SambaNova Launches Second-Gen DataScale System

September 14, 2022

SambaNova Systems is announcing – and shipping – its second-generation DataScale system, the DataScale SN30. Powered by the eponymous Cardinal SN30 RDU (Rec Read more…

Supercomputer Simulations Elucidate Shakes of Explosions, Earthquakes

August 13, 2022

Explosions are the bread and butter of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), one of the labs under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). But not all explosions, of course, are nuclear – and now, researchers at LLNL and waveform simulation startup Mondaic have created a new, supercomputer-powered model to model the ground shaking that ensues... Read more…

Supercomputer Models Explosives Critical for Nuclear Weapons

August 6, 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of the laboratories that operates under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons. Amid major efforts to modernize that stockpile, LLNL has announced that researchers from its own Energetic Materials Center... Read more…

US Pursues Next-gen Exascale Systems with 5-10x the Performance of Frontier

June 28, 2022

With the Linpack exaflops milestone achieved by the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States is turning its attention to the next crop of exascale machines, some 5-10x more performant than Frontier. At least one such system is being planned for the 2025-2030 timeline, and the DOE is soliciting input from the vendor community... Read more…

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…

Argonne Supercomputer Advances Energy Storage Research

May 13, 2022

The lack of large-scale energy storage bottlenecks many sources of renewable energy, such as sunlight-reliant solar power and unpredictable wind power. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are working on changing that, leveraging an allocation on Argonne National Laboratory’s Theta supercomputer to better understand the dynamics of ion transport that are at the core... Read more…

Cornelis Networks Wins $18M NNSA Award to Advance Omni-Path

May 4, 2022

Intel spinoff Cornelis Networks, custodian and developer of the Omni-Path networking portfolio, is now closer to reaching its next-gen networking roadmap targets thanks to an R&D contract with the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The contract is valued at $18 million. The Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network (NG-HPCN) project brings together NNSA labs and... Read more…

At GTC22, HPC and AI Get Edgy

March 30, 2022

From weather sensors and autonomous vehicles to electric grid monitoring and cloud gaming, the world’s edge computing is getting increasingly complex — but the world of HPC hasn’t necessarily caught up to these rapid innovations at the edge. At a panel at Nvidia’s virtual GTC22 (“HPC, AI, and the Edge”), five experts discussed how leading-edge HPC applications... Read more…

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