Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2018-01-08

Industry news

NVIDIA published a video recording of the presentation Converging HPC and BD/AI: Tokyo Tech. TSUBAME3.0 and AIST ABCI, by Satoshi Matsuoka on the NVIDIA booth at SC17 in Denver. The TSUBAME3 supercomputer at Tokyo Institute of Technology came online in August 2017, and is the greenest supercomputer in the world on the Green 500 at 14,11 GFlops/W. The TSUBAME3, embodies various BYTES-oriented features to allow for HPC to BD/AI convergence at scale, including significant scalable horizontal bandwidth as well as support for deep memory hierarchy and capacity, along with high flops in low precision arithmetic for deep learning. TSUBAME3's technologies are commoditized to construct one of the world’s largest BD/AI focused open and public computing infrastructure called ABCI (AI-Based Bridging Infrastructure), hosted by AIST-AIRC (AI Research Center), the largest public funded AI research center in Japan, at 550 AI-Petaflops, with acceleration in I/O and other data-centric properties desirable for accelerating BD/AI, to be online 1H2018. Read further...
NVIDIA published a video of the presentation "The Dawn of Smart Supercomputing" by Steve Oberlin at the NVIDIA booth during SC17. HPC is a fundamental pillar of modern science, says Oberlin. From predicting weather to discovering drugs to finding new energy sources, researchers use large computing systems to simulate and predict our world. Artifical Intelligence (AI) extends traditional HPC by letting researchers analyze massive amounts of data faster and more effectively. It is a transformational new tool for gaining insights where simulation alone cannot fully predict the real world. Read further...
In all continents major public funding is put into Quantum computing. At the "Quantum Computing for Business" conference in Mountain View in December, three presentations were given about Quantum Qomputing in China, in the USA, and in Europe. The videos and the slides of these presentations are now available. Read further...
NVIDIA published a video of the presentation "Overview of HPC and Energy Saving on Nvidia's V100 for Some Computations" by Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee) at the NVIDIA booth during SC17. in the presentation Jack is taking a look at the current state of high performance computing and a look to the future toward exascale. In addition, he examined some issues that can help in reducing the power consumption for linear algebra computations. Read further...