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The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has selected Cray’s Shasta supercomputer to power the organisation’s nuclear simulations and other science projects supporting UK nuclear deterrence.
The seven petaflop supercomputer is named Vulcan and fitted with AMD’s Epyc 7542 processors, Cray Slingshot interconnect and ClusterStor Lustre storage.
AWE said Cray’s HPC beast was selected because of its ability to run mixed workloads and applications at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
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.
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.
IBM will deliver the mobile supercomputer late 2019 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has bought a containerised supercomputer from IBM that will be deployed at the “tactical edge” and other remote locations. The $12 million “HPC in a Container” will serve all of the DoD’s agencies and services when it is delivered late 2019… Read More
Nvidia and Google are producing some of the world’s fastest hardware for training machine learning models The latest AI hardware from Nvidia and Google have set new records for the time taken to train machine learning models, according to new AI benchmarking results from the MLPerf consortium. MLPerf is a benchmarking suite that measures the… Read More