NCSA’s Delta System Enters Full Production

October 5, 2022

In June 2020, the NSF awarded the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) $10 million for its post-Blue Waters “Delta” supercomputer. Now, th Read more…

HPE to Build 100+ Petaflops Shaheen III Supercomputer

September 27, 2022

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has announced that HPE has won the bid to build the Shaheen III supercomputer. Sh Read more…

Intel’s New Programmable Chips Next Year to Replace Aging Products

September 27, 2022

Intel shared its latest roadmap of programmable chips, and doesn't want to dig itself into a hole by following AMD's strategy in the area.  "We're thankfully not matching their strategy," said Shannon Poulin, corporate vice president for the datacenter and AI group at Intel, in response to a question posed by HPCwire during a press briefing. The updated roadmap pieces together Intel's strategy for FPGAs... Read more…

Microsoft Closes Confidential Computing Loop with AMD’s Milan Chip

September 22, 2022

Microsoft shared details on how it uses an AMD technology to secure artificial intelligence as it builds out a secure AI infrastructure in its Azure cloud service. Microsoft has a strong relationship with Nvidia, but is also working with AMD's Epyc chips (including the new 3D VCache series), MI Instinct accelerators, and also... Read more…

US Bars Nvidia and AMD from Selling Top GPUs into China

September 1, 2022

New trade restrictions levied by the United States against China prohibit the sale of cutting-edge HPC and AI technologies from Nvidia and AMD to the world’s second-largest economy. In an SEC filing, Nvidia revealed it was prohibited from exporting its A100 and forthcoming H100 GPUs to China and Russia, effectively immediately. The stated purpose of the licensing requirements is to prevent “military end use” by these nations. Read more…

AMD Previews 400 Gig Adaptive SmartNIC SOC at Hot Chips

August 24, 2022

Fresh from finalizing its acquisitions of FPGA provider Xilinx (Feb. 2022) and DPU provider Pensando (May 2022) ), AMD previewed what it calls a 400 Gig Adaptive smartNIC SOC yesterday at Hot Chips. It is another contender in the increasingly crowded and blurry smartNIC/DPU space where distinguishing between the two isn’t always easy. The motivation for these device types... Read more…

Argonne Deploys Polaris Supercomputer for Science in Advance of Aurora

August 9, 2022

Argonne National Laboratory has made its newest supercomputer, Polaris, available for scientific research. The system, which ranked 14th on the most recent Top500 list, is serving as a testbed for the exascale Aurora system slated for delivery in the coming months. The HPE-built Polaris system (pictured in the header) consists of 560 nodes... Read more…

ORNL Debuts Cumulus-2 Cluster for Climate Data

July 22, 2022

Amid the much-deserved fanfare for the exascale Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the lab, in April, launched a much smaller, but more la Read more…

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