HPC News Bytes 20240715: AI Maturity ROI, OpenAI’s 5 Levels of AI, SoftBank Acquires Graphcore

Much has happened of late in the world of HPC-AI, here’s a quick (5:55) run through of the news, including: survey commissioned by Vultr points to AI maturity ROI, OpenAI proposes five levels of AI based on capability, SoftBank ….

Storj Acquires Leading AI Compute Provider, Valdi

Storj announced a new era in distributed cloud innovation with the acquisition of Valdi. Storj is a leader in distributed cloud object storage, disrupting the $100 billion cloud storage market, delivering up to 90% cost savings and 90% less carbon emissions for customers. Valdi is the leader in on-demand high performance cloud computing (GPUs) widely used for AI training and inference in data-intensive industries like technology, research and life-sciences.

Generating Business Value from Data on Enterprise IT Usage

In this contributed article, Stefano Pilotto, CCO of Zetaly, discusses how mainframes continue to be the workhorses of enterprise computing. Now, with advanced approaches to data management, businesses can unlock insights to optimize mainframe usage in line with operational objectives.

Lambda and VAST Data Partner to Accelerate AI Training Across Public and Private Cloud, Leveraging NVIDIA Technology 

VAST Data, the AI data platform company and Lambda, a leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service and compute provider for public and private GPU infrastructure, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable the world’s first hybrid cloud experience dedicated to AI and deep learning workloads. Together, Lambda and VAST are building an NVIDIA GPU-powered accelerated computing platform for Generative AI across public and private clouds.

How ML is Used to Reveal Hidden Savings in Your Cloud Infra 

In this contributed article, Maxim Melamedov, CEO and co-founder of Zesty, explores the cost-savings potential behind leveraging AI/ML in the cloud. By implementing tools capable of real-time decision making and analysis, companies can truly unlock the promise of the cloud.

Big Data Clusters: Building the Best Infrastructure Platform for Big Data Workloads

Our friends over at Silicon Mechanics put together a guide for the Triton Big Data Cluster™ reference architecture that addresses many challenges and can be the big data analytics and DL training solution blueprint many organizations need to start their big data infrastructure journey. The guide is for a technical person, especially those who might be a system admin in government, research, financial services, life sciences, oil and gas, or a similarly compute-intensive field.

Hitachi Vantara’s State of Data Infrastructure Sustainability Report

U.S. businesses have made sustainability a priority, with nearly four in five companies saying that they have developed plans for achieving carbon neutrality (78%) and net zero carbon emissions (79%), according to the State of Data Infrastructure Sustainability, a new report from our friends over at Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501). However, despite this and the fact that 85% of respondents claim to be “on plan” or “ahead of plan” when it comes to their carbon reduction goals, the survey revealed that actual progress may not be as robust as many businesses believe.

DDN is a Leading Data Storage Company Behind the Machine Learning and Generative AI Explosion

DDN®, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, announced that it has sold more AI storage appliances in the first four months of 2023 than it had for all of 2022. Broad enthusiasm for the business opportunities presented by generative AI has resulted in a steady increase in investment in AI and AI infrastructure.

The Elements of Hyperautomation and How It Fits into a Modern IT Stack

In this special guest feature, Robert Duffner, digital portfolio leader for NTT DATA’s Enterprise Application Services, outlines what hyperautomation is and how to determine if it is a fit for your organization.

How to Scale AI Infrastructure Effectively, Without Sacrificing Cost Efficiency

Read this white paper, “Investing in AI Infrastructure,” from our friends over at IDC and Supermicro that explores how to scale AI infrastructure effectively, without sacrificing cost efficiency.