Linux Foundation: Unified Acceleration Foundation Formed for Open Accelerated Compute and Cross-Platform Performance

BILBAO, SPAIN – September 19, 2023 –  Today, the Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Unified Acceleration (UXL) Foundation, a cross-industry group focused on delivering an open standard accelerator programming model that simplifies development of performant, cross-platform applications. Hosted by the Linux Foundation’s Joint Development Foundation (JDF), the Unified Acceleration Foundation brings together ecosystem participants to establish […]

NSF Invests $72.5M in New Materials Design

Sept. 18, 2023 — A $72.5 million investment from the U.S. National Science Foundation will drive the development of advanced materials needed to address major societal challenges. The Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program will fund 37 new four-year projects. DMREF 2023 award recipients: High-throughput screening of electrolytes for the next […]

Sylabs Announces SingularityCE 4.0

Reno, NV – (September 19, 2023) – Sylabs, a provider of tools and services for performance-intensive container technology, today announced the release of SingularityCE 4.0, designed to be a bridge for traditional enterprise containers adhering to OCI-compliant standards to be used by Singularity, consolidating the container runtime for diverse use cases. The updated version also […]

Astera Labs Says Its CXL Memory Controller Boosts Server Memory Bandwidth by 50%

Astera Labs today said its Leo Memory Connectivity Platform is the industry’s first Compute Express Link (CXL) memory controller that increases server memory bandwidth by 50 percent while decreasing latency by 25 percent when integrated with the forthcoming 5th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor.

SambaNova: New AI Chip Runs 5 Trillion Parameter Models

Specialty AI chip maker SambaNova Systems today announced the SN40L processor, which the company said will power SambaNova’s full stack large language model (LLM) platform, the SambaNova Suite. Manufactured by TSMC, the SN40L can serve a 5 trillion parameter model, with 256k+ sequence length possible on a single system node, according to the company.

CIQ Bundles OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1 for Computation of Shapes

LAS VEGAS, September 18, 2023 — CIQ announced today at Oracle CloudWorld that it has made a software stack for high-performance computation of shapes available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace. This application package — a bundle of OpenRadioss and ParaView on Rocky Linux 9.1 — helps enterprises simulate and visualize complex, non-linear problems on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). CIQ […]

Livermore Lab Researchers Win 3 R&D 100 Awards

The award winners include a software suite that helps apply deep learning techniques to science and data challenges in cancer research; software that helps better understand the power, energy and performance of supercomputers; and a number format that permits fast, accurate data compression for modern supercomputer applications.

Vertiv Increases Manufacturing Capacity for Chilled Water Solutions

Piove di Sacco, Italy, September 18, 2023 –Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a provider of digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, unveiled an upgraded testing room at its thermal management centre near Tognana, Italy. This investment increases the facility’s testing capacity and manufacturing capabilities in the existing space. The upgraded testing room will allow Vertiv to do standard […]

$100M Series B for Generative AI Platform Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Writer, a generative AI platform for enterprises, announced its Series B funding round of $100 million today. The round is being led by ICONIQ Growth with participation from WndrCo, Balderton Capital and Insight Partners, who led the Series A, and Aspect Ventures, who led the seed round. This round includes participation from […]

HPC News Bytes 20230918: New AMD CPUs and Intel FPGAs, Arm’s IPO and Strategic Pivot, AI for Science

A happy mid-September morning to you. Here’s a hop (4:54) through recent HPC news, including: AMD launches EPYC 8004 CPUs for energy- and space-constrained workloads; Intel announces FPGAs going into its Innovation 2023 event; Arm’s successful IPO and strategic pivot; a report on AI for science….