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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 […]

Nvidia Announces GA of AI Enterprise on VMware vSphere and Standard Servers

NVIDIA today announced GA of NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a suite of AI tools and frameworks designed to enable users of VMware vSphere to virtualize AI workloads on NVIDIA-Certified Systems. Systems makers Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro are offering NVIDIA-Certified Systems optimized for AI workloads on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA […]

UK Regulator Announces Additional Concern with Nvidia-Arm Deal

Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of UK microprocessor designer Arm has run into more regulatory roadblocks with today’s announcement by a British regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, that it has “significant competition concerns” with the deal. The CMA sent a review of its findings to the UK’s Secretary of State for Digita, Oliver Dowden, […]

Intel Architecture Day: Details Revealed on Sapphire Rapids and ‘Powered on’ Ponte Vecchio

Harried data center and HPC server market dominator Intel today unveiled what the company said is its biggest shifts in Intel architectures in a generation. The Architecture Day event included looks at the two chips that will power the delayed Aurora exascale supercomputer, to be installed at Argonne National Laboratory; those chips are: Sapphire Rapids, […]

HPE CTO Sreekanti to Retire as Neri Announces new GreenLake Teams

Changes are afoot in the management ranks at HPE – starting with the departure of CTO and Head of Software Kumar Sreekanti, whom President/CEO Antonio Neri said in a blog has announced his retirement from the company. Sreekanti previously was co-founder and CEO of big data company BlueData, which HPE acquired in late 2018. He […]

Dell, Xenon in $7M Deal with Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to Deploy 130PB of Multi-tier Storage

Aug. 16, 2021 – Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre said it will become home to one of the largest research-focused object storage systems in the world, with 130 petabytes of online and offline storage as part of the facility’s $70 million capital refresh project. Pawsey has awarded two contracts for the storage, with a combined value […]

Add UK to Nvidia-Arm Acquisition Snags

On the heels of potential regulatory problems in China and Europe for Nvidia’s planned Arm acquisition, another press report, from Bloomberg, states that UK regulators are considering blocking the $40 billion takeover on the grounds of national security risks. It’s not known what those risks may be, but the Bloomberg story said a report by the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority “contains worrying implications for national security, with the country now leaning towards blocking the deal,” according to an article in Data Centre Dynamics.

Atos Increases Galician Supercomputing Center’s HPC Capacity 12x with ‘Finisterrae III’

Atos has followed up its acquisition of HPC cloud platform provider Nimbix, announced last week, with the news that it has been selected by the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA) to deliver  the “Finisterrae III” supercomputing system based on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture. Atos said the system will multiply the supercomputing resources of the center, […]