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At SC20: BittWare Launches IA-840F with Intel Agilex FPGA and Support for oneAPI

Concord, NH – Nov. 17, 2020 – Bittware today unveiled the IA-840F, the company’s Intel Agilex-based FPGA card designed to deliver performance-per-watt improvements for data center, networking and edge compute workloads. Agilex FPGAs deliver up to 40 percent  higher performance or up to 40 percent lower power, depending on application requirements, according to Intel. BittWare […]

Univ of Florida Implementing DDN HPC Storage with Nvidia DGX SuperPOD Architecture for AI-Centric Supercomputing

DDN today announced its AI400X all-NVME flash storage system will help amplify capabilities of the University of Florida’s flagship supercomputer, “HiPerGator,” to make it the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in academia, according to DDN and Nvidia. Building on DDN’s partnership with UF, this third-generation HiPerGator will integrate 10 DDN AI400X appliances intended to deliver maximum […]

At SC20: XTREME-D Launches AI Gateway on AXXE-L

Palo Alto, CA, Nov. 16, 2020 – HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced AI Gateway, which simplifies the process of building a deep neural network (DNN). The product is currently available in Japan and will be integrated into XTREME-D’s flagship product, AXXE-L by XTREME-D, and be available worldwide next quarter (for more information, see this […]

At SC20: Fugaku Extends HPC Top500 Lead, Benchmarks 2 ExaFLOPS on HPC-AI; Summit, Sierra Nos. 2 and 3; China at Nos. 4 and 6

The Arm-based Fugaku supercomputer, residing at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, solidified the lead it seized in June atop the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Announced today at virtual SC20, the 56th edition of the bi-annual list reflects a “flattening performance growth curve,” according to the organizations, which said […]

At SC20: Penguin Computing Unveils HPC, AI & Analytics, Cloud and Data Solutions

Penguin Computing today announces a series of solutions and four technology practices designed to help organizations modernize their enterprises with emerging technologies and software-defined architectures for data-intensive, HPC, AI, and cloud-native applications, according to the company. For an interview with Penguin Chief Strategy Officer Matt Jacobs on this news, see this recent interview. Penguin Computing Technology […]

At SC20: AMD Says New GPU Surpasses 10TFLOPS for HPC Acceleration

AMD today announced the new Instinct MI100 accelerator, which the company said is the first x86 server GPU to surpass 10 teraflops (FP64) performance. Built on the new AMD CDNA architecture, the Instinct MI100 “enables a new class of accelerated systems for HPC and AI when paired with 2nd Gen AMD Epyc processors,” the company said. The […]

At SC20: Nvidia Announces A100 80GB GPU

Nvidia today unveiled the A100 80GB GPU for the Nvidia HGXTM AI supercomputing platform with twice the memory of its predecessor. The new chip with HBM2e doubles the A100 40GB GPU’s high-bandwidth memory to 80GB and delivers more than 2TB/sec of memory bandwidth, according to Nvidia. The A100 80GB GPU is available in Nvidia DGX […]

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, […]

Where to Go and What to Do at Virtual SC20: These HPC Experts Give Guidance

As you plan for next week’s Virtual SC20, we thought it would be helpful to ask four HPC industry experts for guidance regarding the sessions, trends, news and other highlights worthy of your attention coming out of what one of our panelists, Dr. Thomas Sterling of the University of Indiana (and of Beowulf cluster pioneering fame), described as “a diverse and rich” program agenda.

Quantum Combines Data Management and Storage in New Platform – ATFS

Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO) today unveiled its data and storage management platform – Quantum ATFS, the first network-attached storage platform to integrate real-time data classification and insights with the needs of applications, determining how storage resources are allocated and consumed, according to the company. “Data insights enable organizations to visualize data without the constraints of […]