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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 ...

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


18 Nov 2019 Denver - NVIDIA has made available a new kind of GPU-accelerated supercomputer in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure. Built to handle the most demanding AI and high performance computing applications, the largest deployments of Azure's new NDv2 instance rank among the world's fastest supercomputers, offering up to 800 NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs interconnected on a single Mellanox InfiniBand backend network. It enables customers for the first time to rent an entire AI supercomputer on demand from their desk, and match the capabilities of large-scale, on-premises supercomputers that can take months to deploy.

"Until now, access to supercomputers for AI and high performance computing has been reserved for the world's largest businesses and organisations", stated Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "Microsoft Azure's new offering democratizes AI, giving wide access to an essential tool needed to solve some of the world's biggest challenges."

Girish Bablani, corporate vice president of Azure Compute at Microsoft Corp., added: "As Cloud computing gains momentum everywhere, customers are seeking more powerful services. Working with NVIDIA, Microsoft is giving customers instant access to a level of supercomputing power that was previously unimaginable, enabling a new era of innovation."

The new offering - which is ideal for complex AI, machine learning and HPC workloads - can provide dramatic performance and cost advantages over traditional CPU-based computing. AI researchers needing fast solutions can quickly spin up multiple NDv2 instances and train complex conversational AI models in just hours.

Microsoft and NVIDIA engineers used 64 NDv2 instances on a pre-release version of the cluster to train BERT, a popular conversational AI model, in roughly three hours. This was achieved in part by taking advantage of multi-GPU optimizations provided by NCCL, an NVIDIA CUDA X library and high-speed Mellanox interconnects.

Customers can also see benefits from using multiple NDv2 instances to run complex HPC workloads, such as LAMMPS, a popular molecular dynamics application used to simulate materials down to the atomic scale in such areas as drug development and discovery. A single NDv2 instance can deliver an order of magnitude faster results than a traditional HPC node without GPU acceleration for specific types of applications, such as deep learning. This performance can scale linearly to a hundred instances for large-scale simulations.

All NDv2 instances benefit from the GPU-optimized HPC applications, machine learning software and deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch and MXNet from the NVIDIA NGC container registry and Azure Marketplace. The registry also offers Helm charts to easily deploy the AI software on Kubernetes clusters.

NDv2 is available now in preview. One instance with eight NVIDIA V100 GPUs can be clustered to scale up to a variety of workload demands.
Source: NVIDIA

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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 ...