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AMD Throws Down EPYC Challenge to Intel; A Look Ahead to SC18

Episode 249: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the top stories as we head into SC18, plus announcements from AMD and Intel.

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.

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).

What to Expect from SC18

Here’s a rapid-fire run through of things that we expect to see on the show floor and hear discussions of – some whispered – over the course of next week and beyond.

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.

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.

Getting Cool Insights Faster in Iceland

Episode 248: In this sponsored podcast, Addison Snell discusses Iceland's advantages for data center co-location with Gunnar Stefànsson, Director of Business Development, Opin Kerfi.

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 Unified Supercomputing Platform; Why Did IBM Buy Red Hat?

Episode 247: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's unveiling of its unified supercomputing platform and IBM's purchase of Red Hat.

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.