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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, […]

Atos Acquires HPC Cloud Platform Provider Nimbix

Last month, Agnès Boudot, SVP, head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, told us — without sharing details — that the company’s global strategy includes expansion into the U.S. market. At least part of that strategy was revealed today with the news that Atos has acquired long-time high-performance computing cloud platform provider Nimbix. Established in 2010 […]

Drop in Intel Earnings Expected Today

Pat Gelsinger’s got one foot on a tiger, the other on an aircraft carrier – one side is a rough, volatile ride; the other plows a course set years ago, hard to change direction. Intel’s new CEO has been pulled in different, difficult directions since returning to the company last February. But at a personal […]

Report: Intel Weighing Acquisition of GlobalFoundries

New Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s vow earlier this year to move the company into the foundry business – making chips not just for itself but also for others – may take the form of acquiring GlobalFoundries in a deal that could be worth $30 billion, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. The […]

Atos: 10 New HPC Entries in Top500 Supercomputer List

Paris — June 29, 2021 — Atos today announces that 10 new supercomputers, based on its BullSequana X high-performance infrastructure, are in the TOP500 global supercomputing ranking. This makes a total of 36 Atos supercomputers listed, with a combined peak performance of 206 petaflops – an increase of 27 percent in petaflops from the last TOP500 listing announced in November 2020. Looking back over these last […]

Atos Comes into ISC off Strong Year in HPC

Atos, with its BullSequana line of supercomputers, will no doubt be a prominent player at this year’s ISC conference. While ISC is an international HPC event, it has, after all, a strong European flavor – even if this year’s edition isn’t in Frankfurt but instead is virtual (for the last time, we hope). Atos has […]