Intel launches next-gen processors for supercomputers
Intel confirmed the release date of its Sapphire Rapids HBM and Ponte Vecchio processors. The high-performance CPUs and GPUs are expected to be available in January 2023. From then on, the processors will be used by supercomputers in the United States and Japan.
The Sapphire Rapids HBM series i... Read more
US announces new restrictions on chip tech exports to Chinese clients
The United States announced new regulations limiting the export of semiconductors and chip fabrication equipment to China. Website Protocol reports that some of the restrictions will go into action right away while others will be released in the following weeks.
The first set of measures is aime... Read more
Europe’s first exascale supercomputers are one step closer
Nvidia and HPE announced a collaboration with SiPearl. The company is developing a microprocessor for Europe's first exascale supercomputers.
10 percent of all chips are produced in Europe. The European Union wants a 20 percent share by 2030. That's why the European Commission recently introduce... Read more
Barcelona sets the trend for “data-driven” city planning
The city is using the "digital twin" concept aims to avoid mistakes and optimize results.
Barcelona is using the MareNostrum supercomputer to analyze how to improve city planning in Barcelona, according to a report in POLITICO. Located in the deconsecrated Torre Girona chapel, this supercompute... Read more
Fujitsu launches (super) Computing as a Service
Fujitsu introduces Computing as a Service. The new portfolio provides access to the world's fastest supercomputers.
Fujitsu has several services planned. The first step is Fujitsu Cloud Service HPC. Paying customers gain access to the Fujitsu supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000. The system runs on the... Read more
$105m raised by Luminous Computing to build a photonics-powered AI supercomputer
Luminous Computing, a company developing light-based artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator chips, raises a staggering $105 million in investments.
Luminous Computing – a relatively new startup – is developing a one-of-a-kind supercomputer to run AI models. The startup recently unveiled th... Read more
Atos’ XH300 is an ‘exascale-class’ supercomputer
Atos has unveiled the XH300, its newest BullSequana supercomputer, which is significantly more powerful than the XH200, which powers the eighth fastest supercomputer in the world.
According to an Atos statement, the BullSequana XH300 integrates AMD, Intel, and Nvidia CPUs, GPUs, accelerators, a... Read more
Meta builds supercomputer for the Metaverse
Meta, Facebook's parent company, is building a supercomputer environment for the Metaverse.
The so-called AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) consists of 6,080 Nvidia A100 GPUs in 760 Nvidia DGX A100 systems. The GPUs are combined through DGX nodes and connected via an Nvidia Quantum 200 Gbps network... Read more
First phase of Europe’s silicon independence initiative is a wrap
The European Processor Initiative (EPI) has wrapped up the first phase of its effort to create a made-in-Europe chips ecosystem. The effort hopes to reduce reliance on imports, give the bloc sovereign capabilities, and create the continent's first exascale supercomputer.
The EPI end-of-year repo... Read more
AMD launches Instinct MI200 GPU, paves the way for fastest supercomputer
AMD introduces Instinct MI200, a two-headed series of GPU accelerators for supercomputers and data centers. The Instinct MI250X, the most powerful model in the series, will be incorporated into the Frontier: a supercomputer set to deliver the world's fastest computational speed by the end of 2021.
... Read more