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NEC Selects DDN and Nvidia for AI Research Supercomputer in Japan

CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 18, 2022 — High performance storage company DDN today announced that NEC Corporation (NEC) has selected DDN storage for its new supercomputer dedicated to AI research. DDN said the system will have a raw compute performance of 580 PFLOPS, provide “data scientists at NEC with access to the largest AI-focused development environment in […]

PSC’s Neocortex HPC Upgrades to Cerebras CS-2 AI Systems

The Neocortex high-performance AI computer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been upgraded with two new Cerebras CS-2 systems powered by the second-generation wafer-scale engine (WSE-2) processor. PSC said the WSE-2 doubles the system’s cores and on-chip memory as well as offering a new execution mode designed for extreme-scale deep-learning tasks, including larger model […]

Former Intel HPC Leader Trish Damkroger Joins HPE as Chief Product Officer for HPC and AI

Damkroger joins HPE at a pivotal time for the company’s HPC organization as its customers at three US Department of Energy national laboratories transition to the exascale era — supercomputers capable of 10(18) calculations per second. As Hotard stated in his blog, “HPE is at the forefront of making exascale computing, a technological magnitude that will deliver 10X faster performance than the majority of today’s most powerful supercomputers, a soon-to-be reality. With the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy’s exascale system, Frontier, an HPE Cray EX supercomputer that will be hosted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, we are unlocking a new world of supercomputing.”

HPE: New Cluster at City University of Hong Kong Delivers 10X Speed Boost for HPC, AI

HONG KONG – April 6, 2022 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it has built a new high performance computing (HPC) cluster for the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) for scientific research and report the HPC cluster “is a significant performance upgrade to CityU’s previous HPC resources, delivering nearly 10 times […]

NVIDIA in Partnership to Build Taiwan’s 1st HPC System for Medical Research

NVIDIA and Taiwan-based Asustek Computer have announced a partnership with Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) to develop Taiwan’s first AI biomedical research supercomputer. According to an article in Digitimes Asia, NHRI will provide health research data while Asustek and NVIDIA will deliver AI cloud technology and high-performance computing servers. Digitimes Asia reported that Asustek […]

NVIDIA Announces DGX H100 ‘AI Infrastructure’ Systems

San Jose, March 22, 2022 — NVIDIA today announced the fourth-generation NVIDIA DGX system, which the company said is the first AI platform to be built with its new H100 Tensor Core GPUs. DGX H100 systems deliver the scale demanded to meet the massive compute requirements of large language models, recommender systems, healthcare research and climate science. […]

Purdue’s Anvil HPC System Now at Full Capacity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 10, 2022 — Purdue University’s supercomputing power has leveled up in strength and speed with its new Anvil supercomputer. The new capacity will allow Purdue to contribute to the nation’s 21st- century research agenda by simultaneously powering scientific computational and data-driven tools at multiple universities. Having begun operations in November, Anvil is […]

IBM to Install Quantum System in Quebec as Part of HPC-AI Partnership

Quebec, Canada –  The Government of Quebec and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a partnership involving quantum computing, AI, semiconductors and high-performance computing (HPC) through the launch of the Quebec-IBM Discovery Accelerator. The new technology hub is focused on developing projects, facilities, collaborations and skills-building initiatives in such research areas as energy, life sciences and sustainability.    The Quebec-IBM Discovery Accelerator will serve […]

Upgrade for Supercomputer at Swinburne University of Technology

Feb. 1, 2022 — One of Australia’s most powerful supercomputers is getting a major upgrade, with Swinburne University of Technology designing and installing a new space-focused machine with the support of $5.2 million in funding from the Victorian Government’s Higher Education State Investment Fund. The new facility will be the largest scale supercomputer readily available […]

Meta Announces AI Research SuperCluster: 16,000 GPUs, 1 Exabyte of Storage, 5 ExaFLOPS of Compute

Meta, formerly Facebook, announced it has designed and built what it calls the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), “the fastest AI supercomputers running today and will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world when it’s fully built out in mid-2022” delivering nearly 5 exaFLOPS, the company said in a blog announcing the system. “Once we […]