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@HPCpodcast: Taiwan under Threat from China – TSMC and the ‘Techno-politics’ of Advanced Chips

In this week’s episode of the @HPCpodcast, Doug Black and Shahin Khan discuss how global competition around advanced technologies has turned geopolitics into “techno-politics” and techno-nationalism. In HPC, this means chips that drive supercomputers are increasingly regarded as instrumental to economic and military competitiveness. Sparking this discussion is a recently published and widely read academic paper covered last week in insideHPC: “Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC.” In the paper, two military strategists theorize that China’s threatened invasion across the Taiwan Strait

Let’s Talk Exascale: Container Technologies for Exascale Computing

In this episode of the Exascale Computing Project’s (ECP) Let’s Talk Exascale podcast series, Andrew Younge of Sandia National Laboratories discusses container technology and how it fits into the wider scheme of exascale and high-performance computing (HPC). Container technology has revolutionized software development by providing greater software flexibility, reliability, ease of deployment and portability. But […]

HPC Cluster Management Software Company Bright Computing Acquired by NVIDIA

HPC cluster management software company Bright Computing has been acquired by GPU powerhouse NVIDIA. Used by more than 700 companies, Bright Cluster Manager is now part of NVIDIA’s software stack for accelerated computing. The companies declined to disclose the terms of the deal other than to say that Bright’s employees will join NVIDIA. “We’ve been working […]

Harnessing Data In Motion

[SPONSORED POST] This whitepaper from Cloudera and sponsored by Carahsoft describes how Cloudera DataFlow supports government data movement and processing. A simple, flexible, open-ended solution is required to streamline access to both structured and unstructured data from sources from the edge and across the enterprise so agencies can use their legacy and modernized systems to take advantage of the new insights available.

Lenovo Winterstock22: Festival of Solutions

[SPONSORED POST] Lenovo is gearing up for Winterstock22, our premier virtual event for all things HPC & AI. On the heels of retaining our position as the #1 Supercomputer provider on the TOP500, we’re kicking off a new year of faster, cooler, scalable and sustainable innovations. From January 24-27, 2022, we’ll take you through all the trending topics and latest solutions.

FTC to Sue Nvidia for ‘Illegal’ Arm Deal

Already facing worldwide regulatory challenges and delays, the planned acquisition by Nvidia of Arm Ltd.  may have finally run into a roadblock too high. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced today it is suing to block the planned $40 billion acquisition, charging that the “vertical deal between chip supplier Nvidia and chip design provider Arm […]

insideHPC Guide to Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) Clusters

[SPONSORED POST] This technology guide, “insideHPC Guide to Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI) Clusters,” will show how the Silicon Mechanics Miranda CDI Cluster™ reference architecture can be a CDI solution blueprint, ideal for tailoring to specific enterprise or other organizational needs and technical issues. The guide is for a technical person, especially those who might be a sys admin in financial services, life sciences or a similarly compute-intensive field. This individual may be tasked with making CDI work with a realizable ROI or just finding a way to extend the value of their IT investment while still meeting their computing needs.

Innovation Accelerated: Step Into Intel’s SC’21 Virtual Experience

[Sponsored Post] Get the latest Intel and community technology updates in the virtual HPC + AI Pavilion for Supercomputing 2021. Catch the demos, fireside chats, partner presentations, developer-led talks and Intel keynote at whatever time works best for you.

Thoughts on SC21: Exascale, TOP500, Diversity in HPC, Quantum, the Metaverse

We pulled together a quartet of HPC thought leaders from the technology analyst and national lab communities to gather their reflections on SC21, ranging from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable. Topics covered: The need for diversity in recruiting […]

@HPCpodcast – How to Get the Most out of the TOP500

insideHPC in association with the technology analyst firm OrionX.net have released episode 2 of the @HPCpodcast, launched earlier this week and featuring OrionX.net analyst Shahin Khan and Doug Black, insideHPC’s editor-in-chief. In our second @HPCpodcast episode, we take a look at the latest update of TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers — we […]