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Intel Launches 4th Gen Xeon Scalable Processors, Max Series CPUs and GPUs

Calling it a “pivotal moment” in its turnaround, Intel today made it official: the company launched its new and much-discussed 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (“Sapphire Rapids”), the Xeon CPU Max Series (“Sapphire Rapids HBM”) and the Intel Data Center GPU Max Series (“Ponte Vecchio”). For HPC, Intel said the new chips “bring a […]

Intel Annouces Restructuring of Accelerated Computing Group, Koduri Named Chief Architect

Intel announced today a restructuring and leadership change of its AXG (Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group). The organization’s EVP, Raja Koduri, will take on the role of Intel Chief Architecture “to focus on our growing efforts across CPU, GPU and AI, and accelerating high priority technical programs.” In addition, the company is restructuring the […]

Deutsche Bank in AI Partnership with NVIDIA: Risk Models, HPC and a 3D Virtual Avatar

Deutsche Bank today announced a multi-year partnership with NVIDIA intended to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the financial services sector. The goal is to develop regulatory-compliant AI-powered services and support, for example, Deutsche Bank’s cloud transformation strategy by using AI and ML to simplify and accelerate cloud migration decisions. The […]

Recent Results Show HBM Can Make CPUs the Desired Platform for AI and HPC

Third-party performance benchmarks show CPUs with HBM2e memory now have sufficient memory bandwidth and computational capabilities to match GPU performance on many HPC and AI workloads. Recent Intel and third-party benchmarks now provide hard evidence that the upcoming Intel® Xeon® processors codenamed Sapphire Rapids with high bandwidth memory (fast, high bandwidth HBM2e memory) and Intel® Advanced Matrix Extensions can match the performance of GPUs for many AI and HPC workloads.

HPE Introduces ProLiant Gen11 Servers for On-prem or via GreenLake As-a-Service

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new ProLiant Gen11 servers available for on-premises infrastructures or through HPE’s GreenLake as-a-service platform. The new servers are designed for compute- and data-intensive workloads, such as AI, machine learning, analytics, rendering, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and virtualization. The servers support several architectures, including 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors, […]

Advancing HPC through oneAPI Heterogeneous Programming in Academia & Research

oneAPI offers an open industry effort supported by over 100 organizations. oneAPI is an open, unified, cross-architecture programming model for CPUs and accelerator architectures (GPUs, FPGAs, and others). Based on standards, the programming model simplifies software development and delivers uncompromised performance for accelerated compute without proprietary lock-in, while enabling the integration of existing code.

A Look Inside the AMD-HPE Blade that Drives Frontier, the World’s First Exascale Supercomputer

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  The new number 1 supercomputer in the world, the AMD-powered and HPE-built Frontier, is celebrated today, Exascale Day, as the world’s first exascale (a billion billion calculations per second) HPC system. Recognized at last spring’s ISC conference in Hamburg for having exceeded the exascale barrier, a display of the Frontier blade in HPE’s ISC booth was a focus of attention on the conference floor. We thought it would be interesting to sit down with two senior officials from AMD and HPE to talk about the Frontier blade, what’s in it, its design innovations and the anticipated, long-term impacts of the blade on leadership supercomputing and on systems used by the broader HPC industry.

@HPCpodcast: Industry Analyst Steve Conway Ranges Across the Global HPC Scene

In this episode of @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug caught up with Steve Conway, former senior advisor at Hyperion Research and now head of his own consulting firm, Conway Communications. A well-known HPC executive and analyst who was formerly with IDC and Cray, Conway engages us in a wide ranging discussion – we start with edge HPC and trends towards massively-distributed, massively-heterogeneous computing, which takes us to the convergence of HPC and AI, mixed precision spectrum, the importance of simulation, the impact of exascale on general computing, the “indigenous technology” trend that has taken root in the U.S., China and Europe and it’s impact on scientific collaboration, U.S.-China funding model differences, and the necessary ingredients for attracting top talent.

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 […]