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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list


10 Dec 2019 Beaverton - The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), a global organisation dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, has reported the latest TOP500 List results show that HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand accelerates 31 percent of new InfiniBand-based systems on the list, including the fastest TOP500 supercomputer built this year. The results also highlight InfiniBand's continued position in the top three supercomputers in the world and acceleration of six of the top 10 systems. Since the TOP500 List release in June 2019, InfiniBand's presence has increased by 12 percent, now accelerating 141 supercomputers on the list.

Additional TOP500 List achievements include the following:

  • The world's fastest High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) supercomputer, the 'Summit' at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is powered by InfiniBand.
  • InfiniBand accelerates the fastest industrial supercomputer at Total Oil and Gas, ranked number 11 on the list.
  • InfiniBand powers 46 of the top 100 supercomputers on the list.

"InfiniBand is the leading high-performance interconnect on the TOP500 list and continues to grow and is now accelerating 141 supercomputers. These systems are leveraging InfiniBand to enable innovation and research in vertical markets such as astronomy, medicine, AI, quantum mechanics, mechanical engineering and much more", stated Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Working Group Co-Chair. "Additionally, HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand made its debut on the July 2019 list and now connects nearly a third of the new InfiniBand platforms on the list. This demand for HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand and InfiniBand's overall presence on the list signifies an increasing need for interconnects that deliver efficiency, bandwidth and the fastest speeds currently on the market. We are proud that InfiniBand is able to rise to these challenges and enable high performance for the world's top systems."

The TOP500 List reflects the evolving data centre ecosystem. Each new list reports the top supercomputers that execute the world's most complex and demanding workloads. As needs change and new supercomputers are built, the technology that powers these systems must adapt to the industry's demand for data and enhanced performance. InfiniBand's prominent presence on this list is indicative of its ability to provide the speed, low latency and scalability that the world's top systems require. Leveraging Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) fabrics such as InfiniBand and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) also offers data centres reliability, efficiency and a highly interoperable environment for these systems to expand.

The TOP500 List is published twice per year and ranks the top supercomputers worldwide based on the LINPAC benchmark rating system, providing valuable statistics for tracking trends in system performance and architecture.

Source: Infiniband Trade Association - IBTA

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Primeur weekly 2019-12-16

Quantum computing

Atos boosts quantum application development through the creation of the first Quantum User Group ...

D-Wave signs agreements with NEC to accelerate commercial quantum computing ...

D-Wave announces promotion of Dr. Alan Baratz to CEO ...

Intel introduces 'Horse Ridge' to enable commercially viable quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Europe's largest initiative for excellence in human-centred artificial intelligence opens its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands ...

HLRS receives two certifications for environmental responsibility ...

Amsterdam knowledge institutes to invest 1 billion euro in Artificial Intelligence ...

Jet de Ranitz appointed as new CEO SURF ...

Lenovo and Intel partner for Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 supercomputer enabling research from climate change to the origin of the Universe ...

Middleware

InfiniteIO wins Vendor Innovation Award at the Channel Partner Insight Channel Innovation Awards 2019 ...

WekaFS selected by Innoviz to accelerate AI for autonomous vehicle innovations ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced manufacturing and supply chain leader ...

Supermicro Second Annual Green Data Centre Report finds opportunity for saving millions in energy costs, and reductions in e-waste ...

GRC expands global footprint by opening operations in India ...

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand sees major growth on November 2019 TOP500 supercomputers list ...

NII start operation 400 Gbps link to speed up SINET supporting Japan's academic research ...

Applications

CLASS software framework makes Modena smarter in real-life setting ...

NCSA engineers travel to Chilean base data centre and summit for LSST project ...

Global Unichip Corporation uses Cadence digital implementation and signoff flow to deliver advanced-node designs for AI and HPC applications ...

Bonseyes partners with HPC leader Verne Global to power open AI innovation ...

World's largest computing society announces 2019 Fellows ...

Researchers to tackle the mysteries of the AI 'black box' problem ...

Simulations attempt to reconstruct one of the most explosive events in the universe: A neutron star merger ...

The Cloud

Organisations globally select VMware Cloud on AWS as the foundation for their Cloud strategy ...

Pioneering nanotechnology Cloud - nanoHUB - looks to future ...