Exascale Watch: Aurora Installation Underway, Now Open for Reservations

May 10, 2022

Installation has begun on the Aurora supercomputer, Rick Stevens (associate director of Argonne National Laboratory) revealed today during the Intel Vision event keynote taking place in Dallas, Texas, and online. Joining Intel exec Raja Koduri on stage, Stevens confirmed that the Aurora build is underway – a major development for a system that is projected to deliver more... Read more…

HPE Launches ML Development System, Swarm Learning Solution

April 27, 2022

In a one-two punch of new HPC-backed AI announcements, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced its new Machine Learning Development System (MLDS) and S 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…

Los Alamos’ Chicoma Supercomputer to Host 75 New Projects

March 17, 2022

In late 2020, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) — which operates under the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) — co Read more…

HPE Slingshot Is Going Optical with Help from Ayar Labs

February 24, 2022

Technology heavyweight Hewlett Packard Enterprise and optical IO startup Ayar Labs have embarked on a strategic collaboration to advance silicon photonics in the datacenter and integrate optical IO into a future generation of HPE’s Slingshot interconnect. Optical-based interconnects are essential to overcoming the bandwidth, latency, power and distance... Read more…

Citing ‘Shortfalls,’ NOAA Targets Hundred-Fold HPC Increase Over Next Decade

January 5, 2022

From upgrading the Global Forecast System (GFS) to acquiring new supercomputers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been making big moves in the HPC sphere over the last few years—but now it’s setting the bar even higher. In a new report, NOAA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) highlighted... Read more…

Intel’s ‘Borealis’ Testbed Targets Exascale Readiness for Aurora Supercomputer

December 16, 2021

As Intel, HPE, and Argonne National Laboratory drive toward a 2022 delivery of the Aurora leadership-class supercomputer, HPCwire spoke with Dr. Robert Wisniewski, Intel Fellow: SuperCompute Software, Aurora technical lead and PI, to learn about Intel’s Borealis testbed for Aurora. Wisniewski also explains why he views High Bandwidth Memory as a game-changer for HPC. Read more…

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