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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking

6 Oct 2020 Broomfield - Liqid, provider of the world's most-comprehensive composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) platform, has been awarded two contracts from the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide three composable supercomputing systems that include more than 900 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200 gigabit per second InfiniBand smart networking. The systems, worth more than $52 million, will be the largest composable supercomputer in deployment. They will be deployed at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Lab (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, and at the US Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

At this time, the performance capabilities of the ERDC deployment would rank the system at no. 15 on the TOP500 ranking of the world's most powerful high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. The systems collectively represent 32 petaflops of performance and NVIDIA A100 GPU resources can be quickly added to or removed from compute systems for unprecedented flexibility and agility.

"The global challenges that public sector HPC organisations face require hardware resources to be much more muscular and efficient than traditional data centre architectures, which is why we are excited to work with NVIDIA to deliver to the DoD the first fully composable HPC system with the remarkable NVIDIA A100 GPU at its core", stated Sumit Puri, CEO & Cofounder, Liqid. "In collaboration with NVIDIA and other industry-leading partners, we hope to lead a wave of architectural innovation to provide a platform to solve some of the most difficult computing problems researchers face to build 21stcentury physical infrastructure, advance genomic research and development, and address the most pressing national security concerns."

The NVIDIA A100 delivers unprecedented acceleration at every scale for AI, data analytics, and HPC to address the world's most difficult computing challenges. The A100 can efficiently scale to thousands of GPUs or, with NVIDIA Multi-Instance GPU technology, be partitioned into up to seven isolated instances to accelerate workloads of all sizes. And with third-generation Tensor Core technology, the A100 offers up to 20x more performance than its predecessor, accelerating every precision for diverse workloads and speeding time to insight and time to market.

The NVIDIA HDR InfiniBand network provides extremely low latency, high data throughput and smart in-network computing acceleration engines. The HDR InfiniBand Quantum switches provide in-network computing through the Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology. This technology enables all active data center devices to accelerate the communications frameworks using embedded hardware, resulting in order of magnitude application performance improvements. As a standard technology, InfiniBand guaranteed backward and forward compatibility protects the data centre and software development investments.

Liqid's adaptive architecture enables the DoD to change A100 configurations as necessary and better accommodate the performance requirements of uneven, unpredictable workloads associated with graphics-intensive artificial intelligence (AI) applications. When deployed in the composable HPC system from Liqid across the HDR InfiniBand Quantum switching technology, the A100 delivers massive performance with all the data agility of composable disaggregated infrastructure, without sacrificing any data speed. Ultra-fast A100 GPUs and Liqid composable NVMe storage can be aggregated and deployed via software without regard to physical limitations, and shared across intelligent fabrics in the exact ratios required for a given workload, at massive scale or down to the level of individual MIG deployment. This means that data operations such as GPU-over-Fabric (GPU-oF) can be done with the same efficiency as those that take place up and down the hardware stack for industry-leading performance with the tightest possible physical footprint.

"The NVIDIA A100 GPU is the most advanced visual computing accelerator on the market, delivering the power and flexibility required by today's most complex AI models", stated Paresh Kharya, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA Partner Network members like Liqid are using the performance and functionality of the A100 GPU and HDR InfiniBand to build solutions that meet the needs of AI and HPC workloads."

Source: Liqid

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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...