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@HPCpodcast: 2021 – What a Year!

It’s been a fascinating year for the HPC industry – but then, so is every year, right?  In this special year-end episode of the @HPCpodcast, we discuss the highs and lows, the big trends and the major news events of 2021 – and what we should look for in 2022. Among the topics touched on: […]

Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

Intel Technology Partners Are World Changers

[SPONSORED POST] Intel’s Partner Ecosystem with ISVs, OEMs, standards organizations, channel resellers and others are delivering amazing capabilities and products using Intel technology. Recently updated for Supercomputing ’21, the Intel HPC + AI Pavilion showcases the breadth of technology innovations that our partners have created.

The Atos Perspective for Exascale – A Race Beyond 10^18

In this sponsored post, Agnès Boudot, SVP, Head of HPC, AI & Quantum at Atos, discusses how exascale means more than 10^18 or exaflops performance. For Atos, Exascale signifies delivering reliable, accurate, federated, and secured simulations anywhere (on-premises or in-the-cloud) at a reduced carbon footprint at exaflopic scale. Data is a crucial asset to society. The potential behind the data – the ultimate actionable insight generated from data, is the eventual game-changer in scientific and industry innovations and breakthroughs.

Can HPE GreenLake for HPC Deliver a Simpler User Experience than Public Cloud?

[Sponsored Post] When looking for a simple HPC user experience, many of us would naturally think of public cloud. But on-premises solutions like HPE GreenLake for HPC, powered by AMD EPYC processors, have picked up the advantages of public cloud without compromising performance. HPE GreenLake for HPC is designed to help you get the benefits of HPC without the deployment challenges. It’s a consumption-based solution that is fully managed and operated for you, just like public cloud.

Cerebras Systems Launches Software Development Kit for Wafer-Scale Applications

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – November 16, 2021 – Cerebras Systems, whose mission is to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced at SC21 a new Cerebras Software Development Kit (SDK) designed to enable creation of new wafer-scale applications across computational fluid dynamics, molecular dynamics, signal processing, and more. The SDK is in Beta now and will be […]

insideHPC and OrionX.net Launch the @HPCpodcast

insideHPC in association with the technology analyst firm OrionX.net today announced the launch of the @HPCpodcast, featuring OrionX.net analyst Shahin Khan and Doug Black, insideHPC’s editor-in-chief. @HPCpodcast is intended to be a lively and informative forum examining key technology trends driving high performance computing and artificial intelligence. Each podcast will feature Khan and Blacks’ comments […]

TOP500: Little Change to HPC Top 10

The newest edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was released today at SC21 in St. Louis — with little change in the Top10. The Microsoft Azure system called Voyager-EUS2 was the only machine to shake up the top spots, claiming No. 10. Based on an AMD EPYC processor with […]

Comparing Price-performance of HPE GreenLake for HPC vs. the Public Cloud

[SPONSORED POST] In this article, Max Alt, HPE’s Distinguished Technologist and Director, Hybrid HPC, discusses recent real-world tests measuring the price-performance of HPC applications used in a range of workloads – including High Performance Linpack (HPL) and OpenFOAM CFD solver. The tests compared performance on AWS and Oracle Cloud solutions powered by Intel® processors against HPE GreenLake for HPC solutions powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.

Intel Launches 2nd Loihi Neuromorphic Chip; LANL Investigating ‘Trade-offs’ Between Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing

Intel today released an update on its neuromorphic computing strategy, introducing Loihi 2, its second-generation neuromorphic research chip, and Lava, an open-source software framework for developing “neuro-inspired” applications. Intel said Loihi 2 incorporates learnings from three years of use with the first-generation Loihi chip and leverages progress in Intel’s process technology and asynchronous design methods. The new […]