IBM Debuts IC922 Power Server for AI Inferencing and Data Management

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 accommodate up to 24 SFF drives in a 2U

By John Russell

At SC19: Bespoke Supercomputing for Climate and Weather

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 and climate models struggle to run ef

By Oliver Peckham

Microsoft, Nvidia Launch Cloud HPC Service

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 scaling up to 800 graphics processors.

By George Leopold

DARPA Looks to Unclog Networks

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

By George Leopold

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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…

By John Russell

Ayar Labs to Demo Photonics Chiplet in FPGA Package at Hot Chips

August 19, 2019

Silicon startup Ayar Labs continues to gain momentum with its DARPA-backed optical chiplet technology that puts advanced electronics and optics on the same chip Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Confirms Retreat on Omni-Path

August 1, 2019

Intel Corp.’s plans to make a big splash in the network fabric market for linking HPC and other workloads has apparently belly-flopped. The chipmaker confirmed to us the outlines of an earlier report by the website CRN that it has jettisoned plans for a second-generation version of its Omni-Path interconnect... Read more…

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Mellanox Partners with Storage Startups

July 10, 2019

As GPU leader Nvidia closes its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies announced earlier this year, the HPC network interconnect specialist’s venture arm remains active, investing in two storage startups. Read more…

By George Leopold

BlueField SmartNIC Backs Transformation to Bare Metal Kubernetes

May 21, 2019

Hardware vendors are betting the transition to 5G wireless networks supporting myriad connected consumer and industrial devices also will accelerate the shift t Read more…

By George Leopold

Ten Great Reasons to Build the 1.5 Exaflops Frontier

May 7, 2019

It’s perhaps obvious that the fundamental reason for building expensive exascale computers is to drive science and industry forward, realizing the resulting b Read more…

By John Russell

Cray, AMD to Extend DOE’s Exascale Frontier

May 7, 2019

Cray and AMD are coming back to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner on the world’s largest and most expensive supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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