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Panasas Unveils Next-Generation ActiveStor, PanFS

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.

But Is That Really HPC?

It used to be easy to understand what supercomputing was. Those days are gone.

AMD Notches EPYC Supercomputer Win with Next-Generation Zen Processor

AMD’s 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.

US Widens Lead in Top Supercomputers; SC18 Kicks Off in Dallas

Episode 250: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the new TOP500 results and preview the big stories coming out of SC18.

NVIDIA Builds Momentum with HPC Offerings

Although NVIDIA isn’t announcing any new hardware at SC18, its GPUs continue to break new ground in the supercomputing space.

AMD Throws Down EPYC Challenge to Intel; A Look Ahead to SC18

Episode 249: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the top stories as we head into SC18, plus announcements from AMD and Intel.

CEA to Deploy Arm-Powered Supercomputer

The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will soon be the proud owners of an Atos BullSequana supercomputer outfitted with ThunderX2 processors.

China Extends Supercomputer Share on TOP500 List, US Dominates in Total Performance

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).

What to Expect from SC18

Here’s 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.

AMD Introduces First 7nm Datacenter GPUs

AMD has announced the MI50 and MI60, the company’s latest Radeon Instinct GPUs targeted to high performance computing, deep learning, rendering, and cloud computing.