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NEC and Aramco Enter Into HPC R&D Collaboration for Joint Application

Düsseldorf, 20 September, 2021 – NEC Deutschland GmbH announced a collaboration with Aramco Europe with the aim of joint development and optimization of various applications for resource exploration and seismic imaging. Aramco Europe is a subsidiary of Aramco, one of world’s largest global integrated energy and chemicals companies, headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Aramco Research […]

CoolIT Systems Launches High-Density HPC and HCI Servers with Gigabyte

Calgary, Alberta. September 16, 2021 – CoolIT Systems Inc., a maker of modular, scalable data center liquid cooling technology, has announced a joint product launch with GIGABYTE Technology, maker of high-performance servers and workstations. Two high-density servers, H262-ZL0 and H262-ZL2, will be equipped with direct liquid cooling for CPUs and more from CoolIT Systems. These cooling […]

Penguin Wins 2 DOD HPC Modernization Deals Worth $68M

Fremont, Calif. – September 14, 2021 – HPC and AI company Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH), today announced that it has been awarded two contracts totaling $68M from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) to deliver Penguin Computing’s TrueHPC supercomputing platform, plus managed services and high-performance […]

Supermicro Expands Portfolio of Single-Processor Systems

San Jose, Sept. 8, 2021 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), maker of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, has announced an expanded portfolio of single-processor systems based on the new Intel Xeon E-2300 and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. These new systems support a wide range of applications in growing vertical markets. […]

High Performance Data Center Services Provider Verne Global Acquired by Digital 9 Infrastructure for £231M

Verne Global, the Iceland-based data center services provider utilizing that island country’s zero-carbon geothermal energy resources for high intensity computing, announced yesterday it has been acquired by UK-based Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (D9), a new investment trust investing in digital infrastructure assets, in a deal valued at approximately £231 million in cash. Verne Global’s 40 […]

Japan’s University of Hyogo Selects HPE for Research Supercomputer

HOUSTON– Sept. 1, 2021 –Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has announced it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan’s leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society’s most complex and pressing issues. This is the […]

National Security Agency Awards HPE $2B HPC-as-a-Service GreenLake Contract

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it has been awarded a $2 billion contract over 10 years with the National Security Agency (NSA) to deliver HPE’s high performance computing (HPC) technology as a service through the HPE GreenLake platform. The collaboration will be designed to enable the NSA to harness growing AI and data […]

CFD Consultancy Wirth Research Moves HPC Capability to Verne Global for Carbon Zero Footprint

London, September 1, 2021 – Iceland-based Verne Global, provider of sustainable data center solutions for high intensity computing, today announced that Wirth Research, an engineering, design technology and advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consultancy, has relocated its HPC resources to Verne Global’s data center campus in Iceland. Wirth Research said the move enables it to analyze […]

Argonne Picks AMD EPYC CPUs for Polaris

Santa Clara — Aug. 30, 2021 — AMD today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the Polaris supercomputer (see earlier coverage), which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale HPC system at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen […]

XTREME-D Launches HPC G4 Instance on Bare Metal High-Speed Computing Environment

Tokyo, August 26, 2021 – Platform as a service provider XTREME-D today announced the launch of a new instance on its bare metal high-speed computing environment. Named G4 for the company’s fourth generation model, it was developed as an all-in-one solution using AXXE-L One, XTREME-D’s first server product, announced in June. AXXE-L by XTREME-D is […]