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

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together any HPC and AI resources and integr

By Todd R. Weiss

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

In this regular feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, t

By Oliver Peckham

Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now tho

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AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

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 panel

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ECMWF Opens Bologna Datacenter in Preparation for Atos Supercomputer

September 14, 2021

In January 2020, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) – a juggernaut in the weather forecasting scene – signed a four-year, $89-million contract with European tech firm Atos to quintuple its supercomputing capacity. With the deal approaching the two-year mark, ECMWF... Read more…

UF’s HiPerGator AI Supercomputer Chomps Down on Cattle Science

September 9, 2021

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant Read more…

After Roadblocks and Renewals, EuroHPC Targets a Bigger, Quantum Future

September 9, 2021

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) was formalized in 2018, beginning a new era of European supercomputing that began to bear fruit this year with the launch of several of the first EuroHPC systems. The undertaking, however, has not been without its speed bumps, and the Union faces an uphill... Read more…

How Argonne Is Preparing for Exascale in 2022

September 8, 2021

Additional details came to light on Argonne National Laboratory’s preparation for the 2022 Aurora exascale-class supercomputer, during the HPC User Forum, held virtually this week on account of pandemic. Exascale Computing Project director Doug Kothe reviewed some of the 'early exascale hardware' at Argonne, Oak Ridge and NERSC (Perlmutter), while Ti Leggett, Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director... Read more…

IBM Introduces its First Power10-based Server, the Power E1080; Targets Hybrid Cloud

September 8, 2021

IBM today introduced the Power E1080 server, its first system powered by a Power10 IBM microprocessor. The new system reinforces IBM’s emphasis on hybrid cloud markets and the new chip beefs up its inference capabilities. IBM – like other CPU makers – is hoping to make inferencing a core capability... Read more…

Spaceborne Computer-2 Makes HPE’s Case for Edge Processing

September 2, 2021

Following a February launch, HPE’s second Spaceborne Computer (SBC-2) has been circling Earth on the International Space Station for some six months. The firs Read more…

Anton 3 Is a ‘Fire-Breathing’ Molecular Simulation Beast

September 1, 2021

Life sciences computational research has long been dominated by statistics and parallel processing more than traditional HPC. Think gene sequencing and variant calling. Mechanistic simulation and modeling has played a much smaller role though that’s changing. An exception is the Anton line of... Read more…

HPC Career Notes: September 2021 Edition

September 1, 2021

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

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