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Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017

10 May 2017 San Jose - Inspur has unveiled a new ultra-high density AI computing server, AGX-2, to accelerate Artificial Intelligence at the 2017 GPU Technology Conference (GTC2017). It is designed to provide maximum throughput for superior application performance for science and engineering computing, taking AI computing to the next level. Inspur, a data centre and Cloud computing total solutions provider, has cooperated with NVIDIA to unveil the AGX-2. It is the world's first 2U 8-GPUs with enabled Link 2.0.

The AGX-2 was unveiled at Inspur booth on May 10. The AGX-2 supports up to 8 lastest NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, offering either PCI-e interface or NVLink 2.0 for faster interlink connections between the GPUs, reaching peak performance results of up to 150GB/s. AGX-2 provides great I/O expansion capabilities, supporting 8x NVMe/SAS/SATA hot swap hard drives and high-speed cluster interconnect for up to 4x 100Gbps EDR InfiniBand connector cards. The unique air cooling or air-liquid hybrid cooling design enables deployment of Green Datacenters with lower PUE. AGX-2 supports both air-cooling and on-chip liquid-cooling to optimize and improve power efficiency and performance.

According to the LINPACK benchmark results, the AGX-2 achieves 29.33 TFLOPS, which is 2.47 times faster than the testing on NF5288M4 manufactured by Inspur with 4 GPUs in a 2U form factor. Regarding the real performance of training on an AI model, the AGX-2 delivers 1165 images/s, which is 2.49 times faster than the NF5288M4 with 4 Tesla M40, when the GoogLeNet model is trained with TensorFlow.

Leijun Hu, Vice President of Inspur Group, stated: "NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing and is reshaping the next era of AI computing. Inspur partners with NVIDIA to announce the new and innovative AGX-2 GPU server today, which offers high computing density and enables faster, easier multi-GPU computing. The cooperation between the two companies also shows Inspur's capability to develop high performance computing servers to propel AI, deep learning and advanced analytics, and we are hoping to provide even more energy-efficient computing solutions to serve customers around the world."

"Inspur , while having a long term cooperation with NVIDIA, has rich R&D and practice experience in computing system for deep learning as well as long time history cooperation with NVIDIA", stated Marc Hamilton. VP, Solutions Architecture and Engineering at NVIDIA. "The launch of AGX-2, the Ultra Dense Server which employs world's top NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU and high-speed interconnect NVLink technology, will comprehensively increase efficiency in AI and scientific engineering computing in terms of performance and energy consumption, and and it will provide both Chinese and global enterprises with leading high-performance computing capability."

Inspur keeps track of all the emerging intelligent computing technologies and applications, and is able to provide customers with the most complete GPU server product solutions that can support 2\4\8 GPU accelerators for a standalone system. Inspur and Baidu are also working together to develop an extendable SR-AI Rack Scale System designed to support 16 NVIDIA Tesla GPU Accelerators in a box. This powerful system can immediately shorten data processing time, visualize more data, accelerate deep learning frameworks, and design more sophisticated neural networks.

Inspur has been working with partners and customers around the world to help them accelerate solutions, automate operations, and gather better insights to make smarter decisions. In China, Inspur accounts for more than 60% of AI computing server market, and works closely with leading AI companies, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, iFLYTEK, Qihoo 360, Sogou, Toutiao, and Face++, to achieve significant performance improvements for voice, image, video, search, networking and other applications.
Source: Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co. Ltd.

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-05-15

Special

NVIDIA ushers in new era of robotics, with breakthroughs making It easier to build and train intelligent machines ...

NVIDIA and Toyota collaborate to accelerate market introduction of autonomous cars ...

NVIDIA launches GPU Cloud platform to simplify AI development ...

NVIDIA advances AI computing revolution with new Volta-based DGX systems ...

NVIDIA launches revolutionary Volta GPU platform, fueling next era of AI and high performance computing ...

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning in 2017 ...

NVIDIA paves path to AI cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud platform for video analytics ...

NVIDIA Tesla accelerators on IBM Cloud demonstrate advanced performance for training deep learning models ...

BSC and NVIDIA a step forward to the interactive simulation of humans ...

Quantum computing

Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered ...

Focus on Europe

EoCoE service page open for PRACE user community ...

Spring 2017 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

PRACE to issue Annual Report 2016 ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces 8.0 release - Setting new standard for automation and ease-of-use for Linux-based clusters and public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

CETIAT France chooses Bright Cluster Manager for aerodynamics and fluid mechanics HPC environment ...

2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap for Australia is now available ...

Hardware

Cray delivers production-ready AI with new Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers ...

Inspur to unveil 2U 8-GPU AI supercomputer at GTC 2017 ...

Inspur unveiled AIStation, AI deep learning training cluster management software at GTC 2017 ...

Supermicro systems deliver 170 Tflop/s FP16 of peak performance for artificial intelligence, and deep learning at GTC 2017 ...

NCSA's Blue Waters project provides $1.08 billion direct return to Illinois' economy ...

Applications

SDSC's Comet helps replicate brain circuitry to direct a realistic prosthetic arm ...

University of Wyoming graduate student one of 36 selected for CyberGIS Summer School ...

Supercomputing mimics berkelium experiments to validate new find ...

'Inverse designing' spontaneously self-assembling materials ...

Story of silver birch from genomic Big Data ...

Targeted, high-energy cancer treatments get a supercomputing boost ...

Computer accurately identifies and delineates breast cancers on digital tissue slides ...

Sound over silicon: Computing's wave of the future ...

USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty awarded multiple MURI grants ...

New funding announced for Digital Earth Australia ...

NCSA releases annual report highlighting scientific exploration and breakthroughs enabled by the Blue Waters Project ...

Supercomputer can disprove the theory of sunspot formation ...

The Cloud

Inspur to release InCloud OS 5.0 "F.A.S.T" at the 2017 OpenStack Summit ...

IBM extends data science collaborative workspace to the private Cloud ...

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand ...