Pawsey Adds NVIDIA CUDA Quantum Platform for R&D Simulations

SYDNEY—SCA2024—Feb. 19, 2024—NVIDIA today announced that Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre will add the NVIDIA CUDA Quantum platform accelerated by NVIDIA Grace Hopper Superchips to its National Supercomputing and Quantum Computing Innovation Hub, in support of its quantum R&D work. Researchers at the Perth-based center will leverage CUDA Quantum — an open-source hybrid quantum computing […]

AI Governance Proposal: Control AI by Controlling Compute

To control compute – to squeeze or open the spigot of processing power – is to control AI. In doing so, AI can be steered toward beneficial results while avoiding, or punishing, bad ones. That’s the argument forwarded in a white paper from 15 research centers and universities in the U.S., Canada and the UK – and OpenAI….

Trillions for Chips: A Roiled Semiconductor Industry Strains to Meet AI Demand

We’re seeing the chip industry’s version of the scientific aphorism: “nature hates a vacuum.” The vacuum is the short supply of – and vast demand for – AI chips, and it’s roiling the semiconductor industry. Chip foundry companies TSMC, Intel and Samsung are straining to expand GPU fab capacity….

IBM AIU SoC Cluster to be Installed at Univ. of Albany

IBM’s long, slow climb back into advanced computing prominence took a turn yesterday with news from the University at Albany that it will be the first academic institution to receive a prototype computing cluster based on IBM’s Artificial Intelligence Unit (AIU). While IBM dropped out of traditional supercomputing….

Eviden to Deliver Modular Data Center for Europe’s 1st Exascale System

This morning, Eviden made it official: it has been awarded a contract by Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany to build the modular data center to host the EuroHPC JUPITER supercomputer, Europe’s first exascale system. This is not surprising because….

Predictions 2024: HPC-AI, Quantum, Storage and Data Management, Optical Computing, Containers, GenAI — Where It’s All Going

We offer these predictions across a range of developments, trends and challenges facing the HPC-AI industry in 2024. Some take on the entrepreneurial spirit of business consultant Peter Drucker and his famous call-to-arms: “The best….

Gelsinger on Intel’s Mojo, its Crowded Roadmap, a Foundry-centric Arm Strategy, and Earning Back Trust

At an Intel pre-launch media event earlier this month in Hillsboro, OR, Gelsinger made a surprise appearance, and his comments were as interesting for what he said about the company going forward as they were about recent Intel history. Which is to say: ….

A New Day for the TOP500: Aurora No. 2 at 585 PFlops, 4 New Top 10 Entrants, Frontier Still No. 1

Denver — Attendees at the SC23 conference here in Denver have been greeted by a roiled TOP500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, along with significant news about a would-be exascale HPC system coming in at no. 2 on the list….

NVIDIA Announces HGX H200 Systems and Cloud Instances

DENVER—SC23—Nov. 13, 2023—NVIDIA today announced the HGX H200 that is based on the Hopper architecture and features the H200 Tensor Core GPU with advanced memory to handle massive amounts of data for generative AI and high performance computing workloads. NVIDIA said the H200….

Aurora Exascale Install Update: Cautious Optimism

The twice-annual TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers is not universally loved, arguments persist whether the LINPACK benchmark is an optimal way to assess HPC system performance. But few would argue it serves a valuable purpose: for those installing leadership-class supercomputers, the TOP500 poses a challenge and a looming deadline that “concentrates the mind wonderfully.”