HPC

Stacking Up L2 Cache, RIKEN Shows 10X Speedup For A64FX By 2028

Let the era of 3D V-Cache in HPC begin.

Inspired by the idea of AMD’s “Milan-X” Epyc 7003 processors with their 3D V-Cache stacked L3 cache memory and then propelled by actual benchmark tests pitting regular Milan CPUs against Milan-X processors using real-world and synthetic HPC applications, researchers at RIKEN Lab in Japan, where the “Fugaku” supercomputer based on Fujitsu’s impressive A64FX vectorized Arm server chip, have fired up a simulation of a hypothetical A64FX follow-on that could, in theory, be built in 2028 and provide nearly an order of magnitude more performance than the current A64FX.

AI

China Stretches Another AI Framework To Exascale

The nexus of traditional high performance computing and artificial intelligence is a fact, not a theory, and the exascale-class machinery installed in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan will be a showcase for how these two powerful simulation and analytical prediction techniques can be brought together in many different ways.