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Aurora on Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

The rumors had begun to cirulate – October is near, that starts the fourth quarter, 2023 isn’t far behind, all of which means Intel is coming up against a hard deadline to deliver its delayed Aurora exascale-class supercomputer to Argonne National Laboratory by the end of the year. Is another delay in the offing?
Then, yesterday, Intel tweeted this out: “Server blades with Intel 4th Gen Xeon and Ponte Vecchio, which uses Intel’s most advanced IP and packaging technology, are now shipping to Argonne National Labs to power the Aurora supercomputer!” And the tweet was backed by comments to the same effect from CEO Pat Gelsinger

‘Shaheen III’: KAUST Selects HPE Cray EX HPC-AI Supercomputer with NVIDIA and AMD Chips

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) selected HPE to build its next-generation supercomputer, “Shaheen III,” using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer platform. The company said the system will be fully operational in 2023. Seven HPE Cray EX4000 cabinets will include 704 GPU compute nodes, and each node will […]

Supermicro Announces 8U ‘Universal GPU’ Server for NVIDIA H100’s 

HPC-AI server maker Supermicro today announced what the company said is its most advanced GPU server incorporating eight NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs. Supermicro now offers three Universal GPU servers: the 4U, 5U and the new 8U. The Universal GPU platforms also support Intel and AMD CPUs up to 400W, 350W and higher, according to […]

HPC-AI Chips in the News: NVIDIA, AMD Ensnared in US-China Trade War; Arm Sues Qualcomm

NVIDIA and AMD, makers of advanced GPUs used in HPC-AI workloads, became embroiled this week in the deteriorating relations and ongoing trade war between the US and the People’s Republic of China. Yesterday, Nvidia said it has been prohibited by the US government from selling to the PRC its A100 Tensor Core GPU, on the […]

insideHPC’s Exclusive ISC 2022 Video Interviews

Check out our exclusive video interviews from the ISC 2022 conference! You can find them on the right side of our home page. They include: AMD – An update on the EPYC CPUs and Instinct GPUs powering the new no. 1 supercomputer, Frontier, which is also the first HPC system to exascale-certified, along with the […]

It’s a Wrap! We’ll See You at ISC Next Year

[SPONSORED POST] After attending ISC, it’s safe to say that no remote conferencing or communication technology can ever replace the experience of face-to-face human interaction.  It was fantastic to engage directly with our customers and partners, sharing new platform developments and intriguing customer stories.  It is truly inspiring to hear about some of the new initiatives aimed to conquer challenges that seemed insurmountable in previous years.

SiPearl Collaborates with NVIDIA on Accelerated Computing with European Microprocessor

Maisons-Laffitte, France, May 29, 2022 — SiPearl, the European company designing the microprocessor for exascale supercomputing, and NVIDIA announce a collaboration to provide a joint offering combining SiPearl HPC microprocessors with NVIDIA accelerated computing and networking portfolio. The two organizations said they will develop a proxy platform for porting activities and SVE workload analysis combining SiPearl […]

Atos Talks European HPC Openness and a Hybrid Future of AI, Machine Learning and Quantum Supercomputing

This exclusive Q&A interview was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 conference organization, with Eric Eppe, head of portfolio and solutions, HPC & Quantum at France-based HPC systems vendor Atos. Nages Sieslack: How are the needs of the European HPC market changing with regard to traditional supercomputing and things like deep learning/AI and […]

PNY Named 2021 NVIDIA Partner Network Americas Distribution Partner of the Year

[SPONSORED POST] On April 5, 2022, PNY was proud to be named the 2021 NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) Americas Distribution Partner of the Year, for being a value-added partner and trusted advisor to the channel for NVIDIA’s professional visualization products for over 20 years.

Six Smarter Scheduling Techniques For Optimizing EDA Productivity

[SPONSORED POST] Workload management plays a crucial role in helping design teams share limited resources, boost simulation throughput, and maximize productivity. In this white paper, “Six Smarter Scheduling Techniques For Optimizing EDA Productivity,” Altair discusses six valuable techniques to help improve design center productivity. By adopting these techniques and products in the Altair® Accelerator™ portfolio, organizations can realize higher levels of efficiency and performance and dramatically improve productivity with smarter workload scheduling.