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GIGABYTE Releases Arm-Based Server for NVIDIA Baseboard Accelerators for HPC, AI

May 19, 2022 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced a scalable server, G492-PD0, that supports dual Ampere Altra Max or Altra processors with NVIDIA HGX A100 Tensor Core GPUs for cloud infrastructure, HPC, AI and other high performance environments. “Leveraging Ampere’s Altra Max CPU with a high core […]

NEC Selects DDN and Nvidia for AI Research Supercomputer in Japan

CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 18, 2022 — High performance storage company DDN today announced that NEC Corporation (NEC) has selected DDN storage for its new supercomputer dedicated to AI research. DDN said the system will have a raw compute performance of 580 PFLOPS, provide “data scientists at NEC with access to the largest AI-focused development environment in […]

TSMC, Samsung to Hike Chip Prices

The HPC sector – in which systems utilize hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of chips – is chip-price sensitive. Now comes news that two of the world’s most advanced chip manufacturers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung, are warning customers they plan to raise prices significantly. Due to global inflation, rising electricity and […]

IBM Quantum Promises 4,000-Qubit Processor in 2025, Envisions ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputing’

At its Think 2022 conference this week, IBM declared its intent to deliver a 4,000+ qubit processor (“Kookaburra”) built with multiple clusters of scaled quantum computing processors. The updated quantum plan comes a year after IBM’s last roadmap announcement at Think 2021, in which IBM doubled down on delivering a 1,121-qubit processor by 2023.  Now […]

Composable Memory within CXL 2.0 Protocol Shown by Liqid, Samsung, Tanzanite

The Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium is chasing the utopian tech dream, now being realized in an increasing number of high performance servers, of a high-speed, open-interface interconnect that enables the heterogenous Babel of CPUs and accelerators to talk to each other, to all get along. It’s a critically important capability for AI, machine learning […]

Dell Technologies Interview: Univ. of Liverpool’s Hybrid HPC Strategy Boosts Scientific Computing with a Burst

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In a recent Dell Technologies interview on this site, we talkied about HPC-as-a-Service with R Systems, provider HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. Now, in this interview, we have a variant within this HPC segment: bursting to the cloud when an on-premises cluster needs a resource boost. Faced with this situation was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists.
Faced with this need was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the University’s Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla’s resources, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists….

Harvard’s Cannon Supercomputer is Anything but Loose

In this sponsored post, Dr. Scott Yockel, University Research Computing Officer at the Harvard University and Scott Tease, Vice President and General Manager of HPC and AI at Lenovo, discuss how the Cannon Supercomputer’s mission is clear – to be the computational powerhouse behind some of the most groundbreaking research of this world and beyond – from the impact of environmental pollutants on human health to the intricate study of black holes.

HPE Launches 2 HPC-AI Offerings for ML Implementation and and Collaboration

Two announcements today from HPE underscore the strategic imperative of combining HPC and AI — along with demand for systems that ease AI implementation complexity. HPE announced its Machine Learning Development System, designed to accelerate AI training models at scale. HPE said the system delivers value in days, rather than the typical weeks or months, […]

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.

ALCF to Hold Polaris HPC Developer Session Online April 27

On Wednesday, April 27, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will offer an overview of the ALCF’s latest high performance compute system for its user community. Polaris is a HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10+ with Nvidia GPUs and is currently number 12 on the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The event is scheduled from […]