AI for Science – Early Lessons from NERSC’s Perlmutter Supercomputer

April 28, 2022

Roughly a year ago the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) launched Perlmutter, which was hailed at the time as the “world’s fastest AI supercomputer” by Nvidia whose GPUs provide much of Perlmutter’s power. Since then, NERSC has been aggressively ramping up its mixed AI-HPC workload capability – software, early science apps... Read more…

Top500: Fugaku Still on Top; Perlmutter Debuts at #5

June 28, 2021

The 57th Top500, revealed today from the ISC 2021 digital event, showcases many of the same systems as the previous edition, with Fugaku holding its significant lead and only one new entrant in the top 10 cohort: the Perlmutter system at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory enters the list at number five with 65.69 Linpack petaflops. Perlmutter is the largest... Read more…

Berkeley Lab Debuts Perlmutter, World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

May 27, 2021

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held virtually at Berkeley Lab's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) today marked the official launch of Perlmutter – aka NERSC-9 – the GPU-accelerated supercomputer built by HPE in partnership with Nvidia and AMD. Read more…

With Strong Q2 Earnings, Nvidia’s System Play Comes Into Focus

August 20, 2020

Nvidia has announced its Q2 2021 earnings: $3.87 billion, outperforming analyst expectations amid a global pandemic and showing signs of a successful (and ongoing) reorientation of its business strategy. Compared to Q2 2020, earnings were up 50 percent; compared to Q1 2021, up 26 percent. Read more…

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