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Power Grid Modeling Tool Launched on Frontier Exascale Supercomputer

Exascale Grid Optimization (ExaGO), a power grid simulation and optimization platform developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is the first of its kind to run on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Frontier, the first supercomputer in the world to reach exascale. Frontier, which was launched this spring, can calculate more than 1 quintillion operations per second and […]

Photonics Compute and Interconnect Startup Lightmatter Raises $154M Series C Funding, Targets HPC and AI Workloads

BOSTON – Photonics computing company Lightmatter announced it has raised $154 million in a Series C investment round, bringing to $270 million that the company has raised. Participants in this latest round are SIP Global, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Viking Global Investors, GV (Google Ventures), HPE Pathfinder and existing investors. The company said it will […]

LLNL’s Lori Diachin Named Director of Exascale Computing Project

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Lori Diachin will take over as director of the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project on June 1, “guiding the successful, multi-institutional high-performance computing effort through its final stages,” ECP said in its announcement. Diachin, who is currently the principal deputy associate director for LLNL’s Computing Directorate, has served as ECP’s […]

At ISC 2023: Hyperion Reports HPC Industry Grew 4% in 2022; AI to Drive Stronger Growth Next and Following Years

The HPC industry managed to achieve modest overall growth in 2022, but growth of any kind was in doubt right up to the end of the year, according to HPC-AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, which hosted its bi-annual HPC market update at a breakfast event this week during the ISC 2023 conference in Hamburg. […]

Fujitsu Delivers Arm-based 31 PFLOPS HPC System to Japan Meteorological Agency

Fujitsu today announced it has delivered a supercomputer to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in Tokyo for forecasting “linear rainbands,” which can trigger heavy rain causing landslides and flooding. The JMA said the system will start operations tomorrow. The system is based on Arm-based FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX1000 hardware, which has the same A64FX CPU […]

JARVICE™ XE, The Platform Powering Hybrid Supercomputing

Since its debut in 2019 as the world’s first container-native, hybrid cloud supercomputing application delivery platform, JARVICE™ XE has seen rapid innovation and increased customer adoption.  As Nimbix became an Atos company in 2021, the JARVICE™ XE platform expanded its footprint across the industry’s broadest range of high-performance computing solutions – powering any combination of the fastest supercomputers in the world to public, private, and hybrid clouds, all while delivering the most intuitive and comprehensive user experience for scientists, engineers, developers, and independent software vendors (ISVs).

Six Smarter Scheduling Techniques For Optimizing EDA Productivity

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DOE: $40M Funding Opportunity for Mathematical Multifaceted Capability Centers

April 15, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $40 million for fundamental mathematics research on problems of interest to the DOE that require the integration of multiple mathematical topic areas. The Mathematical Multifaceted Integrated Capability Centers (MMICCs) supported by this funding opportunity will enable five-year, multi-institutional collaborations for cross-cutting mathematics. Collaborative applications […]

@HPCpodcast: Argonne’s Rick Stevens on AI for Science (Part 2) – Coming Breakthroughs, Ethics and the Replacement of Scientists by Robots

In part 2 of our not-to-be-missed @HPCpodcast with Argonne National Laboratory Associate Director Rick Stevens, he discusses some of the important advances that had, by 2015, likely ended the cycle of AI for science winters. He also delves into the major challenges in AI for science, such as building models that are transparent and unbiased while also robust and secure. And Stevens looks at important upcoming AI for science breakthrough use cases, including the welcome news – for researchers beset by mountains of scientific papers – of utilizing large natural language modeling to ingest and collate existing knowledge of a scientific problem, enabling analysis of the literature that, Stevens said, goes well beyond a Google search….

Singapore Healthcare to Acquire Nvidia Supercomputer

The Singapore healthcare service, SingHealth, and the Singapore’s National Supercomputing Centre (NCSS) announced the acquisition of an Nvidia supercomputer during this week’s SupercomputingAsia (SCA22) conference. “The collaborations work hand-in-hand to build a complete innovation environment that combines supercomputing infrastructure capabilities, the operating software and AI tools to power advanced research, and healthcare use cases for applying these […]