Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newe

By John Russell

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helpi

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

HPC Strategist Dave Turek Joins DNA Storage (and Computing) Company Catalog

You've heard the saying "flash is the new disk and disk is the new tape," which traces its origins back to Jim Gray*. But what if DNA-based data storage could one day replace tape? And what if co

By Tiffany Trader

Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serv

By Todd R. Weiss

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HPC Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

September 1, 2020

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

GPU Market Posts Unexpected Q2 Gains

August 31, 2020

The booming graphics processor market is not immune to pandemic uncertainty, with forecasting metrics such as “seasonality” becoming increasingly problemati Read more…

By George Leopold

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

August 27, 2020

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would Read more…

By George Leopold

Larry Smarr: The Future of Distributed Computing Is Here

August 25, 2020

Larry Smarr may have stepped back from full-time work in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego, but that do Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Intel Speeds NAMD by 1.8x: Saves Xeon Processor Users Millions of Compute Hours

August 12, 2020

Potentially saving datacenters millions of CPU node hours, Intel and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) have collaborated to develop AVX-512 optimizations for the NAMD scalable molecular dynamics code. These optimizations will be incorporated into release 2.15 with patches available for earlier versions. Read more…

By Rob Farber

$39 Billion Worldwide HPC Market Faces 3.7% COVID-related Drop in 2020

July 29, 2020

Global HPC market revenue reached $39 billion in 2019, growing a healthy 8.2 percent over 2018, according to the latest analysis from Intersect360 Research. A 3 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Q&A: HLRS’s Bastian Koller Tackles HPC and Industry in Germany and Europe

July 6, 2020

In this exclusive interview for HPCwire – sadly not face to face – Steve Conway, senior advisor for Hyperion Research, talks with Dr.-Ing Bastian Koller about the state of HPC and its collaboration with Industry in Europe. Koller is a familiar figure in HPC. He is the managing director at High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and also serves... Read more…

By Steve Conway, Hyperion

HPC Career Notes: June 2020 Edition

June 1, 2020

In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it's a Read more…

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