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Overcoming Bandwidth and Capacity Bottlenecks in the Exascale Era

[SPONSORED POST] Join us for the Advanced Memory Architectures to Overcome Bandwidth Bottlenecks for the Exascale Era of Computing webinar on November 10 at 9:00 am PT. During this webinar, leading industry experts will discuss the future of advanced memory architectures, new optical I/O solutions using silicon photonics, and the technologies and environments needed to make next-generation performance a reality.

Join insideHPC for HPE Exascale Day Broadcast

Exascale Day, today, is a special occasion for HPE, which isn’t surprising considering that the company is the prime contractor for two of the first three exascale systems (Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and El Capitan at Lawrence Livermore National Lab) scheduled to be installed in the U.S. and is heavily in a third […]

Comparing Price-performance of HPE GreenLake for HPC vs. the Public Cloud

[SPONSORED POST] In this article, Max Alt, HPE’s Distinguished Technologist and Director, Hybrid HPC, discusses recent real-world tests measuring the price-performance of HPC applications used in a range of workloads – including High Performance Linpack (HPL) and OpenFOAM CFD solver. The tests compared performance on AWS and Oracle Cloud solutions powered by Intel® processors against HPE GreenLake for HPC solutions powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.

HPC: Stop Scaling the Hard Way

…today’s situation is clear: HPC is struggling with reliability at scale. Well over 10 years ago, Google proved that commodity hardware was both cheaper and more effective for hyperscale processing when controlled by software-defined systems, yet the HPC market persists with its old-school, hardware-based paradigm. Perhaps this is due to prevailing industry momentum or working within the collective comfort zone of established practices. Either way, hardware-centric approaches to storage resiliency need to go.

Hailo Claims Record AI Chip Venture Round with $136M Series C 

Artificial intelligence chipmaker Hailo today announced it has raised$136 million in a Series C funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. The company said the round brings Hailo’s total funding to $224 million and will be used to further develop the Hailo-8 AI Processor for Edge Devices and for expansion into new and […]

Exascale Hardware Evaluation: Workflow Analysis for Supercomputer Procurements

It is well known in the high-performance computing (HPC) community that many (perhaps most) HPC workloads exhibit dynamic performance envelopes that can stress the memory, compute, network, and storage capabilities of modern supercomputers. Optimizing HPC workloads to run efficiently on existing hardware systems is challenging, but attempting to quantify the performance envelopes of HPC workloads to extrapolate performance predictions for HPC workloads on new system architectures is even more challenging, albeit essential. This predictive analysis is beneficial because it helps each data center’s supercomputer procurement team extrapolate to the new machines and system architectures that will deliver the most performance for production workloads at their datacenter. However, once a supercomputer is installed, configured, made available to users, and benchmarked, it is too late to consider fundamental architectural changes.

Altair Updates Integrated Simulation and Analysis Portfolio

TROY, Mich., Oct. 5, 2021 — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), maker of converged simulation, HPC and AI solutions, announced enhancements to its integrated portfolio of simulation and design tools. This update to Altair’s simulation software suite is focused on accelerating simulation-driven design and unleashing the power of AI by embedding augmented intelligence in the broadest possible range of […]

D-Wave’s Cross-platform Offering to Cover Annealing and Gate-model Quantum Computers

BURNABY, B.C. — October 5, 2021 – Quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems Inc. today said at its annual user conference, Qubits, it has released a performance update to its Advantage quantum system, a new hybrid solver in the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and showed a preview of its next-generation quantum platform […]

Building the GPU-accelerated Datacenter

[Sponsored Post] To learn about GPU-accelerated datacenters, join the upcoming live webinar from Thinkmate and PNY. You’ll hear about the future of the datacenter, why the GPU is crucial, the technology behind GPU acceleration, and what sort of options exist for different industries or types of organizations.

Accelerating Discovery and Innovation at the University of Alabama with the Dell ‘Cheaha’ Supercomputer

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education. More than 1,200 UAB faculty are engaged in sponsored research fueled by funding from federal, state and local agencies, industry, nonprofits and foundations. For universities around the world, a great […]