Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2020-06-22

Focus on Europe

The team "Not Only FLOPs", made up of six students from the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB-UPC) and guided by six advisors from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), are participating in a new edition of the Student Cluster Competition at the ISC20 Conference. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ISC20 conference has been transformed into a virtual event, and the HPC Advisory Council, organizing the Student Cluster Competition, decided to keep the competition allowing all teams to race using the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) cluster in Singapore as a playground. Read further...

Middleware

NVIDIA has unveiled the NVIDIA Mellanox UFM Cyber-AI platform, which minimizes downtime in InfiniBand data centres by harnessing AI-powered analytics to detect security threats and operational issues, as well as predict network failures. Read further...

Hardware

Dr. Radoslav Danilak, founder and CEO of semiconductor start-up Tachyum Inc., will discuss the company's "Gamechanger" universal processor reference design solution for HPC and AI environments as part of ISC High Performance 2020 Digital event June 22-25. Read further...
NVIDIA and the world's leading server manufacturers have announced NVIDIA A100-powered systems in a variety of designs and configurations to tackle the most complex challenges in AI, data science and scientific computing. Read further...
Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has signed a new five-year contract with the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) to supply a supercomputer based on its latest BullSequana XH2000 technology to increase DKRZ's computing power by 5, compared to the currently operating high-performance computer "Mistral" which was provided by Atos in 2015. The new systems will be available at the DKRZ from mid-2021. Read further...
Intel has introduced its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and additions to its hardware and software AI portfolio, enabling customers to accelerate the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics workloads running in data center, network and intelligent-edge environments. As the industry's first mainstream server processor with built-in bfloat16 support, Intel's new 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors makes AI inference and training more widely deployable on general-purpose CPUs for applications that include image classification, recommendation engines, speech recognition and language modelling. Read further...

TOP500

Primeur Magazineinvited Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee in its virtual studio to talk about the new and already 55th edition of the TOP500 that was released at ISC Digital 2020 on June 22, 2020. Jack Dongarra primarily focused on the benchmarks that have been run on the new number one machine amd compared them with the results on the number two machine. Read further...
The 55th edition of the TOP500 saw some significant additions to the list, spearheaded by a new number one system from Japan. The latest rankings also reflect a steady growth in aggregate performance and power efficiency. Read further...
ThePrimeur Magazineteam discussed the new edition of the TOP500 list in its virtual studio and especially the Top10 which has been shaken up with the entrance of four new systems, and in particular a new number one machine. Read further...