AMD Makes EPYC Return to Cray Supercomputers

For the first time in five years, Cray will be offering supercomputers equipped with AMD chips. On Wednesday the company announced it has added support for EPYC 7000 processors in its CS500 product line.

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Fujitsu Boosts RIKEN AI Supercomputer to 54 Petaflops

Fujitsu has performed a massive upgrade to RIKEN’s RAIDEN supercomputer using NVIDIA DGX-1 servers outfitted with the latest V100 Tesla GPUs.

Jülich Rolls Out JUQUEEN’s Successor

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) has installed the first module of JUWELS, a supercomputer that will succeed JUQEEN as the center’s premier HPC system and pave the way for future exascale machines.

Fujitsu and Dell EMC Add Intel FPGA Option to Server Offerings

Intel announced Fujitsu and Dell EMC will offer servers with Intel’s Arria 10 GX field programmable gate array (FPGA) accelerators, along with a supporting software stack.

Chinese Company Has Become the World’s Most Valuable AI Startup

SenseTime, a Chinese-based artificial intelligence company, has raised $600 million in series C funding, bringing its valuation to over $4.5 billion according to investors tracking the startup.

Atos Claims Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Simulation

Scientists at the Atos Quantum Laboratory say they have incorporated “quantum noise” into the workings of Quantum Learning Machine (QLM) platform the company offers to researchers.

IBM Gathers Startups into Its Quantum Computing Fold

IBM is expanding its strategy to commercialize quantum computing, adding eight startup companies to its network of organizations interested in applying the technology.

German University Will Deploy FPGA-Powered Cray Supercomputer

Paderborn University has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer.

Satoshi Matsuoka Moves to RIKEN to Head Up Its Supercomputing Center

Japan’s foremost supercomputing authority, Satoshi Matsuoka, has become the new director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), the organization that oversees the K computer and its upcoming exascale successor, the Post-K supercomputer.

NVIDIA Looks to Revolutionize Medical Imaging with Virtual GPUs

One of the more practical applications unveiled this week at the GPU Technology Conference was Project Clara, a “medical imaging supercomputer” that marries the graphics power of NVIDIA’s chips with it deep learning capabilities.

Startup Launches GPU-Powered Stream Processing Software

This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), fastdata.io is introducing FDIO Engine, the company’s GPU-native high performance computing software for real-time stream processing. More News

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HPE Will Supply ARM-Powered HPC Systems to Three UK Universities

A trio of UK universities will install a set of HPE Apollo 70 clusters powered by Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARM processors. The effort is part of a three-year project, known as Catalyst UK, which is evaluating the potential of ARM-based supercomputing.

DOE Shifts Exascale Plans into High Gear, Asks Supercomputing Vendors to Submit Proposals

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop at least two new exascale supercomputers for the DOE at a cost of up to $1.8 billion. The RFP was issued under the moniker of CORAL-2, representing the second phase of procurements for exascale machinery for Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore national labs.

Where Memory Meets Storage

The last 18 months have seen NVMe drives rise to the forefront of high-performance storage technology, becoming the preferred option for anyone with sufficient budget to include them in their procurement. Only a paucity of PCI lanes and the unfortunately timed spike in NAND prices have tempered the growth in these high-end storage sales. But both are temporary problems.

NVIDIA Refreshes V100 GPUs, Upgrades DGX Lineup

NVIDIA kicked off this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2018) with a trio of announcements about new Tesla products, including an upgraded V100, an NVLink switch, and a new DGX-2 machine learning platform.

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Cray Introduces EPYC Supercomputers; HPE Supplies ARMs to UK

Episode 220: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's EPYC introduction and HPE's UK ARM move.

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