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@HPCpodcast: Google Cloud’s 9 Exaflop AI Supercomputer, Chip Price Hikes, HPC Helps Photograph a Black Hole in Our Galaxy and IBM’s Quantum Ambitions

@HPCpodcast was so pleased with our last episode, an extensive interview with the University of Tennessee’s (and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s) Jack Dongarra (our followers liked it too), that we decided to let that episode stand as a special, double podcast edition podcast. Now Shahin and Doug are back behind our mics talking about a raft of interesting news in the HPC/AI world, including what Google Cloud bills as the fastest AI supercomputer, price hikes on chips from TSMC and Samsung, the role of the Frontera supercomputer in the visualization of a black hole in our Milky Way galaxy and IBM’s ambitious and well-executed quantum computing roadmap.

Google Cloud Says TPU-Powered Machine Learning Cluster Delivers 9 Exaflops Aggregate Power

As HPC enters the exascale era, watchers of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers will look to see if the updated list, to be released this month at the ISC conference in Hamburg, will include systems that break the vaunted exaflops barrier. That said, Google Cloud yesterday unveiled what it called the […]

@HPCpodcast: Cloud HPC is Hot – But Is It Right for Everything?

Growth of cloud HPC for several years has outpaced overall HPC market growth, and public cloud providers continually add the latest and greatest chips, interconnects, memory and software applications to their HPC menus. No doubt public cloud HPC is a great place for HPC experimentation and POC projects. But beyond that, what about making a big move to cloud HPC – which kinds of companies and workloads should go to the cloud and which should stay on-prem?

Google Cloud Chooses 3rd Gen AMD EPYC for HPC, EDA, CFD Workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — February 10, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that AMD EPYC processors will power the new C2D virtual machine offering from Google Cloud, bringing customers strong performance and compute power for high-performance (HPC) memory-bound workloads in areas like electronic design automation (EDA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This announcement continues […]

Google Cloud’s N2D Virtual Machines to Use AMD EPYC 7003 Chips

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2021 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced Google Cloud is expanding its use of AMD EPYC processors with the preview of N2D Virtual Machines (VMs) powered by AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors. Utilizing the performance capabilities of the latest generation of EPYC processors, the N2D VMs, according to Google Cloud, delivers on […]

Diane Bryant, Former Intel and Google Cloud Exec, Named to Platform9 Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June, 22, 2021 — Platform9 today announced the appointment of Diane Bryant to its Board of Directors. Bryant, a technology executive who COO of Google Cloud and Group President of Intel’s Data Center Group, brings more than 30 years of experience spanning cloud technology, data center infrastructure, and artificial intelligence, to Platform9. […]

Cloud HPC Platform Nimbix Offers Hybrid Software and Services on Kubernetes Infrastructures

High performance computing cloud platform Nimbix today announced availability of Nimbix Cloud Everywhere, a single pane of glass to HPC and supercomputing applications converged with Kubernetes across HPC infrastructures. The hybrid service and software offering is designed to let customers to deploy HPC on Kubernetes-enabled infrastructures, including their own HPC clusters, any cloud provider or […]

Opus Interactive Expands Multicloud Services across AWS, GCP and Azure with Scality RING and Zenko Open Source 

San Francisco – Feb. 11, 2021 – Scality announced today that Opus Interactive, a cloud, colocation and IT services company, is using Scality RING and Zenko to deliver enhanced services, including data management across multicloud infrastructure, backup-as-a-service and more. Opus Interactive sought a solution that could meet increased customer demand for more flexible, highly available and secure storage […]

4 Cloud Vendors Held 67% of $129B Market in Q4

Data researched by Trading Platforms indicates that the top four cloud infrastructure vendors accounted for 67 percent of the market share during Q4 2020. Amazon Web Services had the largest share at 32 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 20 percent. Google Cloud had 9 percent, while Alibaba Cloud accounted for 6 percent. During Q3 2020, […]

Intel and Google Cloud Join NIH’s ‘All of Us’ Medical Data Research Program

Intel and Google Cloud have joined the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, designed to improve population health by making biomedical data from underrepresented groups available to COVID-19 researchers nationwide via the Researcher Workbench. With a goal of recruiting 1 million U.S. participants from different backgrounds, the mission of All of Us is to build the […]