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Panasas Unveils Next-Generation ActiveStor, PanFS

Here at SC18, Panasas has announced ActiveStor Ultra and PanFS 8, which according to the company represents the biggest change to its product set in a decade.

AMD Notches EPYC Supercomputer Win with Next-Generation Zen Processor

AMD’s Zen 2 EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome,” has yet to be released, but the chip has already staked out a future home in what will be one of the largest supercomputers in Europe. The upcoming system, known as Hawk, will be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and installed at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart, also known as HLRS.

NVIDIA Builds Momentum with HPC Offerings

Although NVIDIA isn’t announcing any new hardware at SC18, its GPUs continue to break new ground in the supercomputing space.

CEA to Deploy Arm-Powered Supercomputer

The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will soon be the proud owners of an Atos BullSequana supercomputer outfitted with ThunderX2 processors.

AMD Introduces First 7nm Datacenter GPUs

AMD has announced the MI50 and MI60, the company’s latest Radeon Instinct GPUs targeted to high performance computing, deep learning, rendering, and cloud computing.

Neuromorphic Supercomputer Hits a Million Cores

Researchers at University of Manchester have constructed the world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer, paving the way for real-time brain simulations.

HPE Makes Space-Based Supercomputing Available to Astronauts

The demand for space-based high performance computing might be small right now, but for the time being, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has cornered the market.

Cray’s Next-Generation Supercomputer Headed to Berkeley Lab in 2020

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has purchased a Cray supercomputer that will be one of the world’s first Shasta-class systems to come online.

With Sierra, NNSA Embraces Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The launch of the Sierra supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) marks a new era for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.

European Consortium Tackles Data Movement Problem in HPC

The European Commission is funding a project to build middleware that optimizes data movement for high performance computing  and high performance data analytics applications. More News

In Depth

China Extends Supercomputer Share on TOP500 List, US Dominates in Total Performance

The 52nd edition of the TOP500 list saw five US Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers in the top 10 positions, with the first two captured by Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Sierra at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

AMD Takes Aim at Performance Leadership with Next-Generation EPYC Processor

AMD has offered a tantalizing preview of “Rome,” the Zen 2 EPYC processor that will offer up to 64 cores and four times the floating point performance as its predecessor. If the claims hold up, the second-generation processor has a shot at being the highest performing datacenter CPU in 2019.

Intel Steers Back to HPC with Cascade Lake AP Processor

Intel has officially unveiled Cascade Lake Advance Performance (AP), a 48-core Xeon variant aimed at the high performance computing crowd.

Cray Unveils Shasta, Its Supercomputer Platform for the Exascale Era

Cray has introduced Shasta, its next-generation supercomputer platform that will serve as the company entry into the realm of exascale computing. The architecture will offer a flexible design that supports a wide array of processors, coprocessors, node configurations, and system interconnects, including one developed by Cray itself.

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This Week in HPC

US Widens Lead in Top Supercomputers; SC18 Kicks Off in Dallas

Episode 250: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the new TOP500 results and preview the big stories coming out of SC18.

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Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
2
Sunway TaihuLight - Sunway MPP, Sunway SW26010 260C 1.45GHz, Sunway
NRCPC
3
Sierra - IBM Power System S922LC, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
4
Tianhe-2A - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Matrix-2000
NUDT
5
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) - PRIMERGY CX2550 M4, Xeon Gold 6148 20C 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, Infiniband EDR
Fujitsu
6
Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100
Cray Inc.
7
Titan - Cray XK7, Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x
Cray Inc.
8
Sequoia - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom
IBM
9
Trinity - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
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Cori - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.