Microsoft’s Massive AI Supercomputer on Azure: 285k CPU Cores, 10k GPUs

Microsoft has unveiled a supercomputing monster – among the world’s five most powerful, according to the company – aimed at what is known in scientific and philosophical circles as the “e

By Doug Black

Oracle Cloud Debuts Bare Metal Instances with Up to 128 AMD Epyc Rome Cores

Oracle Cloud today launched new bare metal and virtual instances powered by AMD's second-generation Epyc "Rome" processors, intended for high-performance computing and big data analytics workload

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AMD Launches Three New High-Frequency Epyc SKUs Aimed at Commercial HPC

AMD is launching three new SKUs today based on the 7nm second-generation Epyc "Rome" platform, targeting commercial HPC workloads as well as hyperconverged infrastructure and database application

By Tiffany Trader

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

By Doug Black

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SiFive Accelerates Chip Design with Cloud Tools

March 25, 2020

Chip designers are drawing on new cloud resources along with conventional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to accelerate IC templates from tape-out to c Read more…

By George Leopold

DoE Expands on Role of COVID-19 Supercomputing Consortium

March 25, 2020

After announcing the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium on Sunday, the Department of Energy yesterday provided more details on its sco Read more…

By John Russell

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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Ansys, Azure Pair up for Digital Twin Cloud Offering

December 17, 2019

Ansys, with its Twin Builder software, has teamed with Microsoft, and its Azure public cloud Digital Twins Platform, on a joint product strategy to take on the Read more…

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Quantum Bits: Rigetti Debuts New Gates, D-Wave Cuts NEC Deal, AWS Jumps into the Quantum Pool

December 12, 2019

There’s been flurry of significant news in the quantum computing world. Yesterday, Rigetti introduced a new family of gates that reduces circuit depth require Read more…

By John Russell

AWS Debuts 7nm 2nd-Gen Graviton Arm Processor

December 3, 2019

The “x86 Big Bang,” in which market dominance of the venerable Intel CPU has exploded into fragments of processor options suited to varying workloads, has n Read more…

By Doug Black

51,000 Cloud GPUs Converge to Power Neutrino Discovery at the South Pole

November 22, 2019

At the dead center of the South Pole, thousands of sensors spanning a cubic kilometer are buried thousands of meters beneath the ice. The sensors are part of Ic 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…

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