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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. […]

XTREME-D Launches S3-Compatible Distributed Object Cloud Storage and Roadmap for AXXE-L HPC as a Service

St. Louis, Nov. 17, 2021 – Award-winning Platform as a Service Provider XTREME-D today announced AXXE-L Cloud Storage, an S3-compatible distributed object storage service that offers high performance, erasure coding, end-to-end encryption, and a simple subscription-based consumption model with support for multiple environments. The company also announced new features for its flagship product, AXXE-L by […]

Penguin Announces GovPOD HPC/AI Cloud On-Demand for the Federal Government

Supercomputing 2021 – November 15, 2021 – Penguin Computing today announced GovPOD (Government Penguin On Demand) HPC/AI Cloud, built for federal government agencies featuring a software, hardware and management platform designed to eliminate performance, scalability, and security challenges associated with traditional cloud computing environments. GovPOD HPC/AI Cloud is designed to enable federal government customers to access a bare-metal, HPC […]

IBM Cloud Selects AMD EPYCs for Compute-Intensive Workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nov. 10, 2021 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced today that IBM Cloud has chosen 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors to expand its bare metal service offerings designed to power customers’ demanding workloads and solutions. The new servers, featuring 128 cores, up to 4TB of memory and 10 NVMe drives per server, […]

Azure: HBv3 VMs for HPC up to 80% Faster with AMD Milan-X CPUs

Microsoft Azure has announced that a preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-cache, codenamed “Milan-X.” The processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads, such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather […]

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, […]

NXP Semiconductors Selects AWS for EDA

SEATTLE– Oct. 14, 2021 — Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating the vast majority of its electronic design automation (EDA) workloads from NXP data centers to AWS. Running on the cloud is designed to extend NXP’s efficiency and competitive edge […]

Astera Labs Secures $50M in Series-C Funding

SANTA CLARA, CA – September 27, 2021 – Astera Labs, maker of connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, today announced raising $50M as part of an oversubscribed Series-C funding round led by Fidelity Management and Research. Fidelity was joined in this funding round by Atreides Management and Valor Equity Partners, with continued participation from existing investors […]

Call for Participation: HPC PRACE Winter School

The Inter University Computing Centre (IUCC) in Israel and Amazon Web Services have joined forces to train researchers and research software engineers (RSEs) in the use of AWS for high performance computing (HPC) at the PRACE Winter School, 7-9 December 2021. The organizations have issued a call for participation. PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing […]

Atos Acquires HPC Cloud Platform Provider Nimbix

Last month, Agnès Boudot, SVP, head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, told us — without sharing details — that the company’s global strategy includes expansion into the U.S. market. At least part of that strategy was revealed today with the news that Atos has acquired long-time high-performance computing cloud platform provider Nimbix. Established in 2010 […]