Showing posts with label supercomputer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label supercomputer. Show all posts


US DoE (Argonne) to acquire AMD+Nvidia supercomputer as testbed for delayed Intel-based exascale supercomputer

From Reuters: The Nvidia and AMD machine, to be called Polaris, will not be a replacement for the Intel-based Aurora machine slated for the Argonne National Lab near Chicago, which was poised to be the nation's fastest computer when announced in 2019.

Instead, Polaris, which will come online this year, will be a test machine for Argonne to start readying its software for the Intel machine, the people familiar with the matter said.


U.S. DoE unvails $500m supercomputer

From the New York Times: DoE is unveiling a new $500m exascale supercomputer, produced by a collaboration between Intel and Cray. This is part of the computing arms race with China, which has been making big strides in supercomputing in the past decade.

The supercomputer, called Aurora, is a retooling of a development effort first announced in 2015 and is scheduled to be delivered to the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago in 2021. Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called “exascale” performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second.