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ARCHER2 to be first Cray Shasta System in Europe

“The new ARCHER2 supercomputer will be the first Shasta system announced in EMEA and the second system worldwide used for academic research. ARCHER2 will be the UK’s most powerful supercomputer and will be equipped with the revolutionary Slingshot interconnect, Cray ClusterStor high-performance storage, the Cray Shasta Software platform, and 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.”

AMD to Power Cray’s ARCHER2 Supercomputer in the UK

Following a procurement exercise, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are pleased to announce that Cray, an HPE company, has been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2. Powered by AMD EPYC processors, ARCHER2 will be deployed at the University of Edinburgh. “Needless to say, ARCHER2 represents a significant step forwards in capability for the UK science community, with the system expected to sit among the fastest fully general purpose (CPU only) systems when it comes into service in May 2020.”

Reflections on Deep Learning, DNNs, and AI on Wall Street

In this special guest feature, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global reflects on the recent HPC and AI on Wall Street conference. “Almost every organization at the event talked about their use of machine learning and some indicated what would make them extend it into full-scale deep learning. The most important criteria were the appropriateness of the DNN training techniques.”

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.”

Dell EMC steps up with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors

Dell EMC has launched new Ready Solutions for HPC with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, offer improved performance for workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, climate and weather modeling. In recent testing, the PowerEdge C6525 delivered weather modeling results in half the time as previous generation AMD EPYC processor-based servers for faster severe storm notification. “Engineered to unlock the full potential of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the new servers offer customers improved performance and an easier to manage and secure platform.”

Video: Cray Steps up with 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors for HPC

In this video, from Forrest Norrod from AMD welcomes Peter Ungaro from Cray to discuss how 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors with drive new levels of performance for HPC. The AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors are the first x86 server processors featuring 7nm hybrid-multi-die design and PCIe Gen4. With up to 64 high performance cores per SOC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record performance on industry benchmarks. They are available in the Cray CS500 cluster and Shasta supercomputers.”

HPE ProLiant Sets 37 World Record Performance with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors

HPE announced today that it shattered 37 world records, establishing undisputed performance and efficiency leadership with the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers equipped with the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor. “Eclipsing previous virtualization performance records by as much as 321 percent and power efficiency records by 28 percent, the new HPE ProLiant DL325 and HPE ProLiant DL385 servers deliver results that redefine value and economics across virtualization, cloud, enterprise infrastructure and data-intensive workloads.”

Cray Shasta Supercomputer to power weather forecasting for U.S. Air Force

Today Cray announced that their first Shasta supercomputing system for operational weather forecasting and meteorology will be acquired by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The powerful high-performance computing capabilities of the new system, named HPC11, will enable higher fidelity weather forecasts for U.S. Air Force and Army operations worldwide. The contract is valued at $25 million.

AMD to Power Two Cray CS500 Systems at Army Research Centers

Today Cray announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has selected two Cray CS500 systems for its High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) annual technology procurement known as TI-18. The Army Research Lab (ARL) and the U.S. Army Engineering and Research Development Center (ERDC) will each deploy a Cray CS500 to help serve the U.S. through accelerated research in science and technology. The two contracts are valued at more than $46M and the CS500 systems are expected to be delivered to ARL and ERDC in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Lenovo Launches Single Socket Servers with AMD EPYC 7002 Series

Today Lenovo introduced the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms, two of the industry’s most powerful single-socket servers. “Based on next-generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors, Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms not only allow customers to run more workloads on fewer servers, but also offer up to 73 percent savings on potential software licensing, empowering users to accelerate emerging workloads more efficiently.”