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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

NNSA in $40M Deal for 40PFLOPS of Dell HPC Clusters

Sept. 21, 2001 — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced the awarding of a subcontract to Dell Technologies for additional supercomputing systems to support NNSA’s nuclear deterrent mission. In partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the second Commodity Technology Systems […]

Taking Altair Structural & CFD Analysis to New Heights with the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

At the recent ISC 2021 virtual event in June, I sat down with Kevin Mayo of AMD and InsideHPC’s Doug Black. We discussed how the latest AMD EPYC™ processors are helping accelerate Altair applications for the most demanding engineering workloads. AMD and Altair have been busily collaborating to deliver better performance for resource-intensive FEA and CFD applications. In this sponsored post, we share some benchmarks resulting from these efforts below.

Cerebras Alliance Offers CS-2 AI Supercomputer as Cloud Service

High performance AI chip maker Cerebras, maker of the Wafer-Scale Engine, the world’s largest computer chip, today announced Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, delivering its AI accelerator as a cloud service. The alliance combines Cerebras’s CS-2 HPC/AI system, featuring 850,000 AI-optimized compute cores, with Cirrascale’s deep learning cloud services infrastructure. “With Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, (the […]

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 […]