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    In this sponsored post, Shailesh Manjrekar, Head of AI and Strategic Alliances, WekaIO, discusses how WekaFS is designed to enable organizations to maximize the full value of their high-powered IT investments – compute, networking and storage. The latest evolution of Weka technology includes new features designed to deliver ease-of-management and performance, at any scale, with a unified global namespace from flash to object storage to the cloud. [READ MORE…]

  • NETL, Cerebras Claim CFD Milestone

    A collaboration between DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and Cerebras Systems, maker of the CS-1 deep learning compute system,  has demonstrated that CS-1 could perform a key computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workload more than 200 times faster and at a fraction of the power consumption than the same workload on an optimized number of cores of NETL’s Joule 2.0 supercomputer, currently ranked the 81st most powerful system in the world. [READ MORE…]

  • The Top Five Trends Driving the Need for New HPC/AI System Architectures

    Earlier this month Ayar Labs hosted a webinar on the topic of “Disaggregated System Architectures for Next Generation HPC and AI Workloads,” discussing the need for new architecture and the approaches that are being taken to bring new levels of power, efficiency, and composability to building the supercomputers, and eventually all computing systems of the future. Here are the top five trends that were discussed during the webinar driving the need for new HPC architectures. [READ MORE…]

  • Winners of Student Cluster Competition, Gordon Bell Prize(s) Named at SC20

    It was awards day at Virtual SC20, and among the most coveted and closely watched of them ate annual SC Student Cluster Competition and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. This year’s cluster competition winner: Tsinghaua University, China. The same team won the competition for the highest LINPACK benchmark performance. Now in its 14th year, this year’s Student Cluster Competition was comprised of 114 students on 19 teams from six countries [READ MORE…]

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  • Where Have You Gone, IBM?

    The company that built the world’s nos. 2 and 3 most powerful supercomputers is to all appearances backing away from the supercomputer systems business. IBM, whose Summit and Sierra CORAL-1 systems set the global standard for pre-exascale supercomputing, failed to win any of the three exascale contracts, and since then IBM has seemingly withdrawn from the HPC systems field. This has been widely discussed within the HPC community for at least the last 18 months. In fact, an industry analyst told us that as long ago as the annual ISC Conference in Frankfurt four years ago, he was shocked when IBM told him the company was no longer interested in the HPC business per se…. [READ MORE…]

  • DOE Under Secretary for Science Dabbar’s Exascale Update: Frontier to Be First, Aurora to Be Monitored

    As Exascale Day (October 18) approaches, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar has commented on the hottest exascale question of the day: which of the country’s first three systems will be stood up first? In a recent, far-reaching interview with us, Dabbar confirmed what has been expected for more than two months, that the first U.S. exascale system will not, as planned, be the Intel-powered Aurora system at Argonne National Laboratory. It will instead be HPE-Cray’s Frontier, powered by AMD CPUs and GPUs and designated for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. [READ MORE…]

  • Exascale Exasperation: Why DOE Gave Intel a 2nd Chance; Can Nvidia GPUs Ride to Aurora’s Rescue?

    The most talked-about topic in HPC these days – another Intel chip delay and therefore delay of the U.S.’s flagship Aurora exascale system – is something no one directly involved wants to talk about. Not Argonne National Laboratory, where Intel was to install Aurora in 2021; not the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, guiding development of a “capable exascale ecosystem”; and not DOE itself. As for Intel, a spokesperson earlier this week promised to “circle back shortly,” but hadn’t as of press time. In lieu of information (other than rote answers from public relations Q&A sheets issued three weeks [READ MORE…]

  • ARM-based Fugaku Supercomputer on Summit of New Top500 – Surpasses Exaflops on AI Benchmark

    The new no. 1 system on the updated  ranking of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, released this morning, is Fugaku, a machine built at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. The new top system turned in a High Performance LINPACK (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops (nearly half an exascale), outperforming Summit, the former no. 1 system housed at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab, by a factor of 2.8x. Fugaku, powered by Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX SoC, is the first ARM-based system to take the TOP500 top spot. [READ MORE…]

  • Hats Over Hearts

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rich Brueckner. His passing is an unexpected and enormous blow to both his family and the HPC Community. In his coverage of the HPC market, he was tireless and thorough. What Rich brought to the table was a deep curiosity about computing and science, and the people that made the two happen. [READ MORE…]

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