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Energy Efficiency Comparison: Air-Cooling vs Liquid Cooling

In this sponsored article, David Craig, CEO of Iceotope, discusses how a paradigm shift, from air to liquid cooling has become the favoured solution – already the standard for high performance computing (HPC). The discussion for all workloads has moved on from whether to stick with traditional air-cooling systems to one of how to practically evolve to precision immersion liquid-cooling.

Arm-based Oracle Ampere with HPC-class Instances Now on Oracle Cloud

Oracle today said its first Arm-based compute offering, OCI Ampere A1 Compute, is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) while also announcing tools and support for Arm-based application development. “We’re seeing interest from early customers that are using our new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute instances for computationally intensive workloads like machine learning inferencing, encoding […]

EuroHPC Opens Access to Atos ‘Vega’ Supercomputer, More HPC on Way

With the first EU supercomputer now operational, the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) is ready to accept applications to access Vega’s HPC system computing power. Access time is allocated to European scientific, industrial and public sector users, matching application requirements, according to the principles stated in the EuroHPC JU Council Regulation and the […]

IBM Launches Storage for Data Management across Hybrid Clouds

IBM has announced innovations across its storage product line designed to improve management of data across complex hybrid cloud environments with the goal of improving data availability and resilience. The company announced plans to launch container-native software defined storage (SDS), IBM Spectrum Fusion, in the second half of 2021 designed to combine IBM’s parallel file system […]

UK Intervenes in Nvidia Acquisition of Arm Ltd.

Even as Nvidia announced its new “Grace” Arm CPU for AI and HPC last week, the UK government this morning issued a “public interest intervention” notice that targets Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of UK-based Arm Limited, announced last September, on national security grounds. While those grounds were not specified, the notice stated that “the […]

DDN and Nvidia Certified AI Channel Program for VARs and Distributors

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – April 13, 2021 –  DDN, the artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions company, today launched a certified DDN and NVIDIA set of AI solutions designed to optimize value and performance in AI integration use cases.  With DDN’s A3I (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI) solutions and NVIDIA’s DGX A100 systems with NVIDIA InfiniBand and Ethernet networking, VARs and distributors “are now able […]

Nvidia Jumps into Data Center CPUs, Also Launches DPUs, GPUs and DGX Superpod for HPC and AI

Nvidia announced a slew of new products today on the first day of its annual GTC conference, including a first-time foray into data center CPU that has pushed Intel stock prices down and Nvidia shares up. Nvidia’s new “Grace” CPU, the company’s first CPU for the data center, is an Arm-based chip that the company […]

SDSC Picks Habana AI Training and Inference Chips for Voyager HPC System

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has selected Habana Labs’ AI training and inference accelerators for SDSC’s Voyager supercomputer, scheduled to be in service this fall. Habana said the HPC system, housed at the University of California, San Diego, will utilize Habana’s interconnectivity technology to scale AI training capacity with 336 Habana Gaudi training processors, which […]

TYAN Uses 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Chips for AI and Cloud Data Centers

Newark, Calif. – April 6, 2021 – TYAN, a server platform design manufacturer, and MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary, today introduced the  3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms featuring built-in AI acceleration, enhanced security, and PCIe Gen4 support for the most demanding workloads in cloud, enterprise, AI and HPC fields. “Thanks to new […]

Penguin Computing Announces DeepData Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Seagate

Fremont, CA – March 30, 2021 – Penguin Computing, Inc., a high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and enterprise data center solutions company, today announced it has collaborated with Red Hat and Seagate Technology to unveil its DeepData solution with Red Hat Ceph Storage, a high performance, software-defined storage solution optimized for scale, throughput and cost-effectiveness. Every year, organizations are creating larger quantities of unstructured […]