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Cray’s Next-Generation Supercomputer Headed to Berkeley Lab in 2020

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has purchased a Cray supercomputer that will be one of the world’s first Shasta-class systems to come online.

Cray Unveils Shasta, Its Supercomputer Platform for the Exascale Era

Cray has introduced Shasta, its next-generation supercomputer platform that will serve as the company entry into the realm of exascale computing. The architecture will offer a flexible design that supports a wide array of processors, coprocessors, node configurations, and system interconnects, including one developed by Cray itself.

Third Exascale Prototype in China; Cray Returns to AMD Formula

Episode 246: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss China's third planned exascale system and the likely outcome of Cray's return to AMD.

With Sierra, NNSA Embraces Heterogeneous Supercomputing

The launch of the Sierra supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) marks a new era for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program.

European Consortium Tackles Data Movement Problem in HPC

The European Commission is funding a project to build middleware that optimizes data movement for high performance computing  and high performance data analytics applications.

Preventing Disease with Machine Learning at Stanford Med

Episode 245: Addison Snell interviews Stanford Med's Dr. Jingjing Li about a breakthrough new study that uses machine learning to accurately predict cardiac disease.

Intel on Defensive Again Regarding Chip Manufacturing Plans

Intel has issued a firm denial of a media report alleging the chipmaker is abandoning its 10nm semiconductor manufacturing process. The truth may be lie somewhere between those two claims.

China Reveals Third Exascale Prototype

The Xinhua News Agency has reported that China has launched the prototype of Shuguang, an exascale supercomputer being developed by Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon.

University of Michigan to Upgrade HPC Capacity with New Cluster

The University of Michigan (U-M) has purchased a $4.8 million Dell EMC cluster that will feature some of the latest HPC technology, including HDR InfiniBand.

Arm Unveils New Chip Line for Hyperscale Datacenters

Arm has stepped up its datacenter ambitions with Neoverse, a new line of processors aimed at cloud servers and edge devices for hyperscale environments.