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Primeur weekly 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC

5 Dec 2017 Sunnyvale - AMD has launched the first public Cloud instances powered by the AMD EPYC processor. Microsoft Azure has deployed AMD EPYC processors in its data centres in advance of preview for its latest L-Series of Virtual Machines (VM) for storage optimized workloads. The Lv2 VM family will take advantage of the high-core count and connectivity support of the AMD EPYC processor.

"We are extremely excited to be partnering with Microsoft Azure to bring the power of AMD EPYC processors into their data centre", stated Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager of Enterprise Solutions. "There is tremendous opportunity for users to tap into the capabilities we can deliver across storage and other workloads through the combination of AMD EPYC processors on Azure. We look forward to the continued close collaboration with Microsoft Azure on future instances throughout 2018."

Corey Sanders, director of compute, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp, stated: "We're welcoming AMD's new EPYC processor to Microsoft Azure with the next generation of our L-Series Virtual Machines. The new Lv2-Series are High I/O, dense storage offerings which make EPYC perfect for Azure customers demanding workloads. We've enjoyed a deep collaboration with AMD on our next generation open source Cloud hardware design called Microsoft's Project Olympus. We think Project Olympus will be the basis for future innovation between Microsoft and AMD, and we look forward to adding more instance types in the future benefiting from the core density, memory bandwidth and I/O capabilities of AMD EPYC processors."

The Lv2-Series instances run on the AMD EPYC 7551 processor, featuring a base core frequency of 2.0 GHz and a maximum single-core turbo frequency of 3.0 GHz. With support for 128 lanes of PCIe connections per processor, AMD provides over 33 percent more connectivity than available two-socket solutions to address an unprecedented number of NVMe drives directly.

The Lv2 VMs will be available starting at eight and ranging to 64 vCPU sizes, with the largest size featuring direct access to 512GiB of memory. These sizes will support Azure premium storage disks by default and will also support accelerated networking capabilities for the highest throughput of any cloud. With the unique capabilities enabled by AMD EPYC processors and Microsoft Azure, Lv2 is a perfect fit for storage-intensive workloads.

The Lv2-Series instances are based on Microsoft's Project Olympus design, first introduced just over a year ago as Microsoft's next generation hyperscale cloud hardware design. This groundbreaking design serves as a new model for open source hardware development with the Open Compute Project community.
Source: AMD

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Primeur weekly 2017-12-11

Quantum computing

NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity ...

Focus on Europe

EUDAT CDI Council appoints Per Öster as Project Director of the EOSC-hub project ...

Verne Global delivers hpcDIRECT, a purpose-built, industrial scale HPC-as-a-Service platform ...

European researchers publish Quantum Software Manifesto ...

Commit2Data grant for better, faster and real-time adaptable Big Data analysis ...

Hartree Centre contributes essential computing resource to new UK National Biofilms Innovation Centre ...

Research for more efficient self-learning systems ...

Board members of the Finnish Union of University Professors visited the Netherlands eScience Center ...

Towards data storage at the single molecule level ...

Middleware

System Fabric Works and ThinkParQ become partners for highest speed Parallel File System ...

Hardware

IBM unveils industry's most advanced server designed for artificial intelligence ...

DDN's 5th annual High Performance Computing Trends survey cites complex I/O workloads as nr. 1 challenge ...

NVIDIA TITAN V transforms the PC into AI supercomputer ...

NVIDIA GPU Cloud now available to hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs ...

New core facility boosts the University of Oregon's research computing power ...

New University of Queensland supercomputer to aid big research discoveries ...

Mellanox and NEC partner to deliver innovative high-performance and artificial intelligence platforms ...

Supermicro expands enterprise solutions portfolio with new scale-up SuperServer certified for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Cray and NERSC partnership to drive advanced AI development at scale ...

Computer simulations reveal roots of drug resistance ...

CMU receives $7.5 million in federal BRAIN initiative funding ...

New algorithm repairs corrupted digital images in one step ...

Neurons have the right shape for deep learning ...

The Cloud

Oracle open sources Kubernetes tools for serverless deployment and intelligent multi-Cloud management ...

Microsoft Azure becomes first global Cloud provider to deploy AMD EPYC ...