Primeur live 2018-06-26

Middleware

Cray announces new AI workflow software suite and reference configurations to jump-start AI and analytics deployments ...

InfiniBand accelerates the world-fastest HPC and Artificial Intelligence supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

InfiniBand to connect world's top Arm-based supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratory ...

Cray announces scalable Flash storage solution for Lustre workloads ...

Gidel launches lossless compression IP that reduces storage needs by over 50%, utilizing only 1% of the FPGA, with low power consumption ...

Solid Sands and AbsInt combine tools strengths ...

Hardware

Asetek to showcase adaptable liquid cooling technology at ISC18 ...

Automation gets order from CERN ...

Satavia to utilise Verne Global's hpcDIRECT platform to deliver mission-critical environmental intelligence to the aviation sector ...

New platform offers customized computing for future workloads ...

Fujitsu completes Post-K supercomputer CPU prototype and begins functionality trials ...

TOP500

Atos and the CEA place Tera 1000, the most powerful research supercomputer in the European Union, in the world's top 15 ...

Four new systems in the most recent TOP500 list but overall persistence of slow down phenomenon ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing partners with Google Cloud to offer seamless HPC Cloud bursting to GCP with Moab/NODUS Cloud bursting ...

XTREME-D debuts revolutionary IaaS for accessing HPC in the Cloud via gateway appliance ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems demonstrates industry leadership through ongoing liquid cooling collaborations with OEM partners ...

DDN announces A3I solutions: parallel data platforms for AI ...

Lenovo attains status as largest global provider of TOP500 supercomputers ...

Supermicro, RedHat and Solarflare set world record performance mark with double-digit latency improvement on financial applications ...

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Edition: live - Issue: 2018-06-26

Middleware

At the 2018 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Cray Inc. announced it is accelerating and simplifying its customers' path to value from artificial intelligence (AI). The company is introducing the Cray Urika-CS AI and Analytics software suite for the Cray CS series and new Cray Accel AI reference configurations to help IT and AI teams. Read further...
EDR InfiniBand accelerates the new world-fastest high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) system, named Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, based on the June'18 TOP500 supercomputers list. Summit is capable of 200 Petaflop performance and leverages dual EDR InfiniBand network to provide overall 200 gigabit per second throughput to each compute server. Read further...
InfiniBand will accelerate the world's top Arm-based supercomputer to be deployed in Sandia National Laboratory in the second half of 2018. The Astra supercomputer will include nearly 2600 nodes, and will leverage InfiniBand In-Network Computing acceleration engines to provide leading applications performance and scalability. Astra is the first system in a series of the Vanguard program of advanced architecture platforms, supporting the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) missions. Read further...
Cray Inc. has launched the ClusterStor L300F Lustre-based scalable flash storage solution, designed for applications that need high-performance scratch storage to quickly store and retrieve intermediate results. Read further...
Gidel, a technology expert in high-performance accelerators utilizing FPGAs, has launched a new compression IP and a renewed focus on compression and encryption algorithms for the HPC and Vision markets. The compression algorithm requires extremely low power, encoding more than 1 GB/sec utilizing just 1% of the FPGA, thus opening up new possibilities for data centres in particular. Read further...
Solid Sands, the supplier of SuperTest, the industry-leading and largest test and validation suite for C and C++ compilers and libraries, and AbsInt, the specialist for programme analysis tools for safety-critical software, announced their collaboration to develop and integrate the SuperTest qualification suite into the CompCert C qualification support kit. Read further...

Hardware

Asetek, an expert in providing flexible liquid cooling for HPC clusters and data centres, will be showing its latest technology at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC18) in Frankfurt, Germany, June 25–27, 2018. Read further...
Halle-based Automation wins an order for the expansion of the data centres for 2 experiments at CERN. Thanks to the 10 modules, more information can be collected and managed at a reasonable cost and within a short delivery period. Furthermore, the modules will be installed on top of the experiments (Near Source). Read further...
Satavia, specialists in digital environmental intelligence for the global aviation industry, will be utilising Verne Global's HPC optimised bare metal infrastructure, hpcDIRECT, to extend its pioneering research into the environmental factors impacting the efficiency of the aviation sector. Read further...
In the session titled "Pushing Digital Computing to the Limits", Ivo Bolsens, CTO from Xilinx, presented a new adaptive compute acceleration platform for heterogeneous, parallel and scalable computing to respond to future challenges in HPC. Read further...
Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN announced that the joint development of post-K, a supercomputer that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has set forth as a successor to the K computer, is moving forward, with the goal of beginning full operations around 2021. Fujitsu has now completed the prototype CPU chip that will serve as the core of post-K, commencing functionality field trials. Read further...

