HPE, AMD and EuroHPC Partner for Massive LUMI Supercomputer

Not even a week after Nvidia announced that it would be providing hardware for the first four of the eight planned EuroHPC systems, HPE and AMD are announcing another major EuroHPC design win. Fi

By Oliver Peckham

HPE to Build Australia’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Pawsey

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, Western Australia, has had a busy year. Pawsey typically spends much of its time looking to the stars, working with a variety of observatories and astro

By Oliver Peckham

DDN-Tintri Showcases Technology Integration with Two New Products

DDN, a long-time leader in HPC storage, announced two new products today and provided more detail around its strategy for integrating DDN HPC technologies with the enterprise strengths of its recent acquisitions, notably Tintri, Nexenta, and IntelliFlash (from Western Digital). Following its buying binge, DDN has been aggressively promoting the DDN ‘At Scale’ brand as […]

Why HPC Cloud Bursting is Out and Workload-Based HPC Is In

An oft-cited promise of the cloud is the ability to dynamically offload workloads while keeping on-premises utilization at targeted levels. On the surface, it seems like an ideal situation to make small, incremental investments in cloud so that you can perform hybrid cloud bursting. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it sounds due to […]

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Is Planting Trees Always Good? Not So Fast, Says Supercomputer Research

October 19, 2020

Chances are, you’ve grown up hearing that trees are always good for the environment – but that isn’t always the case. Afforestation – the creation of new forests, as distinguished from reforestation (which deals Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Is the Nvidia A100 GPU Performance Worth a Hardware Upgrade?

October 16, 2020

Over the last decade, accelerators have seen an increasing rate of adoption in high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, and in the June 2020 Top500 list, eight of the ten fastest systems featured accelerators. The mos Read more…

By Hartwig Anzt, Ahmad Abdelfattah and Jack Dongarra

What’s New in HPC Research: Underwater Robots, Cervical Cancer, Renewable Energy & More

October 15, 2020

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia and EuroHPC Team for Four Supercomputers, Including Massive ‘Leonardo’ System

October 15, 2020

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) serves as Europe’s concerted supercomputing play, currently comprising 32 member states and billions of euros in funding. In June 2019, EuroHPC selected eight supercomputing centers a Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

ROI: Is HPC Worth It? What Can We Actually Measure?

October 15, 2020

HPC enables innovation and discovery. We all seem to agree on that. Is there a good way to quantify how much that’s worth? Thanks to a sponsored white paper citing it, the annual “ROI of HPC” study from Hyperion Read more…

By Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

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Berlin Institute of Health: Putting HPC to Work for the World

Researchers from the Center for Digital Health at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) are using science to understand the pathophysiology of COVID-19, which can help to inform the development of targeted treatments. Read more…

Supercomputing Tackles Plastic in the Great Lakes

October 14, 2020

You might have seen the images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or read about how microbeads are ruining aquatic ecosystems. Whatever the blight, the message is clear: when plastics mix into bodies of water, trouble is Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Is the Nvidia A100 GPU Performance Worth a Hardware Upgrade?

October 16, 2020

Over the last decade, accelerators have seen an increasing rate of adoption in high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, and in the June 2020 Top500 list, eig Read more…

By Hartwig Anzt, Ahmad Abdelfattah and Jack Dongarra

Nvidia and EuroHPC Team for Four Supercomputers, Including Massive ‘Leonardo’ System

October 15, 2020

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) serves as Europe’s concerted supercomputing play, currently comprising 32 member states and billions of euros in funding. I Read more…

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ROI: Is HPC Worth It? What Can We Actually Measure?

October 15, 2020

HPC enables innovation and discovery. We all seem to agree on that. Is there a good way to quantify how much that’s worth? Thanks to a sponsored white pape Read more…

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Preparing for Exascale Science on Day 1

October 14, 2020

Science simulation, visualization, data, and learning applications will greatly benefit from the massive computational resources available with future exascal Read more…

By Linda Barney

LLNL, ANL and GSK Provide Early Glimpse into Cerebras AI System Performance

October 13, 2020

AI chip and systems startup Cerebras was one of many AI companies showcased at the AI Hardware Summit which concluded last week. Rather than dwell on its techno Read more…

By John Russell

NEC’s Vector Supercomputer to Power Japan’s ‘Next Earth Simulator’

October 13, 2020

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) engages in a wide variety of research and development projects to support Japan’s maritime Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Riken’s Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa Tells the Fugaku Development Story

October 12, 2020

Fielding a leadership-class supercomputer doesn't happen overnight or even in the span of a year; rather it is a multi-year undertaking. Development of the reco Read more…

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EU to Create ‘Digital Twins’ of Earth, Run on EuroHPC Supercomputers

