New Commodity Supercomputing Clusters Deployed at NNSA Labs Claim TOP500 Spots

Three of the newest National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) commodity computing clusters recently deployed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are among the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, Top500 organizers announced Monday. Funded under the second Commodity Technology Systems contract (CTS-2) by NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program, […]

Cornelis Partners with Penguin and Panasas on New HPC-AI Reference Design

WAYNE, PA. — August 22, 2023 – Cornelis Networks, a provider of high-performance networking solutions for data-intensive technical computing (HPC and AI) applications, today announced a partnership with Penguin Solutions, a provider of HPC, AI, and IoT technologies and services; and Panasas, a provider of HPC and AI storage solutions. The three companies have come together to define and […]

HPC News Bytes Podcast for 20230731: AWS’s GPU-Laden P5 Instance; TACC’s Stampede-3; Micron’s 24GB HBM3; Cineca’s ‘White Space’ Infrastructure

As August beckons let’s take a quick (4:14) look at the highlights of the latest news in HPC, AI, quantum and other advanced technologies. This week, Shahin and Doug discuss: AWS EC2 P5 cloud instance with Nvidia H100 and AMD Milan; TACC’s Stampede-3 mini Intel Aurora with Cornelis Network’s Omni-Path Express fabric; Micron 8-high 24GB HBM3; Cineca’s “white space” supercomputing infrastructure strategy.

Post-Exascale Fabric: NNSA Awards Cornelis Networks $18M for High Performance Network R&D

Those who gave up for dead Intel’s Omni-Path fabric, which Intel began working on 2012 and stopped supporting seven years later, may want to re-think that. Cornelis Networks, the company breathing life into Omni-Path since 2020, has won an $18 million R&D contract from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The award is part of DOE’s Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network (NG-HPCN) project….

Cornelis Fabric Tapped by DOE / NNSA for Advanced Sim

Cornelis Networks announced it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) as an HPC network provider for the NNSA’s Tri-Laboratory Commodity Technology System 2 (CTS-2) system contract. NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program recently awarded Dell Technologies a contract to deliver computing systems totaling more than 40 petaflops to […]

Cornelis Networks Talks High Speed Fabrics for Heterogeneous HPC-AI

We caught up with Phil Murphy, CEO of fabrics technology company Cornelis Networks, which has one of the most interesting vendor histories in the HPC community. Extending back to the 1990s and carrying forward extensive interconnect R&D by both Intel and Cray, Cornelis’s OmniPath is a fabric uniquely well-suited to the increasingly heterogeneous world of […]

AMD-Supermicro-Cornelis (Omni-Path) ‘Mammoth’ Cluster at LLNL Targets COVID-19

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and partners AMD, Supermicro and Cornelis Networks have installed a high performance computing cluster with memory and data storage capabilities targeting data-intensive COVID-19 research workloads. The Cornelis interconnect used in the “Mammoth” cluster is based on Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) technology, which Intel announced last year it would no longer support […]

Omni-Path HPC Interconnect Reemerges as Intel Spin-out with $20M Investment Round from Intel Capital, Others

Left for dead last year, Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) high performance fabric may come back to life with a Series A $20 million venture round involving Intel Capital, Downing Ventures and Chestnut Street Ventures that places OPA interconnect technology under the auspices of a spin-out start-up called Cornelis Networks. OPA was a much-promoted Intel effort […]