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PCI-SIG Announces PCI Express 7.0 Specification to Reach 128 GT/s

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2022 — PCI-SIG today announced that the PCI Express (PCIe) 7.0 specification will double the data rate to 128 GT/s and is targeted for release to members in 2025. PCI-SIG technical workgroups will be developing the PCIe 7.0 specification with the following feature goals: Delivering 128 GT/s raw bit rate and […]

@HPCpodcast: Parallel Processing Systems Pioneer Dr. Thomas Sterling on the State of HPC

Following his highly anticipated and always-insightful closing night keynote at the recent ISC conference, we caught up with Prof. Thomas Sterling to discuss the state of HPC.  Dr. Sterling is professor of intelligent systems engineering at Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and president and co-founder of Simultac, a technology company focused on […]

Two Key Considerations of a Composable Infrastructure Cluster

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Silicon Mechanics indicated that these days, they’re getting a lot of interest from clients about composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI), including what the most critical elements are for CDI-based clusters. Successful deployments are more likely when clients understand why their design team focuses on certain areas more than others and how design decisions can impact end user experience, so this article outlines some key elements of CDI-based clusters.

It’s a Wrap! We’ll See You at ISC Next Year

[SPONSORED POST] After attending ISC, it’s safe to say that no remote conferencing or communication technology can ever replace the experience of face-to-face human interaction.  It was fantastic to engage directly with our customers and partners, sharing new platform developments and intriguing customer stories.  It is truly inspiring to hear about some of the new initiatives aimed to conquer challenges that seemed insurmountable in previous years.

Sandia Researcher Ray Tuminaro Named SIAM Fellow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories’ computational scientist and applied mathematician Ray Tuminaro has been named a 2022 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics for “contributions in iterative linear-solver algorithms and software that address scientific computing applications on large-scale parallel systems.” A member of Sandia’s technical staff, Sandia said Tuminaro has been praised for “exceptional […]

NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology

In this white paper, “NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology,”we’ll look at how adaptive routing from NVIDIA plays such an important role, eliminating congestion and increasing data center performance. High-performance computing (HPC) and AI are the most essential tools fueling the advancement of science. To handle the ever-growing demands for higher computation performance and the increase in the complexity of research problems, the network needs to maximize its efficiency.

NVIDIA: Systems Makers to Deploy Grace and Grace Hopper Chips; Los Alamos’ ‘Venado’ to Be 10 Exaflops AI Supercomputer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 30, 2022 — NVIDIA announced today that Atos, Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, HPE, Inspur, Lenovo and Supermicro plan to deploy servers built with the NVIDIA Grace CPU and Grace Hopper “Superchip,” built for servers executing AI and HPC workloads. “All these new systems benefit from the just-announced Grace and Grace Hopper designs […]

Fugaku Retains No. 1 Spot in TOP500 HPCG and Graph500 rankings

Tokyo, May 30, 2022 — The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by Janpan’s RIKEN Center for Computational Science and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for five consecutive terms in multiple major high-performance computer rankings including the Top500‘s HPCG and Graph500 BFS (Breadth-First Search), and has also taken second place for the TOP500 HPL and HPL-AI […]

Frontier Named No. 1 Supercomputer on TOP500 List and ‘First True Exascale Machine’

Hamburg — This morning, AMD’s long comeback from trampled HPC also-ran – a comeback that began in 2017 when company executives told skeptical press and industry analysts to expect price/performance chip superiority over Intel – reached a high point (not to say an end point) with the news that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Frontier […]

Lenovo Talks TruScale HPC-as-a-Service, Supply Chain Strategy and ISC 2022

This Q&A was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 organizing team who spoke with Noam Rosen, Managing Director for High Performance Computing at Lenovo EMEA. Lenovo will be exhibiting in person at ISC 2022 in Hamburg from May 30 to June 1. Nages Sieslack: What was the impetus behind Lenovo’s new TruScale HPC as-a-service and tell us what sets it apart from HPC as-a-service offerings from other OEMs?