AMD Epyc CPUs Now on Bare Metal IBM Cloud Servers

AMD’s expanding presence in the datacenter and cloud computing markets took a step forward with today’s announcement that its 7nm 2nd Gen Epyc 7642 CPUs are now available on IBM Cloud bare m

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SiFive Accelerates Chip Design with Cloud Tools

Chip designers are drawing on new cloud resources along with conventional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to accelerate IC templates from tape-out to custom silicon.

Among the challen

By George Leopold

DoE Expands on Role of COVID-19 Supercomputing Consortium

After announcing the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium on Sunday, the Department of Energy yesterday provided more details on its scope and operation in a briefing led

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[email protected] Rallies a Legion of Computers Against the Coronavirus

Last week, we highlighted [email protected], a massive, crowdsourced computer network that has turned its resources against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe – but [email protected] isn’t the

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Kubernetes and HPC Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments – Part II

March 19, 2020

With the rise of cloud services, CIOs are recognizing that applications, middleware, and infrastructure running in various compute environments need a common management and operating model. Maintaining different application and middleware stacks on-premises and in cloud environments, by possibly using different specialized infrastructure and application... Read more…

By Daniel Gruber,Burak Yenier and Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud

Marvell Talks up ThunderX3 and Arm Server Roadmap

March 17, 2020

Marvell yesterday released more details about ThunderX3, its next-gen 7nm Arm-based microprocessor, codenamed "Triton," which it says is now sampling and will b Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Announces General Availability of AMD-backed Azure HBv2 Instances for HPC

February 27, 2020

Nearly seven months after they were first announced, Microsoft Azure’s HPC-targeted HBv2 virtual machines (VMs) based on AMD second-generation Epyc processors Read more…

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Quantum Bits: Q-Ctrl, D-Wave Start News Flow on Eve of APS March Meeting

February 27, 2020

The annual trickle of quantum computing news during the lead-up to next week’s APS March Meeting 2020 has begun. Yesterday D-Wave introduced a significant upgrade to its quantum portal and tool suite, Leap2. Today quantum computing start-up Q-Ctrl announced the beta release of its ‘professional-grade’ tool Boulder Opal software... Read more…

By John Russell

The Massive GPU Cloudburst Experiment Plays a Smaller, More Productive Encore

February 13, 2020

In November, researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) set out to break the internet – or Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Algorithm-Processor Combo Speeds Microservices

February 4, 2020

Computer scientists at the University of Michigan have come up with a faster way to schedule cloud microservices via a new algorithm running on a custom processor. The platform, called Q-Zilla, is based on a widely used scheduling algorithm... Read more…

By George Leopold

What’s New in HPC Research: Gravitational Lenses, the Human Brain Project, Biofuels & More

January 6, 2020

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

By Oliver Peckham

Blasts from the (Recent) Past and Hopes for the Future

December 23, 2019

What does 2020 look like to you? What did 2019 look like? Lots happened but the main trends were carryovers from 2018 – AI messaging again blanketed everything; the roll-out of new big machines and exascale announcements continued; processor diversity and system disaggregation kicked up a notch; hyperscalers continued flexing their muscles (think AWS and its Graviton2 processor); and the U.S. and China continued their awkward trade war. Read more…

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