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Los Alamos Announces Details of New HPE Crossroads Supercomputer

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 30, 2020—The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, announced the details of a $105 million contract awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Crossroads, a next-generation supercomputer to be sited at Los Alamos. “This machine will advance our […]

Rescale Launches Intelligent Control Plane for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Big Compute

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30, 2020 — Rescale Inc., the leader in enterprise big compute, announced the availability of the industry’s first hybrid and multi-cloud intelligent control plane to deliver new levels of performance, architectural control and R&D productivity. Enterprises face the challenge of fast-growing R&D workloads and new specialized hardware architectures, all while managing cost […]

AI Chipmaker Hailo Launches M.2 and Mini PCIe AI Modules for Edge Devices

Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 30, 2020 – AI chipmaker Hailo announced today the launch of its M.2 and Mini PCIe high-performance AI acceleration modules for empowering edge devices. Integrating the Hailo-8 processor, the modules can be plugged into a variety of edge devices for such use cases as smart cities, smart retail, industry 4.0 and […]

Registration for the ASC20-21 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

 Beijing, China, Sep. 28, 2020 – The ASC, concerned for the health and safety of all ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced the merger of 2020-2021 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge. Registration for the ASC20-21 is now open. Undergraduates from all over the world can register at the ASC official website […]

Intel Partners with Lightbits Labs for Disaggregated Storage

Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 – Intel Corp. and Lightbits Labs today announced an agreement to propel development of disaggregated storage solutions to solve the challenges of today’s data center operators who are craving improved total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) due to stranded disk capacity and performance. This strategic partnership includes technical co-engineering, go-to-market collaboration and an Intel […]

Hyperion: Covid-19 Driving Down HPC Server Revenues, But Impact May Be Moderating

According to a newly released Hyperion Research Worldwide High Performance Technical Server QView, total worldwide technical server revenues were almost $3.1 billion in the second quarter of 2020, down 5.4 percent from almost $3.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019 but showing a strong 12.8 percent increase from the first quarter of 2020. The […]

Accelerate Your Applications with ROCm

In this sponsored post by our friends over at AMD, discuss how the ROCm platform is designed so that a wide range of developers can develop accelerated applications. An entire eco-system has been created, allowing developers to focus on developing their leading-edge applications.

SC20 Announces Record Number of Teams for Annual Student Cluster Competition

This year’s Student Cluster Competition at SC20 will include two firsts: it will involve the most number of teams (19) in the competition’s 14-year history, and it will for the first time be held completely virtually. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition will be very different, as it will be 100 percent cloud-based,” explained SC20 SCC […]

U.S. Announces AI R&D Agreement with UK

The Trump Administration announced today that the United States and the United Kingdom signed a Declaration on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development intended “to drive technological breakthroughs, promote researcher collaboration and advance the development of trustworthy AI.” The announcement is an outcome of the U.S.–UK Special Relationship Economic Working Group, established following a meeting between […]

Video: Exascale for Earth System Modeling of Storms, Droughts, Sea Level Rise

In this interview, award winning scientist Mark Taylor at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Computing Research talks about the use of exascale-class supercomputers – to be delivered to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in 2021 – for large-scale weather and water resource forecasting. Taylor is chief computational scientist for the DOE’s Energy Exascale […]