Asetek Announces It Is Exiting HPC to Protect Future Profitability

Liquid cooling specialist Asetek, well-known in HPC circles for its direct-to-chip cooling technology that is inside some of the fastest supercomputers in the world, announced today that it is ex

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The Latest MLPerf Inference Results: Nvidia GPUs Hold Sway but Here Come CPUs and Intel

The latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results was released today and Nvidia again dominated, sweeping the top spots in the closed (apples-to-apples) datacenter and edge categorie

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Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now tho

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AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panel

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Hot Chips: Here Come the DPUs and IPUs from Arm, Nvidia and Intel

August 25, 2021

The emergence of data processing units (DPU) and infrastructure processing units (IPU) as potentially important pieces in cloud and datacenter architectures was Read more…

Zapata Computing’s Formula for Achieving Quantum Advantage Today

August 16, 2021

While most of the quantum computing world is focused on achieving fault tolerant computing – some day – with intermediate applications for NISQ (near interm Read more…

Digging into the Atos-Nimbix Deal: Big US HPC and Global Cloud Aspirations. Look out HPE?

August 2, 2021

Behind Atos’s deal announced last week to acquire HPC-cloud specialist Nimbix are ramped-up plans to penetrate the U.S. HPC market and global expansion of its Read more…

With New Owner and New Roadmap, an Independent Omni-Path Is Staging a Comeback

July 23, 2021

Put on a shelf by Intel in 2019, Omni-Path faced a uncertain future, but under new custodian Cornelis Networks, OmniPath is looking to make a comeback as an independent high-performance interconnect solution. A "significant refresh" – called Omni-Path Express – is coming later this year according to the company. Cornelis Networks formed last September as a spinout of Intel's Omni-Path division. Read more…

DDN Announces EXAScaler 6, Insight 4.0, and Expanded Channel Services

July 1, 2021

Storage supplier DDN today made several announcements across its product line. Foremost was introduction of EXAScaler 6, the latest version of its Lustre-based Read more…

ISC 2021 Keynote: Thomas Sterling on Urgent Computing, Big Machines, China Speculation

July 1, 2021

In a somewhat shortened version of his annual ISC keynote surveying the HPC landscape Thomas Sterling, lauded the community’s effort in bringing HPC to bear in the fight against the pandemic, welcomed the start of the exascale – if not yet exaflops – era with quick tour of some big machines, speculated a little on what China may be planning, and paid tribute to new and ongoing efforts to bring fresh talent into HPC. Sterling is a longtime HPC leader... Read more…

Latest MLPerf Results: Nvidia Shines but Intel, Graphcore, Google Increase Their Presence

June 30, 2021

While Nvidia (again) dominated the latest round of MLPerf training benchmark results, the range of participants expanded. Notably, Google’s forthcoming TPU v4 Read more…

Top500: Fugaku Still on Top; Perlmutter Debuts at #5

June 28, 2021

The 57th Top500, revealed today from the ISC 2021 digital event, showcases many of the same systems as the previous edition, with Fugaku holding its significant lead and only one new entrant in the top 10 cohort: the Perlmutter system at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory enters the list at number five with 65.69 Linpack petaflops. Perlmutter is the largest... Read more…

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