AMD-based HPC Systems on TOP500 Grows 39%

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — Nov. 14, 2023 — Today, AMD said its microprocessors now power 140 supercomputers on the latest Top500 list, representing a 39 percent year-over-year increase. Additionally, AMD powers 80 percent of the top 10 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world based on the latest Green500 list. “AMD technology continues to be […]

Exascale Day 2023: The Exascale Computing Era Is Here.

With the delivery of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first exascale system, Frontier, in 2022, and the upcoming deployment of Aurora and El Capitan systems by next year, researchers will have the most sophisticated computational tools at their disposal to conduct groundbreaking research. Exascale machines can perform more than a billion billion calculations per […]

Exascale Day Video: How LLNL’s El Capitan Came to Be

With Exascale Day coming up tomorrow, we’re kicking off the annual observance with this video from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Once fully operational, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) first exascale supercomputer will perform critical modeling and simulation functions to support America’s nuclear stockpile. But a system as large and complex….

Building a Capable Computing Ecosystem for Exascale

With ECP, working together was a prerequisite for participation. “From the beginning, the teams had this so-called ‘shared fate,’” says Siegel. When incorporating new capabilities, applications teams had to consider relevant software tools developed by others that could help meet their performance targets, and if they didn’t choose to use them….

El Capitan Supercomputer Installation at Livermore Has Begun

With pictures to prove it, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today it has begun receiving and installing components for El Capitan, what is expected to be the third exascale-class supercomputer in the U.S. The laboratory shared photos on social media today. Projected to exceed 2 exaflops, El Capitan will likely be the most powerful supercomputer […]

Cray Shasta Software to Power Exascale Era

Today Cray a new, open and extensible software platform to address the growing need for supercomputing across government and private industries. As advanced simulation, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation create new, data intensive workloads, the need for performance at scale is growing rapidly. Recognizing the challenges presented by the exascale era, Cray’s software fuses supercomputing performance and capability with the modularity, composability and ease-of-use of cloud computing.