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At SC20: Hyperion Sees COVID HPC Impact Sharp but Short; HPE in Server Lead; Aurora 12+/- Months Late; Cloud HPC Heating Up

One thing – another thing – regular SC conference attendees have to do without this pandemic year is industry analyst firm Hyperion Research’s annual HPC market update breakfast, always held in a large hotel function room before a well-fed, SRO crowd. Instead, Hyperion delivered its update virtually, and much of the discussion, not surprisingly, revolved […]

At SC20: GigaIO Launches PCIe 4.0 Accelerator Pooling Appliance for the Composable Data Center

CARLSBAD, CA – November 17, 2020 – GigaIO Networks, creators of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, today announced their new Hydra product line, which the company said is the industry’s first fully managed PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 4.0 Pooling Appliance, a high-performance expansion chassis for the disaggregating and pooling of PCIe accelerator devices. […]

At SC20: A Bridge to ‘Ponte Vecchio’: Argonne Aurora Developers Using Substitute Intel Xe-HP GPUs

Intel and Argonne National Laboratory said today they are using GPUs based on Intel’s Xe-HP microarchitecture and Intel oneAPI toolkits for development of scientific applications to be used on the Aurora exascale system — in anticipation of later delivery of Intel 7nm ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs, which will drive Aurora when the delayed system is deployed […]

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 […]

INCITE Awards HPC Time to 51 Research Projects on ORNL, Argonne Supercomputers

  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 51 high-impact computational science projects for 2021 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. These awards, which will pursue transformational advances in science and engineering, account for 60 percent of the available time on the leadership-class supercomputers at DOE’s Argonne National […]

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: Bright Computing Launches HPC Cluster Manager 9.1

Today, Bright Computing, a specialist in Linux cluster automation and management software for HPC and machine learning, announced the latest version of Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) software. Version 9.1 is designed to simplify building and managing clusters from edge to core to cloud with the following features: Integration with VMware vSphere allowing virtual HPC clusters […]