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Comparing Price-performance of HPE GreenLake for HPC vs. the Public Cloud

[SPONSORED POST] In this article, Max Alt, HPE’s Distinguished Technologist and Director, Hybrid HPC, discusses recent real-world tests measuring the price-performance of HPC applications used in a range of workloads – including High Performance Linpack (HPL) and OpenFOAM CFD solver. The tests compared performance on AWS and Oracle Cloud solutions powered by Intel® processors against HPE GreenLake for HPC solutions powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.

Supermicro Expands GPU System Portfolio for AI, HPC, Cloud Workloads

SAN JOSE, Oct. 12, 2021 — Supermicro has announced new systems based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators (Supermicro X12 series). These servers are designed for demanding AI applications where low latency and high application performance are essential. The 2U NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU system is […]

Eni Upgrades HPE HPC Infrastructure via GreenLake

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced the upgrade of the supercomputer system of Eni, the Italian multinational supermajor energy company. The upgrade of the company’s supercomputer, HPC4, will be delivered as a service through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform and is intended increase performance and double storage capacity to improve accuracy of image-intensive modeling […]

Hailo Claims Record AI Chip Venture Round with $136M Series C 

Artificial intelligence chipmaker Hailo today announced it has raised$136 million in a Series C funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. The company said the round brings Hailo’s total funding to $224 million and will be used to further develop the Hailo-8 AI Processor for Edge Devices and for expansion into new and […]

Exxact Corporation Releases NVIDIA HGX A100-powered Servers for AI and HPC

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021 — Exxact Corporation, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and data center solutions, announced that it is now offering a new line of TENSOREX servers featuring the NVIDIA HGX A100 platform. This new line of GPU-accelerated systems allows researchers and scientists to combine simulation, data analytics, and AI […]

Exascale Hardware Evaluation: Workflow Analysis for Supercomputer Procurements

It is well known in the high-performance computing (HPC) community that many (perhaps most) HPC workloads exhibit dynamic performance envelopes that can stress the memory, compute, network, and storage capabilities of modern supercomputers. Optimizing HPC workloads to run efficiently on existing hardware systems is challenging, but attempting to quantify the performance envelopes of HPC workloads to extrapolate performance predictions for HPC workloads on new system architectures is even more challenging, albeit essential. This predictive analysis is beneficial because it helps each data center’s supercomputer procurement team extrapolate to the new machines and system architectures that will deliver the most performance for production workloads at their datacenter. However, once a supercomputer is installed, configured, made available to users, and benchmarked, it is too late to consider fundamental architectural changes.

D-Wave’s Cross-platform Offering to Cover Annealing and Gate-model Quantum Computers

BURNABY, B.C. — October 5, 2021 – Quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems Inc. today said at its annual user conference, Qubits, it has released a performance update to its Advantage quantum system, a new hybrid solver in the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and showed a preview of its next-generation quantum platform […]

Building the GPU-accelerated Datacenter

[Sponsored Post] To learn about GPU-accelerated datacenters, join the upcoming live webinar from Thinkmate and PNY. You’ll hear about the future of the datacenter, why the GPU is crucial, the technology behind GPU acceleration, and what sort of options exist for different industries or types of organizations.

AMD Targets HPC-AI for 30x CPU-GPU Energy Efficiency Boost by 2025

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced a goal to deliver a 30x increase in energy efficiency for AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct GPU accelerators used in artificial intelligence (AI) training and high performance computing (HPC) applications by 2025.1 Achieving this will will require AMD to increase the energy efficiency of a compute node at a rate that […]

Why HPE Cray EX Is the Supercomputer of Choice at Leading Weather Centers

[SPONSORED POST] For decades, compute resources used for weather forecasting have tracked with advances in state-of-the-art supercomputing. Which is to say that the weather segment demands systems with the greatest data ingest and storage capacity combined with the most powerful processing capabilities. As the accuracy of daily weather forecasts and warnings of severe weather depend on high-performance computing combined, increasingly, with artificial intelligence, it is perhaps not surprising that weather segment IT spending has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hyperion Research predicts that it will in fact grow by an astonishing 33 percent between 2021–20241, significantly outpacing