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5 Considerations When Building an AI / GPU Cluster

AI continues to change the way many organizations conduct their work and research. Deep learning applications are constantly evolving and organizations are adapting to new technologies, improving their performance and capabilities. Companies that fail to adapt to these emerging technologies run the risk of falling behind the competition. At PSSC Labs we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. There is a lot going on in the world of AI and even more to think about when building a GPU-heavy AI server or cluster system. This article offers five essential elements to an AI/GPU computing environment.

Cerebras Systems: 2.5 Trillion-plus Transistors in 7nm-based 2nd Gen Wafer Scale Engine

Maker of the world’s largest microprocessors, Cerebras Systems, today unveiled what it said is the largest AI chip, the Wafer Scale Engine 2 (WSE-2) — successor to the first WSE introduced in 2019. The 7nm-based WSE-2 exceeds Cerebras’ previous world record with a chip that has 2.6 trillion transistors and 850,000 AI-optimized cores. By comparison, […]

UK Intervenes in Nvidia Acquisition of Arm Ltd.

Even as Nvidia announced its new “Grace” Arm CPU for AI and HPC last week, the UK government this morning issued a “public interest intervention” notice that targets Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of UK-based Arm Limited, announced last September, on national security grounds. While those grounds were not specified, the notice stated that “the […]

European HPC Exascale Project DEEP-EST Completed

Jülich/Munich, April 15, 2021 – The project “DEEP Extreme Scale Technologies,” funded by the European Union, has come to a successful conclusion. DEEP-EST started in 2017 to develop a modular architecture for high performance computing (HPC). Leveraging a co-design approach with real-life applications, the DEEP-EST project paved the way for future exascale systems that will […]

OpenFive Tapes Out SoC for Advanced HPC / AI Solutions on TSMC 5nm Technology

SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 13, 2021 – OpenFive, a  provider of customizable, silicon-focused solutions with differentiated IP, today announced the successful tape out of a high-performance SoC on TSMC’s N5 process, with integrated IP solutions targeted for cutting edge High Performance Computing (HPC)/AI, networking, and storage solutions. The SoC features an OpenFive High Bandwidth Memory (HBM3) IP subsystem […]

At Virtual Nvidia GTC: Wednesday’s Sessions on HPC and AI at Scale

Here’s an overview of HPC-related sessions at Nvidia’s GTC virtual conference today. Note that recording of these sessions can be accessed by conference attendees (registration is free). Accelerating Large-Scale AI and HPC in the Cloud – 2-2:40 pm ET This session looks at Microsoft Azure’s NVIDIA A100-based VM instances for machine learning, deep learning and […]

CSCS to Stand Up ‘Grace’ Arm-based AI Supercomputer from Nvidia, HPE

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 12, 2021 — The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA have announced what they says is expected to be the world’s most powerful AI-capable supercomputer. Planned to come online in 2023, the “Alps” system infrastructure will replace CSCS’s existing Piz Daint supercomputer and serve as a general-purpose […]

Nvidia Partners with Schrödinger on Drug Discovery

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—GTC—April 12, 2021—NVIDIA today announced a strategic partnership with Schrödinger that harnesses NVIDIA DGX A100 systems to further expand the speed and accuracy of Schrödinger’s computational drug discovery platform and enable rapid, accurate evaluation of billions of molecules for potential development of therapeutics. The companies will optimize Schrödinger’s software platform — designed to […]

Supermicro Expands Its Nvidia Ampere Architecture GPU Product Line, Includes 5PF in a 4U Tier 1 AI Platform

SAN JOSE — April 12, 2021 — Server maker Supermicro today announced expansion of its Nvidia Ampere Architecture-based GPU-product line, including achieving 5 petaFLOPS of AI performance in a 4U form factor with the latest NVIDIA A100, NVIDIA A40, NVIDIA RTX A6000, and the new NVIDIA A30, NVIDIA A10, and NVIDIA A16 GPUs. “Our collaboration with NVIDIA enables us to design […]

Nvidia Jumps into Data Center CPUs, Also Launches DPUs, GPUs and DGX Superpod for HPC and AI

Nvidia announced a slew of new products today on the first day of its annual GTC conference, including a first-time foray into data center CPU that has pushed Intel stock prices down and Nvidia shares up. Nvidia’s new “Grace” CPU, the company’s first CPU for the data center, is an Arm-based chip that the company […]