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ScaleMP and AMD Benchmark Best-in-Class Large-System Performance on SPEC CPU 2017

Today ScaleMP announced that it has accomplished best-ever recorded results for the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark for any system size of four processors and higher. ScaleMP’s results for 32-, 24- and 16-processor systems are now holding the top three positions for best results ever. “We are extremely pleased with these new benchmark results, which show superiority across the board,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “Customers can now scale their systems on demand for more computing or more memory, pay only for what they need, and be sure that they are buying the best and most cost-effective solution available that delivers the best performance.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Atos to deploy AMD-powered AION Supercomputer at the University of Luxembourg

Today Atos announced a 4-year contract to supply its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer to the University of Luxembourg. “The BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer will give researchers 1.5 times more computing capacity with a theoretical peak performance of 1.7 petaflops which will complement the existing supercomputing cluster. It will be equipped with AMD EPYC processors and Mellanox InfiniBand HDR technology, connected to a DDN storage environment.”

Joe Landman on How the Cloud is Changing HPC

In this special guest feature, Joe Landman from Scalability.org writes that the move to cloud-based HPC is having some unexpected effects on the industry. “When you purchase a cloud HPC product, you can achieve productivity in time scales measurable in hours to days, where previously weeks to months was common. It cannot be overstated how important this is.”

GIGABYTE Steps up with a Broad Array of Server Offerings for AI & HPC

In this video from SC19, Peter Hanley from GIGABYTE describes how the company delivers a full range of server solutions for HPC, AI, and the Edge. “GIGABYTE is an industry leader in HPC, delivering systems with the highest GPU density combined with excellent cooling performance, power efficiency and superior networking flexibility. These systems can provide massive parallel computing capabilities to power your next AI breakthrough.”

AMD Readies EPYC for Exascale with ROCm at SC19

In this video from SC19, Derek Bouius from AMD describes how the company’s new EPYC processors and Radeon GPUs can speed HPC and Ai applications. With its EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators, Infinity Fabric technologies, and ROCm open software, AMD is building an Exascale ecosystem for heterogeneous compute. “Community support for the pre-exascale software ecosystem continues to grow. This ecosystem is built on ROCm, the foundational open source components for GPU compute provided by AMD.”

Tyan Showcases Intel Xeon Solutions for HPC, AI, and the Edge

In this video from SC19, Philip Maher from Tyan describes the company’s latest lineup of HPC and storage server platforms based on Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. “Data is the foundation of the new economy, and how organizations effectively move, store and process will help determine their level of success,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “By leveraging the 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, TYAN’s leading portfolio of HPC, storage and cloud server platforms enable to help our customers accelerate innovation, drive business value, and bring products and services to market faster.”

TYAN Launches AMD EPYC Server Platforms at SC19

Today TYAN rolled out the latest lineup of HPC and storage server platforms based on the AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors that are aimed at the datacenter market at SC19. “The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor was designed to provide customers with leadership in architecture, performance, and security,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Data Center Solutions Group, AMD. “We’re excited to see our partners, like TYAN, continue to build their portfolios around 2nd Gen EPYC to provide new capabilities for their customers and partners.”

AMD Delivers Best-in-Class HPC Performance at SC19

Today at SC19, AMD announced a set of new customer wins and new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators, as well as the release of ROCm 3.0 development environment. “HPC organizations are continuing to adopt the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor and Radeon Instinct accelerators for more powerful and efficient supercomputing systems. The 2nd Gen EPYC processors provide twice the manufacturing application performance and up to 60% faster Life Sciences simulations than competing solutions, while the Radeon Instinct GPU accelerator provides up to 6.6 peak theoretical TFLOPS Double Precision performance for HPC workloads.”

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.”