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Intel Confirms Damkroger Out as Head of HPC; McVeigh to Lead Newly Formed Super Computer Group

Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group. Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group.

An email sent by Intel’s communications office to insideHPC today said “Intel recently made some changes to our Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics organization (AXG).  The changes we made were done to improve organizational workflows and enable us to scale to the ambitions of our roadmap. Intel’s HPC business and engineering teams are part of AXG. As part of the changes we made ….”

Comparing Price-performance of HPE GreenLake for HPC vs. the Public Cloud

[SPONSORED POST] In this article, Max Alt, HPE’s Distinguished Technologist and Director, Hybrid HPC, discusses recent real-world tests measuring the price-performance of HPC applications used in a range of workloads – including High Performance Linpack (HPL) and OpenFOAM CFD solver. The tests compared performance on AWS and Oracle Cloud solutions powered by Intel® processors against HPE GreenLake for HPC solutions powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.

Double-precision CPUs vs. Single-precision GPUs; HPL vs. HPL-AI HPC Benchmarks; Traditional vs. AI Supercomputers

If you’ve wondered why GPUs are faster than CPUs, in part it’s because GPUs are asked to do less – or, to be more precise, to be less precise. Next question: So if GPUs are faster than CPUs, why aren’t GPUs  the mainstream, baseline processor used in HPC server clusters? Again, in part it gets […]

Intel Changes Leadership, Structure of Data Platforms Group

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced the addition of two new technology managers to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to Intel business units. Current Intel executives Sandra Rivera and Raja Koduri will take on senior leadership roles, and technology industry veterans Nick McKeown and Greg Lavender will join the company. Navin […]

Supermicro Delivers World Record Performance

Supermicro’s latest range of H12 Generation A+ Systems and Building Block Solutions®, optimized for AMD EPYC™ processors, offers new levels of application-optimized performance per watt and per dollar, delivering outstanding core density, superior memory bandwidth, and unparalleled I/O capacity.

Gelsinger Speaks: Intel’s New CEO Debuts Today – What Will He Say?

Speculation abounds about Pat Gelsinger’s first public appearance as CEO of Intel at a webinar (5 pm Eastern Time) today that will capture close attention from a host of the company’s core audiences: customers, business partners, employees, industry and financial analysts – and the HPC community. The webinar, confidently called “Intel Unleashed: Engineering the Future,” […]

Things to Know When Assessing, Piloting, and Deploying GPUs

In this insideHPC Guide, our friends over at WEKA suggest that when organizations decide to move existing applications or new applications to a GPU-influenced system there are many items to consider, such as assessing the new environment’s required components, implementing a pilot program to learn about the system’s future performance, and considering eventual scaling to production levels.

The Graphcore Second Generation IPU

Our friends over at Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has released a new whitepaper introducing the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. This paper explores the new platform and assesses its strengths and weaknesses compared to the growing cadre of potential competitors.

Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers – Part 3

This insideHPC Special Research Report, “Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers,” provides an overview of what to consider when selecting an infrastructure capable of meeting the new workload processing needs. Tyan has a wide range of bare bones server and storage hardware solutions available for organizations and enterprise customers.

Workload Portability Enabled by a Modern Storage Platform

In this sponsored post, Shailesh Manjrekar, Head of AI and Strategic Alliances, WekaIO, explores what is meant by “data portability,” and why it’s important. Looking at a customer pipeline, the customer context could be a software defined car, any IoT edge point, a drone, a smart home, a 5G tower, etc. In essence, we’re describing an AI pipeline which runs over an edge, runs over a core, and runs over a cloud. Therefore we have three high-level components for this pipeline.