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WekaIO Announces Cloud-Native, Unified Storage Solutions for the Entire Data Lifecycle

WekaIO™ (Weka), an innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced a transformative cloud-native storage solution underpinned by the fast file system, WekaFS™, that unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps.

Transform Raw Data to Real Time Actionable Intelligence Using High Performance Computing at the Edge

In this special guest feature, Tim Miller from One Stop Systems discusses the importance of transforming raw data to real time actionable intelligence using HPC at the edge. The imperative now is to move processing closer to where the data is being sourced, and apply high performance computing edge technologies so real time insights can drive business actions.

Interview: Global Technology Leader PNY

We recently caught up with our friends over at PNY to discuss a variety of topics affecting data scientists conducting work on big data problem domains including how “Big Data” is becoming increasingly accessible with big clusters with disk-based databases, small clusters with in-memory data, single systems with in-CPU-memory data, and single systems with in-GPU-memory data. Answering our inquiries were: Bojan Tunguz, Senior System Software Engineer, NVIDIA and Carl Flygare, NVIDIA Quadro Product Marketing Manager, PNY.

Hats Over Hearts

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rich Brueckner. His passing is an unexpected and enormous blow to both his family and the HPC Community. Rich was an institution in the HPC community. You couldn’t go to an event without seeing his red hat bobbing in the crowd, usually trailed by a fast-moving video crew. He’d be darting into booths, conducting interviews, and then speeding away to his next appointment.

NVIDIA Ships New Advanced AI System — NVIDIA DGX A100: Third-Generation DGX Packs Record 5 Petaflops of AI Performance

NVIDIA today unveiled NVIDIA DGX™ A100, the third generation of the world’s most advanced AI system, delivering 5 petaflops of AI performance and consolidating the power and capabilities of an entire data center into a single flexible platform for the first time. Immediately available, DGX A100 systems have begun shipping worldwide, with the first order going to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, which will use the cluster’s AI and computing power to better understand and fight COVID-19.

New Study Details Importance of TCO for HPC Storage Buyers

Total cost of ownership (TCO) now rivals performance as a top criterion for purchasing high-performance computing (HPC) storage systems, according to an independent study published by Hyperion Research. The report, commissioned by our friends over at Panasas®, a leader in HPC data storage solutions, surveyed data center planners and managers, storage system managers, purchasing decision-makers and key influencers, as well as users of HPC storage systems.

The Essential Guide: Machine Scheduling for AI Workloads on GPUs

This white paper by Run:AI (virtualization and acceleration layer for deep learning) addresses the challenges of expensive and limited compute resources and identifies solutions for optimization of resources, applying concepts from the world of virtualization, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and distributed computing to deep learning.

Supercomputers vs Superviruses: Why Tech is Our Best Hope in the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this contributed article, Golnar Pooya, a partner with IBM Digital Strategy practice, and an advisor at 7 Gate Ventures, suggests that in light of the global pandemic, AI gives us an incredible chance to protect life and we must arm it with the information it needs to do so. This outbreak only confirms the position of technology as mankind’s most important tool in protecting global health.

oneAPI: – A Unified Cross-Architecture, High Performance Programming Model Designed to Help Shape the Future of Application Development

In this article, we’ll dive into the newly announced oneAPI, a single, unified programming model that aims to simplify development across multiple architectures, such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators. The long-term journey is represented by two important first-steps – the industry initiative and the Intel beta product.

Heterogeneous Computing Programming: oneAPI and Data Parallel C++

Sponsored Post What you missed at the Intel Developer Conference, and how to catch-up today By James Reinders In the interests of full disclosure … I must admit that I became sold on DPC++ after Intel approached me (as a consultant – 3 years retired from Intel) asking if I’d help with a book on […]