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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 ...

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


Argonne National Laboratory deploys Cerebras CS-1, the world's fastest Artificial Intelligence computer.
19 Nov 2019 Los Altos, Lemont - Cerebras Systems, a company dedicated to accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) compute, and Argonne National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary science and engineering research centre, announced that Argonne is the first national laboratory to deploy the Cerebras CS-1 system. Unveiled at SC19, the CS-1 is the fastest AI computer system in existence and integrates the pioneering Wafer Scale Engine, the largest and fastest AI processor ever built.

By removing compute as the bottleneck in AI, the CS-1 enables AI practitioners to answer more questions and explore more ideas in less time. The CS-1 delivers record-breaking performance and scale to AI compute, and its deployment across national laboratories enable the largest supercomputer sites in the world to achieve 100- to 1000-fold improvement over existing AI accelerators. By pairing supercompute power with the CS-1's AI processing capabilities, Argonne can now accelerate research and development of deep learning models to solve science problems not achievable with existing systems.

"We've partnered with Cerebras for more than two years and are extremely pleased to have brought the new AI system to Argonne", stated Rick Stevens, Argonne Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences. "By deploying the CS-1, we have dramatically shrunk training time across neural networks, allowing our researchers to be vastly more productive to make strong advances across deep learning research in cancer, traumatic brain injury and many other areas important to society today and in the years to come."

AI touches our lives in subtle and numerous ways every day. From recommending music or clothes, protecting your credit card from fraud, or helping you navigate with maps and directions, AI is running quietly in the background. In science and health, AI is being used to help researchers better understand a broad range of topics ranging from molecular dynamics to cosmology, and help physicians better diagnose and treat disease.

A subset of AI called deep learning allows computer networks to learn from large amounts of unstructured data. However, deep learning models require massive amounts of computing power and are pushing the limits of what current computer systems can handle - until now, with the introduction of Cerebras CS-1.

"We are proud to collaborate with Argonne National Laboratory and leverage the massive computational power of the CS-1 to help solve many of the world's scientific problems", stated Andrew Feldman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cerebras. "At Argonne, the Cerebras CS-1 is being used to better understand everything from cancer drug interactions to the properties of black holes. To see the CS-1 used by leading researchers to solve problems in health care and in basic sciences is enormously rewarding - it is the reason we invent technology."

As a major driver of AI for Science, Argonne deployed the CS-1 to enhance scientific AI models. Its first application area is cancer drug response prediction, a project that is part of a DOE and National Cancer Institute collaboration aimed at employing advanced computing and AI to solve grand challenge problems in cancer research. The addition of the Cerebras CS-1 supports efforts to extend Argonne's major initiatives in advanced computing, which also leverages the AI capabilities of the Aurora exascale system expected in 2021.

Argonne's deployment of the CS-1 is the first part of a multi-laboratory partnership between the DOE and Cerebras Systems. Cerebras has also partnered with DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to accelerate its AI initiatives and further enhance its simulation strengths with the machine learning capabilities of the CS-1.

"At the Department of Energy, we believe public-private partnerships are an essential part of accelerating AI research in the United States", stated Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, DOE’s Deputy Under Secretary for Artificial Intelligence & Technology. "We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Cerebras that will help define the next generation of AI technologies and transform the landscape of DOE's operations, business and missions."

The Cerebras CS-1 contains the Wafer Scale Engine (WSE), the industry's only trillion transistor processor. The WSE is the largest chip ever made at 46.225 square millimeters in area, it is 56,7 times larger than the largest graphics processing unit. It contains 78 times more AI optimized compute cores, 3000 times more high speed, on-chip memory, 10.000 times more memory bandwidth, and 33.000 times more communication bandwidth. In AI compute large chips process information more quickly, producing answers in less time.

Source: Cerebras Systems

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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 ...