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News "Aurora’s Troubles Move Frontier into Pole Exascale Position" - HPCwire

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With Sapphire Rapids delayed Intel's Aurora exascale supercomputer misses yet another date. This means Frontier is now on route of becoming the first exascale supercomputer.

 
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This article is dated 8 months ago and Sapphire Rapids isn't on 7 nm.
Ponte Vecchio is supposed to be on Intel's 7nm. I'll admit that I missed the news last year that Aurora is confirmed to fall back this much.

 

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PV is TSMC N6, no? Was that supposed to be fabbed inside originally? When did Intel switch it to external?
Maybe one can summarize PV as a magical mess? ;)

Raja teased that there are 7 advanced technologies at play here, and by our calculation, these would be:
  • Intel 7nm
  • TSMC 7nm
  • Foveros 3D Packaging
  • EMIB
  • 10nm Enhanced Super Fin
  • Rambo Cache
  • HBM2
Following is how Intel gets to 47 tiles on the Ponte Vecchio chip:
  • 16 Xe HPC (internal/external)
  • 8 Rambo (internal)
  • 2 Xe Base (internal)
  • 11 EMIB (internal)
  • 2 Xe Link (external)
  • 8 HBM (external)
 
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