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Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech

12 Apr 2018 Minneapolis - Nor-Tech, top experts in Linux-based high-performance technology solutions, have developed leading-edge clusters and workstations specifically designed for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications.

Nor-Tech Executive Vice President Jeff Olson stated: "With the depth of engineering experience and expertise and a solid bench of hardware and software partners that we collaborate with, Nor-Tech is uniquely positioned to deliver high performance clusters and workstations developed specifically for AI and ML applications."

Nor-Tech builds AI/ML clusters and workstations with top tier hardware that includes NVIDIA Volta and Tesla GPUs and Skylake Processors. Software includes Bright Cluster Manager with AI/ML functionality.

Nor-Tech is currently working with a long-term government client to repurpose its existing Nor-Tech cluster for a machine learning application. The project includes installation of Bright Cluster Manager; Scientific Linux 7.x, 16; PBS Pro Job Scheduler; and Bioinformatics software.

"In addition to building clusters and workstations designed specifically for AI and ML, our engineers can add those capabilities to existing clusters:, Jeff Olson stated. "Any HPC cluster can be modified down the road for AI/ML and any new cluster can be built for both HPC and AI/ML."

With nearly 20 years of high performance technology design, development, deployment and implementation expertise, Nor-Tech is one of the most respected cluster builders in the world. They are a Certified NVIDIA Accelerated Computing Partner and an Intel Select Solutions Provider for HPC.

The LIGO Gravitational Wave Consortium is one of two Nor-Tech clients that have won Nobel Physics Prizes in the last three years; this client has been able to fully leverage the power of AI with Nor-Tech clusters.

Nor-Tech has been working with several LIGO consortium members, including Cal-Tech, Cal State Fullerton, Syracuse University and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, for more than 11 years on the project by designing, building, and upgrading a number of the AI capable clusters that made the original 2017 gravitational wave detection and subsequent detections possible.

Artificial-intelligence has the potential to greatly speed up the analysis of gravitational waves, as well as enable the detection of new classes of gravitational-wave sources that may go unnoticed with existing detection algorithms. Nor-Tech continues to build AI technology for the project.

NVIDIA Volta and Tesla GPUs, Skylake Processors, and Bright Cluster Manager are all available for a test drive on Nor-Tech's demo cluster. The demo cluster is a free opportunity for organizations to trial hardware and software or integrate their own software into the demo cluster to see how much faster it will run.
Source: Nor-Tech

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-04-16

Focus

GO FAIR initiative to create implementation networks for stewardship of data ...

Quantum computing

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real qubits ...

UCSB/Google researchers in quantum computing professor John Martinis' group outline their plan for quantum supremacy ...

New qubit now works without breaks ...

Prototype of most advanced quantum memory presented by two Kazan universities ...

The thermodynamics of computing ...

Focus on Europe

GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO ...

ISC launches Travel Grant Programme to enable students and young researchers to attend the conference ...

Student develops gaming technology for environmental and scientific research ...

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu wins the 2018 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Academia and industry collaborate to drive UK supercomputer adoption ...

Middleware

Queen Mary University of London HPC cluster performance increases several orders of magnitude, saving time and cost ...

Hardware

University of Texas hires next director of no. 1 ranked computational institute ...

James Ang joins Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as chief scientist for computing ...

Fujitsu commences sales of PRIMERGY x86 server aimed at data centre companies ...

Tohoku University deploys vSMP Foundation for "The Supercomputer System" ...

Chinese leading weather research institute selected Mellanox InfiniBand, replacing OmniPath in an existing data centre ...

Valleytronics discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law ...

Top HPC clusters and workstations for AI, ML developed by Nor-Tech ...

Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiber ...

Applications

Boston partners with Excelero and Pixit Media at NAB to demo joint solution for media workflows ...

Fujitsu launches "Heart Explorer" to study heart behaviour ...

U.S. Department of Energy supports doctoral research into on-site analysis of supercomputer simulations ...

Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glass ...

Machine learning could help search for gravitational waves ...

Artificial Intelligence can now detect gravitational waves ...

Jon Bashor retires after 27 years of service to national labs ...

Research and software: perspectives from different communities ...

The background hum of space could reveal hidden black holes ...

How to catch a fish genome with Big Data ...

Translational research community debates on the EGA and its impact on health ...

The Cloud

Capitalizing on the opportunity of hybrid cloud in HPC ...

St. Jude Cloud launches for researchers worldwide ...