HPC News Bytes: Eni’s Monster HPE Supercomputer, Intel’s New Mexico Fab, NSF’s AI Research Resource, D-Wave and IonQ Quantum Advancements

A good January morning to you! It was an interesting week in HPC-AI, here’s a rapid (6:07) rundown of the latest doings, including: Italy energy giant Eni’s 600 PFLOPS HPE supercomputer, Intel opens….

HPE Announces Neil MacDonald as Leader of HPC and AI Business Segment

HOUSTON — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced an expanded leadership role effective February 1, 2024 for Neil MacDonald, pictured here,an eight-year veteran of HPE who has been appointed to lead the company’s HPC & AI business segment in addition to leading its Compute Business Unit. MacDonald will continue to report to president and […]

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….

HPE to Acquire Juniper Networks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it will acquire AI-native networks company Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)in an all-cash transaction for $40.00 per share, an equity value of approximately $14 billion…. “This transaction will strengthen HPE’s position at the nexus of accelerating macro-AI trends, expand our total addressable market, and drive further…

Justin Hotard Leaves HPE for Intel, Named EVP/GM of Data Center and AI Group

Intel today announced the appointment of Justin Hotard as executive vice president and general manager of its Data Center and AI Group (DCAI), effective Feb. 1. Hotard was EVP/GMof High-Performance Computing, AI and Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a position that included directing the company’s applied….

HPE Announces GenAI Collaboration with NVIDIA, AI-native Architecture and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced at HPE Discover Barcelona 2023 the next series of AI-native and hybrid cloud offerings for machine learning development, data analytics, AI-optimized file storage, AI tuning and inferencing and professional services.  HPE announced these AI-….

Hyperion Research Announces Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has announced the recipients of the 19th round of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards. The 2023 winners are: FedData Technology Solutions, Boston University, McMaster University and HPE, and HLRS and WIKKI GmbH.

NVIDIA Announces Ethernet Platform for AI from Dell, HPE, Lenovo

Nov. 20, 2024 — NVIDIA today announced that Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo will be the first to integrate NVIDIA Spectrum-X Ethernet networking technologies for AI into their server lineups to help enterprise customers speed up generative AI workloads. Purpose-built for generative AI, Spectrum-X offers enterprises a new class of Ethernet networking that can achieve 1.6x […]

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 […]

@HPCpodcast: Views and Insights on the New TOP500 List

The big news on the Monday of each annual Supercomputing Conference is the release of the new TOP500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. At this years SC23 here in Denver, the big news is that the  top 10 of this year’s list has more changes than any list in recent memory….