On November 12th at the SC18 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Dallas, USA, Inspur released its AI super-server AGX-5. Capable of computing deep learning workloads at up to 2 petaflops per second within a single server, AGX-5 is one of the most powerful computers of its kind in the world.
Atos has announced the BullSequana XH2000, which the company is touting as its most flexible and energy efficient HPC platform to date.
At SC18, Depei Qian delivered a talk where he revealed some of the beefier details of the three Chinese exascale prototype systems installed in 2018. The 45-minute session confirmed some of the speculation about these machine that we have reported on, but also offered a deeper dive into their design and underlying hardware elements.
Episode 251: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the trends emerging at SC18, including the convergence of AI, HPC and Cloud, tiered storage, and processor architecture.
Here at SC18, Panasas has announced ActiveStor Ultra and PanFS 8, which according to the company represents the biggest change to its product set in a decade.
It used to be easy to understand what supercomputing was. Those days are gone.
AMDs Zen 2 EPYC processor, codenamed Rome, has yet to be released, but the chip has already staked out a future home in what will be one of the largest supercomputers in Europe. The upcoming system, known as Hawk, will be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and installed at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart, also known as HLRS.
Episode 250: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the new TOP500 results and preview the big stories coming out of SC18.
Although NVIDIA isnt announcing any new hardware at SC18, its GPUs continue to break new ground in the supercomputing space.
Episode 249: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the top stories as we head into SC18, plus announcements from AMD and Intel.