October 10, 2020

In a move sure to titillate those who believe we may be living in a simulation, the European Union is set to create “digital twins” of the planet -- massive simulations incorporating the Earth’s natural systems as well as human activity. The moonshot project, called Destination Earth (or “DestinE”), will unfold over the coming decade, aiming... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Supercomputer-Powered Research Uncovers Signs of ‘Bradykinin Storm’ That May Explain COVID-19 Symptoms

July 28, 2020

Doctors and medical researchers have struggled to pinpoint – let alone explain – the deluge of symptoms induced by COVID-19 infections in patients, and what Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia Said to Be Close on Arm Deal

August 3, 2020

GPU leader Nvidia Corp. is in talks to buy U.K. chip designer Arm from parent company Softbank, according to several reports over the weekend. If consummated Read more…

By George Leopold

Intel’s 7nm Slip Raises Questions About Ponte Vecchio GPU, Aurora Supercomputer

July 30, 2020

During its second-quarter earnings call, Intel announced a one-year delay of its 7nm process technology, which it says it will create an approximate six-month shift for its CPU product timing relative to prior expectations. The primary issue is a defect mode in the 7nm process that resulted in yield degradation... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Google Hires Longtime Intel Exec Bill Magro to Lead HPC Strategy

September 18, 2020

In a sign of the times, another prominent HPCer has made a move to a hyperscaler. Longtime Intel executive Bill Magro joined Google as chief technologist for hi Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPE Keeps Cray Brand Promise, Reveals HPE Cray Supercomputing Line

August 4, 2020

The HPC community, ever-affectionate toward Cray and its eponymous founder, can breathe a (virtual) sigh of relief. The Cray brand will live on, encompassing th Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

10nm, 7nm, 5nm…. Should the Chip Nanometer Metric Be Replaced?

June 1, 2020

The biggest cool factor in server chips is the nanometer. AMD beating Intel to a CPU built on a 7nm process node* – with 5nm and 3nm on the way – has been i Read more…

By Doug Black

Aurora’s Troubles Move Frontier into Pole Exascale Position

October 1, 2020

Intel’s 7nm node delay has raised questions about the status of the Aurora supercomputer that was scheduled to be stood up at Argonne National Laboratory next year. Aurora was in the running to be the United States’ first exascale supercomputer although it was on a contemporaneous timeline with... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

European Commission Declares €8 Billion Investment in Supercomputing

September 18, 2020

Just under two years ago, the European Commission formalized the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU): a concerted HPC effort (comprising 32 participating states at c Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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Is the Nvidia A100 GPU Performance Worth a Hardware Upgrade?

October 16, 2020

Over the last decade, accelerators have seen an increasing rate of adoption in high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, and in the June 2020 Top500 list, eig Read more…

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Google Cloud Debuts 16-GPU Ampere A100 Instances

July 7, 2020

On the heels of the Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU launch in May, Google Cloud is announcing alpha availability of the A100 “Accelerator Optimized” VM A2 instance family on Google Compute Engine. The instances are powered by the HGX A100 16-GPU platform, which combines two HGX A100 8-GPU baseboards using... Read more…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Powers Fugaku’s Storage, Scores IO500 Win

August 28, 2020

In June, RIKEN shook the supercomputing world with its Arm-based, Fujitsu-built juggernaut: Fugaku. The system, which weighs in at 415.5 Linpack petaflops, topp Read more…

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Microsoft Azure Adds A100 GPU Instances for ‘Supercomputer-Class AI’ in the Cloud

August 19, 2020

Microsoft Azure continues to infuse its cloud platform with HPC- and AI-directed technologies. Today the cloud services purveyor announced a new virtual machine Read more…

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Nvidia and EuroHPC Team for Four Supercomputers, Including Massive ‘Leonardo’ System

October 15, 2020

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) serves as Europe’s concerted supercomputing play, currently comprising 32 member states and billions of euros in funding. I Read more…

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DOD Orders Two AI-Focused Supercomputers from Liqid

August 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense is making a big investment in data analytics and AI computing with the procurement of two HPC systems that will provide the High Read more…

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Japan’s Fugaku Tops Global Supercomputing Rankings

June 22, 2020

A new Top500 champ was unveiled today. Supercomputer Fugaku, the pride of Japan and the namesake of Mount Fuji, vaulted to the top of the 55th edition of the To Read more…

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Supercomputer Modeling Tests How COVID-19 Spreads in Grocery Stores

April 8, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, many people are treating simple activities like getting gas or groceries with caution as they try to heed social distancing mandates and protect their own health. Still, significant uncertainty surrounds the relative risk of different activities, and conflicting information is prevalent. A team of Finnish researchers set out to address some of these uncertainties by... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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