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Dell Technologies Interview: Wirth Research Talks (and Walks) HPC for Cutting Carbon Footprints

[Sponsored Content]  In this interview, part of our series conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, UK-based engineering firm Wirth Research talks about using HPC to cut its clients carbon footprints – specifically, supermarket companies.

But as Wirth’s Rob Rowsell explains, Wirth also walks the energy efficiency walk. Two years ago, when the firm decided to overhaul its engineering IT infrastructure, Wirth decided to house its Dell Technologies-based HPC gear (or “kit,” as Rowsell says) in geothermal-powered (zero carbon energy source) Verne Global, which is located in Iceland. The greenhouse gas cutting results Wirth delivers for its clients and for itself are impressive.

AMD Infinity Hub: Channeling the Power of AMD Accelerators for Faster Time-to-Science

[Sponsored Content] GPUs have revolutionized HPC and AI, carrying advanced performance forward where Moore’s Law dropped off. The result: exploding global demand for the chips. The GPU market reached $87 billion for 2021 with a projected CAGR of 33 percent through 2025, according to a December report by market analyst firm ReportLinker. Combining lightning-fast compute […]

Lenovo’s ‘Carbon-Negative’ Strategy for Customers Drives a Sustainable Energy Future

[Sponsored Content] The climate crisis – and, specifically, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by power-hungry data centers – was a top-of-mind issue at Lenovo’s recent Winterstock virtual event. The company has a lot to say on the issue in part because its strategy for addressing power usage has already cut greenhouse gas emissions […]

Journal: NCAR Supercomputer ‘Up Against Complex Physics of Programming Thousands of Weather Variables’

The “Cheyenne” supercomputer, an Intel-powered SGI system installed in 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, is at the heart of a major article on climate change appearing in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The article, based on extensive interviews with climate scientists at NCAR and other organizations, asserts that HPC simulations […]

Dell Technologies Interview: Dell’s Jay Boisseau on Data Growth Outpacing Moore’s Law, the HPC-AI Divide-Convergence and Beating Zoom Fatigue

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  Jay Boisseau, HPC & AI Technology Strategist at Dell Technologies and organizer of the Dell Technologies HPC Community meetings, is one of the big personalities of HPC, someone who brings energy and insight to any gathering he’s a part of. In this insideHPC interview conducted on behalf of Dell, we talk with Boisseau about his career path, including serving as director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, about big shifts and future trends in HPC and about the phenomenon, where HPC and AI intersect, of data growth rates outpacing Moore’s Law. He also disc uses his strategy for infusing life into the HPC Community meetings in an era of “Zoom fatigue,” including drawing inspiration from The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker, who, as Boisseau points out, probably never dreamed of the Zoom era.

Multiverse Computing and Xanadu Partner on Quantum Software for Finance

TORONTO and SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN – Multiverse Computing, a maker of quantum computing software for the financial industry, and Xanadu, a full-stack photonic quantum computing company, announced today a joint partnership to expand Multiverse’s use of Xanadu’s open source software, PennyLane. The partnership will enable Multiverse’s financial services clients to develop applications with greater speed […]

@HPCpodcast: Hyperion Calls 2021 an Exceptional Year for HPC – Here’s Why

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research recently issued an HPC market update that was generally – and perhaps surprising, given the pandemic – upbeat in its assessment. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Doug Black and Shahin Khan dug into the findings with Hyperion CEO Earl Joseph, spotlighting various HPC segments, including traditional HPC, AI, Cloud, the impact of Covid, industry and global perspective, and what to expect in the future.

DDN and Shakti Claim Record on STAC-M3 Benchmark for Financial Trading

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 1, 2022 — DDN, the artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions company, and Shakti Software, the provider of the of high performance database analytics, today announced record breaking STAC-M3 Benchmark results with their integrated solution, which includes Shakti’s data platform running on a single client server combined with DDN’s SFA200NVX storage appliance. […]

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.