RISC-V Is Far from Being an Alternative to x86 and Arm in HPC

November 18, 2022

One of the original RISC-V designers this week boldly predicted that the open architecture will surpass rival chip architectures in performance. "The prediction is two or three years we'll be surpassing your architectures and available performance with... Read more…

Nvidia, Intel to Power Atos-Built MareNostrum 5 Supercomputer

June 16, 2022

The long-troubled, hotly anticipated MareNostrum 5 supercomputer finally has a vendor: Atos, which will be supplying a system that includes both Nvidia and Inte Read more…

Intel Invests €33B in Europe, Announces ‘Silicon Junction’ Megasite

March 16, 2022

Intel has announced that it is making an “initial” €33 billion (~$36 billion) investment across the semiconductor value chain in Europe. The investment — which spans R&D, manufacturing and packaging — comes at a time when sovereignty is, more than ever, a headline priority for the continent. What was announced? A “Silicon Junction” in Germany with two new fabs... Read more…

Supercomputer Simulations Show How Paxlovid, Pfizer’s Covid Antiviral, Works

February 3, 2022

Just about a month ago, Pfizer scored its second huge win of the pandemic when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued another emergency use authorization Read more…

EuroHPC Restarts Procurement for MareNostrum5

December 21, 2021

Call it a New Year’s resolution: the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking—which serves as the concerted supercomputing play of the European Union—has issued a new ca Read more…

Amid a Canceled Tender, More Details of MareNostrum 5 (Finally) Emerge

June 28, 2021

Last October, the executive director of the EuroHPC JU – Anders Dam Jensen – said that with respect to MareNostrum 5 (the final pre-exascale EuroHPC system), “the tendering process was in its very final phase” and that “there would be announcements on that in the coming weeks.” Eight months later, the system’s status is still set to “it’s complicated.” Now, thanks to a brief presentation from... Read more…

PRACE Looks Back on a Year of COVID-19 Supercomputing

February 4, 2021

Over ten months have passed since the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) announced that it would be fast-tracking proposals to use supercomputing resources to fight the then-novel coronavirus beginning to sweep across the globe. Just a month later, PRACE... Read more…

Supercomputing Study Ties Barcelona’s Excess Pollution to Diesel Exhaust

January 29, 2021

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution, which largely stems from fossil fuel combustion, can have serious impacts on human health, including decreased lung function, Read more…

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