Primeur live 2018-11-14

Quantum computing

Atos delivers world's highest performing quantum simulator to Argonne National Laboratory  ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.4 at SC18 ...

Middleware

Spectra7 technology now available from 10Gtek  ...

ScaleMP to showcase broad product line-up and innovations at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Excelero announces support for Mellanox's BlueField, taking web-scale storage with NVMesh to a whole new level ...

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand solutions accelerate new supercomputer for advanced research computing at the University of Michigan ...

Hardware

Ciphertex debuts two new servers at Supercomputing'18 ...

TYAN highlights AMD EPYC processor-based HPC and storage server platforms at SC18 ...

Liqid delivers NVIDIA GPU supercomputer rack as it ramps innovation in bare-metal composable infrastructure ...

Liqid enables industry's first composable FPGA platform as it broadens composable infrastructure leadership ...

Applications

Mellanox and Los Alamos National Laboratory join forces to develop ultra-large scale mission-centric computing infrastructure ...

TOP500

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions accelerate the majority of TOP500 platforms on the November TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

Cray partners with Microsoft and Intel to deliver early-access programme for running mission-critical supercomputing workloads in Microsoft Azure ...

Univa accelerates enterprise migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

WekaIO and Univa partner to simplify the on-ramp of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Company news

Atos launches new BullSequana hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation ...

Asetek Liquid Cooled Intel Compute Modules installed by Ace Computers in HPC cluster for U.S. Defense contractor ...

Asetek to showcase liquid cooling technology for AI and HPC at SC18 ...

Verne Global introduces Arm architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 processor-based servers to hpcDIRECT ...

Cray turbocharges AI model development with new algorithms and frameworks ...

Solarflare, Smart IOPS and Wistron showcase high performance NVMe over TCP storage appliance at Supercomputing 2018 ...

Latest version of Bright Cluster Manager deployed at Binghamton University by Data In Science Technologies ...

DDN unveils professional support for Lustre clients on Arm-based platforms ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor Ultra featuring PANFS 8, the industry's only plug-and-play portable parallel file system ...

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Edition: live - Issue: 2018-11-14

Quantum computing

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has entered into a contract with Argonne National Laboratory to deliver its latest Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator. The 35-qubit Atos Quantum Learning Machine will help accelerate research efforts at the science and technology powerhouse. Read further...

Focus on Europe

The Workflows and Distributed Computing team at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has issued a new release, version 2.4 - codename Elderflower, of the programming environment COMPSs. The latest COMPSs release includes a new Autoparallel module that enables automatic parallelization of loops, an extension of the Jupyter notebooks support to enable execution in supercomputers, and a new Spark-like syntax based on the Distributed Data Set (DDS) data-structure. Read further...

Middleware

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., a provider of high-performance analogue semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, announced that leading data centre interconnect supplier and online retailer 10Gtek has begun offering active copper cables (ACCs) using Spectra7's revolutionary GaugeChanger technology. Additionally, 10Gtek ACC cables with Spectra7 technology will be showcased at the Supercomputer 2018 (SC18) show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from November 12-15. Read further...
ScaleMP's software-defined server products ServerONE and ClusterONE, as well as solutions based on its software-defined memory (SDM) technology, MemoryONE, will be demonstrated at multiple locations in the Supercomputing 2018 show in Dallas, Texas. Read further...
At the SC18 conference, Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that its NVMesh 2 software will support the BlueField dual-port 100Gb/s system-on-a-chip (SoC) and smart network interface card (SmartNIC) adapters from Mellanox. BlueField's record-setting NVMe over Fabrics IOPs and ultra low latency will add to the already impressive performance and cost-advantage that Excelero's NVMesh software delivers for today's most demanding applications, including high performance computing. Because computers using NVMesh on BlueField offload IO processing to the BlueField SmartNIC, they free CPU resources for other much needed processing tasks, achieving greater cost-efficiency. Read further...
Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s new generation of HDR InfiniBand solutions consisting of ConnectX-6 adapters, Quantum switches, LinkX cables and software accelerate the new supercomputer at the University of Michigan. The new supercomputer named "Great Lakes" will enhance the university research activities and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure for thousands of users across the university. Read further...

