The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will soon be the proud owners of an Atos BullSequana supercomputer outfitted with ThunderX2processors.
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).
Heres 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.
The 20th HPC Connection Workshop will be held in Dallas, Texas on November 14 as one of the many high-end academic exchanges during the SC18 conference . This forum invites experts and scholars from US, Europe, and China, among other nations, to exchange and discuss cutting-edge global technological advancements. Topics include the latest HPC processor architectures, such as Arm and Power9, as well as Europe’s HPC strategy, the applications nominated for this year’s Gordon Bell Award, and the applications of supercomputing in different fields.
AMD has announced the MI50 and MI60, the companys latest Radeon Instinct GPUs targeted to high performance computing, deep learning, rendering, and cloud computing.
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.
Episode 248: In this sponsored podcast, Addison Snell discusses Iceland's advantages for data center co-location with Gunnar Stefnsson, Director of Business Development, Opin Kerfi.
Intel has officially unveiled Cascade Lake Advance Performance (AP), a 48-core Xeon variant aimed at the high performance computingcrowd.
Episode 247: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's unveiling of its unified supercomputing platform and IBM's purchase of Red Hat.
Researchers at University of Manchesterhave constructed the worlds largest neuromorphic supercomputer, paving the way for real-time brain simulations.