Argonne National Laboratory and Intel said on Thursday that they had installed all 10,624 blades for the Aurora supercomputer, a machine announced back in 2015 with a particularly bumpy history. The system promises to deliver a peak theoretical compute performance over 2 FP64 ExaFLOPS using its array of tens of thousands of Xeon Max 'Sapphire Rapids' CPUs with on-package HBM2E memory as well as Data Center GPU Max 'Ponte Vecchio' compute GPUs. The system will come online later this year. "Aurora is the first deployment of Intel's Max Series GPU, the biggest Xeon Max CPU-based system, and the largest GPU cluster in the world," said Jeff McVeigh, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Super Compute Group. The Aurora supercomputer looks quite impressive, even...

Intel’s Xeon & Xe Compute Accelerators to Power Aurora Exascale Supercomputer

Intel this week announced that its processors, compute accelerators, and Optane DC persistent memory modules will power Aurora, the first supercomputer in the US projected to feature a performance...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

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