Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-03-22

Hardware

On a Dell EMC innovation blog, several authors describe their experiences with inference performance in deep learning with NVIDIA TensorRT library on P40 and M40 GPUs. As a result, the INT8 support in P40 is about 3x faster than FP32 mode in P40 and 4.4x faster than FP32 mode in the previous generation GPU M40. Multiple GPUs can increase the inferencing performance linearly because of no communications and synchronizations. Read further...
ETP4HPC organised a Strategic Research Agenda kick-off meeting for their next 3rd release with Strategic Research Agenda work group leaders and with several invited HPC experts attending. The ETP4HPC Strategic Research Agenda is ETP4HPC's key deliverable. It is a document that outlines a roadmap for the achievement of exascale capabilities by the European High-Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem. Read further...

Industry news

Rescale and EDEM announced that the EDEM GPU solver engine is now available on Rescale's ScaleX platform, a scalable, on-demand cloud platform for HPC. The GPU solver, which was a highlight of the latest release of EDEM, enables performance increases from 2x to 10x compared to single-node, CPU-only runs. Read further...
On its website, Scalable Informatics writes it has ceased operations. The company was building hyperconverged NVMe appliances. On his personal blog Scalable Informatics founder Joe Landman explains the difficulties the company ran into when it grew and needed more investments. Read further...