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At ISC 2023: Hyperion Reports HPC Industry Grew 4% in 2022; AI to Drive Stronger Growth Next and Following Years

The HPC industry managed to achieve modest overall growth in 2022, but growth of any kind was in doubt right up to the end of the year, according to HPC-AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, which hosted its bi-annual HPC market update at a breakfast event this week during the ISC 2023 conference in Hamburg. […]

AMD-Powered LUMI Supercomputer: In the Vanguard of HPC Performance and Energy Efficiency

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]   LUMI is a model for both world-class supercomputing and sustainability. It also embodies Europe’s rise on the global HPC scene in recent years. The AMD-powered, HPE-built system, ranked no. 3 on the new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, also ranks no. 7 on the GREEN500 list of the most […]

NERSC RFP: 40 ExaFLOPS Mixed Precision Expected from Perlmutter AI Supercomputer Successor

Last August, NERSC (the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced its intent to commission “NERSC-10,” a next-generation supercomputer to be delivered “in the 2026 timeframe” for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research community. The system will succeed Perlmutter, the 6,000 NVIDIA GPU-powered (with AMD CPUs), 4-exaFLOPS […]

AMD’s Processor Portfolio and the ‘Pervasive AI’ Landscape

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  AI is everywhere, it’s in our homes, cars and jobs, it’s in our healthcare and our entertainment. The organizations we work for are increasingly AI-driven. Geopolitically, the combination of AI and supercomputing is central to national competitiveness and regional security. From a compute perspective, AI everywhere requires a variety of processors to […]

Manufacturing Repatriation: How HPC-Class Technologies from Microsoft Azure and AMD Support Manufacturers’ Reshoring Strategies

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  Geopolitical change is having tectonic impact on the global manufacturing industry. In the U.S., western Europe and other industrialized countries, there is growing emphasis on “manufacturing repatriation,” or reshoring of factory production. With this comes the need for new strategies leveraging data analytics, machine learning, robotics and advanced design simulation enabled by HPC-class compute power to help contain costs, improve quality and accelerate time-to-market. At the heart of these strategies for many companies: a cloud computing platform that offers – and continually refreshes – its technology and support service ecosystem for manufacturers.

Intel Alters HPC-AI Roadmap: ‘Rialto Bridge’ GPU Discontinued

After business hours on Friday, Intel released information on a “streamlined and simplified” data center GPU roadmap with direct impact on HPC and AI. The new plan calls for the discontinuation of the “Rialto Bridge” GPU, which was to have succeeded the Ponte Vecchio chip that itself was delayed several years before shipments began last […]

Azure, AMD and the Power of Cloud-based HPC for Sustainability R&D Projects

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  Sustainability – both in the way it operates and in its support for the development of sustainable technologies and products – is a theme that permeates the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform and its end-user community. Azure, in combination with advanced and ultra-efficient CPUs from AMD and other HPC-class technologies, is a hothouse for sustainability R&D projects ranging from electric vehicles to wind turbine design. Before we look in detail at an example of those projects, let’s start with Azure’s operational efficiencies….

AMD to Expand 5G Telecom Ecosystem

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced it will expand support of its 5G partner ecosystem spanning from core to radio access networks (RAN) applications, delivering additional test capabilities and unveiling new 5G products. AMD said its wireless telecom partner ecosystem has more than doubled in the past year, […]

Frontier Pushes Boundaries: 86% of Nodes Engaged on Reactor Simulation Runs

Details have trickled out of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) indicating progress in preparing Frontier, the exascale-class supercomputer ranked the world’s most powerful system, for full user operations. Earlier this week, the Exascale Computing Project released an article on its web site entitled “Predicting the Future of Fission Power” discussing the ExaSMR (Exa […]

Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, NNSA and AMD Collaborate on Stockpile Mission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories, in partnership with Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national labs, has awarded a contract to AMD that funds research and development of advanced memory technologies expected to accelerate high-performance simulation and computing applications in support of the nation’s stockpile stewardship mission. The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing […]