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Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion – Jensen Huang Comments on ‘the Next Major Computing Platform’

Nvidia and SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) have announced an agreement under which Nvidia will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a transaction valued at $40 billion. As part of Nvidia, “Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its […]

Videos, Slides from MUG ’20 Now Available

The MVAPICH User Group Meeting (MUG ’20), built around an implementation of the MPI standard developed by Ohio State University, has posted videos and slides from presentations on a variety of topics at its recent annual conference. The program included keynote talks from Brian van Essen from Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Michael Norman from San Diego Supercomputing […]

HPC-AI Advisory Council 2020 Australia Conference Features Inspired Experts & Works

Hosted by the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI Australia) in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council, the HPC-AI Advisory Council 2020 Australia Conference brings together leaders from academia, government and industry to explore the innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that are fueling economies, productivity and progress globally.

Oxford, Atos in Deal for Nvidia 63-Node DGX System, Said to be UK’s Largest AI Supercomputer

The University of Oxford has signed a £5 million with Atos, provider of  hybrid cloud and big data solutions, to deliver what the two organizations say will be the UK’s largest AI-focused supercomputer, a deep learning system built on the Nvidia DGX SuperPOD architecture. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the […]

University of Florida, Nvidia Plan Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

The University of Florida and Nvidia have unveiled a plan to build what they say will be the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in academia, delivering 700 petaflops of AI performance and infusing AI throughout UF’s curriculum. The $70 million project will fund construction of an AI-centric supercomputing and data center and is intended to make […]

InfiniBand Powers World’s Leading Weather Forecasters’ Supercomputers

In this feature article from our friends over at Mellanox, we discuss how weather and climate models are both compute and data intensive. Forecast quality scales with modeling complexity and resolution. Resolution depends on the performance of supercomputers. And supercomputer performance depends on the underlying interconnect technology: to get higher performance, the interconnect must be able to move data quickly, effectively and in a scalable manner across compute resources.

Arm Throwing Elbows: LRZ to Deploy Arm-based HPE Cray CS500

It’s been a good week for Arm: the Fugaku supercomputer at Japan’s Riken research center was named no. 1 on the TOP500 listing of the world’s most powerful HPC systems, and today, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich announced it will deploy HPE’s Cray CS500 with Fujitsu A64FX chips based on the Arm architecture – the same processor used in Fugaku (and then there’s Apple switching from x86 for new Arm chips).

Purdue’s ‘Anvil’ to Be Driven by Dell, AMD ‘Milan’ CPUs, Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Another in a series of National Science Foundation supercomputing awards has been announced, this one a $10 million funding for a system to be housed at Purdue University to support HPC and AI workloads and scheduled to enter production next year. The system, dubbed Anvil, will be built in partnership with Dell and AMD and […]

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC Accelerates Cloud and Enterprise Workloads

Today NVIDIA launched the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC — a highly secure and efficient 25/50 gigabit per second (Gb/s) Ethernet smart network interface controller (SmartNIC) — to meet surging growth in enterprise and cloud scale-out workloads. “ConnectX-6 Lx, the 11th generation product in the ConnectX family, is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, where 25Gb/s connections are becoming standard for handling demanding workflows, such as enterprise applications, AI and real-time analytics.”

Lenovo to deploy 17 Petaflop supercomputer at KIT in Germany

Today Lenovo announced a contract for a 17 petaflop supercomputer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Called HoreKa, the system will come online this Fall and will be handed over to the scientific communities by summer 2021. The procurement contract is reportedly on the order of EUR 15 million. “The result is an innovative hybrid system with almost 60.000 next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor cores and 220 terabytes of main memory as well as 740 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. A non-blocking NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR network with 200 GBit/s per port is used for communication between the nodes. Two Spectrum Scale parallel file systems offer a total storage capacity of more than 15 petabytes.”