TOP500 News

DOE Launches Summit Supercomputer; US Poised to Reclaim TOP500 Lead

Episode 227: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the Summit news out of Oak Ridge National Labs and its probable impact on the TOP500 list.

Penguin Computing Acquired by SMART Global Holdings

SMART Global Holdings, a provider of specialty memory products, ruggedized SSDs, and supply chain services, has purchased Penguin Computing, a maker of clusters, servers, storage, and switches for HPC and cloud customers.

Summit Up and Running at Oak Ridge, Claims First Exascale Application

The Department of Energy’s 200-petaflop Summit supercomputer is now in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  The new system is being touted as “the most powerful and smartest machine in the world.”

NVIDIA Intros New GPU Reference Platform; Intel Unveils Optane Memory Modules

Episode 226: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman talk AI, Optane, and NVIDIA's "secret sauce.”

University of Sydney Adds AI to Its Repertoire with New Supercomputer

Dell EMC has installed Artemis 3, the University of Sydney’s first supercomputer with serious AI capabilities.

AMD Previews Future GPUs and CPUs for the Datacenter

This week at the Computex computer tradeshow in Taipei, AMD CEO Lisa Su outlined where her company stood with its next-generation Radeon Instinct GPU and its Zen 2 EPYC CPU.

As Moore’s Law Winds Down, Chipmakers Consider the Path Forward

At this month’s ISC High Performance conference, representatives from Intel, NVIDIA, Xilinx, and NEC will speak about the challenges they face as applications like machine learning and analytics are demanding greater performance at a time when CMOS technology is approaching its physical limits.

UK AI Startups Will Get Access to Cray Supercomputers

Cray has teamed up with Digital Catapult to help UK-based startups building artificial intelligence products get access to HPC resources in Cray’s Accel AI Lab.

Intel Updates AI Strategy; Big Claims from New Chip Startup

Episode 225: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze this week's top HPC stories, including Intel’s AI push and a new player in the chip arena.

World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Astronomy Begins Operation

A three-petaflop Cray XC50 supercomputer has been installed at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and is now up and running.