AMD-Powered LUMI Supercomputer: In the Vanguard of HPC Performance and Energy Efficiency

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]   LUMI is a model for both world-class supercomputing and sustainability. It also embodies Europe’s rise on the global HPC scene in recent years. The AMD-powered, HPE-built system, ranked no. 3 on the new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, also ranks no. 7 on the GREEN500 list of the most […]

SiPearl: €90M Series A Round Closes to Launch Arm-based Rhea HPC Chip

Maisons-Laffitte, France — April 5, 2023 — SiPearl, the French company building Rhea, the energy-efficient HPC microprocessor, has raised €90m financing for the 1st closing of its Series A will be used to commercialize Rhea in early 2024. SiPearl said Rhea is the first energy-efficient HPC-dedicated microprocessor designed to work with any third-party accelerator (GPU, artificial […]

NVIDIA Declares ‘iPhone Moment of AI’ at GTC: Announces Raft of AI-related Chips, Systems and Services

Here’s a round-up of announcements delivered today at the opening of the NVIDIA GTC conference.
NVIDIA today announced what it said is a breakthrough that brings accelerated computing to the field of computational lithography that will set the foundation for 2nm chips “just as current production processes are nearing the limits of what physics makes possible,” NVIDIA said.

Running on GPUs, cuLitho delivers a performance boost of up to 40x beyond current lithography — the process of creating patterns on a silicon wafer — accelerating the massive computational workloads that currently consume tens of billions of CPU hours every year. NVIDIA said it enables 500 NVIDIA DGX H100 systems to achieve the work of 40,000 CPU systems, running all parts of the computational lithography process in parallel, helping reduce power needs and potential environmental impact.

AMD’s Processor Portfolio and the ‘Pervasive AI’ Landscape

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  AI is everywhere, it’s in our homes, cars and jobs, it’s in our healthcare and our entertainment. The organizations we work for are increasingly AI-driven. Geopolitically, the combination of AI and supercomputing is central to national competitiveness and regional security. From a compute perspective, AI everywhere requires a variety of processors to […]

Mythic Raises $13M for Edge AI Inference

Austin – March 9, 2023 – AI processing company Mythic has raised $13 million in a new round of funding. Mythic’s existing investors Atreides Management, DCVC, and Lux Capital contributed to the round, along with new investors Catapult Ventures and Hermann Hauser Investment (which is led by Hermann Hauser, one of the founders of Acorn Computers and […]

ClearML Certified to Run NVIDIA AI Enterprise Software Suite

Tel Aviv — March 7, 2023 –  ClearML, an open-source MLOps platform, today announced it has been certified to run NVIDIA AI Enterprise, an end-to-end platform for building accelerated production AI. ClearML said the certification makes its MLOps platform more efficient across workflows, enabling optimization of NVIDIA GPUs. It also ensures that ClearML is compatible with and optimized for NVIDIA DGX […]

Intel Alters HPC-AI Roadmap: ‘Rialto Bridge’ GPU Discontinued

After business hours on Friday, Intel released information on a “streamlined and simplified” data center GPU roadmap with direct impact on HPC and AI. The new plan calls for the discontinuation of the “Rialto Bridge” GPU, which was to have succeeded the Ponte Vecchio chip that itself was delayed several years before shipments began last […]

Frontier Pushes Boundaries: 86% of Nodes Engaged on Reactor Simulation Runs

Details have trickled out of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) indicating progress in preparing Frontier, the exascale-class supercomputer ranked the world’s most powerful system, for full user operations. Earlier this week, the Exascale Computing Project released an article on its web site entitled “Predicting the Future of Fission Power” discussing the ExaSMR….

Dell Announces PowerEdge Servers with Intel 4th Gen Xeon Chips

Jan. 17, 2023 — Dell Technologies has announced 13 new rack, tower and multi-node PowerEdge servers with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors announced last week. The servers include Dell software and engineering features, such as a new Smart Flow design, desogmed to improve energy and cost efficiency, and Dell APEX capabilities intended to help […]

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Hyperion’s Alex Norton on the State of AI

As part of insideHPC’s series of interviews on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, we spoke with Hyperion’s Alex Norton about his overview of the state of AI – or “big AI,” where AI and HPC often combine – at a special Hyperion event in Washington last month. In this interview, Norton, who is Hyperion’s principal technology analyst and data analysis manager, highlights key AI trends and insights, including….