While waiting for a slow Intel machine-source, the US is close to a deal for the Nvidia Super Computer

The logo of Nvidia Corporation was displayed in Taipei, Taiwan on May 30, 2017 at the annual Computex Computer Exhibition. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu / File Photo

August 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy is in the process of acquiring chips from Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) and Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) as a key laboratory. Intel Corp. (INTC.O), which has been delayed for months, told Reuters.

When the Nvidia and the MDM machine, the Polaris, was announced in 2019, it would not be a replacement for the Intel-based Aurora machine, which was built near Chicago for the nation’s fastest computer.

Instead, Polaris will begin reading the software for Intel this year, which will be a test for Argon, according to people familiar with the matter.

Argon spokesman Ben Shiltz did not immediately respond to a request for comment, as did ADM spokesman Aaron Grabin. Nvidia spokesman Ken Brown declined to comment.

Intel, AMD and Nvidia are competing for chips in the data centers. Negotiations in the United States superpowers will carry out scientific work for health care, climate change and other researchers, as well as the country’s nuclear test.

Key technologies in the systems are often filtered into commercial data centers in the coming years, providing an opportunity for chip companies to win the contract.

When Aurora was first announced, Intel and Argon said the machine would be delivered in 2021, but Intel still did not deliver key Ponte Chechio and Sapier Rapids chips. Intel will not be producing Sapphire Rapids chips until 2022 in June, and Intel spokesman Will Moss said on Tuesday that the company is committed to delivering the computer by 2022.

The $ 500 million contract calls on Intel and its partners to provide a computer, or 1 quintal – or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 – per second of exploration performance. Now, the first overseas computer in the United States could be a separate machine in a separate laboratory – Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee – built by Hewlet Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE.N) and expected to be delivered later this year with MDM chips. .

The Polaris machine in Argonne will not be as powerful as the Intel machine, the sources said. Based on Nevidia A100 chips and AMD ROM and Milan chips, Polaris computer can do some foreign currency calculations, but it usually runs at a slower speed.

Report by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Edited by Peter Henderson and Jonathan Otis

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