NVIDIA SC14 Highlights

No doubt an incomplete list, I will update throughout the week, but some of my favorite highlights so far:

  • NVIDIA SC14 landing page
  • NVIDIA announces K80, the world’s fastest accelerator for data analytics and scientific computing, K80 Specs
  • In-situ visualization is one of the hottest new trends that users are demanding, NVIDIA partner Kitware Works with NVIDIA to Drive Massive Acceleration in HPC Visualization, Kitware announcement
  • Only 1 new system makes it into Top 10 of the Top500 list, an NVIDIA-powered Cray CS-Storm system, Top500 List. Of all the recently announced GPU-enabled servers, the Cray CS-Storm supporting up to eight NVIDIA GPU cards is one of my favorites.
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center’s new Comet supercomputer to feature NVIDIA K80 powered GPU nodes. Given the chilly weather this week in New Orleans, I’m looking forward to visiting Comet in San Diego.
  • K80 specs look great, but real world application performance from customers is the ultimate test, Amber Molecular Dynamics benchmarks on K80.
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  • About Marc Hamilton

    Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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