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AWS Launches Center for Quantum Networking

June 21, 2022 — Amazon Web Services today announced the AWS Center for Quantum Networking (CQN), whose mission is to address scientific and engineering challenges and to develop new hardware, software, and applications for quantum networks. AWS said CQN will complement the quantum science and engineering efforts underway at the AWS Center for Quantum Computing and […]

LLNL and Amazon Web Services Team on Standardized HPC Software Stack

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to define the role of leadership-class high performance computing (HPC) “in a future where cloud HPC is ubiquitous,” the two organizations said. LLNL and AWS said they will explore software and hardware solutions spanning cloud and on-premises HPC environments, with the […]

Amazon Web Services Joins Q-NEXT Quantum Research Center

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a member of Q-NEXT, a quantum research center developing the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information. Q-NEXT’s mission is to furthers quantum R&D and help create a quantum ecosystem by bringing together science organizations and commercial businesses to solve quantum technology challenges. With AWS as a member, Q-NEXT now […]

Dell Technologies Interview: Univ. of Liverpool’s Hybrid HPC Strategy Boosts Scientific Computing with a Burst

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In a recent Dell Technologies interview on this site, we talkied about HPC-as-a-Service with R Systems, provider HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. Now, in this interview, we have a variant within this HPC segment: bursting to the cloud when an on-premises cluster needs a resource boost. Faced with this situation was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists.
Faced with this need was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the University’s Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla’s resources, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists….

AWS Launches Storage-Optimized EC2 Instances (I4i) Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors

April 27, 2022 — Amazon Web Services has launched new new I4i instances powered by the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake) Processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz. The company said The instances offer up to 30 TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that are custom-built by AWS, and are […]

Cloud HPC: AMD Announces Amazon EC2 C6a Instance

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the expansion of Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) AMD EPYC processor-based offerings with the general availability of compute optimized Amazon EC2 C6a instances. According to AWS, the C6a instances offer up to 15 percent better compute price/performance over previous generation C5a instances for a variety […]

@HPCpodcast: Cloud HPC is Hot – But Is It Right for Everything?

Growth of cloud HPC for several years has outpaced overall HPC market growth, and public cloud providers continually add the latest and greatest chips, interconnects, memory and software applications to their HPC menus. No doubt public cloud HPC is a great place for HPC experimentation and POC projects. But beyond that, what about making a big move to cloud HPC – which kinds of companies and workloads should go to the cloud and which should stay on-prem?

Qumulo Launches AWS Quick Start for Qumulo Cloud Q

SEATTLE – Jan. 12, 2022 – Qumulo, maker of file data storage and management for hybrid cloud environments, today announced the availability of AWS Quick Start for Qumulo Cloud Q. This new offering, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), accelerates getting started with Qumulo for both trial and enterprise deployments. The new AWS Quick Start […]

AMD Announces GA of New AWS EC2 Hpc6a Instances

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today GA of Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Hpc6a instances based on the AMD EPYC CPU, built for high performance computing (HPC) workloads in the cloud. AWS pre-announced Hpc6a last November. The instances deliver 100 Gbps networking with 96 third-generation AMD EPYC processor (Milan) cores with 384 GB RAM, according to the company. […]

BMW and AWS Announce Winners of Quantum Computing Challenge at Q2B

BMW Group  and Amazon Web Services have announced the winners of the BMW Quantum Computing Challenge with the winners being announced at Q2B 2021, a conference for the application of quantum computing. The BMW Group, in collaboration with AWS, last July called on the global quantum computing community to develop innovative quantum algorithms for four […]