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Nearly 1000 AMD GPUs Added to NNSA’s ‘Corona’ Cluster for COVID-19 Research

AMD and Supermicro have upgraded the “Corona” cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for COVID-19 drug discovery and vaccine research. The addition of nearly 1,000 AMD Radeon Instinct MI50 GPU accelerators to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Corona system (named for the solar eclipse of 2017) increases the throughput of the cluster from about 4.5 […]

CMKL University, Thailand, Deploys Nvidia and DDN for AI Supercomputing and Research

Oct. 6, 2020 – DDN, provider of AI and data management software and hardware solutions, announced its A3I all-flash and hybrid storage system alongside Nvidia’s DGX POD will help amplify capabilities at CMKL University, Thailand (CMKL), the number-one AI University in Southeast Asia, to support an increasingly diverse set of research projects spanning from machine learning, connected and automated transportation, […]

Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Nvidia’s Geetika Gupta on a Decade of Driving GPUs into the Data Center

Geetika Gupta, senior product manager at Nvidia, is a veteran of the company’s drive to bring GPU processing power to the data center. In this conversation, part of our Dell Technologies HPC Community series of interviews, Gupta talks about her work  in product management of multiple generations of Nvidia GPUs – including Kepler, Pascal and […]

GTC: A Summary of Today’s Announcements from Nvidia

Here is a summary of today’s news and announcement released by Nvidia at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), this year held virtually: Data Center and Networking New Family of BlueField DPUs for Center Networking, Storage and Security Performance – The company announced a new kind of processor — the DPU, or data processing unit — featuring DOCA, […]

Nvidia Announces DGX SuperPODs for AI, Available in 20-Node Increments

Nvidia today announced at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) the Nvidia DGX SuperPOD Solution for Enterprise, the world’s first turnkey AI infrastructure, making it possible for organizations to install incredibly powerful AI supercomputers with extraordinary speed — in many cases in just a few weeks’ time. Available in cluster sizes ranging from 20 to 140 […]

NNSA Purchasing $105M HPE Cray EX Supercomputer, to be Sited at Los Alamos

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a contract for a new HPE supercomputer to be installed in spring of 2022 with quadrupled performance over the existing system for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The $105 million HPE Cray EX supercomputer, called Crossroads, will replace Cray’s Trinity system and will be […]

Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions are emerging as a solution to roadblocks to advancing the mission of high-performance computing. CDI orchestration software dynamically composes GPUs, NVMe SSDs, FPGA, networking, and storage-class memory to create software-defined bare metal servers on demand. This enables unparalleled resource utilization to deliver previously impossible performance for AI-driven data analytics.

HPC End User Survey: Intel Xeon Still Dominates but AMD EPYC Gaining

Industry analyst firm Intersect360 has released partial results from an HPC end-user survey identifying the top user-rated processors, servers and cloud vendors. The key finding, according firm CEO Addison Snell: the disconnect between the HPC users, who want integration of Nvidia GPUs with CPUs from Intel or AMD, over against HPC vendors developing their own integrated solutions.

Accelerate Your Applications with ROCm

In this sponsored post by our friends over at AMD, discuss how the ROCm platform is designed so that a wide range of developers can develop accelerated applications. An entire eco-system has been created, allowing developers to focus on developing their leading-edge applications.

Video: Exascale for Earth System Modeling of Storms, Droughts, Sea Level Rise

In this interview, award winning scientist Mark Taylor at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Computing Research talks about the use of exascale-class supercomputers – to be delivered to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in 2021 – for large-scale weather and water resource forecasting. Taylor is chief computational scientist for the DOE’s Energy Exascale […]