Primeur live 2019-11-19

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EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

Exascale

Lenovo and Intel fuel Harvard University's first liquid-cooled supercomputer, create visionary Council to drive broad adoption of exascale technology ...

HPE and Cray unveil comprehensive, next-generation HPC and AI solutions optimized for the exascale era ...

Focus on Europe

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Machine Learning Group deploys elastic NVMe storage to power GPU servers ...

Atos and Intel announce multiyear collaboration toward exaclass HPC and AI solutions  ...

Science and Technology Facilities Council selects Spectra Logic tape library to process and preserve scientific research data ...

Hardware

Kingston technology unveils new NVMe SSD QoS benchmarks for HPC architectures ...

KIOXIA's PCIe 4.0 Enterprise NVMe SSDs take storage performance to new heights ...

Qualstar develops a prototype enterprise class library solution with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. ...

Formulus Black exhibits how Forsa allows applications to benefit from high-performance memory-based storage and virtualization at SC19 ...

Fujitsu selects InfiniBand to accelerate their new Arm-based PRIMEHPC FX700 supercomputer platform ...

Intel unveils new GPU architecture with high-performance computing and AI acceleration, and oneAPI software stack with unified and scalable abstraction for heterogeneous architectures ...

AMD delivers best-in-class performance from supercomputers to HPC in the Cloud at SC19 ...

Applications

Gen-Z Consortium advancing high-performance fabric architecture with advanced security, composability and load/store applications ...

New InfiniteIO platform reduces latency and accelerates performance for machine learning, AI and analytics ...

TOP500

TOP500: GENCI and Atos announce first supercomputer installed worldwide with next-generation AMD EPYC processors  ...

Fujitsu and RIKEN claim 1st place in the Green500 with prototype of Fugaku supercomputer ...

200G HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of new InfiniBand systems on November's TOP500, including fastest 2019-built TOP500 supercomputer ...

The Cloud

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand boosts Microsoft Azure high-performance computing Cloud instances ...

Company news

Innovium and partners demonstrate range of production high performance networking solutions at Supercomputing 2019 ...

nCorium, KIOXIA America, and EchoStreams collaborate for high-performance storage platform ...

Unified Communications X wins 2019 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine ...

Kalray and 2CRSi join forces and demonstrate composability at SuperComputing 2019 ...

Ayar Labs selected as optical solution partner for Intel's DARPA PIPES project and announcing customer sampling programme ...

Spectra7 and Molex showcase active copper hyperscale interconnects at SuperComputing 2019 ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2019-11-19

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EuroHPC has as a goal to increase European participation in the worldwide supercomputing arena. The first three pre-exascale systems will be tendered shortly and available in one year. A hardware programme is under way to increase the share of European vendors in the HPC world. But how are the European EuroHPC countries doing today? We are using the TOP500 list, as this is used by the European Union as a kind of yard stick. Continuing our study from June, we now include the results form the latest TOP500 list published in Denver. Read further...

Exascale

Expanding the reach of the most advanced high performance computing (HPC) technologies and capabilities by bringing them "From Exascale to Everyscale" is a critical part of Lenovo's commitment to create a more inclusive, insightful and sustainable digital society; a world with Smarter Technology for All. For Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing unit (FASRC), "smarter" means energy-saving technology that cools servers without warming the planet. Read further...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will deliver the industry's most comprehensive high-performance computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) portfolio for the exascale era, which is characterized by explosive data growth and new converged workloads such as HPC, AI, and analytics. Read further...

Focus on Europe

Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined NVMe storage, announced that the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has deployed a new high performance computing (HPC) architecture to support computationally intensive analysis including machine learning and AI-based workloads using the NVMesh elastic NVMe block storage solution. The deployment, done in partnership with Boston Limited, a provider of high performance, mission-critical server and storage solutions, is enabling researchers from STFC and the Alan Turing Institute to complete machine learning training tasks that formerly took three to four days, in just one hour - and other foundational scientific computations that researchers formerly could not perform. Read further...
Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, and Intel have signed a multi-year collaboration focused on delivering the next generation of exaclass systems for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Atos is the leading European system provider of TOP500 supercomputers and is continuously developing solutions to address the needs of the world's fastest supercomputers. Read further...
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has deployed a Spectra TFinity ExaScale Tape Library in its Scientific Data Centre facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, with an initial capacity of 65PB and the scalability to meet future data demands. The Spectra TFinity library was deployed to function as an active archive for storing and managing the vast volumes of data from the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA), which includes a unique environmental science supercomputer and data facility known as JASMIN, and from IRIS, an e-Infrastructure for astronomy and particle physics research. Read further...

