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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 […]

Meta Picks AWS as Strategic AI Cloud Provider

Amazon Web Services has announced that Meta (formerly Facebook) has deepened its relationship with AWS as a strategic cloud provider, using AWS’s cloud infrastructure to complement its on-premises infrastructure, and will broaden its use of AWS compute, storage, databases, and security services for scale in the cloud. Meta said it will run third-party collaborations in […]

Can HPE GreenLake for HPC Deliver a Simpler User Experience than Public Cloud?

[Sponsored Post] When looking for a simple HPC user experience, many of us would naturally think of public cloud. But on-premises solutions like HPE GreenLake for HPC, powered by AMD EPYC processors, have picked up the advantages of public cloud without compromising performance. HPE GreenLake for HPC is designed to help you get the benefits of HPC without the deployment challenges. It’s a consumption-based solution that is fully managed and operated for you, just like public cloud.

BMW Group and AWS Pick QCI Qatalyst as Finalist in Quantum Computing Challenge

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 9, 2021 – Quantum Computing Inc. (Nasdaq: QUBT), whose mission is to brige the power of classical and quantum computing, announced that its Qatalyst quantum software was selected as one of three finalists for the final round of the BMW Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Quantum Computing Challenge for the Vehicle Sensor Placement use case. The […]

AWS Announces GA of Habana Labs-powered EC2 DL1 Instances

SEATTLE– Oct. 26, 2021– AWS has announced general availability of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) DL1 instances designed for training machine learning models and powered by Gaudi accelerators from Habana Labs (an Intel company). Providing up to 40 percent better price performance for training machine learning models than the latest GPU-powered AWS EC2 instances, […]