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At Virtual Nvidia GTC: Today’s Sessions on HPC and AI at Scale

Here’s an overview of HPC-related sessions at Nvidia’s GTC virtual conference today. Note that recording of these sessions can be accessed by conference attendees (registration is free). Accelerating Large-Scale AI and HPC in the Cloud – 2-2:40 pm ET This session looks at Microsoft Azure’s NVIDIA A100-based VM instances for machine learning, deep learning and […]

Research Centers at Cambridge and Durham Universities Add Nvidia, Dell EMC HPC Resources

At Nvidia’s GTC conference this week, Nvidia and Dell EMC released details of HPC installations at two UK academic supercomputing centers to accelerate computing resources at the two sites. At Durham University, the COSMA-8 supercomputer — to be used by cosmologists researching the origins of the universe — will be accelerated by Nvidia HDR InfiniBand […]

SNIA and OpenFabrics Alliance in Agreement on High Performance Data Center Infrastructures

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) today announced an agreement to improve standards-based, open source management of high-performance fabrics and remote network services or devices in data center infrastructures. As part of the joint effort, a new open source fabric management framework being developed by the OFA – the OpenFabrics Management Framework (OFMF) – will […]

7 Chinese HPC Organizations Added to Entity List for Supporting China’s Military

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing organizations to the Entity List “for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” The Entity List “restrict(s) the export, re-export, and in-country transfer of items” by The following are […]

‘Ice Lake’ Launch: Intel Impresses with 3rd Gen Xeon Chips

In its cage-match struggle with AMD for data center (and HPC) CPU market superiority, Intel responded this morning to its rival’s vaunted EPYC 7003 Series CPUs, announced two weeks ago, with its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable data center chips, code named “Ice Lake.” And the early response from a small sampling of industry analysts […]

Cloud HPC Platform Nimbix Offers Hybrid Software and Services on Kubernetes Infrastructures

High performance computing cloud platform Nimbix today announced availability of Nimbix Cloud Everywhere, a single pane of glass to HPC and supercomputing applications converged with Kubernetes across HPC infrastructures. The hybrid service and software offering is designed to let customers to deploy HPC on Kubernetes-enabled infrastructures, including their own HPC clusters, any cloud provider or […]

NOAA Upgrades Global Weather Model Following 2020 HPC Additions

The U.S. National Oceanic and and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today it is upgrading its Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model to improve hurricane genesis forecasting, modeling for snowfall location, heavy rainfall forecasts and overall model performance. In February 2020, NOAA announced it will triple if its weather and climate supercomputing capacity with the addition […]

3 RISC-V Forums Scheduled

The RISC-V Forum will hold three conferences starting next month that are free of charge to members and non-members and designed to provide deep-dive technical content for  the RISC-V community The first conference, the Security Forum, will be held Wednesday, April 14 from 7-10am US Pacific Time. The agenda and registration can be found here. The second event, […]

FSU Researchers Report Enhanced Quantum Machine Learning Algorithms

Florida State University researchers report they have found a way to automatically infer parameters used in an important quantum Boltzmann machine algorithm for machine learning applications. The work could help build artificial neural networks used for training computers to solve complicated, interconnected problems, such as image recognition, drug discovery and the creation of new materials. […]

Los Alamos Teams with Fungible for Processing Offloading to Network and Storage for Complex Simulations

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) and Fungible Inc., a data-centric computing company, today announced a collaboration targeting complex physical simulation problems. The collaboration will initially explore scalability of computational NVMe over fabrics and will demonstrate offload of analytics functions on data produced by extreme scale physical simulation. “We’ve identified the […]