Hardware

Kingston Digital Inc., a Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., a world expert in memory products and technology solutions, will show demonstrations of its industry leading server DRAM and latest NVMe PCIe Flash solutions for high performance computing (HPC) at Supercomputing 2019 (SC19). Supercomputing is an international conference that brings together the high-performance computing community. Kingston will demonstrate the consistent data performance and reliability of its forthcoming DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD, purpose-built for data-intensive enterprise workloads and HPC architectures at the forefront of new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. Read further...
KIOXIA America Inc., formerly Toshiba Memory America Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, announced that its line-up of PCIe 4.0 NVMe enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) has achieved PCI-SIG compliance for PCIe 4.0 and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) certification. KIOXIA's CM6 Series successfully passed interoperability tests at the August 2019 PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop - the first workshop to include official PCIe 4.0 specification tests. KIOXIA America will be on hand at Supercomputing 2019 to showcase new levels of flash performance enabled by its CM6 Series SSDs. Demonstrations with nCorium and EchoStreams running a parallel file system workload can be seen at EchoStreams' booth #1490 on the show floor of the Colorado Convention Center. Read further...
Qualstar Corporation, a provider of data storage systems, has developed a prototype enterprise class library solution with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., which will be displayed at Sony's booth during the upcoming SC19 conference and exhibition in Denver. Read further...
Venture-backed start-up Formulus Black is showcasing how its Forsa solution enables memory to be provisioned and managed as a high-performance, low-latency storage media for the most-demanding workloads at SC19, the international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in Booth no. 296 of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver November 18-21. Read further...
Fujitsu has selected Mellanox's InfiniBand interconnect technology and solutions to boost their new Arm-based PRIMEHPC FX700 supercomputer platform. Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX700 system is powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processor with high bandwidth memory (HBM) and the Scalable Vector Extension (SVE). By utilizing InfiniBand's high data throughout, extremely low latency, and smart In-Network Computing engines, the PRIMEHPC FX700 platform delivers leading performance and scalability for the most demanding research, scientific, and commercial applications. Read further...
At Supercomputing 2019, Intel unveiled its vision for extending its leadership in the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) with new additions to its data-centric silicon portfolio and an ambitious new software initiative that represents a paradigm shift from today's single-architecture, single-vendor programming models. Read further...
At SC19, the premier annual event for supercomputing, AMD is extending its performance lead in high-performance computing (HPC) with a range of new customer wins in top research systems worldwide, new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators and the newly announced ROCm 3.0, bringing support for new compilers and HPC applications. Read further...

Applications

The Gen-Z Consortium, an industry organisation developing an open-systems fabric-based architecture designed to provide high-speed, low-latency, secure access to data and devices, will be showcasing Gen-Z technology solutions at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. Read further...
InfiniteIO, the world's fastest metadata platform to reduce application latency, has launched the new Application Accelerator, which delivers dramatic performance improvements for critical applications by processing file metadata independently from on-premises storage or Cloud systems. The new platform provides organisations across industries the lowest possible latency for their mission-critical applications, such as AI/machine learning, HPC and genomics, while minimizing disruption to IT teams. Read further...

TOP500

GENCI, the French national high-performance computing organisation, and Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, announced that the latest extension of the Joliot-Curie supercomputer, installed by Atos and administered by the CEA teams at its TGCC - Very Large Computing Centre, and based on Atos' record-breaking BullSequana XH2000 solution, is now live. It is the first operational supercomputer worldwide to include the AMD next-generation EPYC 7H12 Series processors. Read further...
Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN have announced that a prototype of the supercomputer Fugaku being jointly developed by the two parties took no.1 in the Green500, a global ranking based on the energy efficiency of supercomputers. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, announced that 200 gigabit per second HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of the new 2019 InfiniBand systems on November's TOP500 supercomputing list, demonstrating market demand for faster data speeds and smart interconnect technologies. Moreover, HDR InfiniBand connects the fastest TOP500 supercomputer built in 2019. Overall, InfiniBand solutions interconnect 141 supercomputers, demonstrating 12% growth since the June 2019 TOP500 list. InfiniBand is used in six of the top ten High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Supercomputers on the list, including the top three, and four of the top five. Read further...

The Cloud

Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, announced that Microsoft Azure is offering 200 gigabit HDR InfiniBand to connect their new Cloud instances, increasing scalability and efficiency of high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence and other compute and data intensive applications. Read further...