TOP500

Atos, an international expert in digital transformation, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission's (CEA) direction of defense applications (CEA/DAM) place Tera 1000 - a supercomputer they developed together for defense and nuclear deterrence uses - among the world's 500 most powerful machines. Reaching the 14th position, Tera 1000 thus becomes the most powerful European Union based general-purpose research supercomputer, with a computing power of 25 petaflops and a very competitive power consumption of 4 MegaWatts. Read further...
In the TOP500 session at ISC'18 in Frankfurt, Germany, Erich Strohmaier presented the highlights featuring in the 51st edition of the TOP500. He also called for a celebration since the list of the fastest 500 supercomputers in the world has reached its 25th anniversary. Read further...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing Enterprises, a global expert in dynamically optimizing large-scale HPC computing environments, has signed a partnership with Google Cloud, offering dynamic Cloud bursting to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with its Moab/NODUS Cloud Bursting Solution. This is a highly flexible and extendable solution that allows HPC systems to "burst" workloads to the Google Cloud Platform on demand. Read further...
HPC Cloud company XTREME-D has introduced a prototype version of XTREME-Stargate (trademark pending), a solution that combines Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and an HPC gateway appliance to deliver a new way to access and manage high performance Cloud. The appliance will deliver an entirely new HPC Cloud experience via a robust UI/UX. It also offers non-traditional billing systems that charge based on job rather than on time consumed, as is typical for SaaS or IaaS. Read further...

Company news

CoolIT Systems, a global expert in energy efficient liquid cooling solutions, has signed ongoing collaborations with several Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partners. Read further...
DataDirect Networks (DDN) has introduced a set of data platforms for artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL). Engineered for the AI data centre, DDN's A3I - Accelerated, Any-Scale AI - solutions are optimized to handle the spectrum of AI activities concurrently from data ingest and preparation to training, validation and inference. Read further...
At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Lenovo Data Center Group continued its global momentum, becoming the world's largest TOP500 supercomputing provider measured by the number of systems ranked on the TOP500 list. 117 of the 500 most powerful supercomputers included in the TOP500 are Lenovo installations, meaning nearly one out of every four systems (23.4 percent) on the prestigious list is a Lenovo solution. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, along with RedHat and Solarflare, achieved a new world record for lowest latency on the well-known STAC-N1 benchmark from STAC - the Securities Technology Analysis Center - for the world's leading financial institutions. Read further...

Primeur live 2018-06-26

Middleware

Cray announces new AI workflow software suite and reference configurations to jump-start AI and analytics deployments ...

InfiniBand accelerates the world-fastest HPC and Artificial Intelligence supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

InfiniBand to connect world's top Arm-based supercomputer at Sandia National Laboratory ...

Cray announces scalable Flash storage solution for Lustre workloads ...

Gidel launches lossless compression IP that reduces storage needs by over 50%, utilizing only 1% of the FPGA, with low power consumption ...

Solid Sands and AbsInt combine tools strengths ...

Hardware

Asetek to showcase adaptable liquid cooling technology at ISC18 ...

Automation gets order from CERN ...

Satavia to utilise Verne Global's hpcDIRECT platform to deliver mission-critical environmental intelligence to the aviation sector ...

New platform offers customized computing for future workloads ...

Fujitsu completes Post-K supercomputer CPU prototype and begins functionality trials ...

TOP500

Atos and the CEA place Tera 1000, the most powerful research supercomputer in the European Union, in the world's top 15 ...

Four new systems in the most recent TOP500 list but overall persistence of slow down phenomenon ...

The Cloud

Adaptive Computing partners with Google Cloud to offer seamless HPC Cloud bursting to GCP with Moab/NODUS Cloud bursting ...

XTREME-D debuts revolutionary IaaS for accessing HPC in the Cloud via gateway appliance ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems demonstrates industry leadership through ongoing liquid cooling collaborations with OEM partners ...

DDN announces A3I solutions: parallel data platforms for AI ...

Lenovo attains status as largest global provider of TOP500 supercomputers ...

Supermicro, RedHat and Solarflare set world record performance mark with double-digit latency improvement on financial applications ...