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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Four to five years ago, it was common to see CEOs and companies confidently predicting ARM would have a significant slice of the server market in the not-too-distant future. This, needless to say, has not come to pass. Qualcomm recently launched its upcoming Falkor CPUs, but those parts haven’t had time yet to demonstrate any kind of competitive standing. Even if they play well, Qualcomm won’t hit the 15 percent of the market AMD’s then-CEO, ...

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Cray Announces New, AI-Focused Supercomputers

Deep learning, self-driving cars, and AI are all huge topics these days, with companies like Nvidia, IBM, AMD, and Intel all throwing their hats into the ring. Now Cray, which helped pioneer the very concept of a supercomputer, is also bringing its own solutions to market. Cray announced a pair of new systems: the Cray CS-Storm 500GT, and the CS-Storm 500NX. Both are designed to work with Nvidia’s Pascal-based Tesla GPUs, but they offer different feature sets and capabilities. the CS-Storm 500GT supports up to 8x 450W or 10x 400W accelerators, ...

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IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

More supercomputer news this week: The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast. First, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is expected to take delivery of a new IBM system, named Summit, in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops, Computerworld reports. That would make it almost twice as fast as TaihuLight if the claim proves true. (We had originally reported in 2014 that both Summit and Sierra would achieve roughly 150 petaflops.) TaihuLight (pictured below) now sits ...

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