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Taking Altair Structural & CFD Analysis to New Heights with the 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Processors

At the recent ISC 2021 virtual event in June, I sat down with Kevin Mayo of AMD and InsideHPC’s Doug Black. We discussed how the latest AMD EPYC™ processors are helping accelerate Altair applications for the most demanding engineering workloads. AMD and Altair have been busily collaborating to deliver better performance for resource-intensive FEA and CFD applications. In this sponsored post, we share some benchmarks resulting from these efforts below.

Riken Claims Quantum Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits

Researchers at Japan’s RIKEN scientific research institute have claimed a breakthrough in quantum computing, increasing the number of silicon-based qubits that can be entangled to three from two, which they say improves the potential of spin qubits for realizing multi-qubit quantum algorithms and effectively addressing quantum error correction. Reporting recently in SciTechDaily, the five researchers […]

Cerebras Alliance Offers CS-2 AI Supercomputer as Cloud Service

High performance AI chip maker Cerebras, maker of the Wafer-Scale Engine, the world’s largest computer chip, today announced Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, delivering its AI accelerator as a cloud service. The alliance combines Cerebras’s CS-2 HPC/AI system, featuring 850,000 AI-optimized compute cores, with Cirrascale’s deep learning cloud services infrastructure. “With Cerebras Cloud @ Cirrascale, (the […]

Human Brain Project’s EBRAINS Shares Laptop-to-Supercomputer Brain Simulator

EBRAINS, a new digital research infrastructure set up by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, has made available a brain simulation software, called NEST 3, for use in fields such as neuroscience and robotics. NEST 3 is designed to enable a better representation of entire populations of neurons and to optimize simulator performance. “NEST 3 boosts […]

Indian Institute of Tech, Max-Born Institut Team Say Graphene Valleytrionics Could Enable Room Temperature Quantum

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology and Max-Born Institute of Germany have published a study on a novel approach for encoding quantum information: valleytronics. Aside from their charge, electrons have another parameter that can be manipulated: their “valley pseudospin,” which are the local minima in the energy bands of solids that can […]

CoolIT Systems Launches High-Density HPC and HCI Servers with Gigabyte

Calgary, Alberta. September 16, 2021 – CoolIT Systems Inc., a maker of modular, scalable data center liquid cooling technology, has announced a joint product launch with GIGABYTE Technology, maker of high-performance servers and workstations. Two high-density servers, H262-ZL0 and H262-ZL2, will be equipped with direct liquid cooling for CPUs and more from CoolIT Systems. These cooling […]

ALCF, IIT Team Develops Benchmark for Scientific Deep Learning Efficiency

The emergence of deep learning techniques has provided a new tool for accelerating scientific exploration and discoveries. A group of researchers from the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) set out to improve the efficiency of deep learning-driven research by developing a new benchmark, named DLIO, to investigate the […]

DOE Funds $13M Project for Adapting Scientific Software for HPC

A project involving researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and national lab and academic collaborators has received U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding as part of an effort to adapt scientific software for next-generation high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The project is a collaboration among LLNL, the University of Utah (lead investigator Ganesh Gopalakrishnan and Pavel Panchekha), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory […]

Arqit and Juniper Networks in Alliance to Address Quantum Security Threats to Networks

London – September 15, 2021 – Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), developer of quantum encryption technology and Juniper Networks, maker of AI-driven networks, have signed a ‘Technology Alliance Partner Connect’ agreement to explore network security technology that will protect against quantum security threats. Cyber-attackers regularly target networks to disrupt business operations. Arqit and Juniper will explore how network […]

SDSC Houses Novel Metabolomics Data Repository

September 14, 2021 — How is the “normal” resting heart rate determined? How does the American Diabetes Association establish the “normal” fasting glucose value? Understanding these “normal” ranges for metabolism is complex, especially because the human body may contain tens of thousands of metabolites at any one time; each individual molecule could be tied to […]