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Report: Intel Weighing Acquisition of GlobalFoundries

New Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s vow earlier this year to move the company into the foundry business – making chips not just for itself but also for others – may take the form of acquiring GlobalFoundries in a deal that could be worth $30 billion, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. The […]

NVIDIA and Partners Launch HGX A100 Systems for Industrial AI and HPC

NVIDIA today announced a revamp of its NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform with new technologies that fuse AI with high performance computing, designed to make supercomputing more useful to a growing number of industries. To accelerate the new era of industrial AI and HPC, NVIDIA has added three key technologies to its HGX platform: the […]

New Supermicro Servers Featuring NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe GPUs

San Jose, June 28, 2021 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a maker of enterprise computing, storage, networking and green computing technology, announced Supermicro servers that will support the latest NVIDIA technologies. Both 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors or 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based servers will be available that incorporate the new NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe Tensor Core GPUs. […]

Fugaku Stays on Top of Top500 Supercomputer List – But Is China Holding Back?

The new edition of the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers saw the Japanese Fugaku system solidify its number one status in a list that the the Top500 organizers said shows a somewhat static and flattening performance growth curve.  In fact, only one new system attained the top 10 (here’s the complete list). […]

Lenovo at ISC: ‘Exascale to Every Scale’

For at least four years, Lenovo has been vocal about its high ambitions in high performance computing, and by all appearances the company is progressing toward its objectives. This is the eighth year since China-based Lenovo purchased IBM’s Intel x86-based server business, an acquisition that marked the company’s entrance into HPC, and despite some U.S. […]

Purdue University Seeing New Opportunities for Innovation with Cloud Technology Using Azure’s AMD EPYC™ Processor-based HBv3 Instances

In this sponsored article, Preston Smith, Director of Research Services and Support at Purdue University, discusses how Purdue University’s community cluster program has supported scientists from every corner of the campus since 2004, building upon decades of experience at Purdue in scientific computing. Batch high-performance computing remains the scientists’ bread and butter, with current community clusters delivering hundreds of millions of CPU-hours each year, but cloud technology, using Azure’s AMD EPYC™ processor-based HBv3 instances, is providing new opportunities for innovation.

5 Considerations When Building an AI / GPU Cluster

AI continues to change the way many organizations conduct their work and research. Deep learning applications are constantly evolving and organizations are adapting to new technologies, improving their performance and capabilities. Companies that fail to adapt to these emerging technologies run the risk of falling behind the competition. At PSSC Labs we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. There is a lot going on in the world of AI and even more to think about when building a GPU-heavy AI server or cluster system. This article offers five essential elements to an AI/GPU computing environment.

At Virtual Nvidia GTC: Wednesday’s Sessions on HPC and AI at Scale

Here’s an overview of HPC-related sessions at Nvidia’s GTC virtual conference today. Note that recording of these sessions can be accessed by conference attendees (registration is free). Accelerating Large-Scale AI and HPC in the Cloud – 2-2:40 pm ET This session looks at Microsoft Azure’s NVIDIA A100-based VM instances for machine learning, deep learning and […]

CSCS to Stand Up ‘Grace’ Arm-based AI Supercomputer from Nvidia, HPE

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 12, 2021 — The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA have announced what they says is expected to be the world’s most powerful AI-capable supercomputer. Planned to come online in 2023, the “Alps” system infrastructure will replace CSCS’s existing Piz Daint supercomputer and serve as a general-purpose […]

GIGABYTE Supports and Qualifies New NVIDIA GPUs

Taipei, Taiwan, April 13th 2021 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), a maker of high performance servers and workstations, today announced testing and support for new AI and high-performance computing (HPC) enterprise GPUs as well as desktop workstation GPUs by NVIDIA. In 2020, the NVIDIA A100, A40, and A6000 were announced and brought an increase in […]