Company news

Innovium TERALYNX-based high performance switches will be showcased by multiple industry system partners at Supercomputing 2019 (SC19). These switches deliver the industry's highest performance, lowest latency, and highest port radix with flexibility for 10G - 400G connectivity and breakthrough telemetry using Innovium's programmable TERALYNX switch silicon. The switches will be showcased at Cisco and GIGABYTE booths at SC19 to be held November 17th-22th, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Read further...
nCorium, in collaboration with KIOXIA America Inc., formerly Toshiba Memory America Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, and EchoStreams Innovative Solutions Inc., have launched a new storage acceleration platform. Based on nCorium's second-generation, near-memory acceleration engines, KIOXIA's PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs and EchoStreams' FlacheStreams Storage Server, this fully integrated solution is designed to perform storage functions in-line and stripe data to local or remote flash storage. Read further...
The Unified Communication Framework (UCF), a collaboration of industry, laboratories and academia to create production-grade communication frameworks and open standards for data-centric and high-performance applications, announced that the Unified Communications X (UCX) framework has won a 2019 R&D 100 award. Read further...
Kalray, pioneer in processors for new intelligent systems, and 2CRSi, an expert in the design and manufacturing of very high-performance IT servers are leveraging their mutual technology and expertise to build composable and scalable server appliances. Read further...
Ayar Labs has been selected as Intel's optical I/O solution partner for their recently awarded DARPA PIPES research project. The goal of PIPES - Photonics in Package for Extreme Scalability - is to develop integrated optical I/O solutions co-packaged with next generation FPGA/CPU/GPU and accelerators in Multi-Chip Packages (MCP) to provide extreme data rates (input/output) at ultra-low power over much longer distances than supported by current technology. Read further...
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets and Molex, an expert in high performance interconnects, will be showcasing 400G Active Copper Cables (ACCs) at this year's SuperComputing 2019 (SC19) show at The Colorado Convention Center in Denver Colorado from November 18ththrough November 21st. Read further...

Primeur live 2019-11-19

Start

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

Exascale

Lenovo and Intel fuel Harvard University's first liquid-cooled supercomputer, create visionary Council to drive broad adoption of exascale technology ...

HPE and Cray unveil comprehensive, next-generation HPC and AI solutions optimized for the exascale era ...

Focus on Europe

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Machine Learning Group deploys elastic NVMe storage to power GPU servers ...

Atos and Intel announce multiyear collaboration toward exaclass HPC and AI solutions  ...

Science and Technology Facilities Council selects Spectra Logic tape library to process and preserve scientific research data ...

Hardware

Kingston technology unveils new NVMe SSD QoS benchmarks for HPC architectures ...

KIOXIA's PCIe 4.0 Enterprise NVMe SSDs take storage performance to new heights ...

Qualstar develops a prototype enterprise class library solution with Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. ...

Formulus Black exhibits how Forsa allows applications to benefit from high-performance memory-based storage and virtualization at SC19 ...

Fujitsu selects InfiniBand to accelerate their new Arm-based PRIMEHPC FX700 supercomputer platform ...

Intel unveils new GPU architecture with high-performance computing and AI acceleration, and oneAPI software stack with unified and scalable abstraction for heterogeneous architectures ...

AMD delivers best-in-class performance from supercomputers to HPC in the Cloud at SC19 ...

Applications

Gen-Z Consortium advancing high-performance fabric architecture with advanced security, composability and load/store applications ...

New InfiniteIO platform reduces latency and accelerates performance for machine learning, AI and analytics ...

TOP500

TOP500: GENCI and Atos announce first supercomputer installed worldwide with next-generation AMD EPYC processors  ...

Fujitsu and RIKEN claim 1st place in the Green500 with prototype of Fugaku supercomputer ...

200G HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of new InfiniBand systems on November's TOP500, including fastest 2019-built TOP500 supercomputer ...

The Cloud

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand boosts Microsoft Azure high-performance computing Cloud instances ...

Company news

Innovium and partners demonstrate range of production high performance networking solutions at Supercomputing 2019 ...

nCorium, KIOXIA America, and EchoStreams collaborate for high-performance storage platform ...

Unified Communications X wins 2019 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine ...

Kalray and 2CRSi join forces and demonstrate composability at SuperComputing 2019 ...

Ayar Labs selected as optical solution partner for Intel's DARPA PIPES project and announcing customer sampling programme ...

Spectra7 and Molex showcase active copper hyperscale interconnects at SuperComputing 2019 ...