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Supermicro Expands Portfolio of Single-Processor Systems

San Jose, Sept. 8, 2021 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), maker of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, has announced an expanded portfolio of single-processor systems based on the new Intel Xeon E-2300 and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. These new systems support a wide range of applications in growing vertical markets. […]

Exascale Computing Project Launches Leadership Scientific Software Portal

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has established the Leadership Scientific Software (LSSw) portal, where those interested can sign up for LSSw town hall (Zoom) meetings, (the first will be Thursday, Sept. 16, 3–4:30 p.m. ET) join an LSSw Slack workspace, and opt-in for a mail list that will announce LSSw events. More information can be […]

Avalue Launches HPS-621D4A and HPS-246U4A HPC Servers

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Sep. 2, 2021 – Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, has announced its high performance rackmount servers, HPS-246U4A and HPS-621D4A, available as L6 barebone or L10 full systems, designed for wide ranging applications including AI, 5G, […]

National Security Agency Awards HPE $2B HPC-as-a-Service GreenLake Contract

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it has been awarded a $2 billion contract over 10 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) to deliver HPE’s high performance computing (HPC) technology as a service through the HPE GreenLake platform. The collaboration will be designed to enable the NSA to harness growing AI and data […]

Argonne Picks AMD EPYC CPUs for Polaris

Santa Clara — Aug. 30, 2021 — AMD today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the Polaris supercomputer (see earlier coverage), which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale HPC system at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen […]

XTREME-D Launches HPC G4 Instance on Bare Metal High-Speed Computing Environment

Tokyo, August 26, 2021 – Platform as a service provider XTREME-D today announced the launch of a new instance on its bare metal high-speed computing environment. Named G4 for the company’s fourth generation model, it was developed as an all-in-one solution using AXXE-L One, XTREME-D’s first server product, announced in June. AXXE-L by XTREME-D is […]

NVIDIA and HPE to Deliver 2,240-GPU Polaris Supercomputer for Argonne

NVIDIA and Argonne National Laboratory this morning announced Polaris, a GPU-based supercomputer, with 2,2240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs delivering 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and about 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance, up to 4X faster performance than Argonne’s current supercomputers. Argonne is calling the new system, called “Polaris,” a “testbed” supercomputer to […]

Bright Helps Life Sciences Customer Make the Cloud a More Economical Choice than On-premise for their HPC Environment

[SPONSORED POST] In this contributed article, Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing, discusses how Bright Computing has provided a proven method for companies on the outside of HPC looking in to affordably leverage cloud resources and achieve tangible competitive advantage. Companies in Life Sciences have been able to provision additional compute capacity on the fly as needed while keeping their costs much lower than maintaining a cluster in their data center, enabling them to compete effectively with much larger competitors.

Intel Architecture Day: Details Revealed on Sapphire Rapids and ‘Powered on’ Ponte Vecchio

Harried data center and HPC server market dominator Intel today unveiled what the company said is its biggest shifts in Intel architectures in a generation. The Architecture Day event included looks at the two chips that will power the delayed Aurora exascale supercomputer, to be installed at Argonne National Laboratory; those chips are: Sapphire Rapids, […]

Add UK to Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Snags

On the heels of potential regulatory problems in China and Europe for Nvidia’s planned Arm acquisition, another press report, from Bloomberg, states that UK regulators are considering blocking the $40 billion takeover on the grounds of national security risks. It’s not known what those risks may be, but the Bloomberg story said a report by the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority “contains worrying implications for national security, with the country now leaning towards blocking the deal,” according to an article in Data Centre Dynamics.