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MapD Open Sources High-Speed GPU-Powered Database

Today MapD Technologies released the MapD Core database to the open source community under the Apache 2 license, seeding a new generation of data applications. “Open source is sparking innovation for data science and analytics developers,” said Greg Papadopoulos, venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). “An open-source GPU-powered SQL database will make entirely new applications...
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Intel Consolidates Xeon Product Lines

The much-anticipated unification of Intel’s Xeon E3, E5 and E7 product lines is upon us. Starting with the upcoming “Skylake” datacenter chips, all Xeons will now fall under the new Xeon Scalable Processor (SP) family. As a result, the Xeon EP, and EX suffixes are being consolidated into a single SP designation. However, under the new structure, Intel has come up with four processor levels:...
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Supermicro Systems Deliver 170 TFLOPS FP16 of Peak Performance for AI at GTC

GPU Technology Conference – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies including green computing, will exhibit new GPU-based servers at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) from May 8 to 11 at the San Jose Convention Center, Booth #111. Optimized applications for Supermicro GPU supercomputing systems include Machine Learning, Artificial...
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TACC Announces Advanced Computing and HPC Services Partnership with NASA JPL

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) today announced the formation of a five-year advanced computing partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for up to $3.1 million. Under the contract, TACC will provide resources, including supercomputers, networks, storage, and expertise in applying computational methods to fundamental research, science and engineering challenges. Advanced...
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Huawei and Intel Sign Up for HPC Collaboration

Huawei and Intel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on high performance computing products and technology innovation. The MOU was made public at Hannover Messe, a conference that focuses on advanced industrial technology. According to the announcement, the collaboration will center around the development of Huawei servers and cloud computing hardware based on...
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Backblaze to Report Latest Hard Drive Failure Stats at MSST 2017

For the last 4 years, Backblaze has collected and reported on the failure rates and SMART stats of the hard drives in use in their data centers. At MSST 2017, Andrew Klein from Backblaze will present on what they’ve learned about hard drives over the years including failure rates by model, and the ability to predict drive failure before it happens. MSST 2017 will dedicate five days to...
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Tesla P100 GPUs Speed Cloud-Based Deep Learning on the Nimbix Cloud

Today HPC Cloud provider Nimbix announced the immediate availability of high-performance NVIDIA Pascal GPUs using the NVIDIA DGX-1 AI supercomputer in the Nimbix Cloud. For an on-demand rate, customers gain access to the industry-leading native bandwidth of eight NVIDIA NVLink interconnected NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs to launch or develop state-of the-art machine learning workflows, accelerated...
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IBM, Red Hat Collaborate to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM and Red Hat, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration designed to help enterprises benefit from the OpenStack platform's speed and economics while more easily extending their existing Red Hat virtualized and cloud workloads to the IBM Private Cloud. As part of this new collaboration, IBM has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, giving clients greater confidence...
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Women at SC Awarded the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award

In recognition of work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and to provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program has been selected by CENIC as a recipient of the 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. Project members being recognized include...
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DOE Office of Science Would Have to Grapple with $900 Million Cut Under Trump Budget

The Trump administration outlined dramatic cuts for nearly every federal agency in order to pay for a $54 billion increase in Department of Defense spending. Those rollbacks would include a 20 percent annual reduction at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, which would almost certainly put the agency’s pre-exascale and exascale programs in jeopardy. The $900 million Office of...
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