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Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list

24 Jun 2019 Beaverton - The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organisation dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, shared the latest TOP500 list results that report InfiniBand accelerates the top three supercomputers in the world and six of the top 10 systems. Additionally, HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand, the fastest end to end interconnect technology currently available, makes its debut on the list in four systems - including the fifth highest ranking supercomputer, the Frontera at Texas Advanced Computing Center.

Other TOP500 List highlights include:

  • InfiniBand continues to be the interconnect of choice for High Performance Computing (HPC) systems, connecting 126 supercomputers, or nearly 55 percent of the overall systems in the HPC category.
  • InfiniBand accelerates the top two fastest industrial supercomputers, the PANGEA III system at Total Exploration Production, ranked number 11 on thelList, and the HPC4 system at Eni S.p.A., ranked number 17 on the list.
  • 170 RoCE-capable Ethernet systems listed, representing a majority of all Ethernet systems.

"We are excited by HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand's debut on the latest Top500 List, which once again highlights InfiniBand technology as the high-performance interconnect of choice for HPC and an increasing amount of AI platforms", stated Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Working Group Co-Chair. "This milestone is in line with the InfiniBand Roadmap, an industry resource that provides clear timelines around expected InfiniBand performance improvements that will ensure investments made in HPC and AI systems will be protected."

The TOP500 list has evolved to include both traditional HPC and enterprise platforms, with more than half of the platforms on the TOP500 list being categorized as Cloud/hyperscale application platforms. HPC capabilities have also increasingly been used for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in both research and commercial facilities. Applications such as AI and Machine Learning (ML) require an extraordinary amount of compute power and low latency that Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) fabrics provide in order to address scalability and efficiency needs for ever-growing, complex data sets. RDMA fabrics such as RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and InfiniBand are used to power these demanding AI applications being deployed today.
Source: Infiniband Trade Association - IBTA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...