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Double-precision CPUs vs. Single-precision GPUs; HPL vs. HPL-AI HPC Benchmarks; Traditional vs. AI Supercomputers

If you’ve wondered why GPUs are faster than CPUs, in part it’s because GPUs are asked to do less – or, to be more precise, to be less precise. Next question: So if GPUs are faster than CPUs, why aren’t GPUs  the mainstream, baseline processor used in HPC server clusters? Again, in part it gets […]

Spend Less on HPC/AI Storage (and more on CPU/GPU compute)

[SPONSORED POST] In this whitepaper courtesy of HPE, you’ll learn about the three approaches that can help you to feed your CPU- and GPU-accelerated compute nodes without I/O bottlenecks while creating efficiencies in Gartner’s Run category. As the market share leader in HPC servers, HPE saw the convergence of classic modeling and simulation with AI methods such as machine learning and deep learning coming and now offers you a new portfolio of parallel HPC/AI storage systems that are purpose engineered to address all of the previously mentioned challenges—in a cost-effective way.

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 ISC Student Cluster Competition

<SPONSORED CONTENT>  The 2021 ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) has wrapped up, and now it’s time to honor the students who participated from around the world, as well as provide a little background on what transpired during the 10th Annual ISC Student Cluster Competition. But first, a little background. The ISC Student Cluster Competition is […]

Ansys RedHawk-SC™ on Azure: Hold on to Your Socks

This article describes the extensive evaluation testing of the optimal operational configuration for running Ansys RedHawk-SC Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool on Microsoft Azure. The results identified two categories of results: the first being the best choices for selecting from Azure’s service portfolio. And the second identifies the optimal number of CPUs required to minimize the overall cloud TCO for these workloads.

Supermicro Delivers World Record Performance

Supermicro’s latest range of H12 Generation A+ Systems and Building Block Solutions®, optimized for AMD EPYC™ processors, offers new levels of application-optimized performance per watt and per dollar, delivering outstanding core density, superior memory bandwidth, and unparalleled I/O capacity.

Radio Free HPC:  Milan, Milan, Milan – and… How Will Intel Respond?

In this special episode, we break down AMD’s new EPYC 7003 series processor. We talk some speeds, plenty of feeds, look at their security defense, and talk about some world records. All in all, it’s an action-packed and fun episode, suitable for the entire family. In fact, we recommend you gather your family round to listen to this one as we’ll be talking about how the implications of this new CPU. Will it bring AMD back to their Opteron and dual-core glory days? Will it, as Opteron and dual-core did, prompt Intel into mounting a furious comeback? And how about the other chips on the horizon?

Microchip Technology Inc.: Introducing First PCI Express 5.0 Switches

Chandler, Ariz., February 2, 2021 – Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced what it said are the first PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 switch solutions — the Switchtec PFX PCIe 5.0 family — “doubling the interconnect performance for dense compute, high speed networking and NVM Express (NVMe) storage,” according to the company. Together with the […]

Higher Education HPC Harnesses Increasing Data Sets to Unlock New Discoveries

Dell Technologies has long partnered with university-led supercomputing centers, working side-by-side with world-class researchers and scientists to develop, test and tune HPC systems for their workloads. This work often includes incorporating the newest processing technologies from AMD, such as second-generation AMD® EPYC™ processors.

Smaller, faster and cooler: Innovations in Dell Precision mobile workstations surmount the latest thermal challenges

This white paper describes that with the latest Precision models, Dell continues to pioneer smarter thermals for mobile workstations that allow processor and GPU innovations to evolve so you can be more productive. To get the peak performance your demanding workloads require in easily portable sizes, Dell Technologies has Precision mobile workstations that best meets your needs.

The Top Five Trends Driving the Need for New HPC/AI System Architectures

Earlier this month Ayar Labs hosted a webinar on the topic of “Disaggregated System Architectures for Next Generation HPC and AI Workloads,” discussing the need for new architecture and the approaches that are being taken to bring new levels of power, efficiency, and composability to building the supercomputers, and eventually all computing systems of the future. Here are the top five trends that were discussed during the webinar driving the need for new HPC architectures.