Argonne Preps Aurora for Exascale Simulations of Nuclear Reactors

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are preparing to use Aurora, the laboratory’s upcoming exascale supercomputer, to delve into the inner mechanics of a variety of nuclear reactor models. These simulations promise an unprecedented level of detail, offering insights that could revolutionize reactor design by improving understanding of the intricate heat flows….

HPC News Bytes 20230918: New AMD CPUs and Intel FPGAs, Arm’s IPO and Strategic Pivot, AI for Science

A happy mid-September morning to you. Here’s a hop (4:54) through recent HPC news, including: AMD launches EPYC 8004 CPUs for energy- and space-constrained workloads; Intel announces FPGAs going into its Innovation 2023 event; Arm’s successful IPO and strategic pivot; a report on AI for science….

ADLINK Announces COM-HPC Module

SAN JOSE, Aug. 15, 2023  — The ADLINK COM-HPC-cRLS Client type Size C module based on 13th Gen Intel Core processor is available for order with: o    up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, 16 Performance-cores, 8 Efficient-cores, and 32 threadso    up to 128GB DDR5 SODIMM at 4000MT/s and 36MB cache (6MB more than predecessors)o    1 x16 PCIe […]

HPC News Bytes Podcast 20230807: PCIe over Optical, Quantum at Oak Ridge, Domain-Specific Architectures, Intel Expands Oregon Fabs

Kicking off the week with a fast (4:17) review of the latest HPC news: McKinsey reported on the rise of domain-specific architectures that quantifies the slowdown of Moore’s Law and lists five DSA-boosting trends; Intel’s plans for a massive, billions-dollars-plus expansion of chip fabs in Oregon; PCI-SIG’s new workgroup to deliver PCIe technology over optical connections; Oak Ridge National Lab scientists used a Quantinuum quantum computer to produce “an intriguing scientific result” in solar cell research.

Exxact Corporation Offers Liquid Cooled HPC and AI Development Platform

Fremont, CA, July 26, 2023 — Exxact Corporation, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and data center solutions, is now offering a dedicated liquid cooling AI development platform featuring enterprise-grade cooling solutions for both the CPU and GPU to accelerate the most intense AI applications. It promises exceptional performance built for AI […]

UCSD Professor Leads COVID-19, Recommendation System Research Using ‘Hyperdimensional Computing’

Intel Labs has released a case study involving a professor at the University of California-San Diego, who for the past five years has led research efforts into what’s called hyperdimensional computing aimed at solving memory and data storage challenges. Hyperdimensional computing (HD) is a type of machine learning inspired by observations of how humans and […]

Intel, NVIDIA to Collaborate on Confidential Computing for AI Workloads

Chip rivals Intel and NVIDIA have joined in a “coopetition” collaboration for Confidential Computing solutions targeting AI workloads. At the recent Confidential Computing Summit in San Francisco, Intel said it working with NVIDIA to offer “attestation” services for NVIDIA H100 GPUs via Intel Trust Domain Extensions and Intel’s upcoming cloud-based trust service, code-named “Project Amber.” […]

Intel Announces Installation of Aurora Blades Is Complete, Expects System to be First to Achieve 2 ExaFLOPS

Intel today announced the Aurora exascale-class supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory is now fully equipped with 10,624 compute blades. Putting a stake in the ground, Intel said in its announcement that “later this year, Aurora is expected to be the world’s first supercomputer to achieve a theoretical peak performance of more than 2 exaflops … […]

Intel Quantum: ‘Tunnel Falls’ Silicon Spin Chip Available to Researchers

Intel has announced the release of its “Tunnel Falls” quantum research chip, a 12-qubit silicon chip that the company is making available to the quantum research community. Intel also said it is collaborating with the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at the University of Maryland, College Park’s Qubit Collaboratory (LQC), a national-level Quantum Information Sciences […]

Stony Brook Univ. to Deploy HPE Supercomputer Powered by Intel

New York’s Stony Brook University has announced it will soon deploy an Intel-powered HPE supercomputer for science and engineering research across multidisciplinary fields, including engineering, physics, the social sciences and bioscience. The new solution is expected to be in production this summer and in operation sometime during the first semester of the 2023-24 academic year. […]