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HPE Builds Supercomputer for France’s GENCI-CINES

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it is building what it said will be one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers to be installed and operated next year at CINES (National Computing Center for Higher Education), one of the three high performance computing (HPC) centers in France. The system was procured by GENCI, a national […]

ALCF Deploys Testbed to Advance AI for Science

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is building a testbed comprised of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platforms. Designed to explore the possibilities of high-performance computing (HPC) architectures, the ALCF AI Testbed will enable the facility and its user community to help define the role of AI accelerators in next-generation scientific machine learning. “The testbed combines a […]

HPE to Build Weather Supercomputer for Denmark, Iceland, Ireland and The Netherlands

Building on its UK Met Office win, one of the largest supercomputer deals of the past year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that it is building a supercomputer for the United Weather Centres – West (UWC-West), a collaboration between the Danish Meteorological Institute, Icelandic Met Office, Met Éireann, Ireland’s national weather service, and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute to advance […]

TACC Deploys Dell HPC System ‘Lonestar6’

Lonestar6, a Dell Technologies HPC system designed and deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, is intended to perform about 3 quadrillion mathematical operations per second — or, in high-performance terminology, 3 petaflops. Lonestar6 is comprised of more than 800 Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 servers with 3rd […]

Eni Upgrades HPE HPC Infrastructure via GreenLake

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced the upgrade of the supercomputer system of Eni, the Italian multinational supermajor energy company. The upgrade of the company’s supercomputer, HPC4, will be delivered as a service through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform and is intended increase performance and double storage capacity to improve accuracy of image-intensive modeling […]

A Look Inside the US’s 1st Exascale Supercomputer Facility

Preparing for the nation’s first exascale system, the upcoming HPE Cray EX Frontier “Frontier” system at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been a colossal undertaking. Since the spring of 2020, ORNL staff members have made numerous modifications to the building and room that will house Frontier, a system that will […]

NNSA in $40M Deal for 40PFLOPS of Dell HPC Clusters

Sept. 21, 2001 — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced the awarding of a subcontract to Dell Technologies for additional supercomputing systems to support NNSA’s nuclear deterrent mission. In partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the second Commodity Technology Systems […]

Argonne Picks AMD EPYC CPUs for Polaris

Santa Clara — Aug. 30, 2021 — AMD today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the Polaris supercomputer (see earlier coverage), which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale HPC system at Argonne called Aurora. Polaris will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen […]

NVIDIA and HPE to Deliver 2,240-GPU Polaris Supercomputer for Argonne

NVIDIA and Argonne National Laboratory this morning announced Polaris, a GPU-based supercomputer, with 2,2240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs delivering 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and about 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance, up to 4X faster performance than Argonne’s current supercomputers. Argonne is calling the new system, called “Polaris,” a “testbed” supercomputer to […]

Atos Increases Galician Supercomputing Center’s HPC Capacity 12x with ‘Finisterrae III’

Atos has followed up its acquisition of HPC cloud platform provider Nimbix, announced last week, with the news that it has been selected by the Galician Supercomputing Center (CESGA) to deliver  the “Finisterrae III” supercomputing system based on Atos’ BullSequana X supercomputing architecture. Atos said the system will multiply the supercomputing resources of the center, […]