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MLCommons Releases MLPerf Inference v1.1 Results 

San Francisco – September 22, 2021 – Today, MLCommons, an open engineering consortium, released new results for MLPerf Inference v1.1, the organization’s machine learning inference performance benchmark suite. MLPerf Inference measures the performance of applying a trained machine learning model to new data for a wide variety of applications and form factors, and optionally includes […]

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.

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, […]

NVIDIA and HPE to Deliver 2,240-GPU Polaris Supercomputer for Argonne

NVIDIA and Argonne National Laboratory this morning announced Polaris, a GPU-based supercomputer, with 2,2240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs delivering 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and about 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance, up to 4X faster performance than Argonne’s current supercomputers. Argonne is calling the new system, called “Polaris,” a “testbed” supercomputer to […]

TACC’s Longhorn GPU Subsystem Helps Researchers Detect Potential COVID-19 Virus Vulnerability

Despite more than a year and a half of research, there are still many unknowns about how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects human cells. A deeper understanding could lead to new treatment approaches. Using supercomputer simulations, a team from the University of California San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas at […]

Intel Architecture Day: Details Revealed on Sapphire Rapids and ‘Powered on’ Ponte Vecchio

Harried data center and HPC server market dominator Intel today unveiled what the company said is its biggest shifts in Intel architectures in a generation. The Architecture Day event included looks at the two chips that will power the delayed Aurora exascale supercomputer, to be installed at Argonne National Laboratory; those chips are: Sapphire Rapids, […]

Baidu Announces Baidu Brain 7.0 and Production of 2nd Gen Kunlun AI Chip

BEIJING, Aug. 18, 2021 — Baidu today showcased its artificial intelligence technology with the launch of Baidu Brain 7.0, the start of mass production of its 2nd generation Kunlun AI chip, Kunlun II, and the demonstration of industrial applications using Baidu AI Cloud. Shared at Baidu World 2021, Baidu’s annual technology conference, the announcements represent the […]

ALCF GPU Hackathon and Computational Performance Workshop: Prepping Researchers for Current & Future HPC

As the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) continues its transition to deploying and operating supercomputers powered by graphics processing units (GPUs), training researchers to use the powerful new resources for science is becoming increasingly important. Last year, the facility expanded its Theta supercomputer with GPUs to provide a dedicated resource for COVID-19 research as well […]

Add UK to Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Snags

On the heels of potential regulatory problems in China and Europe for Nvidia’s planned Arm acquisition, another press report, from Bloomberg, states that UK regulators are considering blocking the $40 billion takeover on the grounds of national security risks. It’s not known what those risks may be, but the Bloomberg story said a report by the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority “contains worrying implications for national security, with the country now leaning towards blocking the deal,” according to an article in Data Centre Dynamics.

Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Initiatives with DDN and NVIDIA at Any Scale

[Sponsored Post] In this whitepaper, DDN and NVIDIA invited ESG to interview several of their joint customers that have been running production AI environments to better understand their needs and to confirm the value that DDN and NVIDIA are providing. ESG research sheds light on the rapid rise of AI initiatives among businesses, including how businesses are leveraging AI to create value. Business have been rapidly investing in AI and ML projects because they work.