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With 4X Boost, Cumulus-2 HPC Cluster Goes into Climate Research Action at Oak Ridge Atmospheric Facility

Oak Ridge, TN — Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a new, more powerful computer system to support climate data research conducted by the DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. Procured and managed by the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at ORNL, the Cumulus-2 cluster is a Dell HPC system with 16,384 processing cores […]

Phase 1 of Pawsey’s Setonix Supercomputer Now Available to Users

Perth, Australia — The first phase of the Pawsey Supercomputing Center‘s Setonix supercomputer is now available, designed to offer a faster, user-friendly interface to accelerate discoveries. Setonix Phase 1 is delivering double the compute power of its predecessor, Magnus, via 3rd generation AMD EPYC CPUs. Setonixm an HPE Cray EX supercomputer, gives Pawsey’s researchers access […]

Jülich Supercomputing Center to Be 2023 Home to JUPITER, Europe’s First Exascale Supercomputer

Jülich, Germany — June 15, 2022 – At yesterday’s inauguration of the pre-exascale LUMI supercomputer in Kajaani, Finland, EuroHPC in decided that Forschungszentrum Jülich Supercomputing Center will be home to JUPITER, slated to be Europe’s first exascale supercomputer, in 2023. The computer, which will bear the name JUPITER (Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative […]

EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Launches LUMI, Europe’s Top HPC System

June 13, 2022 — LUMI was inaugurated today, with the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking calling it the organization’s first pre-exascale supercomputer and now Europe’s most powerful supercomputer. It was launched in Kajaani, Finland. “LUMI offers European researchers a world-class tool for understanding complicated phenomena, such as climate change,” the organization said. “LUMI serves as a platform […]

NNSA Completes LLNL Exascale Facility for El Capitan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the completion of construction on the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. The project upgraded the electrical and mechanical capabilities of the Livermore Computing Center, which will enable the facility to power the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

HPE and Cerebras to Install AI Supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Cerebras Systems, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), today announced the joint development of a system designed to accelerate scientific research and innovation in AI at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW). The system is purpose-built for scientific research and is comprised […]

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 […]