Purdue Announces GPU Expansion of Gilbreth HPC Cluster

April 27, 2023, West Lafayette, IN — The Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (RCAC) at Purdue University has added 104 new NVIDIA A100 GPUs to the Gilbreth community HPC cluster. Based on Dell PowerEdge R7525 compute nodes with .5 TB of RAM, two Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs, and 100 Gbps HDR Infiniband, this expansion […]

Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center Adds ‘Nautilus’ Penguin HPC System

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Mississippi  –  The Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (Navy DSRC) has announced an addition to its lineup of supercomputers: Nautilus, a Penguin TrueHPC supercomputer with a peak performance of 8.2 petaFLOPS, 176,128 compute cores, 382 TB of memory, and 26 petabytes of storage. It completed its final testing in April 2023 and features 48 […]

Simulating a More Detailed Universe with Frontier Exascale HPC

A trio of new cosmological simulation codes was unveiled in presentations at the annual April Meeting of the American Physical Society in Minneapolis by Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility Director of Science, Bronson Messer, who chaired the session covering these next-generation codes. According to OLCF, the codes “(herald) a new era of exascale computational astrophysics […]

NERSC RFP: 40 ExaFLOPS Mixed Precision Expected from Perlmutter AI Supercomputer Successor

Last August, NERSC (the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced its intent to commission “NERSC-10,” a next-generation supercomputer to be delivered “in the 2026 timeframe” for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research community. The system will succeed Perlmutter, the 6,000 NVIDIA GPU-powered (with AMD CPUs), 4-exaFLOPS […]

NOAA, ORNL Launch 10 PFLOPS HPE Cray HPC System for Climate Research

April 12, 2023 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center at ORNL. The NCRC was established in 2009 as part of a […]

insideHPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Argonne’s Rick Stevens on the Future of Everything – U.S. Post-Exascale Strategy, AI for Science, HPC in 2040 and an Aurora Install Update

In this interview conducted on behalf of HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research, we spoke with Argonne National Laboratory’s Rick Stevens about the present and future of HPC. The starting point for this conversation is a presentation Stevens gave at a Hyperion event in Washington related to implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act and includes his insights on the post-exascale build-out of an integrated network of U.S. supercomputing capacity (the Integrated Research Infrastructure, or IRI). We then look at AI for science and the use of data-driven modeling and simulation, which shows the potential to deliver major performance gains for researchers….

Mitsui and NVIDIA Announce Generative AI Supercomputer for Pharma

March 21, 2023 — Japanese business conglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA on Tokyo-1 — an initiative for Japan’s pharmaceutical industry with technology, including high-resolution molecular dynamics simulations and generative AI models for drug discovery. Announced today at the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference, the Tokyo-1 project features an NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputer that […]

CSC (Home of LUMI) to Host 30PB Data Lake for Destination Earth Initiative

The CSC data center in Kajaani, Finland, will host a 30-petabyte data lake for the European Meteorological Satellite Agency EUMETSAT and the Destination Earth initiative. The DestinE data lake will be supplied by cloud solutions company CloudFerro. CSC said the data lake has about 30 rack cabinets, each rack the size of a tall refrigerator. […]

Intel Alters HPC-AI Roadmap: ‘Rialto Bridge’ GPU Discontinued

After business hours on Friday, Intel released information on a “streamlined and simplified” data center GPU roadmap with direct impact on HPC and AI. The new plan calls for the discontinuation of the “Rialto Bridge” GPU, which was to have succeeded the Ponte Vecchio chip that itself was delayed several years before shipments began last […]

IQM Quantum to Deliver Quantum Processing Units for Spain’s 1st Quantum System

Barcelona — 6th March 2023 – European quantum computing company IQM Quantum Computers announced today it has been selected to deliver quantum processing units for the first Spanish quantum computer to be installed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and integrated into the MareNostrum 5 supercomputer, the most powerful in Spain. IQM is a member […]