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Meet OLCF’s Gina Tourassi, Director of National Center for Computational Sciences

Since Gina Tourassi began her career, computer science has come a long way. Tourassi learned programming in the 1980s starting with QBasic. It’s a programming environment that hasn’t been included with Microsoft operating systems for more than 20 years. When she first discovered her love of computational research, computer scientists were programming artificial intelligence (AI) […]

NVIDIA Long-Haul InfiniBand at Purdue University – Extending Accelerated Research Across Campus

[Sponsored Post] For data-driven researchers, the time-related expense of moving data from machines between data centers slows computation and causes costly delays in results. Plus, data center space can be limited for many organizations, even  well-established academic campuses. To address these issues, Purdue University deployed NVIDIA InfiniBand MetroX across campus in 2011, connecting remote computation clusters to remote storage facilities.

ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Prize Nomination

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the search for potential treatments. “The approach we used to search for promising molecules resembles natural selection in fast forward,” said Andrew Blanchard, one of the […]

Dell Announces New CAE Solutions, PowerSwitch and GPU-Driven HPC Server Options

Nov. 16, 2021 — At SC21, Dell has announced new computer-aided engineering and design solutions, expanded HPC/AI managed services, a Dell EMC PowerSwitch and GPU accelerator options for PowerEdge servers, all designed for modeling and simulation-intensive workloads. In CAE, new Dell Technologies validated designs are available for Siemens Simcenter Star CCM+ computational fluid dynamics software. […]

Atos and Nvidia Join to Launch European AI Lab

November 15, 2021 — Atos and NVIDIA today announced the Excellence AI Lab (EXAIL), which brings together scientists and researchers to help advance European computing technologies, education and research. The lab’s first research projects will focus on five key areas enabled by advances in high performance computing and AI: climate research, healthcare and genomics, hybridization […]

TOP500: Little Change to HPC Top 10

The newest edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was released today at SC21 in St. Louis — with little change in the Top10. The Microsoft Azure system called Voyager-EUS2 was the only machine to shake up the top spots, claiming No. 10. Based on an AMD EPYC processor with […]

HPE Builds Supercomputer for France’s GENCI-CINES

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it is building what it said will be one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers to be installed and operated next year at CINES (National Computing Center for Higher Education), one of the three high performance computing (HPC) centers in France. The system was procured by GENCI, a national […]

Supermicro Adds to Portfolio of Edge-to-Cloud AI Systems

San Jose, November 9, 2021 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), maker of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, announces the enhancement of its portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) GPU servers which integrate new NVIDIA Ampere-family GPUs, including the NVIDIA A100, A30, and A2. Supermicro’s latest NVIDIA-certified systems deliver 10 times more […]

AMD Announces 4.9x HPC and AI Jump from Instinct MI200 Multi-die GPU

Continuing its long and impressive march back to prominence in data center and HPC-AI chips, AMD this morning announced the new Instinct MI200 GPU series, labeled by the company as “the first exascale-class GPU accelerators.” The product line includes the Instinct MI250X HPC-AI accelerator, built on AMD CDNA 2 architecture and providing up to 4.9X […]

‘Nice Win’ for Ponte Vecchio – SiPearl Picks Intel GPU for European Exascale

SiPearl, designing the microprocessor for European supercomputers, today announced it will incorporate Intel’s forthcoming “Ponte Vecchio” GPU, along with Intel’s oneAPI cross-architecture programming model, in a partnership for the first European exascale supercomputers. SiPearl said the Intel partnership allows European customers “the possibility” to combine SiPearl’s HPC CPU, called Rhea, with Intel’s family of general-purpose […]