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Primeur weekly 2018-03-05

Quantum computing

Want more efficient simulators? Store time in a quantum superposition ...

Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system ...

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3D for first time ...

Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems ...

Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled ...

Focus on Europe

University of Groningen to organize Second Information Universe Conference ...

IEEE eScience 2018 calls for contributions ...

Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects ...

BSC presents SuperGeek, a mascot to bring supercomputers closer to the youngest ...

Call for Participation to European Forum about "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications" ...

Data management and computing infrastructure procurement broadly serves Finnish research ...

Hardware

High demand from commercial customers to boost growth in global supercomputer market ...

OCF deploys UK academia's first IBM POWER9 systems ...

Niagara is Canada's most powerful research supercomputer fuelling Canadian innovation and discovery ...

CENIC recognizes UCSC's Hyades supercomputer cluster connection ...

CoolIT Systems reports 60% revenue growth in 2017 ...

SPEC offers HPG benchmarks free of charge to qualified non-profit organisations worldwide ...

Applications

Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene ...

Concertio launches Optimizer Studio to help performance engineers and IT professionals achieve peak system performance ...

Sandia researcher Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputers to simulate radiation transport and to understand the dynamic interactions among ions, solids and liquids ...

Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles ...

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy? ...

Give your research a boost at the SURF Research Bootcamp ...

TOP500

Supercomputing under a new lens: A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computers ...

The Cloud

Alibaba Cloud launches Cloud and AI solutions in Europe including bare metal HPC services ...

KIT helps build the European Open Science Cloud ...

Concertio launches Optimizer Studio to help performance engineers and IT professionals achieve peak system performance


22 Feb 2018 New York - Concertio, a premier provider of AI-powered performance optimization tools, has launched the anticipated release of Concertio Optimizer Studio, an optimization toolkit for performance engineers and IT professionals - the first tool release of the company's Optimizer suite.

Concertio Optimizer Studio is aimed at optimizing systems, servers and software for peak performance. Leveraging machine-learning technology, Optimizer Studio works to make applications and systems operate in concert for maximum performance, through the optimization of the myriad of configuration settings employed in these complex systems. Built for needs ranging from traditional data centres, hyperscale data centres, to high-performance computing systems - both in the Cloud or on-premise, Concertio Optimizer Studio is an easy-to-integrate tool that monitors and learns from the interactions between applications and systems, delivering optimal configuration settings for peak performance. Concertio Optimizer tools currently support Linux-based systems running on Intel CPUs.

"After two years of R&D, we are excited to release the first in our Concertio Optimizer Suite of AI-powered performance optimization tools", stated Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Tomer Morad. "We've been working with several high-profile beta-testers in our pre-launch phase of the company, and are very proud of the results that we’ve achieved. With our technology, performance engineers and IT professionals are consistently able to achieve peak system performance faster and more accurately than with manual methods."

Concertio's Optimizer Studio helps solve a considerable, often hidden problem in data centre computing environments, where system configuration optimization is frequently overlooked or underperforms due to the complexity and time involved in achieving meaningful results. The growing array of configurable settings and their dynamic interactions with one another are making it increasingly difficult for even the most skilled performance engineering teams to achieve effective, on-target performance results. This is especially true in increasingly complex environments where specialty components like accelerators and multicore processors have created an explosion of custom configurations that need to be tuned for optimal performance.

"Tailor-tuned systems can significantly outperform baseline general-purpose systems, but the number of configurable settings has reached into the hundreds - way too many for any human team to effectively tune and test", explained Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Andrey Gelman. "It used to be merely a gap that could be bridged by human tuning and testing, but with the increasing hardware and software complexity, it's exploding into a chasm where human performance tuning is netting diminishing returns, leaving these expensive systems bottlenecked and inefficient."

Patent-pending Concertio Optimizer Studio is an easy-to-use software tool that uses AI techniques to dynamically discover near-optimal configuration settings for peak performance. Optimizer Studio software uses a workload classification engine to detect different phases of execution of a workload while system applications run. Optimizer Studio then uses reinforcement learning to evaluate and optimize each detected programme phase, testing various system configuration settings, and choosing settings that maximize performance. Eventually, Optimizer Studio generates a report detailing the optimal configuration discovered to be the most beneficial for peak system performance. Performance engineers and IT professionals can then apply the discovered settings in their environment. In addition to reducing engineering time devoted to performance optimization, Optimizer Studio can deliver configurations that outperform those discovered using manual methods.

Performance engineers and IT professionals can use Concertio Optimizer Studio to automatically optimize systems more quickly and effectively than with human operators in a variety of use cases.

Hardware developers and software publishers can use Concertio Optimizer Studio in a variety of use cases.

Concertio Optimizer Studio is available immediately to begin to transform general-purpose systems into high-performant, tailor-made systems.

Source: Concertio

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Primeur weekly 2018-03-05

Quantum computing

Want more efficient simulators? Store time in a quantum superposition ...

Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system ...

Individual quantum dots imaged in 3D for first time ...

Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systems ...

Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiled ...

Focus on Europe

University of Groningen to organize Second Information Universe Conference ...

IEEE eScience 2018 calls for contributions ...

Harvey Meyer is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for fundamental calculations on strong interaction effects ...

BSC presents SuperGeek, a mascot to bring supercomputers closer to the youngest ...

Call for Participation to European Forum about "Shaping Europe's Digital Future - HPC for Extreme Scale Scientific and Industrial Applications" ...

Data management and computing infrastructure procurement broadly serves Finnish research ...

Hardware

High demand from commercial customers to boost growth in global supercomputer market ...

OCF deploys UK academia's first IBM POWER9 systems ...

Niagara is Canada's most powerful research supercomputer fuelling Canadian innovation and discovery ...

CENIC recognizes UCSC's Hyades supercomputer cluster connection ...

CoolIT Systems reports 60% revenue growth in 2017 ...

SPEC offers HPG benchmarks free of charge to qualified non-profit organisations worldwide ...

Applications

Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene ...

Concertio launches Optimizer Studio to help performance engineers and IT professionals achieve peak system performance ...

Sandia researcher Jacqueline Chen elected to National Academy of Engineering ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputers to simulate radiation transport and to understand the dynamic interactions among ions, solids and liquids ...

Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles ...

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology's biggest controversy? ...

Give your research a boost at the SURF Research Bootcamp ...

TOP500

Supercomputing under a new lens: A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computers ...

The Cloud

Alibaba Cloud launches Cloud and AI solutions in Europe including bare metal HPC services ...

KIT helps build the European Open Science Cloud ...