AMD’s MI300 APUs to Power Exascale El Capitan Supercomputer

June 21, 2022

Additional details of the architecture of the exascale El Capitan supercomputer were disclosed today by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Terri Read more…

AMD Opens Up Chip Design to the Outside for Custom Future

June 15, 2022

AMD is getting personal with chips as it sets sail to make products more to the liking of its customers. The chipmaker detailed a modular chip future in which customers can mix and match non-AMD processors in a custom chip package. "We are focused on making it easier to implement chips with more flexibility," said Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer at AMD during the analyst day meeting late last week. Read more…

AMD Lines Up Alternate Chips as It Eyes a ‘Post-exaflops’ Future

June 10, 2022

Close to a decade ago, AMD was in turmoil. The company was playing second fiddle to Intel in PCs and datacenters, and its road to profitability hinged mostly on Read more…

Top500: Exascale Is Officially Here with Debut of Frontier

May 30, 2022

The 59th installment of the Top500 list, issued today from ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany, officially marks a new era in supercomputing with the debut of the first-ever exascale system on the list. Frontier, deployed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, achieved 1.102 exaflops in its fastest High Performance Linpack run, which was completed... Read more…

The Final Frontier: US Has Its First Exascale Supercomputer

May 30, 2022

In April 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to procure a trio of exascale supercomputers at a total cost of up to $1.8 billion dollars. Over the ensuing four years, many announcements were made, many deadlines were missed, and a pandemic threw the world into disarray. Now, at long last, HPE and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have announced that the first of those... Read more…

RSC Group Touts Its ‘Tornado’ Platform as Russia Is Cut Off

April 20, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—which will soon enter its second month—set off the most sweeping salvo of sanctions seen since the Cold War, with companies from Disney to McDonald’s suspending operations in Russia. The computing sector has been no exception, with virtually every heavy-hitter ending sales to the country, including AMD, Intel... Read more…

NCAR’s Derecho Supercomputer Hits the Radar

March 31, 2022

More than a year ago, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced that it was procuring a new supercomputer from HPE. That system — eventual Read more…

Ahead of Frontier’s Deployment This Year, 1.5 Cabinet ‘Crusher’ Serves Science

March 28, 2022

The Frontier supercomputer was installed at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2021, with the final cabinet rolled into place in October. While shakeout of the full 2-exaflops peak system continues – we have heard off-record about troubles with the fabric technology that connects the massive system – the Frontier project is running with a smaller testbed system of the same core design. Read more…

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