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AMD to Power Cray’s ARCHER2 Supercomputer in the UK

Following a procurement exercise, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are pleased to announce that Cray, an HPE company, has been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2. Powered by AMD EPYC processors, ARCHER2 will be deployed at the University of Edinburgh. “Needless to say, ARCHER2 represents a significant step forwards in capability for the UK science community, with the system expected to sit among the fastest fully general purpose (CPU only) systems when it comes into service in May 2020.”

Video: HPC and the Living Heart Project

In this video, HPE’s Jean-Luc Assor talk about their involvement in the Living Heart Project – and how HPC is explains how high performance computing is saving lives. The Stanford Living Heart Project is uniting industry-leading researchers, doctors, educators, and technology manufacturers to develop a new standard for drug testing with Hybrid HPC.

HP-CAST Returns to Denver for SC19

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has posted the preliminary agenda for their HP-CAST user group meeting. The event takes place Nov. 15-16 in Denver, right before SC19. “The High Performance Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing works to increase the capabilities of innovative HPE solutions for HPC and AI. HP-CAST provides guidance to Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the essential development and support issues for such systems.”

The Eco-System of AI and How to Use It

Glyn Bowden from HPE gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This presentation walks through HPE’s current view on AI applications, where it is driving outcomes and innovation, and where the challenges lay. We look at the eco-system that sits around an AI project and look at ways this can impact the success of the endeavor.”

HPE Completes Acquisition of Cray

Today HPE today announced it has completed the acquisition of supercomputing leader Cray Inc., earlier than the original target date. “Cray and HPE have a shared vision for the new exascale era, and by joining forces, we’re offering the promise of Cray’s technology to an expanded market with the opportunity to leverage HPE’s breadth, scale and innovation to bring supercomputing to the enterprise.”

HPE Teams with GRC for Immersion Cooling

Today GRC announced an OEM partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to integrate its ICEraQ liquid-immersion cooling system with HPE servers. “You can easily support the high-density HPE equipment with a GRC system such as the ICEraQ Micro which can handle over 2000 watts of heat load per U of rack space, enabling the creation of a high-density zone in any existing data center while removing the thermal constraints that exist with legacy air-cooled data centers.”

HPE takes lead in Global Server Market

Today HPE announced it gained 1.5 percentage points in global market share, and attained a tie for the number one position in the server market during the second quarter of 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. In addition, HPE/New H3C outperformed all competitors in worldwide revenue for blade, 4-socket x86, and modular servers.

HPE Accelerates Machine Learning Operationalization

Today HPE announced a container-based software solution, HPE ML Ops, to support the entire machine learning model lifecycle for on-premises, public cloud and hybrid cloud environments. “HPE is closing this gap by addressing the entire ML lifecycle with its container-based, platform-agnostic offering – to support a range of ML operational requirements, accelerate the overall time to insights, and drive superior business outcomes.”

HPE Powers Research at DiRAC HPC Facility

“At HPE, we’ve seen many organizations struggle with technology that couldn’t handle enormous volumes of data. As a national facility serving a large research community, DiRAC needed HPC solutions that could manage complex workloads without the risk of downtime. It also needed more computing power, better storage capabilities, and faster processing to allow its researchers to compete internationally.”

Aitken Supercomputer from HPE to Support NASA Moon Missions

A new HPE supercomputer at NASA’s Ames Research Center will run modeling and simulation workloads for lunar landings. The 3.69 Petaflop “Aitken” system is a custom-designed supercomputer that will support modeling and simulations of entry, descent, and landing (EDL) for the agency’s missions and Artemis program, a mission to land the next humans on the lunar South Pole region by 2024.