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Primeur weekly 2016-10-10

Exascale supercomputing

The incredible shrinking particle accelerator ...

Brookhaven Lab to play major role in 2 DOE exascale computing application projects ...

Quantum computing

More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon ...

Focus on Europe

RSC supercomputers go West ...

Hardware

Allinea tools play vital role in advancing computational research at the VSC, Austria's largest HPC facility ...

Smallest transistor ever ...

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips ...

Wireless data centre on a chip aims to cut energy use ...

Adapteva announces 28nm 64-core Epiphany-IV microprocessor chip ...

SGI introduces unique scale-out solution for SAP HANA that protects investments when moving to real-time business ...

Applications

Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes ...

Climate change intensifies night-time storms over Lake Victoria ...

Computer simulations explore how Alzheimer's disease starts ...

Rice University lab explores cement's crystalline nature to boost concrete performance ...

Rice University researchers say 2D boron may be best for flexible electronics ...

Large animals, such as the imperious African elephant, most vulnerable to impact of human expansion ...

Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity for ageing ...

Tornadogenesis ...

As hurricane heads up coast, a RENCI supercomputer swings into action ...

New drug candidate may reduce deficits in Parkinson's disease ...

XSEDE allocations awarded to 155 research teams across U.S. ...

OSC part of NSF-funded consortium for advancing research computing practices ...

NCSA awarded NSF grant to expand computational science education in food, energy, and water ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

The Cloud

Nimbix collaborates with IBM and NVIDIA to launch powerful GPU Cloud offering ...

Nimbix collaborates with IBM and NVIDIA to launch powerful GPU Cloud offering

5 Oct 2016 Dallas - Nimbix, an HPC Cloud platform provider, plans to expand its performance leadership in Cloud supercomputing with the addition of IBM's recently launched Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) platform featuring NVIDIA Pascal GPUs. Nimbix will now put the capabilities of IBM Power Systems for HPC, based on the POWER8 with NVIDIA NVLink interconnect technology processor, and Nimbix's JARVICE platform in the hands of developers and data scientists to achieve unprecedented performance.

The new IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC stems from community innovation within the OpenPOWER Foundation and is fine-tuned for deep learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. The new POWER8 with NVIDIA NVLink processor directly connects the POWER8 CPU with NVIDIA Tesla P100 Pascal GPUs through NVIDIA NVLink, a high-speed, energy-efficient bidirectional interconnect. NVIDIA NVLink is embedded at the silicon level and incorporated into the overall system design. With this tight coupling of IBM and NVIDIA technology data can flow 5x faster than on a comparable competitive offering.

Offering this new platform on the Nimbix Cloud enables the highest performance and ease of use for researchers, data scientists, and engineers looking to leverage optimized workflows. With a few mouse clicks, users can run massive computations such as accelerated analytics and neural network training without having to understand and configure toolkits and infrastructure first. Sample ready-to-run workflows include GPU-accelerated database systems and deep learning frameworks for both training and inference.

Additionally, developers and application providers can leverage Nimbix PushToCompute technology to rapidly build and deploy new hyper-scale workflows and frameworks targeting NVIDIA Pascal GPUs at bare-metal speed. Enterprises can also seamlessly extend existing accelerated applications into a hybrid Cloud model combining powerful on-premises systems with on-demand Cloud.

"Today's emerging workloads like machine and deep learning, artificial intelligence, accelerated databases, and high performance data analytics require incredible speed through accelerated computing", stated Sumit Gupta, Vice President, High Performance Computing and Data Analytics, IBM. "Delivering the capabilities of the new IBM POWER8 with NVIDIA NVLink-based system through the Nimbix Cloud expands the horizons of HPC and brings a highly differentiated accelerated computing platform to a whole new set of users."

"In the new era of accelerated analytics and deep learning, delivering both applications and bare-metal performance in the Cloud with state of the art infrastructure has never been more important," said Nimbix CEO Steve Hebert. "We're pleased to partner with IBM and NVIDIA to democratize access to POWER, NVLink in combination with Nimbix PushToCompute."

"HPC scientists and AI researchers are among the most demanding users of computing resources", stated Roy Kim, Tesla Product Lead at NVIDIA. "Powered by Pascal-based NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators and NVLink, the Nimbix cloud platform offers scientists and researchers on-demand, scalable compute resources to deliver significantly faster results than was previously thought possible."

Nimbix provides on-demand and scalable compute resources that enable organizations to run large-scale High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads in the Cloud. HPC allows scientists, developers, and engineers to solve complex science, engineering, development, Big Data, and business problems using applications that require high compute capabilities. Nimbix's growing number of integrated platform services allows organisations to increase the speed and effectiveness of research by running high performance computing in the Nimbix Cloud.

Source: Nimbix

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-10-10

Exascale supercomputing

The incredible shrinking particle accelerator ...

Brookhaven Lab to play major role in 2 DOE exascale computing application projects ...

Quantum computing

More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon ...

Focus on Europe

RSC supercomputers go West ...

Hardware

Allinea tools play vital role in advancing computational research at the VSC, Austria's largest HPC facility ...

Smallest transistor ever ...

Turning to the brain to reboot computing ...

Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips ...

Wireless data centre on a chip aims to cut energy use ...

Adapteva announces 28nm 64-core Epiphany-IV microprocessor chip ...

SGI introduces unique scale-out solution for SAP HANA that protects investments when moving to real-time business ...

Applications

Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes ...

Climate change intensifies night-time storms over Lake Victoria ...

Computer simulations explore how Alzheimer's disease starts ...

Rice University lab explores cement's crystalline nature to boost concrete performance ...

Rice University researchers say 2D boron may be best for flexible electronics ...

Large animals, such as the imperious African elephant, most vulnerable to impact of human expansion ...

Computer simulation finds dangerous molecule activity for ageing ...

Tornadogenesis ...

As hurricane heads up coast, a RENCI supercomputer swings into action ...

New drug candidate may reduce deficits in Parkinson's disease ...

XSEDE allocations awarded to 155 research teams across U.S. ...

OSC part of NSF-funded consortium for advancing research computing practices ...

NCSA awarded NSF grant to expand computational science education in food, energy, and water ...

Crosstalk analysis of biological networks for improved pathway annotation ...

The Cloud

Nimbix collaborates with IBM and NVIDIA to launch powerful GPU Cloud offering ...