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@HPCpodcast: Industry Analyst Steve Conway Ranges Across the Global HPC Scene

In this episode of @HPCpodcast, Shahin and Doug caught up with Steve Conway, former senior advisor at Hyperion Research and now head of his own consulting firm, Conway Communications. A well-known HPC executive and analyst who was formerly with IDC and Cray, Conway engages us in a wide ranging discussion – we start with edge HPC and trends towards massively-distributed, massively-heterogeneous computing, which takes us to the convergence of HPC and AI, mixed precision spectrum, the importance of simulation, the impact of exascale on general computing, the “indigenous technology” trend that has taken root in the U.S., China and Europe and it’s impact on scientific collaboration, U.S.-China funding model differences, and the necessary ingredients for attracting top talent.

‘Shaheen III’: KAUST Selects HPE Cray EX HPC-AI Supercomputer with NVIDIA and AMD Chips

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) selected HPE to build its next-generation supercomputer, “Shaheen III,” using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer platform. The company said the system will be fully operational in 2023. Seven HPE Cray EX4000 cabinets will include 704 GPU compute nodes, and each node will […]

How the HPC-AI Rocky Linux Server Operating System Rose from the CentOS Ashes

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  CentOS disappeared in the dead of winter. On December 8, 2020, the day with the earliest sunset of the year in northern latitudes, Red Hat announced it would no longer support the Linux server operating system, and for many CentOS users “what instruments we have agree the day of (its) death was a dark cold day.” If you were an advocate of CentOS Linux, you knew all about it. You knew its traits, its ways, its bugs, its quirks. You knew its personality. You knew how to tease the best out of it, and how to avoid….

Supermicro Announces NVIDIA H100 GPU Systems

SAN JOSE, Sept. 20, 2022 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a enterprise computing, GPUs, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology company, announced 20 NVIDIA-certified systems options with NVIDIA H100 PCI-E and NVIDIA H100 SXM GPUs, which NVIDIA has said will ship next month. Supermicro systems certified with the NVIDIA H100 PCIe GPUs include NVIDIA AI […]

BRV China-backed HPC-AI Tech Completes $6M Seed and Angel Round Financing 

BEIJING, Sept. 14, 2022 — HPC-AI Tech, an artificial intelligence high-performance optimization platform, recently closed $6 million seed and angel rounds with BlueRun Ventures China (BRV China) acting as the lead investor for the angel round. The funds, which were raised within a year, will be mainly used to bring in more talented teams and […]

MLCommons: Latest MLPerf AI Benchmark Results Show Machine Learning Inference Advances

SAN FRANCISCO – September 8, 2022 – Today, the open engineering consortium MLCommons announced results from MLPerf Inference v2.1, which analyzes the performance of inference — the application of a trained machine learning model to new data. Inference allows for the intelligent enhancement of a vast array of applications and systems. Here are the results and […]

Cogniteam Integrates Robotics AI Capabilities with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin Edge Platform

Sept. 6, 2022 — Cogniteam, a robotics company and creator of the Nimbus low-code robot development operating system, has integrated the  NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform into its  robot software packets. A preferred member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, Cogniteam had early access to the AGX Orin developer kit, which allowed the company to prepare […]

HPC-AI Chips in the News: NVIDIA, AMD Ensnared in US-China Trade War; Arm Sues Qualcomm

NVIDIA and AMD, makers of advanced GPUs used in HPC-AI workloads, became embroiled this week in the deteriorating relations and ongoing trade war between the US and the People’s Republic of China. Yesterday, Nvidia said it has been prohibited by the US government from selling to the PRC its A100 Tensor Core GPU, on the […]

Registration Open for 2022 International HPC User Forums in October

ST PAUL, Minn., August 9, 2022 — HPC-AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research  announced that registration is now open for two International HPC User Forums in October. The first event, hosted by CEA and TERATEC will be held in Paris on Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4, 2022 at the Cercle National des Armées | CNA Paris. […]

HPC Analyst Firm Hyperion Research Expands Survey Team

ST PAUL, Minn., August 2, 2022— HPC and AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research announced the addition of Cary Sudan as the organization’s new principal survey specialist. “Hyperion Research continutes to expand our support team in response to our steady growth of new clients and new projects,” said Earl Joseph, Hyperion Research CEO. “We are […]