KAUST and Cerebras Named Gordon Bell Award Finalist

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 20, 2023 — Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and AI chip developer Cerebras Systems announced that its work on multi-dimensional seismic processing has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Gordon Bell Prize for outstanding achievements in HPC. By developing a Tile […]

@HPCpodcast: Evaluating Specialty AI Chips at Argonne’s AI Testbed

Our latest episode of @HPCpodcast delves into the Cambrian explosion of AI specialty chips – of which there so many have been released on the HPC-AI market that it’s hard to discern which chip is right for what workload. Hence the AI Testbed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Shahin and Doug spoke with Venkat Vishwanath….

Cerebras and UAE-based G42 Announce Condor Galaxy AI Supercomputer, Offered as Cloud Service

July 20, 2023 — AI technology company Cerebras Systems with partner with G42, a UAE-based technology holding group, have announced Condor Galaxy, a cloud-based network of nine interconnected supercomputers. The first AI supercomputer on this network, Condor Galaxy 1 (CG-1), is optimized for large language models and generative AI and delivers 4 exaFLOPs of 16 […]

ALCF AI Testbed’s Graphcore System Available to Researchers

April 28, 2023, Lemont, IL — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility is accepting proposals to access the facility’s 22-petaFLOPS Graphcore Bow Pod64 at the ALCF AI Testbed. Access is open to the global research community via an approved proposal submission. The newest ALCF AI Testbed platform to be made available to researchers, the Graphcore Bow […]

Cerebras, Databricks Stoke Generative AI Arena with Open Source LLMs

In few other areas of the global economy are the rounds of creative destruction more rapid and more intense than the HPC-AI sector. We see this today with the generative AI sensation: OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT in November has created a firestorm of competitive responses. At least two companies – Cerebras, maker of the dinner-plate […]

Cerebras Announces 2 AI Partnerships – for Large Language Model Training and ‘Generative AI’ Content Creation

Cerebras Systems, maker of the “dinner plate sized” AI processor, announced two alliances today, one with Cirrascale Cloud Services, provider of deep learning solutions for AVs, NLP and computer vision, and with Jasper, maker of an AI content platform for AI-based copywriting and content creation. Under the Cirrascale-Cerebras partnership, the two companies announced the availability […]

ALCF to Hold Cerebras AI Testbed Workshop, Aug. 9-10

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will hold a virtual AI testbed training event Aug. 9-10 that will introduce users to the Cerebras hardware and software stack. It will provide hands-on training to get started on the system in the ALCF AI Testbed.  Registration is here. Day 1 will focus on Cerebras hardware and software architecture. […]

Cerebras Claims Record for Largest AI Models Trained on a Single Device

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2022 — AI computing company Cerebras Systems today announced that  a single Cerebras CS-2 system is able to train models with up to 20 billion parameters on – something not possible on any other single device, according to the company. By enabling a single CS-2 to train these models, Cerebras said […]

Proposals Open to Research Community for ALCF AI Testbed’s Cerebras and SambaNova Systems

Proposals are now being accepted by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility for access to its AI Testbed, a collection of advanced artificial intelligence accelerators available for science. Researchers interested in using the AI Testbed’s Cerebras CS-2 and SambaNova DataScale systems can submit project proposals via the ALCF’s Director’s Discretionary program. Access to additional testbed resources, including Graphcore, Groq, and Habana accelerators, will be […]

PSC’s Neocortex HPC Upgrades to Cerebras CS-2 AI Systems

The Neocortex high-performance AI computer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been upgraded with two new Cerebras CS-2 systems powered by the second-generation wafer-scale engine (WSE-2) processor. PSC said the WSE-2 doubles the system’s cores and on-chip memory as well as offering a new execution mode designed for extreme-scale deep-learning tasks, including larger model […]