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‘Shaheen III’: KAUST Selects HPE Cray EX HPC-AI Supercomputer with NVIDIA and AMD Chips

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) selected HPE to build its next-generation supercomputer, “Shaheen III,” using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer platform. The company said the system will be fully operational in 2023. Seven HPE Cray EX4000 cabinets will include 704 GPU compute nodes, and each node will […]

How the HPC-AI Rocky Linux Server Operating System Rose from the CentOS Ashes

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  CentOS disappeared in the dead of winter. On December 8, 2020, the day with the earliest sunset of the year in northern latitudes, Red Hat announced it would no longer support the Linux server operating system, and for many CentOS users “what instruments we have agree the day of (its) death was a dark cold day.” If you were an advocate of CentOS Linux, you knew all about it. You knew its traits, its ways, its bugs, its quirks. You knew its personality. You knew how to tease the best out of it, and how to avoid….

DOE to Fund $42M for HPC Cooling Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $42 million in funding for “high-performance energy efficient cooling solutions for data centers.” More about the COOLERCHIPS funding opportunity, and details on how to apply can be found at: ARPA-E eXCHANGE. Noting that cooling accounts for up to 40 percent of data center […]

Analytics8 Acquires Analytics Consultancy Mashey

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2022 — Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting firm, has announced the acquisition of Denver-based Mashey, a data analytics consultancy focused on modern data technology.   The move to acquire Mashey—which was finalized on Sept. 16, 2022—enables Analytics8 to further its goal of continued growth while providing exceptional data services to clients, […]

MIT AI Policy Forum Virtual Summit Sept. 28 to Explore Challenges Surrounding AI Deployment 

Cambridge, MA — Sept. 22, 2022 — On Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, the MIT AI Policy Forum will host a free, virtual summit convening leading voices from government, business, and academia to explore the global policy challenges surrounding the implementation of AI technologies. The summit will feature a live […]

@HPCpodcast: Cluster Pioneer John Gustafson Talks Gustafson’s Law, Unums and Richard Feynman on the Bongos

Here at the @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug are treated to speaking with some of the world’s leading HPC computer scientists, the ones who have made a deep and lasting impact. We spoke with one of them this week: commercial  cluster pioneer John Gustafson, CTO of Ceranovo and previously an AMD senior fellow, holder of senior positions at Intel, Massively Parallel Technologies, Inc. and ClearSpeed. How did Richard Feynman end up playing the bongo drums? How did a new take on Amdahl’s Law help propel massively parallel computing and become Gustafson’s Law? And what’s wrong with the IEEE 754 number format that the new Posit format fixes? We go to the source as for answers to all these quetions.

DOE SciDAC: $30M Awarded to 5 National Labs for Research on High Energy Physics through Advanced Computing

Sept. 21, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $30 million in funding for five projects in computation and simulation techniques and tools to understand the universe via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE high-performance computers. The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) partnership in high energy physics brings together applied mathematicians and […]

Supermicro Announces NVIDIA H100 GPU Systems

SAN JOSE, Sept. 20, 2022 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a enterprise computing, GPUs, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology company, announced 20 NVIDIA-certified systems options with NVIDIA H100 PCI-E and NVIDIA H100 SXM GPUs, which NVIDIA has said will ship next month. Supermicro systems certified with the NVIDIA H100 PCIe GPUs include NVIDIA AI […]

Equinix Partners with NUS Centre for Energy on Hydrogen-powered Data Centers

SINGAPORE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022 — Equinix, Inc. ( Nasdaq: EQIX) today announced a partnership with the Centre for Energy Research & Technology (CERT) under the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) College of Design and Engineering to explore the use of hydrogen as a green fuel source for data center infrastructure. Together, Equinix and CERT will launch the world’s […]

DOE: $8.5M Awarded for High-Performance Algorithms for Complex Energy Systems and Processes

Sept. 20, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $8.5 million in funding for basic research in the development of randomized algorithms for understanding and improving the properties and behavior of complex energy systems. Problems involving the design of scientific experiments or energy and communication infrastructures can often be viewed as a discrete, […]