New Cray AI Initiatives to Advance Deep Learning for Science and Enterprise

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced a comprehensive set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) products and programs that will empower customers to learn, start, and scale their deep learning initiatives. As AI and deep learning continue to transform entire industries and scientific disciplines, Cray is leveraging its supercomputing expertise, technologies, and best practices to advance the adoption of deep learning. Today, Cray is introducing: The new Cray Accel AI Lab to advance the development of deep learning technologies and workflows; New Cray Accel AI offerings, featuring NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPU accelerators, which provide a range of fast-start configurations leveraging the Cray® CS-Storm™ accelerated cluster supercomputer along with a robust deep learning environment; A new Cray Urika®-XC analytics software suite, including the addition of the TensorFlow™ open-source machine intelligence software library and support for Jupyter Notebooks; An AI collaboration agreement with Intel, leveraging Intel’s AI technologies to advance the state-of-the-art in distributed deep learning and machine learning.”

The release goes on, “Cray is launching a deep learning innovation center – the Cray Accel AI Lab – to serve as the focal point for the application, incubation, and advancement of supercomputing technologies in AI.  The new lab will provide access to Cray systems powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators, and will bring together AI experts from Cray’s engineering teams, its customers, and partners to provide educational content and classes in topics ranging from developer training to advanced optimization techniques of deep learning frameworks. The Cray Accel AI Lab will accessible from Cray offices worldwide, with classroom settings available in Cray’s major office locations.”


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