HPC News Bytes 20240212: Honda Taps Cadence CFD HPC, Chip Industry Gyrations, Yelick in ISC Spotlight

Good day-after-Super-Bowl morning to you! It was an interesting week in HPC-AI last week, here’s a quick (5:47) run through some of the latest goings on: Honda taps Cadence supercomputer for air taxi R&D, chip industry gyrations, Kathy Yelick to deliver ISC 2024 keynote, Google settles patent infringement case….

Trillions for Chips: A Roiled Semiconductor Industry Strains to Meet AI Demand

We’re seeing the chip industry’s version of the scientific aphorism: “nature hates a vacuum.” The vacuum is the short supply of – and vast demand for – AI chips, and it’s roiling the semiconductor industry. Chip foundry companies TSMC, Intel and Samsung are straining to expand GPU fab capacity….

Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing to Install Lenovo HPC Cluster

Lenovo announced it has won a contract for the joint construction of an AMD/NVIDIA-powered HPC cluster with the University of Paderborn in Germany. The system will include the Lenovo ThinkSystem SD665 V3 server with AMD EPYC processor technology….

HPC News Bytes: Eni’s Monster HPE Supercomputer, Intel’s New Mexico Fab, NSF’s AI Research Resource, D-Wave and IonQ Quantum Advancements

A good January morning to you! It was an interesting week in HPC-AI, here’s a rapid (6:07) rundown of the latest doings, including: Italy energy giant Eni’s 600 PFLOPS HPE supercomputer, Intel opens….

Italian Energy Company Eni Acquiring 600 PFLOPS AMD-Powered HPE-Cray EX HPC System

Italian energy giant Eni, long  in the vanguard of commercial adoption of supercomputing, announced it is acquiring a monstrous 600 Pflops HPE-Cray EX4000 HPC system comprised of 3472 nodes, each one with a 64-core AMD EPYC CPU and four AMD Instinct….

HPC News Bytes 20231218: Intel’s Emerald Rapids Chip, New York State’s ‘Chips Act,’ Quantum Market Sizing, NVIDIA vs. AMD ‘Benchmarketing’

A happy Monday morning to you in the run-up to the holidays. Here’s a quick run-down on recent HPC-AI news, including: Intel’s Gen-5 Emerald Rapids chip, New York State’s “Chips Act,” quantum market sizing, GPU “Benchmarketing”: Nvidia vs. AMD

GigaIO’s SuperNODE to Power TensorWave Deployment with AMD MI300X

San Jose, California, December 6, 2023 – GigaIO, provider of open workload-defined infrastructure for AI and accelerated computing, has announced what the company said is the largest order yet for its SuperNODE utilizing tens of thousands of the AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators. GigaIO’s infrastructure will form the backbone of a bare-metal specialized AI cloud code-named […]

Taking on NVIDIA: AMD Announces Availability of MI300 GPU Accelerators

After years of NVIDIA having its dominant way in the GPU AI chip market — a market that has exploded over the last 12 months with the emergence of generative AI — AMD today announced the availability of the long-awaited and much previewed MI300X accelerator chip (pictured here) that AMD intends to be a worthy competitor with NVIDIA’s H100….

HPC News Bytes 20231120: SC23 Overview – Exascale Update, New AI Chips, Quantum Village, UCIe-PCIe-Ultra Ethernet

In this edition of the HPC News Bytes podcast, Shahin takes us on a rapid (5:04) tour of SC23, analyzing the key developments and new technologies that highlighted last week’s conference in Denver: Conference attendance expands to 14,000; exascale update and future; raft of new chips, many focused on AI; Quantum Village at SC23; UCIe, PCIe and Ultra Ethernet

Azure VMs with AMD MI300 GPU Accelerators at Microsoft Conference

Nov. 15, 2023 — Today at Microsoft Ignite, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Microsoft featured AMD products, including the upcoming Instinct MI300X GPU accelerator, EPYC and Ryzen CPUs with AI engines. Microsoft’s new Azure ND MI300x v5 Virtual Machine (VM) series….