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Intel debuts Ponte Vecchio data centre GPUs

Intel has finally unveiled the company’s long-awaited GPU processor architecture, designed to tackle the onslaught of large data and AI workloads entering the data centre.

At AI Supercomputing 2019, taking place in Denver, the chipmaker debuted its new Ponte Vecchio GPUs, which will compete with existing offerings served up by Nvidia and AMD.

Although the accelerators will initially target the data centre market, Intel said the new architecture will eventually form the basis of its consumer chips. The data centre acceleration marketed is expected to be worth $35 billion by the end of 2025, according to Market Study Report.


HPE’s Cray lands £79m contract for UK’s latest supercomputer

HPE’s Cray has been awarded a £79m contract to supply the hardware for the UK’s next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, the UK Research and Innovation Institute (UKRI) has announced.

According to the institute, the 28-petaFLOPS supercomputer will be capable of eleven times the science throughout of its predecessor, ARCHER, which will end operation in February 2020. ARCHER has 118,000 CPU cores within racks of Intel Xeon E5 v2 processors.


Lenovo and Intel team up on interstellar research supercomputer

Lenovo and Intel have announced they have collaborated on a supercomputer for one of the world’s leading blackhole research teams.

The Flatiron Institute, located in New York City, is using high-performance computing (HPC) clusters provided by the two companies to support AI-powered research in astrophysics, quantum physics and computational mathematics. To give you a flavour of the institute’s pedigree, it recently helped prove Einstein’s theory of general relativity by discovering that black holes ‘ring’ like a bell.


Cray building $600m exascale supercomputer to manage US nuclear stockpile

El Capitan, which will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops when delivered in 2022, will be used to run applications that safeguard the safety, security and effectiveness of the US’s nuclear stockpile.


Lenovo and Intel partner to ramp-up high-performance AI innovation

Long-standing partnership to refocus on HPC and AI innovation Lenovo and Intel have announced a new partnership aimed at ramping up the two companies’ AI and HPC (high-performance computing) efforts. The partnership will combine Lenovo’s infrastructure portfolio, including the company’s consumption-based TruScale data centre infrastructure, with Intel HPC and AI hardware and software to create… Read More



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