Get Ready for the Revolution – HPC Market Set for Major Disruption!

first_imgBased on previous experience, this winter, we’ll be hearing about storms heading our way from the Atlantic. Maybe you are thinking of buying a new car this year and want to check out its safety record? Alternatively, you might be interested in advances in the diagnosis of genetic diseases?Compute-intensive tasksAll these seemingly different scenarios have something in common! Yes – weather modelling, car crash simulation testing and genome-sequencing are all compute-intensive tasks that need huge amounts of processing power. Other vertical industries include defence and security, geographic information engineering, financial high frequency trading plus oil and gas exploration. These are all areas where High Performance Computer Clusters (HPCs) come into their own.High-cost and locked-inTraditionally, HPCs were built using high-cost, proprietary hardware platforms, designed specifically for a single use case. As a result, they were the preserve of very large organisations that could afford to invest millions of dollars. They were costly to design, maintain and upgrade, and of course, different HPCs – using different protocols – typically didn’t speak to one another. What’s more, the traditional HPC solution was delivered in component parts rather than an integrated, fully tested appliance. This added cost, time and complexity.Open standardsFast forward to today. The industry is transforming, thanks to open standards and non-proprietary hardware platforms, based on standard IT technology, pioneered by companies like Dell EMC. This has not only made HPCs affordable, it is also enabling increased use of ground-breaking applications like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, genome-sequencing and Finance and KAFKA-ingest streaming. Increasingly, we are seeing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) being deployed across a range of on-premise platforms and cloud infrastructure to deliver a big step-change in application performance and energy-efficiency.CollaborationExactly why I’m so excited that the division I head up, Dell EMC OEM, is now collaborating with BittWare, a leading supplier of FPGA-based accelerated computing solutions. Together, we are bringing Enterprise-class OEM solutions to the market, allowing customers to drive the most demanding data visualisation and rendering workloads.Choice and flexibilityFor me, it’s all about customer choice, cost and flexibility. You get a 1U high-density, rack-mounted PowerEdge server appliance solution that has been optimised for accelerators and includes the BittWare FPGA Compute Node. Forget about getting a bag of component parts! This is an integrated, customised, production-ready solution that has been tested and validated in our labs by our HPC team and backed up by award-winning support and a fast go-to-market strategy. Think affordable, robust, scalable technology from two top vendors. Information available here.My counterpart, Craig Petrie, VP Marketing of FPGA Solutions at BittWare, a Molex company, hit the nail on the head, when he said, “Packaging disruptive technology in this way massively de-risks customer investments, allowing them to unlock the dramatic benefits of FPGAs in a cost-effective manner.” I couldn’t agree more!I believe that Dell EMC OEM and BittWare are in a great position to lead the way in FPGA technology and disrupt the market for the benefit of customers. Are you using HPC technology? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your comments and questions.Learn more about Dell EMC OEM at dellemc.com/oemLearn more about our joint solution here: https://www.bittware.com/facnKeep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @dellemcoem and @dermotatdellJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page herelast_img read more

No. 8 Syracuse puts the clamps on Hobart, 11-4

first_img Published on April 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse was in a familiar position. Hobart had scored three straight goals and was set to start the fourth quarter with a man advantage.But, as it did against Notre Dame on Saturday, the Orange defense held tight. A Ryan Archer miss on a behind-the-back shot was the lone scoring chance on the man-up opportunity for Hobart.The possession eventually ended with a Dom Madonna save and for the second time in as many games, Syracuse held its opponent scoreless on the man-up. After allowing four-goal runs in every game since Binghamton, Tuesday marks the second straight game the Orange cut its opponents run at three goals.“I thought that we kept it tight.” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I thought that the guys knew who the most dangerous outside shooters were. They got one or two off where Dom made the save but good to be stingy (on the man-down), always.”In all, No. 8 Syracuse (6-3, 3-0 ACC) caused 10 turnovers in its 11-4 defeat of Hobart (4-6, 1-1 Northeast) on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange has now won the battle for the Kraus-Simmons trophy 30 of 33 times and has claimed the trophy for five years straight. Syracuse held the top-30 Hobart offense to four goals, seven fewer than its season average of 11. Hobart’s four goals ties the season low for an SU opponent this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think we knew our matchups pretty well,” redshirt sophomore defender Nick Mellen said. “We knew they were an attack-oriented offensive team, so we kind of prepared for that. We knew what hands they were so we kind of favored that side a little bit. Made them a little bit more uncomfortable than they’d like to be.”After allowing a goal on Hobart’s first possession of the game, Syracuse’s defense settled in. The Orange didn’t allow Hobart’s offense any room to maneuver throughout the rest of the half, leading to eight first-half turnovers for the Statesmen.Active SU sticks led to several Hobart turnovers. During the first quarter, with the game still tied and Hobart’s offense not yet discouraged, attack Chris Aslanian swung the ball from the X out to the wing. But the ball didn’t find a fellow Statesmen’s stick. Instead, Mellen batted the pass down and scooped the loose ball to start an SU break. Less than a minute later, Syracuse scored, giving the Orange a lead it would never relinquish.On the ensuing possession following the goal, Aslanian, Hobart’s leading point scorer, again had the ball. This time he beat long-stick midfielder Austin Fusco and headed toward the cage. But Fusco collapsed back on Aslanian, wrapping his stick around Aslanian and dislodging the ball before a shot was released.Syracuse held Hobart’s attack line, which includes its top-three scorers, to one assist. The three attack combined for 14 of Hobart’s 34 shots. Under heavy defensive pressure, the shots were often contended, causing them to sail wide or leading to an easy save for Madonna, who had nine stops.“At the beginning of the game our coach told us to really press out,” Mellen said. “Make them uncomfortable, make them make a bad decision and I think we all did that pretty well.”Some Hobart turnovers came from good coverage. In the first quarter, one occurred following tight faceguarding from Dami Oladunmoye. The freshman midfielder charged out on his opposition when the Hobart midfielder looked to pass, leading to an errant feed out of bounds. Oladunmoye caused another pass to no one in the second quarter as he blocked off his midfielder, denying the pass.One of the few areas Hobart edged Syracuse, the faceoff X, didn’t help the Statesmen either. At the start of the second quarter, Hobart’s sixth-ranked faceoff man Matthew Pedicine cleanly won the draw and attacked SU defense from the right sideline. As he entered in the restraining box, Mellen knocked Pedicine’s stick out of his hands, and promptly scooped the ball, initiating an SU break the other way.It was a microcosm of the game for SU’s defense. SU took away whatever the Statesmen did well.Entering the game, Hobart ranked 29th in the country in man-up scoring. After going 0-for-5 last year against SU, the specialty units were a specific emphasis for each day of practice leading up to the game, Hobart head coach Greg Raymond said.Still, Syracuse shut the Statesmen down. The Hobart run ended after its final man-up opportunity flopped. The four-goal scoring spree, which the Orange has suffered from repeatedly this season, never came.And, for the first time this season, Syracuse dominated defensively for two consecutive games. Commentslast_img read more