SC21: Larry Smarr on The Rise of Supernetwork Data Intensive Computing

Larry Smarr, founding director of Calit2 (now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California San Diego) and the first director of NCSA, is one of the seminal figures in the U.S.

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Hyperion SC21 Market Update: 2021 Looks Strong (Surprise!); Big Systems, Cloud and AI Are Drivers

Hyperion Research delivered its annual HPC market update at SC21 today. Much of it echoed Hyperion’s earlier mid-year report: the 2020 HPC market (on-premise) finished around $28B slightly up (

By John Russell

VMware Tackles Memory Tiering with Project Capitola

At its VMworld 2021 event this week, VMware introduced Project Capitola, a new company-led effort to use its vSphere software to virtualize application access to various types of memory, from DRA

By Alex Woodie

Micron Launches PCIe4 SSDs for the Datacenter

Micron today introduced its 7400 series solid state drives (SSDs), a new family of fourth-generation PCIe-based NVMe devices that should give datacenter operators more storage bang for their buck

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Why HPC Storage Matters More Now Than Ever: Analyst Q&A

September 17, 2021

With soaring data volumes and insatiable computing driving nearly every facet of economic, social and scientific progress, data storage is seizing the spotlight. Hyperion Research analyst and noted storage expert Mark Nossokoff looks at key storage trends in the context of the evolving HPC (and AI) landscape... Read more…

GigaIO Gets $14.7M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Composable Fabric Technology to Customers

September 16, 2021

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together Read more…

What’s New in HPC Research: Solar Power, ExaWorks, Optane & More

September 16, 2021

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming Read more…

AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

September 15, 2021

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panelists also took a brief glimpse into the future. Unlike compute, storage and networking, which... Read more…

Hot Chips: Here Come the DPUs and IPUs from Arm, Nvidia and Intel

August 25, 2021

The emergence of data processing units (DPU) and infrastructure processing units (IPU) as potentially important pieces in cloud and datacenter architectures was Read more…

Wafer Scale to ‘Brain-Scale’ – Cerebras Touts Linear Scaling up to 192 CS-2 Systems

August 24, 2021

At the Hot Chips conference today, held as a virtual event, wafer-scale computing company Cerebras Systems unveiled its “brain-scale” approach for running the largest models in the world across up to 192 CS-2 clusters. To enable this, Cerebras is debuting its weight streaming technology, which flips the way that models are usually run, and launching two new products: MemoryX and SwarmX. Read more…

Pawsey Turns to Dell, Xenon for 130PB of Storage

August 18, 2021

Big things are in store for the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth, Western Australia – and soon, big things will be in storage. The center, which is geari Read more…

Pengchen Lab’s MadFS and Intel’s DAOS Shine in Latest IO500

July 7, 2021

An increasingly watched benchmark is the IO500 which measures storage system performance with an updated IO500 list released twice a year in concert with ISC an Read more…

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