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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform

Qiu Long (2nd on the right), President of Huawei IT Server Product Line, and Ashok Pandey (2nd on the left), Vice President of NVIDIA attended the global launch ceremony.8 Sep 2017 Shanghai - Huawei has unveiled the FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform at HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, bringing to market two heterogeneous servers: FusionServer G5500 and G2500. These servers are primarily positioned to build the Huawei intelligent Cloud hardware platform, Atlas, and highlight a significant achievement Huawei has made in actualizing its Boundless Computing strategy. Boundless Computing pushes the boundaries traditionally confined to general purpose CPUs and enables heterogeneous acceleration for a computing efficiency boost.

Also at the event, Huawei announced that it will launch GPU-accelerated Cloud services based on the G series heterogeneous computing platform and NVIDIA Tesla P100 and Tesla P4 products. This delivers an intelligent Cloud platform with training and inference acceleration capabilities for customers.

"Today's enterprise service applications are rapidly evolving, and the types of workloads are also diversifying. These pose tremendous challenges on the efficiency and flexibility of computing platforms. With the G Series heterogeneous computing platform, we can help our customers better meet these challenges", stated Qiu Long, President, IT Server Product Line, Huawei. "Huawei is happy to join forces with NVIDIA for comprehensive, deep collaboration in the AI computing front. We believe that both parties' innovation power will translate into powerful GPU Accelerated Data Center platforms to help our customers travel more smoothly and swiftly in the digital transformation journey."

William Shen, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise at NVIDIA China, stated: "NVIDIA is committed to helping its customers accelerate their breakthrough innovations in AI and high-performance computing. NVIDIA's deep learning computing platform provides strong support for Huawei's GPU-accelerated industry solutions, giving users a head start in this fast-growing market with increasingly fierce industry competition."

The Huawei G series is engineered with innovative hardware architecture and heterogeneous resource pooling capabilities. It allows computing resources to be intelligently orchestrated based on application workloads, thereby enabling users to derive higher computing efficiency. FusionServer G5500 meanwhile is a heterogeneous server with a focus on data centre deployment. It accommodates eight Tesla P100 GPU accelerators in a 4U chassis, and is compatible with the soon-to-be-released Tesla V100. The powerful GPU acceleration capabilities enable the server to effortlessly process several hundred billion data records within milliseconds. FusionServer G2500 is a smart video analytics server positioned for application scenarios such as safe city and smart transportation. It supports 16 Tesla P4 GPU accelerators and 24 3.5-inch hard drives in a 4U chassis, meeting requirements on inference, analysis, and data storage for high-definition video streaming of 256 channels.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2017, Huawei's flagship event for the global ICT industry, was held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from September 5-7. The theme was "Grow with the Cloud". Huawei has been exploring how to realize new growth through digital transformation together with its customers and partners at this global platform for open collaboration.
Source: Huawei

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Primeur weekly 2017-09-11

Focus

In Europe applications are driving the hardware developers towards exascale ...

Airbus needs HPC capacity to stay competitive ...

PPI4HPC procurement of 4 European supercomputers - what is it all about? ...

Crowd computing

BOINC community active in new version release, project management change and welcoming new sites ...

Quantum computing

Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer ...

Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design invented ...

Microsoft establishes quantum center at the University of Copenhagen ...

High-speed quantum memory for photons ...

Focus on Europe

Asetek announces new OEM, channel partner, and HPC installation ...

Fast magnetic writing of data ...

e-IRG Workshop to address European Open Science Cloud governance ...

Middleware

Univa releases open source Universal Resource Broker for Kubernetes ...

TACC supports parallel data analysis using popular software package, adapts R for co-processors ...

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, partners with NVIDIA to enhance AI for robotic inspection and automated defect recognition ...

Letting programmes manage their own processing resources ...

Hardware

Supermicro accelerates software-defined storage with VMware vSAN hyper-converged solution ...

Launch of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment supported by CoolIT Systems Liquid Cooling ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures ...

Solarflare XtremeScale NICs accelerate performance of NGINX application delivery ...

Applications

Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portal ...

Improving cancer surgery with real-time image processing ...

CureMatch co-founders study molecular alterations of genes to develop personalized cancer therapy options ...

IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence and establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab ...

AA-ALERT project detects Fast Radio Burst ...

Particle physicists on a quest for new physics ...

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Forum at the Basel Life Conference ...

The Cloud

Huawei releases FusionServer G series heterogeneous computing platform ...

Army re-ups with IBM for $135 million in Cloud services ...