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inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: TSMC Explains Why HPC Is Its Fastest Growing Market, the Path to 3nm Chips and What’s Coming up from the Company

In this exclusive interview, conducted on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, we talk with Yujun Li, director of HPC business development for the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the most advanced chip manufacturers in the world, whose customers include AMD, NVIDIA – and Intel. Li amplifies TSMC’s public statements that HPC is the company’s fastest growing market segment, discusses TSMC’s HPC chip strategies and fab expansion and its 5 nanometer and 3nm plans.

LLNL and Amazon Web Services Team on Standardized HPC Software Stack

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to define the role of leadership-class high performance computing (HPC) “in a future where cloud HPC is ubiquitous,” the two organizations said. LLNL and AWS said they will explore software and hardware solutions spanning cloud and on-premises HPC environments, with the […]

Azure Adopts AMD Instinct MI200 GPU for Large-Scale AI Training

SANTA CLARA, Calif. May 26, 2022 — Microsoft has announced the use of AMD Instinct MI200 GPU accelerators for large-scale AI training workloads. Microsoft also announced it is working with the PyTorch Core team and AMD data center software team to optimize the performance and developer experience for customers running PyTorch on Microsoft Azure. AMD […]

AMD in $1.9B Acquisition of Data Center Solutions Company Pensando

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 26, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pensando Systems in a transaction valued at approximately $1.9 billion. AMD said Pensando’s distributed services platform will expand AMD’s data center product portfolio with a high-performance data processing unit (DPU) and software stack that are deployed […]

@HPCpodcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the TOP500, Fugaku and Arm, Quantum and Winning Japan’s Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor

A leading figure in the HPC community, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) and professor of computer science at Tokyo Institute of Technology, joined our @HPCpodcast for a far ranging discussion of supercomputing – past, present and future. At RIKEN, Matsuoka has overseen development of Fugaku, number 1 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers (the list will be updated next week during the ISC 2022 conference in Hamburg — as of now it’s not known if Fugaku will retain its position). Previously, Matsuoka was lead developer of another well-know supercomputer, TSUBAMI, the most powerful supercomputer in Japan at the time.

DOE Announces $40M for Research Training for Underrepresented Groups in STEM and Climate Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $40 million to provide research opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in STEM and diversify American leadership in the physical and climate sciences through internships, training programs, and mentor opportunities. Beneficiaries will include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and other research institutions. Harnessing America’s […]

HPE and Cerebras to Install AI Supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Cerebras Systems, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), today announced the joint development of a system designed to accelerate scientific research and innovation in AI at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW). The system is purpose-built for scientific research and is comprised […]

Quantum Computing Inc. Agrees to Acquire QPhoton

LEESBURG, Va., May 24, 2022 — Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) (NASDAQ: QUBT) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire QPhoton, a quantum photonics innovation company that has developed a series of quantum photonic systems (QPS). The acquisition of QPhoton is intended to extend QCI’s offerings to accelerate the accessibility of quantum […]

UK’s Durham University Using Rockport Switchless Network for COSMA7 Workload Modeling

Rockport Networks today announced that Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) has selected the Rockport Switchless Network as part of the ExCALIBUR program around new networking technologies for its COSMA7 supercomputer at the DiRAC HPC facility. The 232 Rockport nodes are intended to reduce congestion in the COSMA7 cluster and as they model exascale workloads and use codes to run […]

Lenovo Talks TruScale HPC-as-a-Service, Supply Chain Strategy and ISC 2022

This Q&A was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 organizing team who spoke with Noam Rosen, Managing Director for High Performance Computing at Lenovo EMEA. Lenovo will be exhibiting in person at ISC 2022 in Hamburg from May 30 to June 1. Nages Sieslack: What was the impetus behind Lenovo’s new TruScale HPC as-a-service and tell us what sets it apart from HPC as-a-service offerings from other OEMs?