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Purdue’s ‘Anvil’ to Be Driven by Dell, AMD ‘Milan’ CPUs, Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Another in a series of National Science Foundation supercomputing awards has been announced, this one a $10 million funding for a system to be housed at Purdue University to support HPC and AI workloads and scheduled to enter production next year. The system, dubbed Anvil, will be built in partnership with Dell and AMD and […]

Liqid, Dell, and AMD power Industry’s Fastest Single-socket Storage Server

Today Liqid announced that it has worked with industry leaders AMD and Dell Technologies to deliver one of the fastest one-socket storage rack servers on the market. “Liqid’s composable Gen-4 PCI-Express (PCIe) fabric technology, the LQD4500, is coupled with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors, and enclosed in Dell Technologies’ industry-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 Rack Server to deliver an architecture designed for the most demanding next-generation, AI-driven HPC application environments.”

AMD Wins Slot in Latest NVIDIA A100 Machine Learning System

Today AMD demonstrated continued momentum in HPC with NVIDIA’s announcement that 2nd Generation AMD EPYC 7742 processors will power their new DGX A100 dedicated AI and Machine Learning system. AMD has an impressive set of HPC wins in the past year, and has been chosen by the DOE to power two pending exascale-class supercomputers, Frontier and El Capitan. “2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are the first and only current x86-architecture server processor supporting PCIe 4.0, providing up to 128 lanes of I/O, per processor for high performance computing and connections to other devices like GPUs.”

2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Power Oracle Cloud E3 Platform

Today, AMD announced that 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are powering the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute E3 platform, bringing a new level of high-performance computing to Oracle Cloud. “The Oracle Cloud E3 Platform enables customers to run HPC workloads such as risk simulations, molecular modeling, and contextual search. Customers will have access to virtual machines that support higher core counts, increased memory bandwidth, and the highest core count for any bare metal instance on any public cloud to run any workload.”

Supermicro Sets World Record Performance with AMD EPYC Processors

Today Supermicro announced that line of servers optimized for 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors have achieved 27 world record performance benchmarks and counting. In addition to the industry’s first blade platform, Supermicro’s entire portfolio of new H12 A+ Servers fully supports the newly announced high-frequency AMD EPYC 7Fx2 Series processors. “By leveraging the significant performance boost of our new high-frequency AMD EPYC 7Fx2 processors, Supermicro can help drive better results in critical enterprise workloads for their broad customer base.”

TYAN Boosts HPC and Storage Servers with New AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors

Today TYAN announced support for high frequency AMD EPYC 7F32 (8 cores), EPYC 7F52 (16 cores) and EPYC 7F72 (24 cores) processor-based server motherboards and server systems to the market. TYAN’s HPC and storage server platforms continue to offer exceptional performance to datacenter customers. “Leveraging AMD’s innovation in 7nm process technology, PCIe 4.0 I/O, and an embedded security architecture, TYAN’s 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor-based platforms are designed to address the most demanding challenges facing the datacenter”, said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “Adding the new AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors with TYAN server platforms enable us to provide new capabilities to our customers and partners.”

Podcast: Bright Computing forges eX3 at Simula Research Laboratory

The eX3 infrastructure allows Norwegian HPC researchers and their international collaborators to explore bleeding-edge hardware and software that will be instrumental to the coming generation of supercomputers. “Simula chose Bright Cluster Manager to provide comprehensive management of eX3, enabling the organization to administer its HPC platform as a single entity; provisioning the hardware, operating systems and workload managers from a unified interface.”

2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Power New IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Today, AMD announced that IBM Cloud is enhancing its global infrastructure with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to power its latest bare metal servers. Available now, these new bare metal servers are the first 2nd Gen AMD EPYC based offering from IBM Cloud and are focused on the computing power and performance required to accelerate modern workloads like data analytics, electronic design automation, artificial intelligence and virtualized and containerized workloads.

PSSC Labs Speeds HPC with AMD EPYC Processors

Today PSSC Labs touted impressive performance on their server lineup powered by AMD EPYC processors. Recently named an AMD Elite Partner, PSSC Labs is developing a unique set of platforms leveraging EPYC processors for AI, Big Data, HPC and IOT. In addition, these platforms will be optimized for computationally extensive workloads in the design & engineering, life science and weather modeling industries.

AMD Powers Azure HBv2 Virtual Machines for HPC Workloads

The AMD and Microsoft partnership continues to expand this week with the launch of Microsoft Azure NVv4 Virtual Machines. Powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC  Processors and AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs, the powerful new VMs are now generally available to customers in South Central US, East US, and West Europe regions, with additional regions planned for the coming months. “These VMs, the first in the industry to be powered by both AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs, enable customers to scale virtual desktops in the cloud that support a variety of workloads.”