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AIOps Hybrid Cloud Management Company Virtana Raises $73M

SAN JOSE — January 13, 2022 — Virtana, a provider of AI-driven monitoring for hybrid cloud management, has raised $73 million from Atalaya Capital Management, Elm Park Capital Management, HighBar Partners, and Benhamou Global Ventures. The investment will support development in the AIOps market within the $30+ billion IT operations management software market. Virtana’s workload […]

LG Electronics Joins IBM Quantum Network

SEOUL, January 10, 2022 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that LG Electronics has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the industry applications of quantum computing. By joining the IBM Quantum Network, IBM will provide LG Electronics access to IBM’s quantum computing systems, as well as to IBM’s quantum expertise and Qiskit, IBM’s open-source quantum information software development […]

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Catalog’s Dave Turek on the Promise of DNA-based Data Storage and Compute

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Dave Turek is one of the venerable names in HPC. Having long served at IBM in senior strategic roles, he has spent decades at supercomputing’s leading edge. In 2020, Turek joined a Cambridge, MA company called Catalog, a venture-funded startup immersed in the emerging and exotic world of DNA-based data storage and compute. In this interview conducted by insideHPC on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, Turek explains the basics of DNA-based technology, its performance characteristics, initial workloads and markets to which it’s expected to be applied and a timeline for commercial viability.

Dell Technologies Interview: How the Anvil Cluster Supports Purdue and NSF XSEDE Researchers – Including Non-Traditional HPC Users

In this interview conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, insideHPC spoke with Carol Song, who leads the Scientific Solutions Group at Purdue University’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and is a senior research scientist for Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) Research Computing. Song is the principal investigator (PI) and project director for Purdue’s Anvil supercomputing cluster, built in partnership with Dell.

Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

Composable HPC-AI at Scale: The Emergence of Optical I/O Chiplets

The allure of “technology resource disaggregation” – a.k.a., composable computing – doesn’t get old. It’s an ingenious yet common-sense strategy for addressing our increasingly heterogeneous HPC-AI world where no single system can cost-effectively satisfy the range of workloads needed to be kept in play, each workload having its own unique combination of system requirements that would otherwise produce, in a single system, “marooned” resources that sap budgets. Put another way, with a composable HPC infrastructure there are pools of compute, memory, and storage resources enabling the dynamic assembly of customized nodes on a per-workload basis, offering configuration of “Goldilocks” solutions.

FTC to Sue Nvidia for ‘Illegal’ Arm Deal

Already facing worldwide regulatory challenges and delays, the planned acquisition by Nvidia of Arm Ltd.  may have finally run into a roadblock too high. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today it is suing to block the planned $40 billion acquisition, charging that the “vertical deal between chip supplier Nvidia and chip design provider Arm […]

AMAX Launches LiquidMax Liquid Cooled HPC-AI Workstations

Dec. 1, 2021 — AMAX, provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and OEM data center manufacturing, announces the launch of LiquidMax series liquid cooled workstations. Starting with LiquidMax TL40-X3, the ultra-quiet dual-socket intelligent GPU workstation accelerates deep learning training and visualisation applications for enterprise and research infrastructures. It is integrated with dual-socket 3rd […]

LLNL Team Wins SC21 Reproducibility Advancement Award for Approximation Framework

A suite developed by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team to simplify evaluation of approximation techniques for scientific applications has won the first-ever Best Reproducibility Advancement Award at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21). Newly instituted by the conference, the award recognizes outstanding efforts in advancing transparency […]

DoE: HPC4EI Solicitation to Connect Industry with Exascale HPC Resources

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with U.S. national laboratory high-performance computing (HPC) resources, including the new exascale systems to be installed at three labs starting with Frontier, at Oak Ridge, scheduled for later this year. DOE will award up to $300,000 […]