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…
February 17, 2022
At an elaborate event yesterday, French computing firm Atos announced its newest supercomputer: the BullSequana XH3000, a system that the company can scale to an exaflops performance and which works with hardware from AMD, Intel, Nvidia and (when it arrives) SiPearl. At the event – which included a series of keynotes and two roundtables – Atos and... Read more…
February 10, 2022
One of the farthest-reaching and longest-lasting impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic has been its impact on the global supply chain—a massive disruption that has increased scarcity, raised prices and introduced delays for a wide variety of products. The impacts have been particularly acute for products that require semiconductors, including everything from gaming consoles and phones to vehicles and healthcare devices. Read more…
A workload-driven system capable of running HPC/AI workloads is more important than ever. Organizations face many challenges when building a system capable of running HPC and AI workloads. There are also many complexities in system design and integration. Building a workload driven solution requires expertise and domain knowledge that organizational staff may not possess.
This paper describes how Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a long-time Intel® partner, developed the Taiwania 2 and Taiwania 3 supercomputers to meet the research needs of the Taiwan’s academic, industrial, and enterprise users. The Taiwan National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) selected QCT for their expertise in building HPC/AI supercomputers and providing worldwide end-to-end support for solutions from system design, through integration, benchmarking and installation for end users and system integrators to ensure customer success.
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