Hardware

Ciphertex Data Security, a data security solutions provider, has launched two new servers at the Supercomputing'18 Conference. The new Ciphertex NVMe 1U rackmount server provides 6x the data throughput of SATA and SAS, maximizing uptime for data migration and file transfers. The new Ciphertex portable SSD NAS server empowers the highest throughput, scalability and durability under server use conditions. Debuting at SC18 at booth #2606, both of these innovations increase productivity, save time and reduce costs. Read further...
TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, is showcasing a full line of HPC and storage server platforms based on the AMD EPYC processor that are targeted at data centre markets at SC18 in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15. Read further...
Liqid, a provider of composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) and NVMe solutions and services, is demonstrating a composable GPU supercomputer capable of delivering bare-metal orchestration and provisioning for up to 64 NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs, as well as other innovations in composable and solid-state technologies at Supercomputing 2018 (booth # 3841). Through collaboration with a broad spectrum of industry leaders and continued innovation in the composable PCIe fabrics for bare metal resource allocation, the company continues to deliver the resource agility, data performance and hardware disaggregation necessary for the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read further...
Liqid, a provider of composable, disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions and services, announced the industry's first composable FPGA platform with data centre accelerator innovator Xilinx at Supercomputing 2018. By adding FPGAs as composable, bare-metal elements across an ultra-low-latency fabric, Liqid simplifies scalability and resource orchestration for optimizing artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging applications. Liqid's evolving, composable platform delivers improved resource management and utilization with software-defined infrastructure composability and reprogrammable FPGA media. Read further...

Applications

Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has set up a collaborative effort with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop large scale, mission centric computing infrastructure. The organisations will focus on leveraging Mellanox In-Network Computing acceleration engines to enable data discovery at scale for the lab's current and next generation applications. The collaborative development will be done under the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3), centred at LANL's Ultra-Scale Systems Research Center (USRC). The EMC3 consortium's mission is to investigate efficient ultra-scale computing and networking architectures, applications and environments, in order to provide the most efficient infrastructure needed for the US Industry and national security. Read further...

TOP500

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions connect 53% of overall TOP500 platforms or 265 systems, demonstrating 38% growth within 12 months (November 17-November 18). Furthermore, InfiniBand accelerates the top three supercomputers on the TOP500 list: the fastest High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer in the world deployed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the second fastest supercomputer in the US deployed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the fastest supercomputer in China, ranked third. Read further...

The Cloud

Cray Inc. announced a limited-time opportunity for qualified customers to experience the benefits of using a Cray supercomputer in Microsoft Azure at no charge. Cray, Intel and Microsoft have come together to offer Sentinel, a Cray XC50 system in Azure. This integrated offering allows customers to test their supercomputing workloads on a Cray system alongside Azure's rich portfolio of Cloud services and solutions, including those for AI, machine learning, IoT, long-term storage, archiving and remote visualization. Read further...
Univa, an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid Cloud high-performance computing (HPC), has made a significant advancement in the migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud with the release of Navops Launch 1.0, the latest version of the most powerful hybrid HPC Cloud management product. Navops Launch meshes public Cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. Read further...
Univa, an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for on-premise and hybrid Cloud high-performance computing (HPC), has signed a partnership with WekaIO, a high-performance scale-out file system storage company, to help enterprise customers accelerate the migration of their HPC workloads to the cloud. Univa is working with WekaIO to integrate one of the industry's fastest parallel file systems into its Navops Launch, to offer customers a comprehensive, high-performance, hybrid Cloud solution for HPC and machine learning workloads. Read further...

