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Experience The Exascale Era with AMD at ISC 2019

AMD is stepping up with renewed momentum in the HPC market at the ISC 2019 conference this week. “AMD invites you to explore future architecture and ecosystem technologies that are Powering the Exascale Era, and to hear how AMD will help unleash new realms of discovery for HPC with AMD EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators and the ROCm ecosystem.”

NEC receives 50 Million Euro order from Germany’s DWD

Today NEC announced that it received an order for an NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA supercomputer with a value of 50 Million Euro from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the German weather forecasting service. “The new HPC system will enable the development of seamless prediction of severe weather events, including thunderstorms or heavy rain. The system combines forecasting based on observations with very demanding numerical weather prediction models in order for a more precise prediction of the development and the tracks of such small-scale weather events up to twelve hours into the future.”

Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

Lenovo is far and away the leading computer system vendor on the latest TOP500 list, with of whopping 173 total systems. With 34.6 percent of TOP500 systems to date, Lenovo leads the list with both Rmax and Rpeak aggregate performance. “The top spot for Lenovo is their SuperMUC-NG machine at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, which came in at 19.5 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark.”

HPC Market Five-Year Forecast bumps up to $44 Billion Worldwide

At ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Hyperion Research announced it has increased its five-year HPC Market forecast to reach $44 billion in 2023 thanks to Exascale Systems, AI and increasing adoption of HPC in the Cloud. “In 2018, the HPC server market grew more than 15% to reach a record $13.7 billion in revenue. The supercomputer segment (HPC systems sold for $500,000 or more) grew 23% to $5.4 billion in 2018, the highest growing competitive segment of the HPC market.”

Bright Computing Streamlines HPC Environment for NeSI and NIWA

Today Bright Computing announced that the company’s cluster management software enables modernized HPC infrastructure for New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA). “Armed with deep infrastructure knowledge and systems integration experience, Bright was part of a co-design partnership with Cray, NIWA and NeSI working collaborative to design and build a hybrid HPC and private cloud infrastructure based on Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack.”

Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Distributed File System

In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company’s distributed file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. “Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.”

Podcast: Radio Free HPC Runs Down the TOP500

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the new TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers. “Not much changed in the TOP10 but a lot is changing further down the list. The overwhelming majority of the systems, 478 of them, are based on Intel CPUs. 13 are IBM, and there is 1 system based on Arm provided by Cavium, now part of Marvell.”

NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm for HPC

Today NVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers. “NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers.”

For the first time, all TOP500 Systems are Petaflop Machines

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out today, marking a major milestone in the 26-year history of the list. For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the Linpack benchmark. “Frontera at TACC is the only new supercomputer in the top 10, which attained its number five ranking by delivering 23.5 petaflops on HPL. The Dell C6420 system, powered by Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors.”

ISC 2019 Opens Today with Keynote and Release of TOP500 List

ISC 2019 opens today in Frankfurt. A total of over 3,500 attendees are expected at this year’s show, now in its 34th year. “Running through Thursday this week, the conference kicks off at 9:00 am on Monday, June 17 with a keynote and the announcement of the 53rd TOP500. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will present the highlights of the new rankings and discuss the latest trends.”