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Argonne and Oak Ridge Award Codeplay Software to Strengthen SYCL Support

Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has awarded Codeplay a contract implementing the oneAPI DPC++ compiler, an implementation of the SYCL open standard software, to support AMD GPU-based high-performance compute (HPC) supercomputers. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is deploying an exascale supercomputer, Aurora, based on Intel GPUs with […]

Preparing for Exascale: Aurora Software Development – Packaging and Early Hardware

By coordinating efforts to improve early exascale hardware stability at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), computer scientist Servesh Muralidharan is working to make it easier for application developers to use Aurora testbeds at Argonne’s Joint Laboratory for System Evaluation (JLSE). His work will facilitate a faster transition to the Aurora system upon its delivery and help […]

Intel’s Infrastructure Processing Unit Targets Hyperscaler Data Centers

Intel has unveiled a programmable networking device for hyperscalers and their massive data center infrastructures. Called the Infrastructure Processing Unit and announced at Intel made the announcement during the Six Five Summit, it’s a networking device is intended to help cloud and communication service providers cut overhead and free up performance for CPUs, to better utilize […]

GIGABYTE Offers More NVIDIA-Certified GPU Servers

June 3, 2021 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), a maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced additional GIGABYTE servers that have been added to the growing list of NVIDIA-Certified Systems. This program validates the best configuration of servers that use hardware such as NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA SmartNICs, including the newly added […]

Icelandic AI Company Miðeind Leverages atNorth’s HPC & AI Cluster-as-a-Service for NLP

Reykjavik, Iceland June 2, 2021 – atNorth, formerly known as Advania Data Centers, has delivered an AI and deep learning system to Icelandic start-up Miðeind. The Supercomputer – built on HPE servers and powered by the latest generation of nVidia Graphic Processor Units (A100) – is hosted in atNorth’s Mjölnir Colocation Data Center facilities in […]

Exascale Computing Project: RAJA Portability Suite Enables Performance Portable CPU and GPU HPC Codes

A growing number of HPC applications must deliver high performance on CPU and GPU hardware platforms.  One software tool available now and showing tremendous promise for the exascale era is the open-source RAJA Portability Suite. RAJA is part of the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) NNSA software portfolio and is also supported by the ECP Programming Models and Runtimes area.

6,000 GPUs: Perlmutter to Deliver 4 Exaflops, Top Spot in AI Supercomputing

The U.S. National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center today unveiled the Perlmutter HPC system, a beast of a machine powered by 6,159 Nvidia A100 GPUs and delivering 4 exaflops of mixed precision performance. Perlmutter is based on the HPE Cray Shasta platform, including Slingshot interconnect, a heterogeneous system with both GPU-accelerated and CPU-only nodes. The system […]

Arm-based Oracle Ampere with HPC-class Instances Now on Oracle Cloud

Oracle today said its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while also announcing tools and support for Arm-based application development. “We’re seeing interest from early customers that are using our new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute instances for computationally intensive workloads like machine learning inferencing, encoding […]

Kao Data Is NVIDIA DGX-Ready

London, May 25, 2021 — Kao Data, developer and operator of carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, has today announced it has become NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center certified. The company said this step reinforces its capabilities as a world-class data centre operator and highlights its expertise in delivering customised architectures for high-performance computing (HPC), AI […]

insideHPC Guide to How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment – Part 3

In this insideHPC technology guide, “How Expert Design Engineering and a Building Block Approach Can Give You a Perfectly Tailored AI, ML or HPC Environment,”we will present things to consider when building a customized supercomputer-in-a-box system with the help of experts from Silicon Mechanics.