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Cray Introduces EPYC Supercomputers; HPE Supplies ARMs to UK

Episode 220: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's EPYC introduction and HPE's UK ARM move.

Fujitsu Boosts RIKEN AI Supercomputer to 54 Petaflops

Fujitsu has performed a massive upgrade to RIKEN’s RAIDEN supercomputer using NVIDIA DGX-1 servers outfitted with the latest V100 Tesla GPUs.

Jülich Rolls Out JUQUEEN’s Successor

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) has installed the first module of JUWELS, a supercomputer that will succeed JUQEEN as the center’s premier HPC system and pave the way for future exascale machines.

AMD Makes EPYC Return to Cray Supercomputers

For the first time in five years, Cray will be offering supercomputers equipped with AMD chips. On Wednesday the company announced it has added support for EPYC 7000 processors in its CS500 product line.

HPE Will Supply ARM-Powered HPC Systems to Three UK Universities

A trio of UK universities will install a set of HPE Apollo 70 clusters powered by Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARM processors. The effort is part of a three-year project, known as Catalyst UK, which is evaluating the potential of ARM-based supercomputing.

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DOE Opens RFP for Exascale; Up to $1.8 Billion for CORAL-2

Episode 219: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the DOE’s newly-announced RFP for U.S. Exascale projects.

Fujitsu and Dell EMC Add Intel FPGA Option to Server Offerings

Intel announced Fujitsu and Dell EMC will offer servers with Intel’s Arria 10 GX field programmable gate array (FPGA) accelerators, along with a supporting software stack.

Chinese Company Has Become the World’s Most Valuable AI Startup

SenseTime, a Chinese-based artificial intelligence company, has raised $600 million in series C funding, bringing its valuation to over $4.5 billion according to investors tracking the startup.

Atos Claims Breakthrough in Quantum Computing Simulation

Scientists at the Atos Quantum Laboratory say they have incorporated “quantum noise” into the workings of Quantum Learning Machine (QLM) platform the company offers to researchers.

DOE Shifts Exascale Plans into High Gear, Asks Supercomputing Vendors to Submit Proposals

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop at least two new exascale supercomputers for the DOE at a cost of up to $1.8 billion. The RFP was issued under the moniker of CORAL-2, representing the second phase of procurements for exascale machinery for Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore national labs.