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Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs


14 May 2020 San Jose - Inspur, a data centre and AI full-stack solutions provider, announced an across-the-board upgrade of its AI servers to enable full support for the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU.

Each of the five servers will address multiple AI computing scenarios and support 8 to 16 of the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. The third generation of Tensor Cores in A100 GPUs are faster, more flexible and easier to use and enable these servers to offer AI computing performance of up to 40 PetaOPS. With next-gen NVIDIA NVSwitch fabric technology, the GPU-to-GPU P2P communication speed has been doubled to reach 600 GB/sec. The increased computing performance and updated GPU-to-GPU bandwidth will bring AI computing efficiency to enable AI training for larger data scales and more complicated models. In addition, the NVIDIA A100 GPUs have 40GB of HBM2 memory with 70% higher memory bandwidth at 1,6TB/sec to support larger deep learning models for training.

Every AI server will offer hardware design for several application scenarios, including:

  • Inspur NF5488M5-D accommodates 8 A100 GPUs plus 2 mainstream CPUs in 4U space, delivering leading AI computing technology and mature ecosystem support to users.
  • Inspur NF5488A5 supports 8 A100 GPUs with the 3 rd generation NVlink plus 2 PCI-E Gen4 CPUs, providing users with high-bandwidth data pipeline communication.
  • Inspur NF5488M6 is a highly optimized system for HPC and AI computing users that will integrate 8 A100 GPUs with NVSwitch technology plus 2 next-gen mainstream CPUs.
  • Inspur NF5688M6 boasts the ultimate scalability and can support 8 A100 GPUs, accommodates more than 10 PCIe Gen4 devices, and brings about a 1:1:1 balanced ratio of GPUs, NVMe storage and NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand network.
  • Inspur NF5888M6 can support 16 A100 GPUs interconnected in one single system via NVSwitch. The computing performance could reach up to 40 PetaOPS, making it the most powerful AI super server for users who pursue the ultimate performance.

Inspur will also upgrade its leading AI computing resource platform AIStation and automatic machine learning platform AutoML Suite to support NVIDIA A100, which provide more flexible AI computing system resources management and powerful AI modeling algorithm development support.

Additionally, Inspur plans to add the new EGX A100 configuration to its edge server portfolio to deliver enhanced security and unprecedented performance at the edge. The EGX A100 converged accelerator combines an NVIDIA Mellanox SmartNIC with GPUs powered by the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, so enterprises can run AI at the edge more securely.

"Inspur was swift to unveil upgrades to its AI servers based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture as it allows global AI users a broad array of computing platforms optimized for various applications", stated Liu Jun, GM of AI and HPC at Inspur. "With this upgrade, Inspur offers the most comprehensive AI server portfolio in the industry, better tackling the computing challenges created by data surges and complex modelling. We expect that the upgrade will significantly boost AI technology innovation and applications."

"NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs offer customers unmatched acceleration at every scale for AI, data analytics and HPC", stated Paresh Kharya, Director of Product Management for Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "Inspur AI servers, powered by NVIDIA A100 GPUs, will help global users eliminate their computing bottlenecks and dramatically lower their cost, energy consumption, and data centre space requirements."

Inspur, a global AI server provider, offers a comprehensive AI product portfolio. It also fosters close partnerships with leading AI customers and empowers them to enhance performance in AI applications like voice, image, video, language and search.

Source: Inspur

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Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...