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NREL Acquires Next-Generation High Performance Computing System Based on NVIDIA Next-Generation GPU

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to build its third-generation, high performance computing (HPC) system, called Kestrel. Named for a falcon with keen eyesight and intelligence, Kestrel's moniker is apropos for its mission—to rapidly advance the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) energy research and development (R&D) efforts to deliver transformative energy solutions to the entire United States.

Installation of the new system will begin in the fall of 2022 in NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) data center. Kestrel will complement the laboratory's current supercomputer, Eagle, during the transition. When completed—in early 2023—Kestrel will accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy research at a pace and scale more than five times greater than Eagle, with approximately 44 petaflops of computing power.

TOP500 Update Shows No Exascale Yet, Japanese Fugaku Supercomputer Still at the Top

The 58th annual edition of the TOP500 saw little change in the Top10. The Microsoft Azure system called Voyager-EUS2 was the only machine to shake up the top spots, claiming No. 10. Based on an AMD EPYC processor with 48 cores and 2.45GHz working together with an NVIDIA A100 GPU and 80 GB of memory, Voyager-EUS2 also utilizes a Mellanox HDR Infiniband for data transfer.

While there were no other changes to the positions of the systems in the Top10, Perlmutter at NERSC improved its performance to 70.9 Pflop/s. Housed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Perlmutter's increased performance couldn't move it from its previously held No. 5 spot.

NVIDIA Quantum-2 Takes Supercomputing to New Heights, Into the Cloud

NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA Quantum-2, the next generation of its InfiniBand networking platform, which offers the extreme performance, broad accessibility and strong security needed by cloud computing providers and supercomputing centers.

The most advanced end-to-end networking platform ever built, NVIDIA Quantum-2 is a 400 Gbps InfiniBand networking platform that consists of the NVIDIA Quantum-2 switch, the ConnectX-7 network adapter, the BlueField-3 data processing unit (DPU) and all the software that supports the new architecture.

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2022

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported record revenue for the second quarter ended August 1, 2021, of $6.51 billion, up 68 percent from a year earlier and up 15 percent from the previous quarter, with record revenue from the company's Gaming, Data Center and Professional Visualization platforms. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.94, up 276 percent from a year ago and up 24 percent from the previous quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.04, up 89 percent from a year ago and up 14 percent from the previous quarter.

"NVIDIA's pioneering work in accelerated computing continues to advance graphics, scientific computing and AI," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. "Enabled by the NVIDIA platform, developers are creating the most impactful technologies of our time - from natural language understanding and recommender systems, to autonomous vehicles and logistic centers, to digital biology and climate science, to metaverse worlds that obey the laws of physics.

ADATA Launches XPG microSDXC UHS-I U3 Class 10 Cards

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of its XPG microSDXC UHS-I U3 Class 10 cards. Made for those who live and breathe portable gaming, these Application Performance Class 1 (A1) cards sport read of up to 100MB/s and write of up to 85MB/s, providing users instant gratification with fast access to their games.

Great for All Types of Portable Gaming

With read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 85MB/s, users will revel in the ability to download, install and start up games quickly. In addition to portable gaming devices like the Nintendo Switch , XPG microSDXC UHS-I cards also help speed things up on smartphones, tablets, and VR devices. 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacity cards are on offer to provide expanded storage space for downloadable content (DLC), downloadable games, and more.

Patriot Launches EP and LX Series A1-rated microSD Cards

Patriot, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced the immediate availability of its new series of microSD memory cards. Nowadays, just about every gadget is designed to use microSD memory cards from smartphones, tablets, action cams, DV cams to dash cams and even drones - you name it, they all use microSD cards for massive DATA storage and the option to upgrade by just replacing the card. Even some domestic surveillance cameras have started to record directly to microSD cards giving owners an easy way to archive footage as a raw data stream. Recording and storing high-quality video and photos depend on two things, speed and capacity and is why you must select the right microSD card for the job.

Patriot EP series A1-rated microSD cards not only allow users to store apps in the device's microSD card but also enables the device to run those apps from the same memory card. Devices such as smartphones and handheld game consoles can benefit from this greatly as the apps that run on these devices interact with memory space differently. Furthermore, EP series A-1 rated microSD cards meet the UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) standards set by the SD Association. These cards offer minimum write speed up to 30MB per second, which supports 4K Ultra HD video recording and is a minimum for many of the latest action cameras, DV cams and drones. In addition, smartphones benefit from the EP series to write high-resolution videos and images with little to no lag. The series offers capacities from 64GB to 256GB, and its read and write speeds are up to 100/ 80MB per second, Patriot EP series microSD cards are perfect for recording the fast-paced action and capturing Full HD and 4K Ultra HD videos smoothly. These cards work equally as well in drone cams, dash cams, smartphones, tablets for 4K ultra HD video capturing.

In Win Introduces Its A1 Series of Mini-ITX Enclosures

In Win today introduced the world to its A1 series of PC enclosures, starting with a mini-ITXcase that has the looks, transparency, and RGB goodness the majority of the market is looking for these days. Built from tempered glass and anodized aluminum, the design language for the A1 embodies the modern era, in a small package that can nonetheless hold up to 20 liters of PC hardware components (isn't that an interesting measure for hardware?). What's more telling, maybe, is how the A1 still supports tower coolers up to 160 mm tall and a dual-slot graphics card up to 300 mm in length.
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