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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 […]

Research Centers at Cambridge and Durham Universities Add Nvidia, Dell EMC HPC Resources

At Nvidia’s GTC conference this week, Nvidia and Dell EMC released details of HPC installations at two UK academic supercomputing centers to accelerate computing resources at the two sites. At Durham University, the COSMA-8 supercomputer — to be used by cosmologists researching the origins of the universe — will be accelerated by Nvidia HDR InfiniBand […]

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 […]

Supermicro Expands Its Nvidia Ampere Architecture GPU Product Line, Includes 5PF in a 4U Tier 1 AI Platform

SAN JOSE — April 12, 2021 — Server maker Supermicro today announced expansion of its Nvidia Ampere Architecture-based GPU-product line, including achieving 5 petaFLOPS of AI performance in a 4U form factor with the latest NVIDIA A100, NVIDIA A40, NVIDIA RTX A6000, and the new NVIDIA A30, NVIDIA A10, and NVIDIA A16 GPUs. “Our collaboration with NVIDIA enables us to design […]

Nvidia Jumps into Data Center CPUs, Also Launches DPUs, GPUs and DGX Superpod for HPC and AI

Nvidia announced a slew of new products today on the first day of its annual GTC conference, including a first-time foray into data center CPU that has pushed Intel stock prices down and Nvidia shares up. Nvidia’s new “Grace” CPU, the company’s first CPU for the data center, is an Arm-based chip that the company […]

HPC DevOps: Powered by the Cloud

In this sponsored article, Bruce Moxon, Sr. HPC Architect, Microsoft Azure Global, discusses a number of developments that are ushering in a new era of HPC with the speed and agility of the Cloud. A well-planned, cloud-native HPC strategy complements traditional on-premises HPC investments.  It leverages a DevOps model to improve access to the right infrastructure at the right time in the development cycle, to opportunistically incorporate rapid technology advances, and to accelerate innovation and improve time-to-results.

Arm Unveils First New Architecture in a Decade – Armv9

Arm’s ambition to take on the x86 CPUs in HPC, AI and specialized computing workloads took expression today with the introduction of Armv9, the first new Arm architecture in a decade. The launch comes on the heals of AMD’s March 16 introduction of 7nm EPYC “Milan” CPUs and ahead of new Intel 3rd Gen Xeon […]

Peptone Scales Protein Engineering System with Nvidia and Verne Global HPC Colo

March 30, 2021 – Molecular computational physics company Peptone, focused on protein drug discovery and engineering tools, has installed an Nvidia DGX A100 system at Verne Global’s HPC-optimized data center campus in Keflavik, Iceland. The company also announced a collaboration with Nvidia to scale its AI-driven protein engineering system in order to meet increasing demand from […]

Intel Announces 5 CERN-Argonne oneAPI Challenge Winners

Intel has announced the winners of the Great Cross-Architecture Challenge, a collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Argonne National Laboratory, and run by CodeProject. Winner of a summer CERN openlab internship or $8,000 cash: Eugenio Marinelli of Sophia Antipolis, France, leveraged oneAPI’s cross-architecture libraries and tools to develop a new application that decodes […]