPC and next generation AI workflows
  • Simplified management, deployment and scalability

A great example of this is the Summit supercomputer – the ‘world’s fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A joint collaboration between IBM®, NVIDIA®, Mellanox®, and Red Hat®, working together to create the Summit HPC supercomputer built with IBM POWER9™ processors and IBM Storage. Ranked number 1 on the Top500 list, Summit delivers massive HPC scalability on systems purpose built for AI. Some highlights:

Explore Summit here and watch the video.

Preview Summit at IBM Booth #3433 at Supercomputing 2018 in Dallas

“In Summit’s new architecture, compute is embedded everywhere data resides, producing incredible speed and creating a system which is purpose-built for AI,” says Hilary Hunter, IBM Fellow; Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure. Another radical shift is that Summit is built with components available to any enterprise — this technology is part of IBM’s product line, available to accelerate every business.

Summit is the perfect marriage of a computing infrastructure – hardware, software and storage, with IBM leading the charge to provide industry-leading solutions to optimize your HPC and AI environment including the following:

  • The best server for enterprise AI, based on IBM POWER9
  • Support for massive amounts of data including IBM Spectrum Scale™
  • The most comprehensive solution for HPC management including IBM Spectrum LSF

As indicative of the Summit collaboration and recently announced IBM Reference Architecture for AI Infrastructure, IBM Spectrum Computing delivers on the promise of a comprehensive, proven solution for AI that advances time to insights and delivers business value faster with optimizations, accelerated systems and software designed to scale and manage the AI workflow.

Learn more now and visit IBM Booth #3433 at SC18 for a live demo.

There’s no better way to learn about the latest HPC and AI innovations from IBM or to network with IBM experts than by attending SC18. Join us to preview Summit, to hear more about the IBM Reference Architecture for AI Infrastructure and to see live product demos.  You will network and meet other HPC professionals and peers at the IBM-led workshops and user groups to help your organization prepare for whatever comes next. Learn more about IBM at Supercomputing here!

View all SC18 IBM Seminars and User-groups here and register now.

Recommended User Groups:

IBM Spectrum Scale User Group
November 11
Omni Dallas Hotel (Room TBD)
12:30PM – 5:30PM
Register Now

IBM LSF and HPC User Group
November 13
Omni Dallas Hotel (Room TBD)
3:00PM – 6:00PM (including cocktail reception)
Register Now

IBM HPC & AI University
November 15
Omni Dallas Hotel (Room TBD)
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Register Now

For full view of Seminars and abstracts here and register now.

HPC Inspires

Imagine the possibilities. Unlike any time in history, HPC allows us to analyze many points of data to make groundbreaking discoveries in all fields of inquiry, connecting humanity to the world around us as never before.

HPC brings together computing systems and brilliant minds in the continuous pursuit of improving our world and deepening our understanding of our place in the cosmos.

Plan now to be a part of SC18 in Dallas as our community of scientists, engineers, developers, system administrators, educators, students, program managers, CIOs, and policy makers once again gathers for a program that is unequaled in the world.

SC18 will continue its emphasis on education and best practices that deliver leading-edge insights to HPC users. We’ll continue a multi-year emphasis on advancing our community’s state-of-the-practice – embracing all aspects related to the practical use of HPC, including infrastructure, services, facilities, and large-scale application implementations.

Attending SC is an important part of any HPC professional’s development, and we’re dedicated to helping provide an excellent and inclusive conference experience for everyone.

Together, we explore, engage, innovate, and collaborate.
Because the conversations we have today lead to more than theories of a distant future – they become tomorrow’s reality.

Our quest continues at SC18.

Learn more about Dallas, this year’s host city.

We hope to see you there!



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