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Virtual SC20 Retrospective: Thinkers’ Thoughts on HPC Today and Tomorrow

Check out this assemblages’ reflections on last week’s virtual SC20. Their thoughts range from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable (and worth going back and watching, if you missed them). Among the topics covered: The convergence of the Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists, the emerging earmarks of machine learning HPC workloads and the validity of supercomputing predictions made at SC in 2006 over against predictions for 2035.

CINECA Partners with Atos for 240PFLOPS ‘Leonardo’ Supercomputer

The CINECA supercomputing center in Bologna, Italy, has selected Atos’ BullSequana XH2000 supercomputing platform integrated with ParTec’s ParaStation Modulo software for its new 240 petaFLOPS HPC system, “Leonardo.” Featuring Atos’ DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling) technology using warm water up to 40°C, the platform is designed for energy efficiency. Scheduled for installation at the end of 2021 in the new […]

Lenovo Claims an HPC First for Liquid-Cooled Nvidia A100 GPU Servers

Today, Lenovo introduced the ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 server, which the company said is the first direct-to-node (DTN) liquid-cooled server for Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs. It includes four board-mounted A100 GPUs in a 1U system delivering up to 3PFLOPS of compute performance in a single rack. The server uses Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling, which the […]

Supermicro Liquid-Cooled ‘Ruby’ HPC Cluster Deployed at LLNL for COVID-19

San Jose, November 12, 2020 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a maker of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today announced that it has deployed an additional cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to augment existing computing capabilities available for national security and to help discover therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2, […]

CoolIT Renews Commitment with HPE Cray EX Supercomputers and HPE Apollo 20 Systems

Calgary, Alberta. November 3rd, 2020 – CoolIT Systems, maker of scalable direct liquid cooling technology (DLC) for desktop and data centers systems, announces continued participation with exascale and high performance computing vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on multiple liquid cooling programs. Building on a foundation and history of cooperation, HPE and CoolIT have renewed their commitment to […]

HPE Cray EX with AMD CPUs-GPUs to Deliver 552PFLOPS for Finland’s CSC

The HPE-AMD supercomputing tandem has had a bang-out week for systems wins and installations – and it’s only Wednesday. On Monday, Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced HPE has been awarded a $48 AUD million systems contract. Yesterday, Los Alamos National Lab said it has stood up “Chicoma,” based on AMD processors and the HPE Cray […]

EuroHPC: 4 Nvidia-based AI Supercomputers Coming from Atos, HPE; 4 More on Way

Four new supercomputers backed by a pan-European initiative will use Nvidia data center accelerators, networks and software for AI and high-performance computing. They include a system dubbed Leonardo, unveiled today at Italy’s CINECA research center, using Nvidia technologies to deliver what the company said is the world’s most powerful AI system. The four systems are […]

Digital Twin Platform Powers New Mexico to Carbon Neutral Future

Oct. 13, 2020 — New Mexico is launching a new ‘smart infrastructure’ and carbon-neutral energy era on a grand scale, after its 2019 Energy Transition Act (ETA) positioned the US state as a global leader to fight Climate Change. Its ambition will be enabled by partnership between The Agile Fractal Grid (AFG), developing a new integrated power […]

Supermicro Contributes to the MN-3 Supercomputer Earning #1 on Green500 List

Supermicro and Preferred Networks (PFN) collaborated to develop the most efficient supercomputer anywhere on earth, earning the #1 position on the Green500 list. This supercomputer, the MN-3, is comprised of Intel® Xeon® CPUs and MN-Core™ boards developed by Preferred Networks. In this white paper, read more about this collaboration and how a record-setting supercomputer was developed.

Lenovo Standing Up Liquid-cooled Neptune System at Max Planck Society

Lenovo is installing a Neptune liquid cooled supercomputer at the Max Planck Society, a delivery that began two months ago and is scheduled to be completed early next year. The €20 million project includes a 100,000-core Neptune comprised of Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with  Intel CPUs (unspecified) and Nvidia Tesla A100 GPUs, software and operational support, […]