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Intel Xe-HP GPU Deployed for Aurora Exascale Development

At SC20, Intel revealed that it would make its Xe-HP high-performance discrete GPUs available to early-access developers. Notably, the latest chips have been installed at the Argonne National Laboratory. They will act as a transitional production vehicle for the future (2022) Aurora supercomputer, for the delayed Intel Xe-HPC ('Ponte Vecchio') GPUs computational backbone of the device.

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AMD Acquisition Xilinx, Creating the Industry’s High-Performance Computing Leader

After a few weeks of rumor, as well as a few years of hearing, AMD went first to the complete acquisition of FPGA maker Xilinx. The deal includes an all-stock exchange, exploiting AMD's sizeable share price to allow an equivalent $143 per Xilinx share – current AMD shareholders will still own 74 percent of the merged business. In comparison, Xilinx shareholders will own 26 percent. The combined $135 billion entity would total 13,000 engineers and increase AMD's total addressable market to $110 billion. The acquisition's main reasons are assumed to be Xilinx's adaptive computing solutions for the data center label.

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AMD Helping to Bring Smart Access Memory to Nvidia GPUs