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AWS Announces Hpc7g EC2 Instance Powered by New Arm-based Graviton3E Chip

At AWS’s re:Invent conference yesterday, Amazon Web Servicesannounced three EC2 instances powered by new Arm-based chips designed by AWS. AWS said its Hpc7g instances on EC2, powered by new AWS Graviton3E chips, offer up to 2x better floating-point performance compared to current generation C6gn instances and up to 20 percent higher performance compared to current […]

Cerebras Announces 2 AI Partnerships – for Large Language Model Training and ‘Generative AI’ Content Creation

Cerebras Systems, maker of the “dinner plate sized” AI processor, announced two alliances today, one with Cirrascale Cloud Services, provider of deep learning solutions for AVs, NLP and computer vision, and with Jasper, maker of an AI content platform for AI-based copywriting and content creation. Under the Cirrascale-Cerebras partnership, the two companies announced the availability […]

Hyperion Research Announces Winners of 2022 HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

ST PAUL, Minn., November 29, 2022 — HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced the recipients of the 17th round of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards. The winners are: — For HPC-driven design of innovative functional materials for catalysis, energy conversion, and storage: Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD), Hokkaido University (contact: Andrey […]

Relief for the Solution Architect: Pushing Back on HPC Cluster Complexity with Warewulf and Apptainer

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  How did you, at heart and by training a research scientist, financial analyst or product design engineer doing multi-physics CAE, how did you end up as a… systems administrator? You set out to be one thing and became something else entirely. You finished school and began working with some hefty HPC-class clusters. One […]

Argonne Researchers: Tiny Magnetic ‘Whirlpools’ Could Be Game Changer for HPC Memory Technology

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are investigating the possibility that tiny magnetic whirlpools called “skyrmions,” which are magnetic vortices as tiny as billionths of a meter, could transform memory storage in future high performance computers. Skyrmions, the Argonne researchers say, show characteristics that could overcome the shortcomings of microscopic […]

@HPCpodcast: Chip War Author Chris Miller on the Escalating U.S.-China Technology Trade Conflict

The backdrop of this year’s SC22 conference is the rising trade conflict between the U.S. and China and the Administration’s increasing restrictions on exports of technology driving the development of advanced chips — the chips that poweer supercomputers. Our special guest on the @HPCpodcast is author Chris Miller, whose new book, Chip War, is a history and analysis of the growing role of the semiconductor industry in global economic and military competitiveness. Miller is associate professor of international history at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy….

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….