Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


RISC-V Lagarto is First Open Source Chip Developed in Spain

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center has coordinated the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain. “Lagarto is an important step in the search of the BSC, led by the center’s director, Mateo Valero, to develop European computing technology. This project is based on the premise that the instruction set of the future processors must be open source to ensure transparency and minimize dependence.”

Intel Acquires AI Chipmaker Habana Labs

Today Intel announced it has acquired Habana Labs, an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center for approximately $2 billion. “This acquisition advances our AI strategy, which is to provide customers with solutions to fit every performance need – from the intelligent edge to the data center.”

Lenovo and Intel Partner for VSC-4 Supercomputer in Vienna

Today Lenovo and Intel announced their collaboration to modernize HPC infrastructure at Austria’s most powerful supercomputer – the Vienna Scientific Cluster-4 (VSC-4). Built on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, VSC-4 supports more than 300 research projects led by scientists from higher education institutions throughout Austria, covering life-enhancing challenges such as meteorology to materials science, quantum chemistry to genetics.

New Intel Xeon E-2200 Processors come to TYAN’s Entry Server Platforms

Today TYAN announced support for new Intel Xeon E-2200 processor-based server motherboards and systems to the market. TYAN’s Intel Xeon E-2200 processor-based product line continues to offer professional-grade performance, security, reliability and affordability of entry server solutions. “Small and medium-sized businesses need to maintain their competitiveness by deploying a powerful server platform,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “TYAN’s Intel Xeon E-2200 processor-based platforms are optimized for cloud computing and embedded environment applications. By utilizing Intel’s features of real-time analytics with large memory capacity, enhanced IO capabilities, and latest SSD storage technology, TYAN enables our customers to enjoy professional-grade performance in large file processing, storage and virtualization.”

Heterogeneous Computing: Long Live the CPU

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how the company is investing in heterogeneous computing. Intel recently spoke about supporting heterogeneous computing with the catch phrase “One Size Does Not Fit All” in talking about software and Intel’s commitment to help programmers with oneAPI.

Lenovo and Intel Power Data-Intensive Science at the Flatiron Institute

Today Lenovo and Intel revealed how their collaboration on joint technology solutions that accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI are helping scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve scientific challenges in entirely new ways. “Seeing some of the greatest minds rely upon our technology to discover answers for some of humanity’s most pressing questions is rewarding. But pushing the boundaries of HPC and AI capabilities even further so more people can benefit is what drives us.”

New Intel Xeon W and X-Series Processors Accelerate Workstation AI

Today Intel unveiled its latest lineup of Intel Xeon W and X-series processors, which puts new classes of computing performance and AI acceleration into the hands of professional creators and PC enthusiasts.  “The professional and enthusiast communities require product engineering that caters to their specific mission-critical needs and keeps them on the cutting edge of technology advancements. This means the best hardware and software optimizations, but also looking at how we can infuse things like AI acceleration,”

LANL teams with Arm for Extreme-scale Computing

Los Alamos National Laboratory and Arm are teaming up to make efficient, workload-optimized processors tailored to the extreme-scale computing requirements of the Laboratory’s national-security mission. The collaboration addresses the challenges of connecting more and more processors as high performance computers become larger and more powerful. “This close collaboration with EMC3, is expected to start bearing performance results in near term systems as well some of our future systems in design,” said Gary Grider, division leader for HPC at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors: The New Standard for the Modern Data Center

Andy Parma from AMD gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are a new breed of server processors which sets a higher standard for data centers. Groundbreaking design makes AMD EPYC #1 in performance across industry standard benchmarks1, holding 80 world records to date.9. Performance you can count on to propel your modern data center workloads.”

Intel Ships First 10nm Agilex FPGAs with Integrated Arm Processors

Today Intel announced that it has begun shipments of the first Intel Agilex field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to early access program customers. In what may be a surprise to many, the F-Series variant of the chip family also provides the option to integrate a quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor to provide high system integration. “Intel FPGAs have provided Microsoft tremendous value for accelerating real-time AI, networking, and other applications/infrastructure across Azure Cloud Services, Bing, and other data center services.”