Farewell 2020: Bleak, Yes. But a Lot of Good Happened Too

Here on the cusp of the new year, the catchphrase ‘2020 hindsight’ has a distinctly different feel. Good riddance, yes. But also proof of science’s power to mobilize and do good when called

By John Russell

Nvidia (Mellanox) Debuts NDR 400 Gigabit InfiniBand at SC20

Nvidia today introduced its Mellanox NDR 400 gigabit-per-second InfiniBand family of interconnect products, which are expected to be available in Q2 of 2021. The new lineup includes adapters, dat

By John Russell

Lawrence Livermore Announces Mammoth Cluster to Fight COVID-19

Over the last nine months, innumerable HPC systems around the world have turned their computing power toward the coronavirus – however, relatively few have been purpose-delivered with COVID-19

By Oliver Peckham

Ethernet Technology Consortium Launches 800 Gigabit Ethernet Specification

The newly rebranded Ethernet Technology Consortium (ETC), formerly known as the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, announced a new 800 Gigabit Ethernet specification and an expanded scope aimed at m

By Tiffany Trader

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Steve Scott Lays Out HPE-Cray Blended Product Roadmap

March 11, 2020

Last week, the day before the El Capitan processor disclosures were made at HPE's new headquarters in San Jose, Steve Scott (CTO for HPC & AI at HPE, and former Cray CTO) was on-hand at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC conference in Houston. He was there to discuss the HPE-Cray transition and blended roadmap, as well as his favorite topic, Cray's eighth-gen networking technology, Slingshot. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Exascale Watch: El Capitan Will Use AMD CPUs & GPUs to Reach 2 Exaflops

March 4, 2020

HPE and its collaborators reported today that El Capitan, the forthcoming exascale supercomputer to be sited at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and serve Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Debuts IC922 Power Server for AI Inferencing and Data Management

January 28, 2020

IBM today launched a Power9-based inference server – the IC922 – that features up to six Nvidia T4 GPUs, PCIe Gen 4 and OpenCAPI connectivity, and can accom Read more…

By John Russell

At SC19: Bespoke Supercomputing for Climate and Weather

November 20, 2019

Weather and climate applications are some of the most important uses of HPC – a good model can save lives, as well as billions of dollars. But many weather an Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Microsoft, Nvidia Launch Cloud HPC Service

November 20, 2019

Nvidia and Microsoft have joined forces to offer a cloud HPC capability based on the GPU vendor’s V100 Tensor Core chips linked via an InfiniBand network scal Read more…

By George Leopold

DARPA Looks to Unclog Networks

October 1, 2019

DARPA will seek to unclog the networking bottlenecks that are hindering wider use of powerful hardware in computing-intensive applications. The Pentagon research agency has unveiled another in a series of post-Moore’s Law computing initiatives... Read more…

By George Leopold

Are Printed Circuit Boards on Their Way Out?

September 25, 2019

Has the time come to say goodbye to printed circuit boards? Maybe not today, but soon, say two researchers from UCLA. Puneet Gupta and Subramanian Iyer make t Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Deepens Plunge into Open Source; OpenPOWER to Join Linux Foundation

August 20, 2019

IBM today announced it was contributing the instruction set (ISA) for its Power microprocessor and the designs for the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Inter Read more…

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