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Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions

26 Aug 2019 San Francisco - Mellanox Technologies Ltd.'s Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking solutions for VMware vSphere enable virtualized Machine Learning solutions that achieve higher GPU utilization and efficiency. Benchmarks demonstrate that the NVIDIA vComputeServer (vCS) for virtualized GPUs achieve two times better efficiency by using VMware's paravirtualized RDMA (PVRDMA) technology than when using traditional networking protocols. The benchmark was performed on a four-node cluster running vSphere 6.7 equipped with NVIDIA T4 GPUs with vCS software and Mellanox ConnectX-5 100 GbE SmartNICs, all connected by a Mellanox Spectrum SN2700 100 GbE switch.

The PVRDMA Ethernet solution enables VM-to-VM communication over RDMA, which boosts data communication performance in virtualized environments while achieving significantly higher efficiency compared with legacy TCP/IP transports. Additionally, PVRDMA retains core virtual machine capabilities such as vMotion. This translates to real-world customer advantages including optimized server and GPU utilization, reduced machine learning training time and improved scalability. Using PVRDMA also shrinks back-up times, improves data centre simplicity, simplifies consolidation, lowers power consumption and reduces total cost of ownership.

"As Moore's Law has slowed, traditional CPU and networking technologies are no longer sufficient to support the emerging machine learning workloads", stated Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing, Mellanox Technologies. "Using hardware compute accelerators such as NVIDIA T4 GPUs and Mellanox's RDMA networking solutions has proven to boost application performance in virtualized deployments."

NVIDIA T4 GPUs supercharge the world's most trusted mainstream servers, easily fitting into standard data centre infrastructures. Their low-profile, 70-watt design is powered by NVIDIA Turing Tensor Cores, delivering revolutionary multi-precision performance to accelerate a wide range of modern applications, including machine learning, deep learning, and virtual desktops. With the latest vComputeServer software for GPU virtualization, it also provides maximum performance and manageability for AI, ML and data science workloads in a virtualized server environment.

"Machine learning has become extremely important and every company, regardless of size, must leverage its power to remain competitive", stated Bob Pette, vice president, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA. "Our collaboration with VMware and Mellanox creates a high-performance GPU platform that enables acceleration for compute-intensive workloads in the most efficient way."

Machine learning workloads are extremely resource intensive, often relying on hardware acceleration to achieve the performance necessary to solve large, complex problems in a timely manner. Interconnect acceleration - special hardware that delivers extremely high bandwidth and low latency, and compute acceleration - often delivered through exploitation of very highly-parallel GPU compute engines, are the most common forms of such acceleration. While both types of acceleration have long been available on vSphere, it is now possible with vSphere to combine these technologies to support advanced machine learning applications that allow applications to combine the compute power of NVIDIA GPUs with the high-performance data transfer capabilities of Mellanox RDMA-capable adapters, enabling linear scalability.

"Modern data centre infrastructures need to keep pace with the compute and efficiency requirements for the exceedingly complex machine learning computational models", stated Sudhanshu (Suds) Jain, Product Management, Cloud Platform Business Units, VMware. "The ability to virtualize GPUs using the latest NVIDIA vComputeServer product and Mellanox's high-speed networking solutions over vSphere makes it possible to meet those requirements while keeping the cost intact."

VMware vSphere is fully qualified with Mellanox ConnectX 10/25/40/50/100G adapters today. All Mellanox adapters support PVRDMA over RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet), enabling advanced capabilities like GPU virtualization, and making data centre infrastructure RoCE-Ready as new technologies over RDMA become generally available. PVRDMA will also be supported by the latest ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 SmartNICs announced at VMworld.
Source: Mellanox

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...