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Post-Exascale Fabric: NNSA Awards Cornelis Networks $18M for High Performance Network R&D

Those who gave up for dead Intel’s Omni-Path fabric, which Intel began working on 2012 and stopped supporting seven years later, may want to re-think that. Cornelis Networks, the company breathing life into Omni-Path since 2020, has won an $18 million R&D contract from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The award is part of DOE’s Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network (NG-HPCN) project….

Optimizing Resource Utilization and Maximizing ROI with Composable Infrastructure

In this sponsored post, Silicon Mechanics discusses how today’s IT organizations must maximize their resource utilization to deliver the computing capabilities their organization needs when and where it’s needed. This has resulted in many organizations building multi-purpose clusters, which impacts performance. Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) can hold the key to solving this optimization problem, while also providing bare metal performance.

Azure HBv3 VMs and Excelero NVMesh Performance Results

[SPONSORED POST] Azure offers Virtual Machines (VMs) with local NVMe drives that deliver a tremendous amount of performance. These local NVMe drives are ephemeral, so if the VM fails or is deallocated, the data on the drives will no longer be available. Excelero NVMesh provides a means of protecting and sharing data on these drives, making their performance readily available, without risking data longevity. This eBook from Microsoft Azure and AMD in coordination with Excelero provides in-depth technical information about the performance and scalability of volumes generated on Azure HBv3 VMs with this software-defined-storage layer.

Supermicro Announces Universal GPU System – Supports CPU, GPU and Fabric Architectures

San Jose – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), an enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology company, has announced a revolutionary technology that simplifies large scale GPU deployments and is a future proof design that supports yet to be announced technologies. The Universal GPU server provides the ultimate flexibility in a resource-saving server. […]

HPE and Ayar Labs Partner to Bring Optical I/O to Slingshot Fabric for HPC and AI

HPC systems leader Hewlett Packard Enterprise and startup Ayar Labs, maker of chip-to-chip optical I/O connectivity, today announced a strategic collaboration to integrate silicon photonics within HPE’s high performance Slingshot fabric. Longer term, HPE envisions future generations of HPC systems interconnects significantly enhanced by optical I/O, which is a silicon photonics-based technology that uses light instead of electricity to transmit data. The technology addresses both the need for higher data rates and improved energy efficiency (see “Composable HPC-AI at Scale: The Emergence of Optical I/O Chiplets”).

Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

Cornelis Fabric Tapped by DOE / NNSA for Advanced Sim

Cornelis Networks announced it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) as an HPC network provider for the NNSA’s Tri-Laboratory Commodity Technology System 2 (CTS-2) system contract. NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program recently awarded Dell Technologies a contract to deliver computing systems totaling more than 40 petaflops to […]

Dell Announces New CAE Solutions, PowerSwitch and GPU-Driven HPC Server Options

Nov. 16, 2021 — At SC21, Dell has announced new computer-aided engineering and design solutions, expanded HPC/AI managed services, a Dell EMC PowerSwitch and GPU accelerator options for PowerEdge servers, all designed for modeling and simulation-intensive workloads. In CAE, new Dell Technologies validated designs are available for Siemens Simcenter Star CCM+ computational fluid dynamics software. […]

Hyperion HPC User-Buyer Study: Demand for Sim-Analytics Systems, a Throughput Boom, FPGAs and AMD GPUs on the Move and Other Findings

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has completed its latest study of high performance computing buyers and users, it’s first since 2017, and the report reveals a quickly evolving and innovating industry in which, among other findings, end users are figuring out how to leverage the variety of compute architectures while also calling for HPC systems […]

At SC20: GigaIO Launches PCIe 4.0 Accelerator Pooling Appliance for the Composable Data Center

CARLSBAD, CA – November 17, 2020 – GigaIO Networks, creators of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, today announced their new Hydra product line, which the company said is the industry’s first fully managed PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 4.0 Pooling Appliance, a high-performance expansion chassis for the disaggregating and pooling of PCIe accelerator devices. […]