BIF wrote:Your link doesn't work. Of course, that's probably intentional, given that it's a spy plane. Or is it?
chuckula wrote:While we're here, the next-generation Xeons running the system may very well have stacks of HBM2 built right into them in addition to the Optane DIMMs for expanded storage support.
chuckula wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(aircraft%29The link to Wikipedia appears to have issues with BBCode.
just brew it! wrote:Seems a little risky to bet the farm on a new design from a vendor which has not been a player in the GPU compute segment.
Interestingly enough, I live quite close to Argonne, and one of my co-workers just gave notice to take a new job with Cray. Hmm...
Waco wrote:I'll donate $50 to TR if this ends up having Nvidia GPUs in it by 2021.
Waco wrote:chuckula wrote:While we're here, the next-generation Xeons running the system may very well have stacks of HBM2 built right into them in addition to the Optane DIMMs for expanded storage support.
Or they may not.
A21/Aurora is a number chaser, unfortunately. Stunt machines are cool sometimes but I honestly hope we get some real use out of it.
chuckula wrote:Oh, next generation Xeons most certainly do have HBM in some SKUs just as assuredly as AMD's corporate song is Mo' Chiplets Mo' Problems.
Let's just say I know what's going on in Texas right now and how it bodes for the future. Here's another hint: Everyone claiming that the Xeon Phi is a failure don't understand. The Xeon Phi actually won in some big ways, which is why it's no longer a "special" side-project anymore.
It's more a matter of will the particular chips for this particular system be using HBM in the CPUs in addition to the GPUs. My bet is on yes, but if it's more heavily tilted towards the GPUs they might avoid putting it on the CPUs too.
chuckula wrote:So, Aurora will either be a success or an exaflop, or both.Not news: A bigass supercomputer is going to use GPUs.
News: A bigass exaflop supercomputer is going to use GPUs... made by Intel.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel ... 38851.html
I'm sure that there's going to be plenty of CPU horsepower in there too, but the Xe stuff is certainly not just an overclocked IGP.
Now that doesn't mean it's going to be a gaming monster either (#PoorVolta) but this does look quite serious.
Fun fact: This system is code-named Aurora, which is the same name of a mythical hypersonic spy plane that was rumored to have replaced the SR-71: http://tinyurl.com/oqrhv96
Mr Bill wrote:So, Aurora will either be a success or an exaflop, or both.