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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 ...

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

14 Nov 2018 Seattle - 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.

Sentinel addresses a growing demand to run large-scale simulation and modeling workloads in the Cloud with on-demand access to uncompromising performance at scale. As part of the early access program, Cray experts will work closely with each customer to set up and run their production workloads on Sentinel with direct access to Azure services.

Sentinel is a Cray XC50 system with roughly 2,000 cores and attached Cray ClusterStor parallel file-system storage, the Cray Linux Environment, the Cray-developed Aries network interconnect, and the Cray Programming Environment, which provides optimized compilers, libraries and tools. The supercomputer is powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Sentinel is in an Azure data centre and connected to the Azure global network backbone, enabling integration with its broad portfolio of compute instances, storage services, batch services and AI, analytics, machine learning and other solutions.

"Cray, Intel and Microsoft are joining forces to build this first-of-its-kind supercomputing service in the public Cloud", stated Fred Kohout, senior vice president and CMO at Cray. "Sentinel, powered by Intel processors, delivers uncompromising performance at scale. Customers can now build sophisticated end-to-end workflows in Microsoft Azure that run modeling and simulation at scale on a Cray supercomputer. With Cray in Azure, customers have the choice of Intel processors, Intel or Cray compilers, and technologies optimized for their supercomputing workloads. They can also generate data on the parallel file system and integrate this data with other Azure services."

Brett Tanzer, general manager, Microsoft Corp. stated: "The availability of Cray supercomputing services to our common customers is a huge step forward for any organisation pushing the boundaries of research, simulation, and artificial intelligence in the Cloud, enabling them to achieve and accelerate unprecedented advances in engineering, health, science and other applications."

"The convergence of HPC and AI is driving a paradigm shift in computing and analytics. Access to optimized HPC capabilities in the cloud will enable users to take advantage of the scalability and agility benefits of public Cloud and provide a platform for developers to test new classes of HPC-AI algorithms", stated Trish Damkroger, vice president and general manager, Intel's Data Center Group. "Our partnership with Cray and Microsoft accelerates innovation and discovery on the Cray supercomputers powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors, while benefiting from the Microsoft Azure Cloud offering."

With a dedicated Cray supercomputer in Azure, customers can get the same scalability in the Cloud as they get with an on-premises Cray supercomputer. Cray in Azure addresses demands for capability computing for customers experiencing time-to-solution or scalability limitations in the cloud. With a Cray supercomputer in Azure, customers will be able to confidently and affordably scale any workload virtually.

Source: Cray

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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 ...