Nvidia and AMD-Powered Polaris Supercomputer: Preparing for Intel's Delayed Aurora

Nvidia and AMD-Powered Polaris Supercomputer: Preparing for Intel’s Delayed Aurora

The US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has tapped Nvidia’s A100 GPUs paired with AMD’s CPUs for its new Polaris supercomputer, a move largely thought necessary due to the delay of the Intel-powered Aurora supercomputer that hit a snag due to production difficulties associated with Intel’s Sapphire Rapids server chips. Polaris will employ four…