From Exasperation to Exascale: HPE’s Nic Dubé on Frontier’s Untold Story

The Frontier supercomputer – still fresh off its chart-topping 1.1 Linpack exaflops run and maintaining its number-one spot on the Top500 list – was still very much in the spotlight at SC22 i

By Tiffany Trader

IBM Quantum Summit: Osprey Flies; Error Handling Progress; Quantum-centric Supercomputing

Part scorecard, part grand vision, IBM’s annual Quantum Summit held last month is a fascinating snapshot of IBM’s progress, evolving technology roadmap, and issues facing the quantum landscap

By John Russell

2022 HPC Road Trip: Los Alamos

With SC22 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back to the 2022 Great American Supercomputing Road Trip. To refresh everyone’s memory, I jumped in the car on November 3rd and headed towar

By Dan Olds

Chipmakers Looking at New Architecture to Drive Computing Ahead

The ability to scale current computing designs is reaching a breaking point, and chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm and AMD are putting their brains together on an alternate architecture to push

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RISC-V Is Far from Being an Alternative to x86 and Arm in HPC

November 18, 2022

One of the original RISC-V designers this week boldly predicted that the open architecture will surpass rival chip architectures in performance. "The prediction is two or three years we'll be surpassing your architectures and available performance with... Read more…

Jack Dongarra: A Not So Simple Matter of Software

November 16, 2022

For a few moments, the atmosphere was more Rock Concert than Supercomputing Conference with many members of a packed audience standing, cheering, and waving signs as Jack Dongarra took the stage to deliver the annual ACM Turing Award lecture at SC22. Read more…

Europe’s Chip Sovereignty Altering US Chip Companies’ Exascale Approach

November 16, 2022

Europe’s sovereign approach to exascale computing is complicating plans for U.S. chipmakers to breakthrough in the market, and in the process, empowering local chipmakers. For one, a European chip startup called SiPearl is emerging as an early... Read more…

Frontier Keeps Top Supercomputer Spot, Nvidia’s H100 Debuts on List

November 14, 2022

The 60th edition of the Top500 list, revealed today at SC22 in Dallas, Texas, showcases many of the same systems as the previous installment, with Frontier stil Read more…

MLCommons Issues MLPerf HPC Training Results for Larger Systems

November 14, 2022

MLCommons last week issued its third annual set of MLPerf HPC (v2.0) results intended to showcase the performance of larger systems when training more rigorous Read more…

Cerebras Builds ‘Exascale’ AI Supercomputer

November 14, 2022

Cerebras is putting down stakes to be a player in the AI cloud computing with a supercomputer called Andromeda, which achieves over an exaflops of "AI performan Read more…

AMD Thrives in Servers amid Intel Restructuring, Layoffs

November 12, 2022

Chipmakers regularly indulge in a game of brinkmanship, with an example being Intel and AMD trying to upstage one another with server chip launches this week. But each of those companies are in different positions, with AMD playing its traditional role of a scrappy underdog trying to unseat the behemoth Intel... Read more…

AMD’s Genoa CPUs Offer Up to 96 5nm Cores Across 12 Chiplets

November 10, 2022

AMD’s fourth-generation Epyc processor line has arrived, starting with the “general-purpose” architecture, called “Genoa,” the successor to third-gen Eypc Milan, which debuted in March of last year. At a launch event held today in San Francisco, AMD announced the general availability of the latest Epyc CPUs with up to 96 TSMC 5nm Zen 4 cores... Read more…

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