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

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 th

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ACES ‘Composable’ Supercomputer Gets Ready for Phase One Use

Later this spring, ACES – the new ‘composable’ supercomputer being stood up at Texas A&M University – will begin granting Phase One access to early users. Unlike traditional systems,

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Nvidia Debuts Spectrum-4 Ethernet Platform with Eyes on the Enterprise

Amid the stream of news from GTC22 today was Nvidia’s launch of a new Ethernet networking platform – Spectrum-4 – and a new 51.2 terabit Spectrum-4 Ethernet switch that is powered by a 100-

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15 Slides on Right and Wrong Ways to Program GPU-based US Leadership Supercomputers

U.S. leadership computers today are giant GPU-based machines, whether you’re talking about the pre-exascale Summit supercomputer in operation today at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Leadersh

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HPE Slingshot Is Going Optical with Help from Ayar Labs

February 24, 2022

Technology heavyweight Hewlett Packard Enterprise and optical IO startup Ayar Labs have embarked on a strategic collaboration to advance silicon photonics in the datacenter and integrate optical IO into a future generation of HPE’s Slingshot interconnect. Optical-based interconnects are essential to overcoming the bandwidth, latency, power and distance... Read more…

Rockport Networks Names New Co-CEO as It Closes on $48M Funding Round

December 14, 2021

Rockport Networks, a new entrant in the HPC networking space with its switchless fabric offering, today announced the appointment of Marc Sultzbaugh to co-CEO. An active Rockport board member since December 2020, Sultzbaugh will lead the company alongside Rockport Networks Co-Founder and Co-CEO Doug Carwardine. Sultzbaugh previously spent 20 years at HPC networking company Mellanox... Read more…

SC21: Larry Smarr on The Rise of Supernetwork Data Intensive Computing

November 26, 2021

Larry Smarr, founding director of Calit2 (now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California San Diego) and the first director of NCSA, is one of the seminal figures in the U.S. supercomputing community. What began as a personal drive, shared by others, to spur the creation of supercomputers in the U.S. for scientific use, later expanded into a... Read more…

Faster Optical Switch that Operates at ‘Room Temp’ Developed by IBM, Skolkovo Researchers

October 19, 2021

Optical switching technology holds great promise for many applications but hot operating temperatures have been a key obstacle slowing progress. Now, a new opti Read more…

Quantum Networking and Clustering – What Is It? Why Should You Care? Who’s Aliro?

October 4, 2021

Taking those questions in reverse order, Aliro Quantum is a young Harvard lab spin-out seeking to deliver the quantum networking technology many believe is crit 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…

Argonne’s 44-Petaflops ‘Polaris’ Supercomputer Will Be Testbed for Aurora, Exascale Era

August 25, 2021

A new 44-petaflops (theoretical peak) supercomputer is under construction at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Called Polaris, this new Read more…

Wafer Scale to ‘Brain-Scale’ – Cerebras Touts Linear Scaling up to 192 CS-2 Systems

August 24, 2021

At the Hot Chips conference today, held as a virtual event, wafer-scale computing company Cerebras Systems unveiled its “brain-scale” approach for running the largest models in the world across up to 192 CS-2 clusters. To enable this, Cerebras is debuting its weight streaming technology, which flips the way that models are usually run, and launching two new products: MemoryX and SwarmX. Read more…

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