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AMD has launched a never-seen-before 360 virtual tour of the flagship supercomputer ‘Hawk’ at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart, Germany. The recently inaugurated Hawk system is among the fastest supercomputers worldwide and the fastest general-purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe.
The Hawk system consists of 44 racks provided by over 5,600 compute nodes, summing up to over 720,000 compute cores of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. It also packed with an Apollo System from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The supercomputer is designed to advance applications in energy, climate, mobility and health, with a peak performance of approximately 26 petaflops (26 quadrillion floating-point operations per second).
AMD posted strong quarterly earnings last week, with the chipmaker netting $2.13 billion in revenue, a 49.9 percent increase from the previous year.
Wall Street’s eyes were on AMD following rival Intel’s solid quarterly earnings, helped by its buoyant data centre division.
Fujitsu has unveiled a single-socket server rack that targets data centres owned by Internet Service Providers.
The new server rack will be packed with a 2nd-gen AMD Epyc 7002 processor with up to 64 ‘Zen 2’ cores per chip. Zen 2 is AMD’s latest chip microarchitecture, fabricated on the 7-nanometer node.
“We are pleased to strengthen the business relationship with AMD with the new Fujitsu server PRIMERGY LX1430 M1 based on the 2nd Gen AMD Epyc processor. This joint collaboration will accelerate to deploy AMD Epyc based systems to help customers achieve digital transformation and innovate their businesses,” said Kenichi Sakai, corporate executive officer, SVP, head of system platform business unit.
Amazon is readying a new data centre processor that is 20 percent more powerful than its predecessor, Reuters reports.
Like Amazon’s first chip, Graviton, the revamped processor will be based on Arm architecture. Amazon is reportedly ditching Arm’s older Cortex A72 technology in favour of the company’s updated Neoverse N1 tech, and the chip is expected to have 32 cores compared to Graviton’s 16.
AMD claims the 2nd generation of EPYC processors can halve the total cost of ownership across “numerous workloads” compared to Intel Xeon chips AMD has announced that Google and Twitter are among a growing list of companies using the chipmaker’s new EPYC Rome processors in their data centres. Microsoft has also announced the previews of… Read More