Microsoft Rolls Out Ampere Altra Arm CPUs in Azure

April 5, 2022

There was a time when “the cloud” ran on pretty vanilla x86 architecture, save for boutique firms like Nimbix (acquired by Atos last year) that pioneered the use of then-exotic hardware like GPUs and FPGAs and other Intel alternatives. If further evidence was needed of the... Read more…

Microsoft Contracts Tape Ark for UK Met Office’s 220PB Tape-to-Cloud Migration

January 27, 2022

Nearly two years ago, the UK’s Meteorological Office (Met Office) announced a stunning £1.2 billion plan to deliver the world’s most powerful supercomputer Read more…

SC21’s Student Cluster Competition Winners Announced

November 19, 2021

SC21 may have been the first major supercomputing conference to return to in-person activities, but not everything returned to the live menu: the Student Cluster Competition – held virtually at ISC 2020, SC20 and ISC 2021 – was again held virtually at SC21. Nevertheless, [email protected] Chair Jay Lofstead took the physical stage at SC21 on Thursday to announce the... Read more…

University of Bath Unveils Janus, an Azure-Based Cloud HPC Environment

October 6, 2021

The University of Bath is upgrading its HPC infrastructure, which it says “supports a growing and wide range of research activities across the University.” Read more…

Behind the Met Office’s Procurement of a Billion-Dollar Microsoft System

May 13, 2021

The UK’s national weather service, the Met Office, caused shockwaves of curiosity a few weeks ago when it formally announced that its forthcoming billion-dollar supercomputer – expected to be the most powerful weather and climate-focused supercomputer in the world when it launches in 2022... Read more…

Microsoft to Provide World’s Most Powerful Weather & Climate Supercomputer for UK’s Met Office

April 22, 2021

More than 14 months ago, the UK government announced plans to invest £1.2 billion ($1.56 billion) into weather and climate supercomputing, including procuremen Read more…

Microsoft, HPE Bringing AI, Edge, Cloud to Earth Orbit in Preparation for Mars Missions

February 12, 2021

The International Space Station will soon get a delivery of powerful AI, edge and cloud computing tools from HPE and Microsoft Azure to expand technology experi Read more…

What’s New in Computing vs. COVID-19: SC20 Edition

November 30, 2020

Supercomputing, big data and artificial intelligence are crucial tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Around the world, researchers, corporation Read more…

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