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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 […]

NVIDIA Announces DGX H100 ‘AI Infrastructure’ Systems

San Jose, March 22, 2022 — NVIDIA today announced the fourth-generation NVIDIA DGX system, which the company said is the first AI platform to be built with its new H100 Tensor Core GPUs. DGX H100 systems deliver the scale demanded to meet the massive compute requirements of large language models, recommender systems, healthcare research and climate science. […]

Meta Announces AI Research SuperCluster: 16,000 GPUs, 1 Exabyte of Storage, 5 ExaFLOPS of Compute

Meta, formerly Facebook, announced it has designed and built what it calls the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), “the fastest AI supercomputers running today and will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world when it’s fully built out in mid-2022” delivering nearly 5 exaFLOPS, the company said in a blog announcing the system. “Once we […]

Cerebras Alliance Offers CS-2 AI Supercomputer as Cloud Service

High performance AI chip maker Cerebras, maker of the Wafer-Scale Engine, the world’s largest computer chip, today announced Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, delivering its AI accelerator as a cloud service. The alliance combines Cerebras’s CS-2 HPC/AI system, featuring 850,000 AI-optimized compute cores, with Cirrascale’s deep learning cloud services infrastructure. “With Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, (the […]

Japan’s University of Hyogo Selects HPE for Research Supercomputer

HOUSTON– Sept. 1, 2021 –Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has announced it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan’s leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society’s most complex and pressing issues. This is the […]

Double-precision CPUs vs. Single-precision GPUs; HPL vs. HPL-AI HPC Benchmarks; Traditional vs. AI Supercomputers

If you’ve wondered why GPUs are faster than CPUs, in part it’s because GPUs are asked to do less – or, to be more precise, to be less precise. Next question: So if GPUs are faster than CPUs, why aren’t GPUs  the mainstream, baseline processor used in HPC server clusters? Again, in part it gets […]

NVIDIA Claims Install of UK’s Top Supercomputer, for Research in AI and Healthcare

Announced last October, NVIDIA today launched Cambridge-1, calling it the United Kingdom’s most powerful supercomputer. Enabling scientists and healthcare experts to use the combination of AI and simulation to accelerate the digital biology revolution, Cambridge-1 represents a $100 million investment by NVIDIA. Cambridge-1 brings together NVIDIA’s work in accelerated computing, AI and life sciences, where […]

Nvidia Partners with Schrödinger on Drug Discovery

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—GTC—April 12, 2021—NVIDIA today announced a strategic partnership with Schrödinger that harnesses NVIDIA DGX A100 systems to further expand the speed and accuracy of Schrödinger’s computational drug discovery platform and enable rapid, accurate evaluation of billions of molecules for potential development of therapeutics. The companies will optimize Schrödinger’s software platform — designed to […]