GTC 2019: Chief Scientist Bill Dally Provides Glimpse into Nvidia Research Engine

Amid the frenzy of GTC this week – Nvidia’s annual conference showcasing all things GPU (and now AI) – William Dally, chief scientist and SVP of research, provided a brief but insightful po

By John Russell

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Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Future Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high perf

By Tiffany Trader

CXL Consortium Launches CPU-to-Anything High Speed Interconnect Protocol

Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance datacenter computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Inte

By Doug Black

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Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

March 11, 2019

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chipmaker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance net Read more…

By Doug Black

PRACE Issues Best Practices Guide for HPC Interconnects

March 4, 2019

One of the most significant differentiators between HPC systems and lesser performant systems is the interconnect technology deployed. Late last month PRACE (Pa Read more…

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HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

February 21, 2019

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences. Without HPC writ large, modern life sciences research would quickly grind to a halt. It’s true most life sciences research computing... Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Reportedly in $6B Bid for Mellanox

January 30, 2019

The latest rumors and reports around an acquisition of Mellanox focus on Intel, which has reportedly offered a $6 billion bid for the high performance interconn Read more…

By Doug Black

Microsoft to Buy Mellanox?

December 20, 2018

Networking equipment powerhouse Mellanox could be an acquisition target by Microsoft, according to a published report in an Israeli financial publication. Microsoft has reportedly gone so far as to engage Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations with Mellanox. Read more…

By Doug Black

Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract

October 30, 2018

Cray revealed today the details of its next-gen supercomputing architecture, Shasta, selected to be the next flagship system at NERSC. We've known of the code-name "Shasta" since the Argonne slice of the CORAL project was announced in 2015 and although the details of that plan have changed considerably, Cray didn't slow down its timeline for Shasta. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

InfiniBand Still Tops in Supercomputing

July 19, 2018

In the competitive global HPC landscape, system and processor vendors, nations and end user sites certainly get a lot of attention--deservedly so--but more than Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Affordable Optical Technology Needed Says HPE’s Daley

April 26, 2018

While not new, the challenges presented by computer cabling/PCB circuit routing design – cost, performance, space requirements, and power management – have Read more…

By John Russell

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