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Pushing the physical limits of hardware is always a fun story, but I was positively blown away when I saw this poster at Supercomputing. Preferred Networks, seemingly a spin-out from Tokyo University, is shoving several large chiplets into a single PCIe card for peak performance, peak power, and it looks like they’re ready to deploy over 4800 of these cards into a custom supercomputer.

AIC to Offer Dual Socket 1U with Four 300W FPGAs

Aside from specific events relating to Xilinx or Altera/Intel, we don’t cover much FPGA news. FPGAs by their very nature are very focused pieces of hardware, and it’s usually...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

A Success on Arm for HPC: We Found a Fujitsu A64FX Wafer

When speaking about Arm in the enterprise space, the main angle for discussion is on the CPU side. Having a high-performance SoC at the heart of the server has...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM

One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress 5 days ago

Spotted at Supercomputing 2019: A 256 GB Gen-Z Memory Module

As a millennial, everything in the media that ‘Gen Z’ does often gets lumped into the millennial category. Thankfully there’s another type of Gen-Z in the world: the cache...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/29/2019

The Automated, Self-Contained, Liquid Immersed Data Center: TMGcore’s OTTO

Immersion cooling of servers is always fun, and it has evolved in the 20 years or so since I first saw it with $300/gallon special 3M liquids. In 2019...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/19/2019

Intel’s 2021 Exascale Vision in Aurora: Two Sapphire Rapids CPUs with Six Ponte Vecchio GPUs

For the last few of years, when discussing high performance computing, it has been tough to avoid hearing the word ‘exascale’. Even last month, on 10/18, HPC twitter was...

43 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

Raja Koduri at Intel HPC Devcon Keynote Live Blog (4pm MT, 11pm UTC)

Prior to the annual Supercomputing conference, Intel hosts its HPC Developer Conference a couple of days before. This year's HPC Devcon keynote talk is from Intel SVP, Chief Architect...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/17/2019

Intel Xeon W-2200 Family: Cascade Lake-X with ECC and 1TB Support

We recently saw the launch of the consumer Cascade Lake high-end desktop processors last week, featuring up to 18 cores at a low launch price. This week Intel is...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

Gen-Z PHY Specification 1.1 Published: Adds PCIe 5.0, Gen-Z 50G Fabric

The Gen-Z Consortium this week released Physical Layer Specification 1.1 for Gen-Z interconnects. The new standard adds enhanced support for PCIe Gen 5 as well as Gen-Z 50G Fabric...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's...

185 by Johan De Gelas on 8/7/2019

The Kingston DC500 Series Enterprise SATA SSDs Review: Making a Name In a Commodity Market

SATA isn't dead yet. Kingston has kicked off a new generation of enterprise SSDs with a new family of SATA drives built around the new Phison S12DC controller and...

28 by Billy Tallis on 6/25/2019

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

Spotted at Computex: An M.4 SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x8 Interface

M.2 SSDs nowadays are used for a wide variety of applications, whereas Samsung tried to promote its next generation small form-factor (NGSFF) for enterprise-grade solid-state storage under the M.3...

34 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

Spotted at Computex: Let Bygones be Bygons, with a Sugon Hygon

Big credit to Patrick Kennedy from ServeTheHome for spotting this gem on the show floor, but it looks like if you want a Chinese branded EPYC CPU with some...

58 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2: Gaming Driver Support for Radeon Pro

AMD this week has released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 WHQL, bringing support for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update due later this month, as well as...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/10/2019

28 Cores in Mini-ITX: ASRock Rack EPC621D4I-2M Motherboard for Xeon Scalable

In an interesting release from the professional arm of the manufacturer ASRock, ASRock Rack has quietly come out with a mini-ITX LGA-3647 motherboard designed for Intel's Xeon Scalable platform...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/8/2019

The Larrabee Chapter Closes: Intel's Final Xeon Phi Processors Now in EOL

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its remaining Xeon Phi 7200-series processors codenamed Knights Mill (KML), bringing an end to the family of processors that have...

22 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/7/2019

Dell’s New Precision 7000 Workstations: Dual Xeon, Triple RTX, 6 TB DDR4, 16 TB NVMe

Dell has announced its new Precision 7000-series workstations based on Intel’s Xeon Scalable ‘Cascade Lake-SP’ processors and supporting a bunch of new hardware options. The new systems will be...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/8/2019

Lenovo’s New Cascade Lake ThinkSystem Servers: Up to 8 Sockets with Optane

Along with other OEMs, Lenovo is also updating its Xeon Scalable server offerings to Intel’s new processor family, Cascade Lake, and is also offering some Optane variants as well...

4 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

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