Company news

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has launched the BullSequana XH2000, the company's most efficient supercomputer. The BullSequana XH2000 is a hybrid supercomputer and responds to today's demand for a high-performance computing power which can orchestrate workloads between on-premises, public and private Cloud environments, enabling businesses to benefit from optimum flexibility, efficiency and performance. Read further...
Asetek, an expert in flexible, reliable and proven liquid cooling for high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI), announced that its latest generation of direct-to-chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology incorporated into new Intel Compute Modules has been installed by Ace Computers in a new high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for a U.S. Defense Contractor. Ace Computers, an Intel Platinum Partner and HPC Data Center Specialist, is one of the first Intel partners to deploy Intel's latest Compute Modules that integrate liquid cooling from Asetek. Read further...
Asetek, an expert in flexible, reliable and proven liquid cooling for high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI), will showcase its latest heat rejection technologies in booth #2233 at Supercomputing 2018 (SC18). Also on display will be Intel Compute Modules that include Asetek direct-to-chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology, validated and factory installed by Intel. Read further...
Verne Global, a provider of advanced data centre solutions for high performance computing (HPC), has expanded hpcDIRECT, its optimised bare-metal infrastructure solution, to include servers with Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 processors. Read further...
Cray Inc. has added enhancements to its Urika AI and Analytics software suites, adding tools that enable data scientists to train artificial intelligence (AI) models more accurately and in less time. New features in the Cray Urika-CS and Urika-XC AI and Analytics suites include Cray-developed libraries to intelligently optimize machine learning model settings as well as additional AI tools and frameworks commonly used by data scientists. Read further...
Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, and Smart IOPS, an innovative expert in flash storage, will demonstrate a new high-performance NVMe over TCP storage appliance at the Supercomputing 2018 conference through November 15 in the Smart IOPS booth #2013, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Designed for Cloud and enterprise data centres, the new Transformer storage appliance leverages state of the art technology to deliver a highly performant, cost-optimized solution in an efficient form factor. Read further...
Binghamton University in New York has upgraded to Bright Cluster Manager 8.1 to manage its clustered supercomputing environment. The project was managed by Bright Advanced Partner, Data In Science Technologies. Read further...
DataDirect Networks' (DDN) Whamcloud division, the foremost Lustre support provider and driving force behind Lustre innovation, is delivering professional support for Lustre clients on Arm architectures. With this support offering, organisations can confidently use Lustre in production environments, introduce new clients into existing Lustre infrastructures, and deploy Arm-based clusters of any size within test, development or production environments. Read further...
Panasas has launched ActiveStor Ultra, the next generation of its high-performance computing (HPC) storage solution, featuring PanFS 8, the industry's only plug-and-play, portable, parallel filesystem. ActiveStor Ultra expands Panasas' leadership position in the HPC market by delivering up to 75 GB/s per rack on industry-standard commodity hardware as well as enterprise-grade reliability and manageability, all at the most competitive price point. Read further...

Primeur live 2018-11-14

Quantum computing

Atos delivers world's highest performing quantum simulator to Argonne National Laboratory  ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center releases COMPSs version 2.4 at SC18 ...

Middleware

Spectra7 technology now available from 10Gtek  ...

ScaleMP to showcase broad product line-up and innovations at SC18 ...

OpenMP 5.0 is a major leap forward ...

Excelero announces support for Mellanox's BlueField, taking web-scale storage with NVMesh to a whole new level ...

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand solutions accelerate new supercomputer for advanced research computing at the University of Michigan ...

Hardware

Ciphertex debuts two new servers at Supercomputing'18 ...

TYAN highlights AMD EPYC processor-based HPC and storage server platforms at SC18 ...

Liqid delivers NVIDIA GPU supercomputer rack as it ramps innovation in bare-metal composable infrastructure ...

Liqid enables industry's first composable FPGA platform as it broadens composable infrastructure leadership ...

Applications

Mellanox and Los Alamos National Laboratory join forces to develop ultra-large scale mission-centric computing infrastructure ...

TOP500

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions accelerate the majority of TOP500 platforms on the November TOP500 supercomputers list ...

The Cloud

Cray partners with Microsoft and Intel to deliver early-access programme for running mission-critical supercomputing workloads in Microsoft Azure ...

Univa accelerates enterprise migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

WekaIO and Univa partner to simplify the on-ramp of HPC workloads to the Cloud ...

Company news

Atos launches new BullSequana hybrid supercomputer for AI-augmented simulation ...

Asetek Liquid Cooled Intel Compute Modules installed by Ace Computers in HPC cluster for U.S. Defense contractor ...

Asetek to showcase liquid cooling technology for AI and HPC at SC18 ...

Verne Global introduces Arm architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 processor-based servers to hpcDIRECT ...

Cray turbocharges AI model development with new algorithms and frameworks ...

Solarflare, Smart IOPS and Wistron showcase high performance NVMe over TCP storage appliance at Supercomputing 2018 ...

Latest version of Bright Cluster Manager deployed at Binghamton University by Data In Science Technologies ...

DDN unveils professional support for Lustre clients on Arm-based platforms ...

Panasas introduces ActiveStor Ultra featuring PANFS 8, the industry's only plug-and-play portable parallel file system ...