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 Opens AWS Storefront with NGC Software Application Catalog

Nvidia is making it easier for AWS cloud customers to find and integrate Nvidia software applications into their AI and deep learning projects through an all-new, all-in-one “storefront” in t

By Todd R. Weiss

Nimbix Adds Arm Support to Multi-Cloud HPC Platform

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix today announced its JARVICE XE Enterprise HPC platform now supports the Arm architecture. With its latest software release, Nimbix says that JARVICE XE is the first co

By Tiffany Trader

Arm Migrates Electronic Design Automation to AWS

It’s been a big year for Arm. The new top supercomputer in the world, Fugaku, runs on the company’s chips, and just a few months ago, the chipmaker struck a $40 billion deal to sell itself to

By Oliver Peckham

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AWS Reveals Gaudi-based EC2 Instances Coming in 2021

December 2, 2020

Amazon Web Services has a broad swath of new and bolstered services coming for customers in 2021, from the implementation of powerful Habana Gaudi AI hardware i Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

AWS Goes Supersonic with Boom

December 2, 2020

Supersonic flights are a Holy Grail of commercial aviation, promising halvings of international flight times. While commercial supersonic flights have operated Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Hyperion Research: COVID-19 Changing the Global 2020 HPC Market Landscape

November 18, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

Virtual SC20 Cluster Competition Kick-Off

November 9, 2020

It’s time to meet the competitors at the SC20 Virtual Student Cluster Competition (VSCC). We’re going to introduce the teams, look at their records, and break down their games. We also have connected with our cluster competition bookie, Johnny Aces (pictured right) to see what he thinks... Read more…

By Dan Olds

AWS Enables 4,000-GPU UltraClusters with New P4 A100 Instances

November 2, 2020

Nvidia's A100 GPUs keep rolling into the cloud as Amazon Web Services becomes the latest public cloud vendor to adopt the technology. The A100 GPUs are powering Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Google Hires Longtime Intel Exec Bill Magro to Lead HPC Strategy

September 18, 2020

In a sign of the times, another prominent HPCer has made a move to a hyperscaler. Longtime Intel executive Bill Magro joined Google as chief technologist for hi Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Powers Fugaku’s Storage, Scores IO500 Win

August 28, 2020

In June, RIKEN shook the supercomputing world with its Arm-based, Fujitsu-built juggernaut: Fugaku. The system, which weighs in at 415.5 Linpack petaflops, topp Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Microsoft Azure Adds A100 GPU Instances for ‘Supercomputer-Class AI’ in the Cloud

August 19, 2020

Microsoft Azure continues to infuse its cloud platform with HPC- and AI-directed technologies. Today the cloud services purveyor announced a new virtual machine Read more…

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