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…

Intel Announces Falcon Shores CPU-GPU Combo Architecture for 2024

February 18, 2022

Intel held its 2022 investor meeting yesterday, covering everything from the imminent Sapphire Rapids CPUs to the hotly anticipated (and delayed) Ponte Vecchio GPUs. But somewhat buried in its summary of the meeting was a new namedrop: “Falcon Shores,” described as “a new architecture that will bring x86 and Xe GPU together into a single socket.” The reveal was... Read more…

Raja Koduri and Satoshi Matsuoka Discuss the Future of HPC at SC21

November 29, 2021

HPCwire's Managing Editor sits down with Intel's Raja Koduri and Riken's Satoshi Matsuoka in St. Louis for an off-the-cuff conversation about their SC21 experience, what comes after exascale and why they are collaborating. Koduri, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's accelerated computing systems and graphics (AXG) group, leads the team... Read more…

NNSA Selects Dell for $40M CTS-2 Commodity Computing Contract

September 28, 2021

In support of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Tri-Lab CTS-2 system contract award was announced last week. The NNSA TriLab partnership – comprising Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia national labs – awarded Dell Technologies... Read more…

Three Universities Team for NSF-Funded ‘ACES’ Reconfigurable Supercomputer Prototype

September 23, 2021

As Moore’s law slows, HPC developers are increasingly looking for speed gains in specialized code and specialized hardware – but this specialization, in turn, can make testing and deploying code trickier than ever. Now, researchers from Texas A&M University, the University of Illinois at Urbana... Read more…

Intel Announces Sapphire Rapids with HBM, Reveals Ponte Vecchio Form Factors

June 28, 2021

From the ISC 2021 Digital event, Intel announced it will offer Sapphire Rapids with integrated HBM, detailed new Xe-HPC GPU form factors, and introduced commercial support for DAOS (distributed application object storage). Intel also announced a new Ethernet solution, aimed at smaller-scale HPC. With integrated High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), the forthcoming Intel Xeon Scalable processors... Read more…

Intel Debuts Cooper Lake Xeons for 4- and 8-Socket Platforms

June 18, 2020

Intel today unveiled its third-generation Scalable Xeon processor family (codenamed Cooper Lake) for four- and eight-socket servers, aimed at AI and analytics w Read more…

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