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Intel Confirms Damkroger Out as Head of HPC; McVeigh to Lead Newly Formed Super Computer Group

Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group. Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group.

An email sent by Intel’s communications office to insideHPC today said “Intel recently made some changes to our Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics organization (AXG).  The changes we made were done to improve organizational workflows and enable us to scale to the ambitions of our roadmap. Intel’s HPC business and engineering teams are part of AXG. As part of the changes we made ….”

Appentra and Fujitsu in HPC Collaboration

A Coruña, Spain – Oct. 14, 2021 — Fujitsu and Appentra, maker of Parallelware Analyzer to boost the performance of C/C++ code, and Fujitsu have announced a framework collaboration agreement in which both companies will allow transferring to the supercomputing market in Spain a joint value proposition in the optimization of applications for execution in […]

2 Univ. of Minnesota Professors Win SC21 Test of Time Award

Oct. 13, 2021 — The annual SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) goes to George Karypis and Vipin Kumar of the University of Minnesota for their paper “Multilevel Algorithms for Multi-Constraint Graph Partitioning”, published in the Proceedings of SC98. The ToTA recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline, it’s a mark […]

Comparing Price-performance of HPE GreenLake for HPC vs. the Public Cloud

[SPONSORED POST] In this article, Max Alt, HPE’s Distinguished Technologist and Director, Hybrid HPC, discusses recent real-world tests measuring the price-performance of HPC applications used in a range of workloads – including High Performance Linpack (HPL) and OpenFOAM CFD solver. The tests compared performance on AWS and Oracle Cloud solutions powered by Intel® processors against HPE GreenLake for HPC solutions powered by AMD EPYC™ processors.

Rambus Launches 5600 MT/s RCD Chip for DDR5 Memory Module Suppliers

SAN JOSE, Oct. 13, 2021 — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a chip and silicon IP provider, today announced it is sampling its 5600 MT/s 2nd-generation RCD chip to the major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) suppliers. This new level of performance represents a 17 percent increase in data rate over the first-generation 4800 MT/s Rambus DDR5 RCD. With key […]

Supermicro Expands GPU System Portfolio for AI, HPC, Cloud Workloads

SAN JOSE, Oct. 12, 2021 — Supermicro has announced new systems based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators (Supermicro X12 series). These servers are designed for demanding AI applications where low latency and high application performance are essential. The 2U NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU system is […]

Eni Upgrades HPE HPC Infrastructure via GreenLake

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced the upgrade of the supercomputer system of Eni, the Italian multinational supermajor energy company. The upgrade of the company’s supercomputer, HPC4, will be delivered as a service through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform and is intended increase performance and double storage capacity to improve accuracy of image-intensive modeling […]

HPC: Stop Scaling the Hard Way

…today’s situation is clear: HPC is struggling with reliability at scale. Well over 10 years ago, Google proved that commodity hardware was both cheaper and more effective for hyperscale processing when controlled by software-defined systems, yet the HPC market persists with its old-school, hardware-based paradigm. Perhaps this is due to prevailing industry momentum or working within the collective comfort zone of established practices. Either way, hardware-centric approaches to storage resiliency need to go.

3rd Annual HPC-AI Advisory Council and STFC DiRAC Conference, Oct. 13-14, to Explore the UK’s Science Superpower Agenda

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The for community benefit HPC-AI Advisory Council, in collaboration with the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) DiRAC Facility, has announced the 2021 UK Conference will take place, virtually, 13 and 14 October. Hosting from the BST time zone (UTC +1), the second all digital delivery presents a condensed agenda in two (3.5hr) sessions from […]

Exascale Hardware Evaluation: Workflow Analysis for Supercomputer Procurements

It is well known in the high-performance computing (HPC) community that many (perhaps most) HPC workloads exhibit dynamic performance envelopes that can stress the memory, compute, network, and storage capabilities of modern supercomputers. Optimizing HPC workloads to run efficiently on existing hardware systems is challenging, but attempting to quantify the performance envelopes of HPC workloads to extrapolate performance predictions for HPC workloads on new system architectures is even more challenging, albeit essential. This predictive analysis is beneficial because it helps each data center’s supercomputer procurement team extrapolate to the new machines and system architectures that will deliver the most performance for production workloads at their datacenter. However, once a supercomputer is installed, configured, made available to users, and benchmarked, it is too late to consider fundamental architectural changes.