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Research Centers at Cambridge and Durham Universities Add Nvidia, Dell EMC HPC Resources

At Nvidia’s GTC conference this week, Nvidia and Dell EMC released details of HPC installations at two UK academic supercomputing centers to accelerate computing resources at the two sites. At Durham University, the COSMA-8 supercomputer — to be used by cosmologists researching the origins of the universe — will be accelerated by Nvidia HDR InfiniBand […]

CSCS to Stand Up ‘Grace’ Arm-based AI Supercomputer from Nvidia, HPE

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 12, 2021 — The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA have announced what they says is expected to be the world’s most powerful AI-capable supercomputer. Planned to come online in 2023, the “Alps” system infrastructure will replace CSCS’s existing Piz Daint supercomputer and serve as a general-purpose […]

Los Alamos National Lab 1st to Receive Nvidia ‘Grace’ Arm CPU-based  Supercomputer

April 12, 2021 – Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first United States customer to receive a supercomputer based on Nvidia’s new “Grace” Arm-based CPU, announced today, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as the system provider. Delivery is targeted for early 2023. The Grace CPU is an Arm-based processor built for data-intensive applications requiring […]

SDSC Picks Habana AI Training and Inference Chips for Voyager HPC System

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has selected Habana Labs’ AI training and inference accelerators for SDSC’s Voyager supercomputer, scheduled to be in service this fall. Habana said the HPC system, housed at the University of California, San Diego, will utilize Habana’s interconnectivity technology to scale AI training capacity with 336 Habana Gaudi training processors, which […]

PSC’s HPE-Cerebras ‘Neocortex’ AI Supercomputer Starts Early User Access Program

March 29, 2021 — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has deployed Neocortex, an HPC system PSC said is designed to revolutionize scientific AI research.  Funded by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation last June, Neocortex utilizes new hardware with the goal of accelerating AI research. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie […]

 Preparing for Exascale: ALCF’s Aurora Early Science Program and Visualizing Cancer’s Spread

Scientists are preparing a cancer modeling study to run on Argonne’s upcoming Aurora supercomputer before it goes online in 2022. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will be home to one of the nation’s first exascale supercomputers – Aurora is scheduled to arrive in 2022. To prepare codes for the architecture and scale of […]

Vega, EuroHPC Supercomputer, Operational Next Month

March 23, 2021 — On 10 March 2021, the EuroHPC supercomputer Vega was officially delivered. The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and the Institute of Information Science in Maribor Slovenia (IZUM) signed the acceptance document, after the vendor Atos completed the construction of the system. A high-level digital event will be held […]

Sweden’s Fastest Supercomputer for AI Now Online

March 23, 2021 — Berzelius is now Sweden’s fastest supercomputer for AI and machine learning, and has been installed in the National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University. A donation of EUR 29.5 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has made the construction of the new supercomputer possible. “It’s very gratifying, but also a […]

UK Denies Atos Charges in Microsoft’s $1.2B Weather Supercomputer Contract Win

In the aftermath of Microsoft’s win of a mammoth, £854 million ($1.2 billion) weather supercomputing contract from the British government, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is fending off a lawsuit by Atos, which lost its bid, charging the government with “breaching public law duties,” according to a report in the […]

Atos Delivers BullSequana X410 Supercomputer to Swansea University

Swansea, Wales; London, Paris; March 10, 2021 — Atos today announced it has signed a contract with Swansea University to deploy its BullSequana X410 supercomputer, built on the Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPU architecture and Nvidia Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand networking, to support academics in Wales to drive AI-based research. The largest Nvidia A100 deployment in […]