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Podcast: AMD is Back to Glory Days wit Rome CPU

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks into the AMD Rome CPU, a beast that brings back the glory days of Opteron and establishes itself as the chip to have, and establishes AMD as the company to beat. After that, they kick off their new regular segment: Henry Newman’s Feel-Good Security Corner.

OSS Steps Up with AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor for ‘AI on the Fly’

One Stop Systems just unveiled its comprehensive portfolio of PCIe Gen 4 expansion building blocks supporting servers based on the new AMD EPYC 7002 processor. “We are pleased to work with AMD to lead the market transition to PCIe Gen 4 by delivering flexible and scalable expansion platforms complementary to AMD EPYC 7002 based servers.”

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.”

Xilinx Launches Alveo U50 FPGA Datacenter Accelerator Card

Today Xilinx launched the new Alveo U50 data center accelerator card, the industry’s first low profile adaptable accelerator with PCIe Gen 4 support. Designed for the datacenter, the Alveo U50 is uniquely designed to supercharge a broad range of critical compute, network and storage workloads, all on one reconfigurable platform. “We believe the combination of low-profile form-factor, HBM2 memory performance, and PCIe Gen 4 speed to interface with IBM Power processors will enable the OpenPOWER ecosystem to provide cutting edge adaptable acceleration solutions.” 

Phison Steps up with PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD solutions

Phison Electronics is showcasing its high performance PCIe Gen4 storage products this week at the Flash Memory Summit. “The Phison E16 provides industry leading performance, capacity and NVMe features required to build the PCIe Gen4 enabled data center of the future. Liqid is excited that the Phison E16 is now powering the fastest storage in the world, the LQD4500.”

Video: Update on the Exascale Computing Project

In this video, ECP Director Doug Kothe provides an update on the Exascale Computing Project. ECP has mission to ensure that a capable exascale computing ecosystem will come to fruition with the arrival of the nation’s first exascale systems. “Enduring legacy translates to having dozens of application technologies that will be used to tackle some of the toughest problems in DOE and the nation, and so the applications are now going to be positioned to address their challenge problems and in many cases help solve them or be a part of the solution.”

Why Containerization was Key to Fueling Innovation at ISC19

In this special guest feature, Ian Lumb from Sylabs describes containerization was Fueling Innovation at ISC 2019. “Interest in containerization has never been stronger. Although there’s much to extract from ISC19, even if you weren’t able to attend the event, there are alternative approaches for accelerating your uptake of this secure, performant, and portable technology that also ensures reproducibility.”