At SC23: Achronix Talks Turnkey FPGA Solutions for Generative AI

We caught up with Achronix at SC23, the FPGA company that touts its turnkey solutions for generative AI workloads – automatic speech recognition in particular. Achronix Director of Product Marketing Ron Renwick walked us through the company’s solution strategy while making the case that FPGA-based genAI applications run faster than GPUs at significantly lower cost. […]

At SC23: AI Evangelist Milind Pandit on Intel’s ‘Bringing AI Everywhere’ Mission

In this interview at the SC23 conference, we caught up with Milind Pandit, AI Technical Evangelist at Intel, who discussed the company’s “Bringing AI Everywhere” mission and its significance for the HPC community. AI was everywhere at the Supercomputing event in Denver, and in his comments, Pandit takes up the theme of how large language […]

At SC23: Cristin Merritt Talks Women in HPC’s Inclusivity Mission

At SC23, we had a lively discussion with Cristin Merritt, Business Manager at the Women in HPC organization as well as chief marketing officer at Alces Flight, a UK-based creator and manager of versatile HPC clusters and cluster environments. Here, Merritt updates us on WHPC’s growth and mission, she reviews the organization’s activities at SC23, […]

At SC23: CGG’s Agnès Boudot on the Company’s Expanded HPC-AI Mission

In this interview with CGG’s EVP, HPC & Cloud Solutions, Agnès Boudot, she discusses the Paris-based company’s mission to use its decades in HPC to help provide companies across a range of domains and global regions with solutions enabling them to leverage the latest HPC-AI technologies. As Boudot points out, CGG has built large HPC […]

At SC23: CGG Talks its New ‘Outcome-as-a-Service’ for HPC and AI

At SC23 in Denver, we spoke with Paris-based CGG, a global technology and HPC company, which recently announced its Outcome-as-a-Service (OaaS) offering, delivering customized HPC and AI solutions for scientific and engineering domains, including generative AI and life sciences. In this interview we spoke with Jean-Marc Denis, Vice President of Sales, HPC and Cloud Solutions, […]

At SC23: DDC and TierPoint Talk ‘Liquid-Air Cooling’ Data Center Cabinets for HPC-AI

At SC23, we talked with Chris Orlando, CEO of DDC, maker of S-Series Cabinets, which utilize DDC’s liquid-air hybrid cooling technology for high-density data centers and cloud providers. Orlando says the cabinets combine the efficiency of liquid cooling with the risk-free flexibility of air. With him is Keith Markley, Executive Vice President, Data Center Operations, […]

At SC23: AWS’s Research and Engineering Studio Suite for HPC-Class, Cloud-Based Environments

At SC23 in Denver, Amazon Web Services announced the Research and Engineering Studio on AWS, an open source, web-based portal for administrators to manage cloud-based research and engineering environments. Here we interview AWS’s Debra Goldfarb, Director, AWS HPC Products and Strategy, and Brendan Bouffler, AWS Head of Developer Relations, HPC Engineering. They explain how scientists […]

HPC News Bytes 20231120: SC23 Overview – Exascale Update, New AI Chips, Quantum Village, UCIe-PCIe-Ultra Ethernet

In this edition of the HPC News Bytes podcast, Shahin takes us on a rapid (5:04) tour of SC23, analyzing the key developments and new technologies that highlighted last week’s conference in Denver: Conference attendance expands to 14,000; exascale update and future; raft of new chips, many focused on AI; Quantum Village at SC23; UCIe, PCIe and Ultra Ethernet

At SC23: Lenovo’s Advancements in Liquid Cooling, Storage, Digital Twins and HPC-AI Software

[SPONSORED GUEST INTERIVEW] We spoke at the Lenovo booth with Andreas Thomasch, Director of HPC and AI, European Markets, in this sponsored interview about recent developments across critical HPC-AI challenge areas: Water Cooling: Lenovo was an….

At SC23: AMD’s Brent Gorda Talks TOP500-GREEN500 and the ‘Imminent’ MI300 GPU

At ISC 2023, we talked with Brent Gorda, AMD Senior Executive, HPC & AI, who updated us on, among other items: AMD’s presence on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers (including the surprising benchmark from the no. 20 AMD EPYC-powered system at KAUST research university) and on the GREEN500, (eight of the […]