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Aurora on Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

The rumors had begun to cirulate – October is near, that starts the fourth quarter, 2023 isn’t far behind, all of which means Intel is coming up against a hard deadline to deliver its delayed Aurora exascale-class supercomputer to Argonne National Laboratory by the end of the year. Is another delay in the offing?
Then, yesterday, Intel tweeted this out: “Server blades with Intel 4th Gen Xeon and Ponte Vecchio, which uses Intel’s most advanced IP and packaging technology, are now shipping to Argonne National Labs to power the Aurora supercomputer!” And the tweet was backed by comments to the same effect from CEO Pat Gelsinger

HPC-AI Chips in the News: NVIDIA, AMD Ensnared in US-China Trade War; Arm Sues Qualcomm

NVIDIA and AMD, makers of advanced GPUs used in HPC-AI workloads, became embroiled this week in the deteriorating relations and ongoing trade war between the US and the People’s Republic of China. Yesterday, Nvidia said it has been prohibited by the US government from selling to the PRC its A100 Tensor Core GPU, on the […]

Lenovo HPC Powers SPEChpc™ 2021 with AMD 3rd Generation EPYC™ Processors

As a leader in high performance computing, Lenovo continually supports the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) benchmarks, that would help customers make better-informed decisions for their HPC workloads. SPEChpc™ 2021 is a newly released benchmark suite from SPEC that produces industry-standard benchmarks for the newest generation of computer systems. What separates SPEChpc™ 2021 from SPEC CPU® 2017, SPEC MPI® 2007 or the other SPEC benchmark suites is that SPEChpc™ 2021 is one-of-a-kind benchmark suite which uses real-world applications that support “multiple programming models and offloading” to evaluate the performance of state-of-the-art heterogenetic HPC systems.

OLCF’s Doug Kothe on Pushing Frontier Across the Exascale Line and the Future of Leadership Supercomputers

Everyone involved in the Frontier supercomputer project got a taste of what a moonshot is like. Granted, lives were not on the line with Frontier as they were when Armstrong and Aldrin went to the moon in 1969. But in other ways there are parallels between the space mission and standing up Frontier, the world’s […]

AMD: Pensando DPUs Enable Accelerated Data Centers with VMware vSphere 8

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that the AMD Pensando Distributed Services Card will be one of the first data processing unit solutions to support VMware vSphere 8 available from server vendors including Dell Technologies, HPE and Lenovo. As data center applications grow in scale and sophistication, the resulting workloads […]

HighPoint Expands NVMe Solution with Gen3 and Gen4 Host Connectivity Adapter Series

August 2022 – Fremont, CA — HighPoint Technologies, Inc. is now shipping high-performance NVMe25, HBA solutions for x86-64 Intel/AMD, Nvidia ARM PC and Mac Platforms. For nearly three decades, HighPoint has designed, manufactured and deployed a comprehensive range of high-performance, high-port-count controller boards for the storage and connectivity industry. HighPoint has leveraged the breadth and […]

Ansys and AMD Team on Simulation of Large Structural Mechanical Models

PITTSBURGH — August 24, 2022 – Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) said today that Ansys Mechanical is one of the first commercial finite element analysis (FEA) programs supporting AMD Instinct accelerators, the newest data center GPUs from AMD. The AMD Instinct accelerators are designed for data centers and supercomputers to help solve complex problems. To support the AMD Instinct accelerators, Ansys […]

Frontier Exascale Unveiling: ‘Breathtaking…, a Huge Leap Forward for Science, for Our Country”

It was a day of high pride at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a day to stop and take stock of the successful completion of a project based on an idea – exascale computing – that was begun more than 20 years ago. We’re talking about the official unveiling of Frontier, the country’s and the world’s […]

The More You Scale, the Less You Pay … No, Really

Ansys Cloud, the managed cloud service provided by Ansys and enabled on Microsoft Azure, recently announced availability of 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache with HBv3 virtual machines (VMs). The development unites three powerful catalysts of innovation — chip development, simulation, and cloud computing — to offer a more robust, three-layered approach to computing without on-premises hardware restrictions.

AMD Appoints Mathew Hein Chief Strategy Officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June, 22, 2022 — AMD today announced that Mathew Hein is joining the company as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development, effective June 27, 2022. Hein will be responsible for advancing the company’s strategy across high-performance and adaptive computing solutions and will work with the AMD executive […]