• GigaOm Radar for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms

    This new GigaOm Radar Report “GigaOm Radar for Evaluating Data Warehouse Platforms” provided by our friends over at Vertica, examines the leading platforms in the data warehouse marketplace, describes the fundamentals of the technology, identifies key criteria and evaluation metrics by which organizations can evaluate competing platforms, describes some potential technology developments to look out for in the future, and classifies platforms across those criteria and metrics. [READ MORE…]

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  • Reports: TSMC May Commercialize Production of Cerebras-style AI Supercomputing Chips

    Published reports state that TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) may begin commercial production within two years of specialized supercomputer AI chips, an outgrowth of the company’s customized fabrication of the Wafer Scale Engine (WSE) developed by AI start-up Cerebras Systems. Last August, Cerebras unveiled the WSE (price: US$2 million), which it said is the largest chip ever built. Optimized for AI workloads, WSE contains more than 1.2 trillion transistors and is 46,225 square millimeters – making it 56.7 times larger than the largest graphics processing unit, which measures 815 square millimeters and 21.1 billion transistors. Cerebras also said WSE contains [READ MORE…]

  • The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner and Doug Ball Talk CFD, Autonomous Mobility and Driving Down HPC Package Sizing

    Doug Ball is a leading expert in computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamic engineering, disciplines he became involved with more than 40 years ago. In this interview with the late Rich Brueckner of insideHPC, Ball discusses the increased scale and model complexity that HPC technology has come to handle and, looking to the future, his anticipation of reduction in package sizing enabling HPC to be embedded in cars, planes and other autonomous mobility devices. https://youtu.be/v1mlJ25iO20 In This Update… from the HPC User Forum Steering Committee By Steve Conway and Thomas Gerard After the global pandemic forced Hyperion Research to cancel the [READ MORE…]

  • RadioFreeHPC Podcast: NSF, QIS Funding, But First…

    ….we discuss some recent government news. First is that the US House is looking to devote an additional $1.25 billion over the next five years. But even bigger is the proposal to expand the US National Science Foundation by $100 beeelion – which is more than 4x the size of the existing organization. We discuss the implications of this and how this might change the game in terms of base research. There is also a bill to significantly dial up funding for Quantum Information Science. All good and the team s excited to see these moves and hopes they’ll proceed swimmingly! [READ MORE…]

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Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

In this new whitepaper from our friends over at Panasas, we take a look at whether your storage infrastructure is ready for the robust requirements in support of AI workloads. AI promises to not only create entirely new industries, but it will also fundamentally change the way organizations large and small conduct business. IT planners need to start revising their storage infrastructure now to prepare the organization for the coming AI wave.

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  • 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…]

  • Perlmutter supercomputer to include more than 6000 NVIDIA A100 processors

    NERSC is among the early adopters of the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU processor announced by NVIDIA this week. More than 6,000 of the A100 chips will be included in NERSC’s next-generation Perlmutter system, which is based on an HPE Cray Shasta supercomputer that will be deployed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory later this year. “Nearly half of the workload running at NERSC is poised to take advantage of GPU acceleration, and NERSC, HPE, and NVIDIA have been working together over the last two years to help the scientific community prepare to leverage GPUs for a broad range of research workloads.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: NVIDIA Launches Ampere Data Center GPU

    In this video, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the first GPU based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA A100. Their fastest GPU ever is in now in full production and shipping to customers worldwide. “NVIDIA A100 GPU is a 20X AI performance leap and an end-to-end machine learning accelerator – from data analytics to training to inference. For the first time, scale-up and scale-out workloads can be accelerated on one platform. NVIDIA A100 will simultaneously boost throughput and drive down the cost of data centers.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Machine Learning for Weather Forecasts

    Peter Dueben from ECMWF gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “I will present recent studies that use deep learning to learn the equations of motion of the atmosphere, to emulate model components of weather forecast models and to enhance usability of weather forecasts. I will than talk about the main challenges for the application of deep learning in cutting-edge weather forecasts and suggest approaches to improve usability in the future.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Fighting COVID-19 with HPE’s Sentinel supercomputer through the cloud

    At HPE, we believe in being a force for good, so when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, HPE quickly made available supercomputing resources, along with a dedicated technical staff, free of charge to help scientists tackle complex research. That’s when we met Dr. Baudry and set him and his team up on HPE’s Sentinel supercomputer, which can perform 147 trillion floating point operations per second and store 830 terabytes of data. Sentinel – which is as fast as the earth’s entire population performing 20,000 calculations per second – is significantly accelerating discovery and saving months of research time and hundreds of thousands of dollars. [READ MORE…]

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