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ORNL’s Frontier First to Break the Exaflop Ceiling
May 30, 2022

The 59th edition of the TOP500 revealed the Frontier system to be the first true exascale machine with an HPL score of 1.102 Exaflop/s.

The No. 1 spot is now held by the Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the US. Based on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture and equipped with AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors, the system has 8,730,112 total cores, a power efficiency rating of 52.23 gigaflops/watt, and relies on gigabit ethernet for data transfer.


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HPE Slingshot Makes The GPUs Do Control Plane Compute

In modern system architecture, there is a lot of shifting pieces of systems software (particularly in the control plane) and often their workloads around between pieces of silicon to get better bang for the buck, to improve the overall security of the system, or both.

HPE Slingshot Makes The GPUs Do Control Plane Compute was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

Granulate to Launch Free Autonomous Kubernetes Cost Optimization

Tel Aviv August 11, 2022- Granulate, an Intel company, developer of autonomous workload optimization solutions, announced the upcoming launch of a free cost-reduction solution, gMaestro, a workload and pod rightsizing tool for Kubernetes cost optimization. The offering provides DevOps, SREs, and FinOps teams full visibility into their K8s clusters allowing them to eliminate over-provisioning and […]

The post Granulate to Launch Free Autonomous Kubernetes Cost Optimization appeared first on High-Performance Computing News Analysis | insideHPC.

AWS Launches GA of Private 5G — Though it’s 4G for Now

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Having previewed its Private 5G offering last November, Amazon Web Services has announced the general availability of the  managed service designed “to help enterprises set up and scale private mobile networks in their facilities in days instead of months,” according to the company. However, in a blog discussing the new offering AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff […]

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Programming The Network With Intel NEX Chief Nick McKeown

It would be very difficult indeed to find a better general manager for Intel’s newly constituted Network and Edge Group networking business than Nick McKeown, and Pat Gelsinger, the chief executive officer charged with turning around Intel’s foundries and its chip design business, is lucky that Intel was on an acquisitive bend in the wake of its rumored failed attempt to buy Mellanox and Nvidia’s successful purchase of Mellanox a few months later.

Programming The Network With Intel NEX Chief Nick McKeown was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

TOP500 News

GREEN500: Trend of steady progress with no big step toward newer technologies.
June 28, 2021

Although there was a trend of steady progress in the Green500, nothing has indicated a big step toward newer technologies.

The system to snag the No. 1 spot for the Green500 was MN-3 from Preferred Networks in Japan. Knocked from the top of the last list by NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD in the US, MN-3 is back to reclaim its crown. This system relies on the MN-Core chip, an accelerator optimized for matrix arithmetic, as well as a Xeon Platinum 8260M processor. MN-3 achieved a 29.70 gigaflops/watt power-efficiency and has a TOP500 ranking of 337.



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PRACE Software Strategy for European Exascale Systems
Sept. 1, 2021

Building on the successful implementation of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), the European Commission (EC) has increased its efforts to develop a world-class supercomputing ecosystem in Europe. The EC, EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU) and EU Member States have made significant investments in European petascale and pre-exascale infrastructure, have put exascale supercomputers on the roadmap, and are actively exploring new post-exascale architectures. The return on investment will be directly linked to the productivity of end-users in academia, in industry, and in the public sector. Key to this productivity is an ecosystem of user-oriented software: scientific applications and workflows …


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06/2022 Highlights

  • We have a new No 1, the Frontier system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA. Frontier brings the pole position back to the USA after it was held for 2 years by the Fugaku system at RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) in Kobe, Japan.
  • We also have a new No. 3, the LUMI system at EuroHPC/CSC in Finland, and the largest system in Europe. The third newcomer to the top 10 is at No. 10, the Adastra system at GENCI-CINES in France.
  • The system to claim the No. 1 spot for the GREEN500 is the Frontier Test & Development System (TDS) at ORNL in the US. With 120,832 total cores and an HPL benchmark of 19.2 PFlop/s, the Frontier TDS machine is basically just one rack identical to the the actual Frontier system.

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