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Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads

9 May 2019 San Jose - Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage, has selected WekaIO Matrix to accelerate its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) workflow. The company chose Matrix, the world's fastest file system, to accelerate application performance scaling for their EDA workloads and thus enabling the design of more complex application specific integrated circuits (ASICS).

Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data centre efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications, unlocking system performance and improving data security. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application performance and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including Cloud and hyperscale, high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise data centres, cyber security, storage, financial services and more.

With a single namespace that spans local storage and the Cloud, Matrix delivers performance that is 3x that of local file systems and 10x that of traditional NAS. The Matrix software is a highly resilient parallel file system that delivers the highest bandwidth, lowest latency performance to any InfiniBand or Ethernet enabled GPU or CPU based cluster. The POSIX-compliant file system leverages an innovative, highly optimized software stack that leverages modern architectures such as low-latency NVMe-oF and massively distributed metadata. Built for enterprise grade HPC, it tightly integrates object storage for best economics at scale and supports features such as snapshots, Cloud back-up and multi-protocol support including NFS and SMB.

"Mellanox is a forward-thinking company, we continuously improve our workflows by incorporating new deep learning techniques into our data-intensive EDA workloads, so we needed a modern file system to support our initiatives", stated Udi Weinstein, Chief Information Officer of Mellanox. "The integration of WekaIO's Matrix software in our infrastructure increases the efficiency of our data centre, keeping pace with our application performance requirements while delivering exascale capacity at the best economics. With our current IT infrastructure, we are well-positioned to deliver the best IC products to the market in to the future."

In addition to Mellanox using Matrix for its own EDA workflow, Mellanox and WekaIO have many joint customer deployments with Deep Learning (DL) workflows. EDA benefits from DL on many levels, be it product innovation, chip design or lower costs, and yet DL can be computationally intensive, especially the inference phase, and as such Matrix has become the go-to file system of choice for enterprises' supporting DL workloads. Mellanox ConnectX 100G network, and soon 200G, was also a key component of the Matrix cluster design that broke performance records on both the SPEC SFS and IO500 10 Node Challenge benchmarks.

"Cultivating a full-spectrum business relationship with companies like Mellanox benefits the entire HPC ecosystem of use cases, not just EDA, but also AI, Machine Learning, Finance, Life Sciences and Genomics, and M&E", stated Liran Zvibel, co-founder and CEO of WekaIO. "We have many synergies with Mellanox, from the markets we target to our core value proposition of accelerating application performance. Not only are we proving we deliver the best performance and value for EDA in the Mellanox data centre, but we jointly enable many deep learning workloads in successful customer deployments as well. And together we have successfully proven we deliver the best performance on the HPC and Machine Learning industries leading benchmarks. The Mellanox leading interconnect solutions and Matrix file system are an undeniably, unbeatable storage solution for data intensive HPC."
Source: WekaIO

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Primeur weekly 2019-05-13

Exascale supercomputing

AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source software to power world's fastest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to deliver record-setting Frontier supercomputer at ORNL ...

Cray pursues advanced research with DOE for exascale systems ...

CAAR accepting application team proposals for Frontier system ...

Quantum computing

Computing faster with quasi-particles ...

Quantum computing with graphene plasmons ...

Focus on Europe

ELIXIR and GA4GH expand collaboration ...

Netherlands eScience Center labeled "Center of Excellence" by international review committee ...

HPC stakeholders in Europe get together at EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

Middleware

DDN announces intent to acquire Nexenta, a market expert in Software-Defined Storage for 5G and IoT ...

Hardware

Austria's Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics improves weather nowcasting with Cray AI solutions ...

Cray reports first quarter 2019 financial results ...

CoolIT Systems announces liquid cooling solution for Intel Server System S9200WK ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise integrates BlueData to accelerate Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in the enterprise ...

Intel previews design innovation: 10nm CPU ships in June and 7nm product in 2021 ...

WekaIO Matrix selected by Mellanox Technologies to accelerate EDA workloads ...

Applications

King's College London and NVIDIA build UK's first AI platform for NHS hospitals ...

Quantum sensor for photons ...

Comet-enabled simulations showcase black holes and their magnetic bubbles ...

Ultra-secure form of virtual money proposed ...

Shaping the future of finance with HPC ...

NCSA scientist employs supercomputer simulations in Ohio gerrymandering case ...

Superfacility framework advances photosynthesis research ...

The Cloud

Supermicro introduces open private Cloud solutions based on new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 ...

NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed ...