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HPC4EI: Dec. 6 Deadline for Fall 2022 Solicitation Applications

Nov. 30, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with the high-performance computing (HPC) resources and experts at DOE’s National Laboratories to tackle manufacturing challenges. Through the High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, selected teams will apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to […]

Cerebras Announces 2 AI Partnerships – for Large Language Model Training and ‘Generative AI’ Content Creation

Cerebras Systems, maker of the “dinner plate sized” AI processor, announced two alliances today, one with Cirrascale Cloud Services, provider of deep learning solutions for AVs, NLP and computer vision, and with Jasper, maker of an AI content platform for AI-based copywriting and content creation. Under the Cirrascale-Cerebras partnership, the two companies announced the availability […]

At SC22: Lenovo Discusses its HPC Water Cooling Technologies and Other News at the Conference

In this interview at SC22, Lenovo’s Martin Hiegl, Director, HPC Customer Solutions, discusses the company’s extensive experience with liquid cooling of high-performance servers in HPC cluster environments, he reviews what makes Lenovo’s Neptune line of liquid cooling solution different from other companies’, and he discusses other news and developments highlighted by Lenovo at the conference.

Relief for the Solution Architect: Pushing Back on HPC Cluster Complexity with Warewulf and Apptainer

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  How did you, at heart and by training a research scientist, financial analyst or product design engineer doing multi-physics CAE, how did you end up as a… systems administrator? You set out to be one thing and became something else entirely. You finished school and began working with some hefty HPC-class clusters. One […]

TOP500: Frontier Maintains Big Lead, Europe at Nos. 3 and 4, China Quiet

The new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, released today at the SC22 conference in Dallas, while short on surprises underlines several significant HPC trends. First the headline: the HPE-built, AMD-powered Frontier system, which was crowned the world’s first exascale-class system when the previous TOP500 list was released last spring, remains at the top of the list, delivering nearly three times the power of its nearest rival on the list. Frontier remains at 1.102 exaFLOPS….

At SC22: New Offerings from NetApp-NVIDIA Partnership for Scalable, Flexible AI Deployments

Managers from two AI powerhouses, NVIDIA and NetApp, sat down with us to talk about the multi-year partnership between the two companies, along with its latest joint solutions, which are considerable. From NetApp we have Firmware Engineer Chris Weber and from NVIDIA we have Shawn Kaiser, Senior Product Manager. They discuss a slew of advancements […]

GIGABYTE Announces Portfolio of Enterprise Solutions with New AMD EPYC Processors

November 10, 2022 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), a maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced its portfolio of products ready to support the new AMD EPYC 9004 Series Processors in the first wave of GIGABYTE solutions that will target a demanding workloads that include GPU-centric, high-density, edge, and general computing. A new x86 […]

It’s Official: Intel Announces Ponte Vecchio and Sapphire Rapids, Hints at ‘Falcon Shores’ XPU in 2024

Intel today officially announced its long awaited, next-generation server chips: the Xeon CPU Max, known to date as “Sapphire Rapids,” and the Data Center GPU Max, which for more than two years has been known – and been a focal point of scrutiny, speculation and frustration – as “Ponte Vecchio.” Both chips have been delayed, […]

AWS and Start-up TidalScale: Scaling Up in the Cloud

Amazon Web Services said in a blog post today that in partnership with start-up TidalScale it has taken on the problem of scaling up on the AWS cloud platform. The result of joint work between the two companies means AWS users “can now aggregate the CPUs, memory, network, interrupts, and storage of multiple AWS bare […]

Getting to Exascale Day 2022 with an Exascale System Wasn’t Easy

Finally, after 15-plus years of intellectual strain (planning), bureaucratic wrangling (budgeting), technical toil (system building) and, probably, some tears, the HPC community has arrived at an Exascale Day, October 18 (1018), on which we actually have a certified exaFLOPS supercomputer: Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Exascale is no longer in the future, it’s here, […]