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A Look Back: Lenovo @ ISC24
June 3, 2024

Hamburg, Germany was the perfect backdrop for this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC24) with beautiful weather and a bustling event at Congress Center Hamburg. Near the middle of the showroom floor stood Lenovo’s eye-catching booth featuring the recently announced Lenovo ThinkSystem SR780a V3 taking center stage along with demos outlining the booth showcasing how Lenovo is Transforming HPC & AI for All.


Lenovo is Transforming HPC & AI for All
May 1, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed the way we navigate and interact with the world around us. With all eyes laser-focused on AI and the impacts of it, IT decision makers are tasked with responsibly determining how AI can help their organizations and businesses. Organizational benefits include enhancing efficiency and productivity, automating repetitive tasks, and solving complex problems faster. On the business side, AI can improve customer service capabilities and create personalized customer experiences.


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HPC News Bytes 20240715: AI Maturity ROI, OpenAI’s 5 Levels of AI, SoftBank Acquires Graphcore

Much has happened of late in the world of HPC-AI, here's a quick (5:55) run through of the news, including: survey commissioned by Vultr points to AI maturity ROI, OpenAI proposes five levels of AI based on capability, SoftBank acquires specialty AI chip company Graphcore ....

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QuEra Names Ory Acting CEO

Boston, July 15, 2024 — Neutral-atom quantum computing company QuEra announced today that Alex Keesling will transition from CEO to take on a new role in leading QuEra’s efforts to achieve higher-volume production and “enhance its technology leadership, a critical strategic priority for the company.” The Board of Directors appointed board member Andy Ory as […]

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Can SoftBank Be An AI Supercomputer Player? Will Arm Lend A Hand?

There have been rumors that either Arm Ltd or parent company and Japanese conglomerate SoftBank would buy British AI chip and system upstart – it is no longer a startup if it is eight years old – Graphcore for quite some time.

Can SoftBank Be An AI Supercomputer Player? Will Arm Lend A Hand? was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

AIST Taps HPE And Nvidia For Next-Gen AI Cloud Machine

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan is going to be installing the third generation of its AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure 3.0 supercomputer.

AIST Taps HPE And Nvidia For Next-Gen AI Cloud Machine was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

TOP500 News

A Look Back: Lenovo @ ISC24
June 3, 2024

Hamburg, Germany was the perfect backdrop for this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC24) with beautiful weather and a bustling event at Congress Center Hamburg. Near the middle of the showroom floor stood Lenovo’s eye-catching booth featuring the recently announced Lenovo ThinkSystem SR780a V3 taking center stage along with demos outlining the booth showcasing how Lenovo is Transforming HPC & AI for All.



Lenovo is Transforming HPC & AI for All
May 1, 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed the way we navigate and interact with the world around us. With all eyes laser-focused on AI and the impacts of it, IT decision makers are tasked with responsibly determining how AI can help their organizations and businesses. Organizational benefits include enhancing efficiency and productivity, automating repetitive tasks, and solving complex problems faster. On the business side, AI can improve customer service capabilities and create personalized customer experiences.


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06/2024 Highlights

The 63rd edition of the TOP500 reveals that Frontier has once again claimed the top spot, despite no longer being the only exascale machine on the list. Additionally, a new system has found its way into the Top 10.

The Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, USA remains the most powerful system on the list with an HPL score of 1.206 EFlop/s. The system has a total of 8,699,904 combined CPU and GPU cores, an HPE Cray EX architecture that combines 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs optimized for HPC and AI with AMD Instinct MI250X accelerators, and it relies on Cray’s Slingshot 11 network for data transfer. On top of that, this machine has an impressive power efficiency rating of 52.59 GFlops/Watt – putting Frontier at the No. 11 spot on the GREEN500.

Also like the last list, the Aurora system at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility in Illinois, USA, has claimed the No. 2 spot on the TOP500. Despite currently being commissioned and not fully complete, Aurora is now the second machine to officially break the exascale barrier with an HPL score of 1.012 EFlop/s – an improvement over the 585.34 PFlop/s score from the last list. This system is based on HPE Cray EX- Intel Exascale Computer Blade and uses Intel Xeon CPU Max series processors, Intel Data Center GPU Max Series accelerators, and a Slingshot-11 interconnect.

The Eagle system installed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud in the USA reclaimed the No. 3 spot that it achieved after its debut appearance on the previous list, and it remains the highest-ranking cloud system on the TOP500. This Microsoft NDv5 system has an HPL score of 561.2 PFlop/s and is based on Intel Xeon Platinum 8480C processors and NVIDIA H100 accelerators.

Fugaku also retained its No. 4 spot from the previous list, despite holding the No.1 spot from June 2020 until November 2021. Based in Kobe, Japan, Fugaku has an HPL score of 442 PFlop/s and it remains the highest-ranked system outside the USA. The LUMI system at EuroHPC/CSC in Finland also remained in its spot at No. 5 with an HPL score of 380 PFlop/s. This machine is the largest system in Europe.

The only new system to find its way onto the Top 10 is the Alps machine at No. 6 from the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Switzerland. This system achieved an HPL score of 270 PFlop/s.

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