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AMD Appoints Mathew Hein Chief Strategy Officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June, 22, 2022 — AMD today announced that Mathew Hein is joining the company as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of corporate development, effective June 27, 2022. Hein will be responsible for advancing the company’s strategy across high-performance and adaptive computing solutions and will work with the AMD executive […]

@HPCpodcast: Parallel Processing Systems Pioneer Dr. Thomas Sterling on the State of HPC

Following his highly anticipated and always-insightful closing night keynote at the recent ISC conference, we caught up with Prof. Thomas Sterling to discuss the state of HPC.  Dr. Sterling is professor of intelligent systems engineering at Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and president and co-founder of Simultac, a technology company focused on […]

At ISC 2022: Cornelis Networks’ New Hardware, Software for Omni-Path High-Performance Fabric

We sat down with Doug Fuller, director of software development at high-performance fabric provider Cornelis Networks, to discuss new hardware developments within its Omni-Path along with a new software layer within Omni-Path Express, designed to increase performance and compatibility. The company positions Omni-Path as a processor-neutral fabric, as well as “upstream first open source” — […]

Avery Design Systems Announces Verification Support for New Chiplet Interconnect Standard

Tewksbury, MA – June 15, 2022 – Avery Design Systems, a functional verification solutions company, today announced its support for the new UCIe (Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express) standard, providing an efficient approach to enable design and verification engineers to leverage the recently-introduced standard for die-to-die interface connectivity. Avery’s offering includes models and test suites that support […]

Registration Open for Open Compute Project Summit, Oct. 18-20

Registration for the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit, October 18-20 in San Jose, is now open. Registration information can be found here. The summit is a gathering of technologists looking to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and software, and increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the […]

Women in HPC Returns to In-Person Events at ISC 2022 in Hamburg

June 15, 2022 — The Women in HPC (WHPC) organization released this report on its activities at the ISC 2022 conference earlier this month in Hamburg. Members, allies and friends gathered together for the 13th Annual WHPC Workshop at ISC, as well as celebrated Early Career Research in HPC and the return of Diversity Day. […]

Quantinuum: Hardware Upgrade Completed with 20 Connected Qubits

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 14, 2022 – Quantinuum today announced an upgrade to its System Model H1 technology that includes expanding to 20 fully connected qubits and increasing the number of quantum operations that can be completed in parallel. “The improvements significantly bolster the computational capabilities of the  H1-1 quantum computer, Powered by Honeywell, which has set numerous industry records […]

At ISC: Panasas Spotlights New Products for High Performance HPC/AI and Enterprise Storage

At ISC 2022, we caught up with Panasas Chief Operating Officer Brian Peterson, who caught us up on the high performance storage company’s latest product and market developments. Peterson, who joined Panasas last November, said today’s key trend in the high-performance storage category is that, while it has traditionally been dominated by the high-end enterprise […]

Synopsys Work Flows Certified for Next-Generation Mobile and HPC Designs on TSMC N3E and N4P Processes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 13, 2022 — Aiming to help customers optimize performance, power and area (PPA) for next-generation system-on-chips (SoCs) used in mobile and high-performance computing applications, Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that TSMC has certified the Synopsys digital and custom design flows for its N3E and N4P process technologies. In addition, Synopsys’ leading Foundation IP […]

Sentient AI? Google Suspends Engineer over Claims LaMDA AI Is a Person with Rights

It’s often said AI is overhyped, but even so, some claims can get you in trouble. That’s the irony of a situation Google finds itself in. The company has suspended one its software engineers who claimed  its natural language processing chatbot, LaMDA, is “sentient.” There are several surprising elements here. One is the commentary from the Google engineer that LaMDA is a person with rights. Another is the astonishing dialogue he reported to have had with LaMDA. Take for example the insights LaMDA rattled off on “Les Miserables”: Lemoine: Okay, what about “Les Miserables”? Have you read that one? LaMDA: Yes, I have read Les Misérables. I really enjoyed it.
Lemoine: What are some of your favorite themes in the book? LaMDA: I liked the themes of justice and injustice, of compassion, and God, redemption and self-sacrifice….