Items tagged with supercomputer

Mark Zuckerberg and the gang over at Meta, the parent company to Facebook, have a new and powerful toy to play with courtesy of a collaboration with NVIDIA. Meta designed and NVIDIA built what is called the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), a massive supercomputer that once fully deployed will rank as the largest... Read more...
Most people would be happy just to get their mitts on a single GPU, in the current landscape. The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is much more fortunate, having procured a whopping 2,240 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs (based on Ampere) for its Polaris supercomputer to "supercharge researcher and... Read more...
Have you ever had a friend or family member casually drop big news on you, as if the subject they are talking about is an everyday occurrence? For example, "Yeah, the weather was great this weekend, I got a lot of yard work done. Next month I'm going to the moon with Elon Musk. Oh, I bought a new hedge trimmer at... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Azure received an NVIDIA A100 upgrade to its virtual machines. Announced at GTC, NVIDIA is now building its supercomputer with the A100 platform across the pond. This behemoth, dubbed Cambridge-1, will be the most powerful supercomputer operating within the United Kingdom. It will become available to... Read more...
NVIDIA has partnered with the University of Florida (UF) to build an artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer that will be the fastest in all of academia. Or more specifically, it will be capable of a whopping 700 petaflops of AI performance, made possible by enhancing the university's existing HiPerGator... Read more...
The 55th edition of the Top500 supercomputers list was published, and a supercomputer from Japan has taken the top spot on the list. The supercomputer is called Fugaku, and it turned in a High Performance Linpack (HPL) result of 415.5 petaflops beating the Summit supercomputer by a factor of 2.8 times to take the top... Read more...
A number of supercomputers across Europe have been targeted by malware that focuses on mining for cryptocurrency (Monero). The malware has forced supercomputers in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland to be shutdown as operators investigate the security incidents. The high-performance computing center in Spain was also... Read more...
AMD just announced today a design win in conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), in which it will be providing the hardware powering the El Capitan exascale-class supercomputer. What caught our eye about this announcement was not the compute performance... Read more...
The United States Navy is enlisting a multi-million dollar Cray Shasta supercomputer powered by hundreds of thousands of AMD EPYC server processor cores and over 100 NVIDIA Volta GPUs. It ranks as the largest, most capable supercomputing system every deployed by the Department of Defense (DoD). Cray Shasta houses... Read more...
In sticking with the plan that was announced last summer, Indiana University is now the owner of Cray's first "Shasta" supercomputer. As shown in the image above, it bears the university's color scheme and is called Big Red 200, which is a tribute to the 200th anniversary of IU. In addition to oozing school pride, Big... Read more...
If you just built a high-end desktop (HEDT) configuration based on a Threadripper or Core-X processor, you may want to avert your eyeballs somewhere else. At the very least, brace yourself for some numbers to follow. Your system is still fast, mind you, just not as fast as a pair of EPYC 7H12 processors in a Cray... Read more...
AMD has definitely been on an serious upswing in recent years thanks to its Zen CPU microarchitecture, and the company has gotten the attention from some big names in the computing industry. Now, AMD is definitely showing its computing muscle thanks to a collaboration with the Cray, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory... Read more...
The hardware may still be in development, but Intel just landed a major design win nonetheless, one that will reportedly culminate in the world’s first Exascale Supercomputer powered partially by Intel’s upcoming Xe graphics technology. It was just announced that Intel and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will... Read more...
The brain is the most complex organ in the body and the most difficult to unravel. Scientists have developed a variety of ways to better understand the brain, including the use of supercomputers. The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer, the Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker), was just switched on... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly wrapping up development of an all-new in-house GPU design, which has reportedly been dubbed SGPU. SGPU is a brand-new GPU design that potentially will be able to scale from devices like smartphones to applications in the supercomputing realm. Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, known as CP, has been brought in... Read more...
NVIDIA and IBM have helped the United States lay claim to the fastest supercomputer ever made. Called Summit, the remarkable machine sits at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where it is capable of crushing workloads via a staggering 200 petaflops of high-precision computation, making... Read more...
Researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) have announced that they have created a new material that is a key step in creating the next generation of supercomputers. These next-generation quantum computers will be far faster than current supercomputers while consuming much less energy. The scientists on the... Read more...
The Top500 list of supercomputers globally was published again this month, and one of the most interesting tidbits is that every single one of them runs Linux. This list comes out every six months and shows the top supercomputers in the world along with the countries with the most supercomputers. This fiftieth edition... Read more...
When it comes today's high-end processors and graphics cards, it's a well-known fact that cooling is crucial to maintaining performance and preventing your hardware from having a premature meltdown. In the case of modern chips, that cooling comes in the form of heatsinks or water-cooling blocks that are directly... Read more...
Cray and Microsoft have teamed up to make supercomputing performance readily available for enterprise customers. Cray and Microsoft are offering customers dedicated Cray supercomputing systems in Microsoft Azure datacenters to enable users to run AI, advanced analytics, and modeling and simulation workloads while... Read more...
Many computer hardware vendors have tossed around the expression "a supercomputer in your home!", and every time it's used, it's really incorrect - unless we're talking about comparing current tech to the supercomputers of olde. Well, if anyone ever said, "a supercomputer in space!", they can soon congratulate... Read more...
It was bad enough when the Chinese leapfrogged the United States in the supercomputer field, but now it looks as though Switzerland has come in and poured salt on America’s wounds. This morning, the TOP500 list was refreshed and it’s not good news for the U.S. There were no changes the very top of the rankings... Read more...
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