Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

MLCommons today released its latest MLPerf inferencing results, with another strong showing by Nvidia accelerators inside a diverse array of systems. Roughly four years old, MLPerf still struggle

By John Russell

Microsoft Rolls Out Ampere Altra Arm CPUs in Azure

There was a time when “the cloud” ran on pretty vanilla x86 architecture, save for boutique firms like Nimbix (acquired by Atos last year) that pioneered the use of then-exotic hardware like

By Tiffany Trader

Big Three Cloud Providers Halt New Business in Russia

Add Amazon Web Services to the growing list of companies (tech and otherwise) that are curtailing business with Russia in opposition to President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. As reported in the

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft’s ‘Singularity’ to Enable Global Accelerator Network for AI Training

In science fiction and future studies, the word “singularity” is invoked in reference to a rapidly snowballing artificial intelligence that, repeatedly iterating on itself, eclipses all human

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SambaNova Adds GPT Banking to its Growing Dataflow-as-a-Service Lineup

February 23, 2022

AI chip and systems specialist SambaNova today announced a new offering – SambaNova GPT Banking – intended to simplify and speed deployment of GPT models in the financial services industry. The new service is available now and becomes part of SambaNova’s expanding dataflow-as-a-service portfolio although pricing was not disclosed. “Think of dataflow-as-a-service as the umbrella product family... Read more…

Atos Tees Up New BullSequana Supercomputer for European Exascale

February 16, 2022

At a three-hour livestreamed launch event held today (Feb. 16) in Paris, French technology firm Atos unveiled its new supercomputer, the BullSequana XH3000, int Read more…

What’s New in HPC Research: Summit, Sunway, ThetaGPU & More

February 15, 2022

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programmin Read more…

AWS-Powered Research Identifies 130,000+ New RNA Viruses

February 8, 2022

Beyond the immediate investigations surrounding new variants and pharmaceuticals, the Covid-19 pandemic is raising the profile of another crucial, anxiety-induc Read more…

Streaming HPC: An Emerging Model for Delivering HPC Capability?

February 1, 2022

The HPC sector is on the cusp of yet another change in the way it does business, except this time the pendulum is swinging away from HPC vendors having the uppe Read more…

Microsoft Contracts Tape Ark for UK Met Office’s 220PB Tape-to-Cloud Migration

January 27, 2022

Nearly two years ago, the UK’s Meteorological Office (Met Office) announced a stunning £1.2 billion plan to deliver the world’s most powerful supercomputer Read more…

Lenovo Launches Its TruScale HPC as a Service Offering

January 26, 2022

Lenovo today announced TruScale High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS), which it says will offer a “cloud-like experience” to HPC organizations of all sizes. The new HPC-as-a-Service is part of the TruScale portfolio that Lenovo launched in February 2019 and expanded last September. The aim, said Lenovo, is to enable end users... Read more…

Nvidia Buys HPC Cluster Management Company Bright Computing

January 10, 2022

Graphics chip powerhouse Nvidia today announced that it has acquired HPC cluster management company Bright Computing for an undisclosed sum. Unlike Nvidia’s bid to purchase semiconductor IP company Arm, which has been stymied by regulatory challenges, the Bright deal is a straightforward acquisition that aims to expand... Read more…

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