Italian Energy Company Eni Acquiring 600 PFLOPS AMD-Powered HPE-Cray EX HPC System

Italian energy giant Eni, long  in the vanguard of commercial adoption of supercomputing, announced it is acquiring a monstrous 600 Pflops HPE-Cray EX4000 HPC system comprised of 3472 nodes, each one with a 64-core AMD EPYC CPU and four AMD Instinct….

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 […]

NOAA Supercomputing Capacity Expanded for Advanced National Weather Forecasting

FALLS CHURCH, Va. –  The computing capacity of twin supercomputers used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been expanded by 20 percent….

LLNL: 9,000 Exascale Nodes for Power Grid Optimization

Ensuring the nation’s electrical power grid can function with limited disruptions in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic weather or a manmade attack is a key national security challenge. Compounding the challenge of grid management is the increasing amount of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind that are continually added to the […]

New TOP500 HPC List: Frontier Extends Lead with Performance Upgrade

After a flurry of new competitors in 2022 at the top of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, the first list of 2023 – issued here in Hamburg this morning at the ISC conference – reveals the same top 10 systems in the same order. Still, the HPC community will no doubt […]

HPE to Build 67 PFLOPS TSUBAME4.0 HPC for AI-Driven Science at Tokyo Tech

TOKYO – May 19, 2023 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that it was selected by Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (GSIC) to build its next-generation supercomputer, TSUBAME4.0, to accelerate AI-driven scientific discovery in medicine, materials science, climate research, and turbulence in urban environments. TSUBAME4.0 will be built using HPE […]

NERSC RFP: 40 ExaFLOPS Mixed Precision Expected from Perlmutter AI Supercomputer Successor

Last August, NERSC (the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced its intent to commission “NERSC-10,” a next-generation supercomputer to be delivered “in the 2026 timeframe” for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science research community. The system will succeed Perlmutter, the 6,000 NVIDIA GPU-powered (with AMD CPUs), 4-exaFLOPS […]

NOAA, ORNL Launch 10 PFLOPS HPE Cray HPC System for Climate Research

April 12, 2023 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is launching a supercomputer dedicated to climate science research. The system is the fifth supercomputer to be installed and run by the National Climate-Computing Research Center at ORNL. The NCRC was established in 2009 as part of a […]

LUMI Wins Green Data Centre Award

London — March 8 — The LUMI data center has been recognized in the 2023 Data Centre World Awards for the Green Data Centre of the Year. The award was presented at the Data Centre World event in London on 8 March 2023. LUMI is an HPE-Cray EX supercomputer powered by AMD EPYC CPUs and […]

Frontier Pushes Boundaries: 86% of Nodes Engaged on Reactor Simulation Runs

Details have trickled out of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) indicating progress in preparing Frontier, the exascale-class supercomputer ranked the world’s most powerful system, for full user operations. Earlier this week, the Exascale Computing Project released an article on its web site entitled “Predicting the Future of Fission Power” discussing the ExaSMR….