11 HPC & AI Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Over the coming year, many of the top researchers and thought leaders in HPC, AI, deep learning, machine learning and a host of other frontiers at the cutting edge of IT will be attending these industry events. Mark your calendars and save the date. We hope to see you there! Oct. 15-19, 2018: eResearch Australasia 2018, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia: The 12th eResearch Australasia Conference features five tracks of concurrent sessions across three full days of events. The Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO), who hosts the eResearch conference, is a coalition of Australian and Australasian universities and research and industry groups. HPC-related discussions and workshops at this year’s eResearch include ... [ Read More ]

Cray Wins Tech Impact Award from Seattle Business Magazine

We are tremendously excited and honored that Cray was named a winner of Seattle Business Magazine's 2018 Tech Impact Awards. Out of hundreds of entries this year, Cray was one of only seventeen companies chosen to receive the accolade –– winning Silver in the enterprise category. The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry or society. The winning companies represent a varied mix of industries and tech spaces, including analytics, cloud, security, software as a service, fintech and entertainment. As an honoree, Cray was invited to attend the 8th annual Tech Impact Awards banquet dinner at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle. ... [ Read More ]

Live Chat – AI: Make the Right Choices

As artificial intelligence continues to gain traction as a transformational set of technologies, IT teams and data science teams are tasked with implementing AI projects as soon as possible. At the same time, there are a plethora of reasons why AI projects can go awry (here, here, here, here, here, here and here). Most involve choices: the right use case; the right data; the right infrastructure, frameworks and tools. Join us Tuesday, August 21, for a live online chat, “AI: Make the Right Choices,” to learn about and discuss some of the right choices to make when planning your AI application project. You can easily participate using a Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook account. Hear from industry experts at Cray who are working with users ... [ Read More ]

Business Cards Change, but the Passion for Open-Source Lustre Doesn’t

DDN announced today that the Intel Lustre® team has found a new home at DDN. In an open-source, community-owned model it doesn’t really matter which logo is on the business cards of the developers who are contributing to the community. That's a good thing, because there have been a lot of changes for two of the key contributing development teams in this decade. Driven by a vibrant and passionate community, Lustre® has quickly become the de facto standard in leadership-class supercomputing environments around the world, and now 77% of the Top 100 systems are using Lustre (June 2018 top500.org list). It’s easy to see why when you compare open-source Lustre’s benefits to other expensive, proprietary file systems. Cray ... [ Read More ]

Inside Isambard — the World’s First Production Arm Supercomputer

The Isambard Project, a GW4 Alliance initiative, recently disclosed the latest results from its benchmarking of Arm-based processors for HPC, the first such results for dual socket Cavium ThunderX2 nodes. Prof. Simon McIntosh-Smith gave a talk at the Cray User Group (CUG) Conference in Stockholm on May 23, 2018, in which he described the results of a detailed performance comparison between Cavium™ ThunderX2® Arm®-based CPUs and the latest state-of-the-art Intel Skylake x86 processors. Results focused on the HPC codes that are most heavily used on the UK’s national supercomputer, ARCHER, and showed that for these kinds of workloads, ThunderX2 is competitive with the best x86 CPUs available today, but with a significant cost ... [ Read More ]