Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2020-06-23

Focus on Europe

Ad Emmen fromPrimeur Magazineanalysed the EuroHPC achievements in the latest edition of the TOP500. We are just one year away, maybe less, of having supercomputers run that are paid by EuroHPC. What is the current status? Read further...

Hardware

Our second guest in thePrimeur Magazinevirtual studio was Steve Conway from Hyperion Research. We talked about the HPC market and the HPC situation in Europe. Read further...
Inspur, a data centre and AI full-stack solutions provider, releases NF5468M6 and NF5468A5 AI servers supporting the latest NVIDIA A100 PCIe Gen 4 GPU at ISC High Performance 2020. It will provide AI users around the world with the ultimate AI computing platform with superior performance and flexibility. Read further...
Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, has announced full support for the new NVIDIA A100 PCIe GPUs across the company's broad portfolio of 1U, 2U, and 4U GPU servers. Read further...

Applications

Ad Emmen fromPrimeur Magazinesummarized in a short video the current research performed on Fugaku in the fight against the coronavirus. Read further...

TOP500

At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) it was announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, a system jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, and based on Arm technology, was awarded the number one spot of the TOP500 list. Having been crowned the world's most efficient supercomputer on the Green500 list in November 2019, Fugaku was also given top honours on the HPCG list, a ranking of benchmarks across real-world applications, and the HPL-AI, which rates performance on tasks used in artificial intelligence applications. Read further...
The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm technology, has taken the top spot on the Top500 list, a ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers. It also swept the other rankings of supercomputer performance, taking the first place on the HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. This is the first time in history that the same supercomputer has become no.1 on Top500, HPCG, and Graph500 simultaneously. The awards were announced on June 22 at the ISC High Performance 2020 Digital, an international high-performance computing conference. Read further...
In his analysis of the new TOP500 edition, Erich Strohmaier who will be retiring from Lawrence Berkeley Lab, stated that the new number one system, the Fugaku machine at RIKEN, is the 6th Japanese system that made it to the number 1 rank in the TOP500. The machine has been built and made in Japan. Read further...
Australia's newest and fastest supercomputer is a game-changer for the country's leading scientific institutions. Gadi, meaning "to search for" in the language of the Ngunnawal people, will strengthen Australia's capacity to perform world-leading scientific research, and will directly contribute to the safety and wellbeing of the nation. Read further...