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Nissan Shifts to Oracle Cloud for CFD, 3D Visualization HPC Design Workloads

Oracle announced today that Nissan Motor Co. is migrating its on-premises engineering simulation HPC workloads to run on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Nissan uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural simulation techniques to design and test cars for external aerodynamics and structural failures. Oracle said Nissan chose its cloud platform for its bare-metal compute, RDMA […]

Oxford, Atos in Deal for Nvidia 63-Node DGX System, Said to be UK’s Largest AI Supercomputer

The University of Oxford has signed a £5 million with Atos, provider of  hybrid cloud and big data solutions, to deliver what the two organizations say will be the UK’s largest AI-focused supercomputer, a deep learning system built on the Nvidia DGX SuperPOD architecture. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the […]

University of Florida, Nvidia Plan Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

The University of Florida and Nvidia have unveiled a plan to build what they say will be the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in academia, delivering 700 petaflops of AI performance and infusing AI throughout UF’s curriculum. The $70 million project will fund construction of an AI-centric supercomputing and data center and is intended to make […]

Lenovo Standing Up Liquid-cooled Neptune System at Max Planck Society

Lenovo is installing a Neptune liquid cooled supercomputer at the Max Planck Society, a delivery that began two months ago and is scheduled to be completed early next year. The €20 million project includes a 100,000-core Neptune comprised of Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with  Intel CPUs (unspecified) and Nvidia Tesla A100 GPUs, software and operational support, […]

Arm Throwing Elbows: LRZ to Deploy Arm-based HPE Cray CS500

It’s been a good week for Arm: the Fugaku supercomputer at Japan’s Riken research center was named no. 1 on the TOP500 listing of the world’s most powerful HPC systems, and today, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich announced it will deploy HPE’s Cray CS500 with Fujitsu A64FX chips based on the Arm architecture – the same processor used in Fugaku (and then there’s Apple switching from x86 for new Arm chips).

AI Supercomputer at PSC to Combine Cerebras ‘World’s Largest Chip’ and HPE Superdome Flex

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has won a $5 million award from the National Science Foundation to build Neocortex, an AI supercomputer that incorporates the Cerebras Systems Wafer Scale Engine technology introduced last year along with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s shared memory Superdome Flex hardware. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie Mellon University and the University […]

NCSA’s Upcoming $10M Delta System to Expand Use of GPUs in Scientific Workloads

Delta, a new supercomputer to be deployed before the end of 2021 at the National Center for Supercomputing Application’s (NCSA), has as part of its mission the expanded adoption of GPU-accelerated scientific computing. NCSA  Director Bill Gropp told us that that while NCSA is not new to GPUs (some years ago, staffers there configured a […]

New 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Target HPC Workloads

Today AMD added three new processors to its 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor family. Targeted at HPC workloads, the new processors combine the balanced and efficient AMD Infinity architecture with higher speed “Zen 2” cores for optimal performance. “With our trusted partners, together we are pushing the limits of per core performance and value in hyperconverged infrastructure, commercial HPC and relational database workloads.”

UKRI Awards ARCHER2 Supercomputer Services Contract

UKRI has awarded contracts to run elements of the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, which will represent a significant step forward in capability for the UK’s science community. ARCHER2 is provided by UKRI, EPCC, Cray (an HPE company) and the University of Edinburgh. “ARCHER2 will be a Cray Shasta system with an estimated peak performance of 28 PFLOP/s. The machine will have 5,848 compute nodes, each with dual AMD EPYC Zen2 (Rome) 64 core CPUs at 2.2GHz, giving 748,544 cores in total and 1.57 PBytes of total system memory.”

Timelapse Video: Sawtooth Supercomputer Assembly

In this video, technicians install the Sawtooth supercomputer at Idaho National Laboratory. “Named after a central Idaho mountain range, Sawtooth arrived in December and will be available to users soon. The $19.2 million system ranks #37 on the 2019 Top500 fastest supercomputers in the world. That is the highest ranking reached by an INL supercomputer. Of 102 new systems added to the list in the past six months, only three were faster than Sawtooth.”