Primeur live 2017-11-16

Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...

Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2017-11-14

Exascale

The University of Toronto has selected the Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate its new leading supercomputer in Canada. The new system will leverage the new Dragonfly+ network topology, built on Lenovo's ultra-dense ThinkSystem SD530 high-performance computing server for processing power, developed to deliver an Exascale-ready infrastructure optimized for cost performance and unlimited scalability. Read further...

Middleware

A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes. It brings a powerful high-performance-computing testbed to system-software developers, researchers, and others who lack machine time on the world's fastest supercomputers. Read further...
NVIDIA has launched the world's most advanced data centre GPU - the NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU based on NVIDIA's Volta architecture. It is available through every major computer maker and chosen by every major Cloud to deliver artificial intelligence and high performance computing. Read further...
WekaIO, a high-performance scalable storage software company, has introduced support for Mellanox Technologies InfiniBand and Ethernet intelligent interconnect solutions for servers, storage and hyperconverged infrastructure. By utilizing WekaIO software over Mellanox interconnect solutions, high performance computing, machine learning and technical compute workloads can achieve higher performance, scalability and lower latency. Read further...
Bright Computing, a global expert in cluster and Cloud infrastructure automation software, has launched Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science, an all-in-one product for data scientists. The new product brings together all of the tools needed to build, manage, and operate an enterprise-class data science cluster. Read further...
The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) has released Technical Report 6, the second preview for the future OpenMP API, version 5.0. Read further...
A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper on automatically diagnosing problems in supercomputers. Read further...

Hardware

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a new contract with US-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for a 30-Qubit Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), the world's highest-performing quantum simulator. Read further...
Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, wired and wireless networking, will showcase various ThunderX2 Arm-based server platforms for high performance computing at this year's Supercomputing (SC17) conference taking place in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado from November 13th to 16th. Read further...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced new high-density compute and storage solutions that enable enterprises to harness the power of high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The new and enhanced solutions are part of the industry-leading HPE Apollo compute platform, designed to simplify HPC and AI adoption for enterprises of all size. Read further...
At the SC17 Conference, Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that its customer SciNet has deployed Excelero's NVMesh server SAN for the highly efficient, cost-effective storage behind a new supercomputer at the University of Toronto. By using NVMesh for burst buffer - a storage architecture that helps ensure high availability and high ROI, SciNet created a unified pool of distributed high-performance NVMe flash that retains the speeds and latency of directly attached storage media, while meeting the demanding service level agreements (SLAs) for the new supercomputer. Read further...
CoolIT Systems, a global expert in energy efficient liquid cooling solutions for HPC, Cloud and Hyperscale markets, has launched a liquid cooling solution to support Intel Compute Module HNS2600BPB (Buchanan Pass). Read further...

Applications

A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Davis and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) published the results of an effort to harness the power of supercomputers to train a deep neural network (DNN) for image recognition at rapid speed. Read further...
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) programme. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development. Read further...

The Cloud

More than 11,500 cores of the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processor - codenamed: Skylake-SP - will be available in December 2017 on Penguin Computing On-Demand (POD) HPC Cloud. The new POD HPC Cloud compute resources use Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors, a cluster-wide Intel Omni-Path Architecture low-latency fabric and are integrated with Penguin Computing Scyld Cloud Workstation for web-based, remote desktop access into the public HPC Cloud service. Read further...

Company news

Nallatech, a Molex company, will showcase FPGA solutions for high-performance computing (HPC), low latency network acceleration and data analytics at the Supercomputing 2017 (SC17) Conference and Exhibition, November 13-16 in Denver, Colorado. Read further...
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has purchased a Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputer. The Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) procured the system for use in its research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning workloads, including systems for connected cars and autonomous technologies. Read further...
At Supercomputing 2017 (SC17), Lenovo Data Center Group introduced new initiatives designed to empower customers to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) and make it a true reality for their organisations to achieve augmented intelligence capabilities for increased productivity and transformative results. Widely considered a strategic priority, 76 percent of respondents in a recent survey indicated that AI is fundamental to the success of their operation's strategy, while 64 percent cited the technology as fundamental to their organisation's long-term growth. At the same time, it's expected that there will be 44 trillion gigabytes of data in existence by 2020. Combined, this creates a need for deep learning and inference capabilities, built on a foundation of high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure, that can process this information, generate new, actionable insights and underpin key business and scientific advancements. Read further...
DataDirect Networks (DDN) has introduced new high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions and capabilities, which it will feature at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17) in Denver, Colorado. The new solutions include an entry-level burst buffer appliance (IME140) for cost-effective I/O acceleration, a next generation monitoring software (DDN Insight), and the company's new declustered RAID solution (SFA Declustered RAID "DCR") for increased data protection in massive storage pools. DDN also announced recent HPC customer wins in some of the world's largest supercomputing centres. Read further...
Dell EMC has introduced new machine learning and deep learning solutions, continuing the company's work to bring high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics capabilities to mainstream enterprises worldwide. This enables organisations to take advantage of the convergence of HPC and data analytics and realize advancements in areas including fraud detection, image processing, financial investment analysis and personalized medicine. These new innovations represent the next step in the company's focus on democratizing HPC, optimizing data analytics with artificial intelligence (AI) technology innovations, and advancing both the HPC and AI communities. Read further...

Primeur live 2017-11-16

Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...