Frontier remains No. 1 in the TOP500 but Aurora with Intel’s Sapphire Rapids chips enters with a half-scale system at No. 2
Nov. 13, 2023

The 62nd edition of the TOP500 reveals that the Frontier system retains its top spot and is still the only exascale machine on the list. However, five new or upgraded systems have shaken up the Top 10.

Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA, Frontier leads the pack with an HPL score of 1.194 EFlop/s – unchanged from the June 2023 list. Frontier utilizes AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors and is based on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture. The system has a total of 8,699,904 combined CPU and GPU cores. Additionally, Frontier has an …


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Lenovo is #Winning with TOP500, Green500 and HPCwire
Nov. 22, 2023

Denver, Colorado, home to SC23, is known for its stunning, picturesque mountaintops. These peaks served as the perfect backdrop for Lenovo’s peak, record-breaking year of wins including placements on the TOP500 and Green500 lists and a number of HPCwire awards.


Lenovo @ SC23 where “Smarter Revolutionizes HPC”
Oct. 16, 2023

Lenovo is a proud sponsor of SC23, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Starting November 13, join us in Denver, Colorado on the floor of the Colorado Convention Center in booth #601. Our theme this year is, “Smarter revolutionizes HPC”.

How do Lenovo’s solutions revolutionize HPC? Stop by booth #601 to learn more, but in the meantime,
here is a sneak peek.


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Riverlane Wins DARPA Quantum Benchmarking Program Grant

April 17, 2024 — Quantum computing company Riverlane has been selected for Phase 2 of the Quantum Benchmarking program funded by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The aim of the program is to design key quantum computing metrics for practically relevant problems and estimate the required quantum and classical resources needed to reach […]

The post Riverlane Wins DARPA Quantum Benchmarking Program Grant appeared first on High-Performance Computing News Analysis | insideHPC.

Stanford AI Index: Lax LLM Reponsibility, AI for Science Accelerates, Impact on Workers, US Leads China in Models

The AI Index Report from Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered AI is out, it's an annual,  thoroughgoing snapshot of the state of AI begun by the HAI in 2019. This year's edition presents new estimates on AI training....

The post Stanford AI Index: Lax LLM Reponsibility, AI for Science Accelerates, Impact on Workers, US Leads China in Models appeared first on High-Performance Computing News Analysis | insideHPC.

Ampere Readies 256-Core CPU Beast, Awaits The AI Inference Wave

How many cores is enough for server CPUs? All that we can get, and then some.

Ampere Readies 256-Core CPU Beast, Awaits The AI Inference Wave was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Los Alamos Pushes The Memory Wall With “Venado” Supercomputer

Today is the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the “Venado” supercomputer, which was hinted at back in April 2021 when Nvidia announced its plans for its first datacenter-class Arm server CPU and which was talked about in some detail – but not really enough to suit our taste for speeds and feeds – back in May 2022 by the folks at Los Alamos National Laboratory where Venado is situated.

Los Alamos Pushes The Memory Wall With “Venado” Supercomputer was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

TOP500 News

Lenovo is #Winning with TOP500, Green500 and HPCwire
Nov. 22, 2023

Denver, Colorado, home to SC23, is known for its stunning, picturesque mountaintops. These peaks served as the perfect backdrop for Lenovo’s peak, record-breaking year of wins including placements on the TOP500 and Green500 lists and a number of HPCwire awards.


Frontier remains No. 1 in the TOP500 but Aurora with Intel’s Sapphire Rapids chips enters with a half-scale system at No. 2
Nov. 13, 2023

The 62nd edition of the TOP500 reveals that the Frontier system retains its top spot and is still the only exascale machine on the list. However, five new or upgraded systems have shaken up the Top 10.

Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA, Frontier leads the pack with an HPL score of 1.194 EFlop/s – unchanged from the June 2023 list. Frontier utilizes AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors and is based on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture. The system has a total of 8,699,904 combined CPU and GPU cores. Additionally, Frontier has an …


Lenovo @ SC23 where “Smarter Revolutionizes HPC”
Oct. 16, 2023

Lenovo is a proud sponsor of SC23, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Starting November 13, join us in Denver, Colorado on the floor of the Colorado Convention Center in booth #601. Our theme this year is, “Smarter revolutionizes HPC”.

How do Lenovo’s solutions revolutionize HPC? Stop by booth #601 to learn more, but in the meantime,
here is a sneak peek.


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11/2023 Highlights

The 62nd edition of the TOP500 shows five new or upgraded entries in the top 10 but the Frontier system still remains the only true exascale machine with an HPL score of 1.194 Exaflop/s.

The Frontier system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA remains the No. 1 system on the TOP500 and is still the only system reported with an HPL performance exceeding one Exaflop/s. Frontier brought the pole position back to the USA one year ago on the June 2022 listing and has since been remeasured with an HPL score of 1.194 Exaflop/s.  

Frontier is based on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture and is equipped with AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors. The system has 8,699,904 total cores, a power efficiency rating of 52.59 gigaflops/watt, and relies on HPE’s Slingshot 11 network for data transfer.  

The Aurora system at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Illinois, USA is currently being commissioned and will at full scale exceed Frontier with a peak performance of 2 Exaflop/s. It was submitted with a measurement on half of the final system achieving 585 Petaflop/s on the HPL benchmark which secured the No. 2 spot on the TOP500.

Aurora is built by Intel based on the HPE Cray EX - Intel Exascale Compute Blade which uses Intel Xeon CPU Max Series processors and Intel Data Center GPU Max Series accelerators which communicate through HPE’s Slingshot-11 network interconnect.

The Eagle system installed in the Microsoft Azure cloud in the USA is newly listed as No. 3. This Microsoft NDv5 system is based on Intel Xeon Platinum 8480C processors and NVIDIA H100 accelerators and achieved an HPL score of 561 Pflop/s.

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