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AMD-Supermicro-Cornelis (Omni-Path) ‘Mammoth’ Cluster at LLNL Targets COVID-19

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and partners AMD, Supermicro and Cornelis Networks have installed a high performance computing cluster with memory and data storage capabilities targeting data-intensive COVID-19 research workloads. The Cornelis interconnect used in the “Mammoth” cluster is based on Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) technology, which Intel announced last year it would no longer support […]

CoolIT Renews Commitment with HPE Cray EX Supercomputers and HPE Apollo 20 Systems

Calgary, Alberta. November 3rd, 2020 – CoolIT Systems, maker of scalable direct liquid cooling technology (DLC) for desktop and data centers systems, announces continued participation with exascale and high performance computing vendor Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on multiple liquid cooling programs. Building on a foundation and history of cooperation, HPE and CoolIT have renewed their commitment to […]

Registration Open for Hyperion Research HPC Market Update at Virtual SC20

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research will hold annual HPC Market Update Briefing during the SC20 conference on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 starting at noon Eastern Time. The event will include an hour-long presentation followed by a half hour of audience Q&A. To register, go to: https://hyperionresearch.com/register-virtual-briefing/ Those who register receive an email with instructions for […]

AWS Launches Nvidia GPU-Driven EC2 P4d Instances for AI, HPC

Amazon Web Services today announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 P4d Instances powered by Nvidia GPUs with EC2 UltraClusters capability delivering 3x faster performance, up to 60 percent lower cost, and 2.5x more GPU memory for machine learning training and HPC workloads compared to previous-generation P3 instances, according to AWS. The company said P4d […]

Dell, NetApp, IBM Lead Coldago Research File Storage Map for 2020

Coldago Research, a market research and analysis firm, released today its 2020 edition of its map for file storage (see below) in which 31 vendors were examined and seven emerged as leaders: Dell, DDN, IBM, NetApp, Pure Storage, Qumulo and VAST Data.​ The report studied the market and vendors  since Coldago’s previous edition 12 months […]

German Climate Computing Center Picks StrongLink for 150 PB Data Management Project

The German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) has selected StrongBox Data Solutions (SBDS), provider of autonomous large-scale data management and archive solutions, for a five-year contract to expand the center’s climate science research data services. The project will be driven by SBDS’s StrongLink software and will replace the existing HPSS Hierarchical Storage Management with a new […]

Intersect360 Research Announces Nov. 4 Pre-SC20 HPC and AI Market Update Webinar

SUNNYVALE, CA—October 29, 2020 — HPC and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has announced that CEO Addison Snell will present the latest research and insights for the HPC market at a free webinar on Wednesday, November 4 at 12pm EST / 9am PST. This pre-SC20 webinar will include an up-to-date overview of the latest data and […]

AMD’s Su on Xilinx Acquisition: ‘We Can Define the Future of High Performance Computing’

Marking a new phase in in the re-resurgence of AMD in its eternal struggle with Intel, and as reported here October 9, AMD has agreed to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, for $35 billion – another in a series of recent  technology industry acquisitions with direct bearing on HPC. “The acquisition brings together two industry […]

RISC-V International Announces Agenda for the 3rd Annual RISC-V Summit

The RISC-V International Association has announced the online program for the RISC-V Summit 2020 to be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 to Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Here’s a link for conference registration. The RISC-V Summit brings together innovators, academics and business leaders to discuss the latest developments in the RISC-V ecosystem and dive deeper into collaboration and commercialization […]

HPE Cray EX with AMD CPUs-GPUs to Deliver 552PFLOPS for Finland’s CSC

The HPE-AMD supercomputing tandem has had a bang-out week for systems wins and installations – and it’s only Wednesday. On Monday, Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced HPE has been awarded a $48 AUD million systems contract. Yesterday, Los Alamos National Lab said it has stood up “Chicoma,” based on AMD processors and the HPE Cray […]