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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems


18 Nov 2019 Denver - Univa , an innovator in enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions for HPC and AI, has extended advanced NVIDIA GPU scheduling support in Univa Grid Engine to include Arm-based systems. This announcement coincides with NVIDIA's announcement of a new CUDA on Arm Preview Toolkit that includes SDKs, drivers, and optimized Deep Learning and HPC libraries enabling developers to take advantage of NVIDIA GPUs on Arm hardware.

NVIDIA GPUs have been the accelerator of choice in the HPC community for over a decade, delivering trillions of floating-point operations per second (FLOPS). NVIDIA GPUs accelerate over 600 applications today, and have become critical to advanced HPC workloads in fields such as computational chemistry, molecular dynamics, and deep learning frameworks.

While GPUs offer outstanding performance and power-efficiency, managing GPU workloads can be challenging. Modern HPC environments are frequently powered by thousands of CPU cores along with thousands or even millions of GPU-resident cores shared among many users and applications. Efficient operation requires advanced workload management capabilities such as CPU-GPU affinity, NUMA, and topology-aware scheduling for NVIDIA NVLink and NVSwitch multi-GPU interconnects, advanced container support, and integrations with tools such as NVIDIA's Data Center GPU Manager (DCGM).

"Univa is a pioneer in support for advanced GPU workloads", stated Univa's Chief Technology Officer Fritz Ferstl citing Univa's work with Japan's AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI). "ABCI is a 550 AI-Petaflop, top-ten supercomputer where Univa Grid Engine manages HPC and AI workloads across over 4000 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs. What we learn in leading-edge HPC drives innovation in Univa Grid Engine for the benefit of our commercial customers, including those running NVIDIA DGX systems. Customers realize better performance, improved utilization, and systems that are easier to manage."

Univa Grid Engine helps users simplify the management of GPU workloads. Sites can boost performance by placing workloads optimally and improve overall efficiency and productivity by reducing wait times and allowing more jobs to run simultaneously without conflict.

Univa was among the first commercial HPC software providers to support Arm-based systems, announcing Univa Grid Engine Arm support in 2013. Since that time, Arm systems have made steady inroads breaking into the TOP500 list of global supercomputers in 2018. Arm systems offer compelling price-performance, are power-efficient, and are available from multiple computer manufacturers.

"The availability of NVIDIA GPUs and software tools on Arm is an important development for the HPC community", stated Gary Tyreman, CEO of Univa. "GPUs play a central role in HPC and AI applications. For Univa, offering our advanced GPU workload management capabilities on Arm systems makes sense. It provides our customers and partners with added flexibility and new infrastructure choices."

"Deep integration with NVIDIA GPUs and support for NVIDIA NGC for HPC and AI containers is an excellent solution for customers running GPU applications locally or across their choice of Clouds", stated Duncan Poole, Director of Platform Alliances at NVIDIA.

Advanced GPU-scheduling will be available immediately as part of Univa's Arm-based Univa Grid Engine distribution.
Source: Univa

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Primeur live 2019-11-21

Exascale

NCI a founding member of Intel-Lenovo Project Everyscale  ...

Focus on Europe

ADVA and PSNC showcase 1200G channel transmission at SC19 ...

200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate Eni supercomputing platform, to become world's most powerful industrial supercomputer ...

IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center, a EuroHPC supercomputing site, selected Mellanox 200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate their new research infrastructure ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes one of top spots in the IO500's "10-Node Challenge" at SC19 ...

Middleware

Univa announces advanced workload management for NVIDIA GPUs on Arm-based systems ...

Bright Computing makes award winning Bright Cluster Manager software free for clusters up to 8 nodes ...

NVIDIA launches Magnum IO software suite to help eliminate data bottlenecks for data scientists and AI, HPC researchers ...

Hardware

San Diego Supercomputer Center supersizes advanced storage with Qumulo for its data-intensive infrastructure ...

Liqid and Western Digital collaborate to deliver fully managed NVMe-oF open composable platform for shared accelerated storage ...

Liqid showcases software disaggregation for converged servers ...

TYAN showcases HPC, AI and storage server platforms featuring 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors at SC19 ...

Beijing Meteorological Service selects 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand to accelerate new supercomputing platform ...

TMGcore unveils groundbreaking data centre platform at Supercomputing 2019 ...

Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer ...

KAUST installs Cray CS-Storm 500NX supercomputer to drive strategic AI initiative ...

NVIDIA and tech leaders team to build GPU-accelerated Arm servers for new era of diverse HPC architectures ...

Penguin Computing to deliver Magma supercomputer, one of the first Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series processor-based servers for AI and HPC ...

Penguin Computing upgrades Corona with latest AMD Radeon Instinct GPU technology for enhanced ML and AI capabilities ...

San Diego Supercomputer Center selects Dell Technologies to power "Expanse" system ...

Supermicro collaborates with Intel to deliver large scale distributed training AI systems ...

Inspur showcases new liquid cooling HPC system with natural circulation evaporative cooling technology at SC19 ...

HDR InfiniBand selected by Meteo France to accelerate two new large scale supercomputers ...

Pavilion to provide NVMe-Over-Fabrics storage for SCinet'19 high performance computing (HPC) simulations ...

Applications

Registration for ASC20 Student Supercomputer Challenge ...

TOP500

CSC's Puhti ranked 232 on the latest supercomputer TOP500 list  ...

NCI supercomputer climbs TOP500 rankings  ...

The Cloud

2019 demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC exceeds all previous years combined ...

The Kinetica Active Analytics Platform and RAPIDS now available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to accelerate predictive data analytics performance ...

NVIDIA announces scalable GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Microsoft Azure Cloud ...

Company news

ScaleMP to showcase SMP supremacy and composable computing innovations at SC19 ...

Qumulo demonstrates unified file storage at SC'19 that reduces administrative burden while consolidating HPC workloads ...

Dell Technologies introduces new solutions to advance high performance computing and AI innovation  ...

Supermicro delivers industry-leading portfolio of advanced HPC systems at SC19 ...

WekaIO unveils WIN, a global partner programme ...