Training Time Slashed for Deep Learning

Fast.ai, an organization offering free courses on deep learning, claimed a new speed record for training a popular image database using Nvidia GPUs running on public cloud infrastructure.

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By George Leopold

Conference to Explore Outer Limits of HPC

This fall a diverse group of several hundred engineers, scientists, programmers and system administrators will converge on the Intel campus in Hillsboro, Oregon for the Intel Extreme Performance

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Kaminario K2 Scores Highest in the Analytics and HPC Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report

NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 13, 2018 –  Kaminario, a leading cloud storage software company, today announced  Kaminario K2 ranked the highest for analytics and high performance computing in the

By Oliver Peckham

Toronto Startup Releases Elastic HPC Cloud Platform to Drive Innovation

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2018 -- Drizti Inc., a Toronto based startup and member of the Microsoft BizSpark program, has announced the availability of HPCBOX, a desktop-centric, intelligent workflow clo

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Google Cloud to Offer Nvidia P4 Graphics Card for Inferencing Tasks

July 25, 2018

Google continues to add GPU horsepower in tandem with its internally developed deep learning processors to its cloud platform with this week’s announcement th Read more…

By George Leopold

HPC Cloud on a Roll; Pure Play High Performance Storage Dips

June 28, 2018

HPC in the cloud is one of those “insanely great” ideas that, failing to fire, year after year recedes before our expectations. Until, that is, last year, a Read more…

By Doug Black

HPC Containers Added to Nvidia GPU Cloud

June 26, 2018

In its drive to accelerate supercomputing and AI development via GPUs, Nvidia said this week it is expanding the number of application containers available on its GPU cloud. The expansion seeks to combine cloud-based GPU processing with agile deployment of distributed applications on shared systems, the company noted in a blog post announcing nine new HPC containers. Read more…

By George Leopold

Nimbix Expands JARVICE and Releases it as Independent Software Product

June 5, 2018

HPC cloud pioneer Nimbix today announced the expansion and upgrade of its proprietary software platform – JARVICE 3.0 – for use by Nimbix users as well as t Read more…

By John Russell

Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand

May 16, 2018

Making HPC resources readily available and easier to use for scientists who may have less HPC expertise is an ongoing challenge. Open OnDemand is a project by t Read more…

By John Russell

Google I/O 2018: AI Everywhere; TPU 3.0 Delivers 100+ Petaflops but Requires Liquid Cooling

May 9, 2018

All things AI dominated discussion at yesterday’s opening of Google’s I/O 2018 developers meeting covering much of Google's near-term product roadmap. The e Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia Claims New ResNet-50 Top Marks; Microsoft Previews Brainwave

May 8, 2018

It’s becoming tough to sort out competing AI performance claims and to keep track of new AI initiatives. Perhaps the new MLPerf benchmark will eventually hel Read more…

By John Russell

With HPC and Hyperscale Roots, RStor Aims to ‘Live Above the Clouds’

May 3, 2018

Backed by Cisco and emerging from stealth mode, startup RStor has an ambitious plan to be a true multi-cloud solution, billing its platform as the first to secu Read more…

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