DOE: E4S for Extreme-Scale Science Now Supports Nvidia Grace and Grace Hopper GPUs

E4S, the open source Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack for HPC-AI scientific applications, now incorporates AI/ML libraries and expands GPU support to include the Nvidia Grace and Grace Hopper architectures. E4S is a community effort to provide open-source….

Dawn Rising: UK’s Top AI Supercomputer Begins Operations at Univ. of Cambridge

The UK’s most powerful AI supercomputer, an Intel-Dell system called Dawn (Phase 1, pictured here), is up and running at a University of Cambridge data center. The system is powered by more than 1,000 Intel Data Center GPU Max Series chips and more….

In-Memory Computing Could Be an AI Inference Breakthrough

[CONTRIBUTED THOUGHT PIECE] In-memory computing promises to revolutionize AI inference. Given the rapid adoption of generative AI, it makes sense to pursue a new approach to reduce cost and power consumption by bringing compute in memory and improving performance.

Switzerland’s ‘Alps’ HPC Infrastructure Extended Across Multiple Locations

As part of the “Alps” research infrastructure, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano is deploying hardware and software at various locations within Switzerland. This distributed infrastructure is designed to increase the efficiency and resilience of CSCS services. The extension of “Alps” to….

Exascale for ‘Hot Fusion’: Earthly Effort to Produce the Same Energy that Powers the Sun

Nuclear fusion processes similar to the sun’s have the potential to transform energy production on earth. At least that’s the goal of California-based TAE Technologies, which plans to build the world’s first prototype hydrogen-boron fusion power plant, called Da Vinci, in the early 2030s. With Da Vinci, TAE’s seventh-generation test….

HPC News Bytes 20240108: Ericsson and the Intel 4 Process, AI and VC in 2023, Samsung and CXL for RHEL, Quantum Cybersecurity

A good January morning to you! Here’s a brief (5:14) run-down of goings-on in HPC-AI: Ericsson may beat Intel to the Intel 4 process punch, AI a bright spot on 2023 venture landscape, Samsung optimizes CXL for RHEL, new quantum cybersecurity reearch.

HPC News Bytes 20240103: Gelsinger on Moore’s Law, TSMC 1nm Plans, Huawei Financials, DARPA’s Quantum Project

All the best to everyone in 2024! A number of interesting things happened in HPC-AI last week, here’s a brief (5:18) run-down: Gelsinger’s updated Intel view on Moore’s Law; TSMC’s 1nm chip plans, Arizona fab labor dispute; Huawei’s improved financials,; DARPA’s “utility scale” quantum….

‘No Resistive-Capacitive Delays’: Researchers at Argonne and Purdue Develop All-Optical Switch

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have created a “bimetallic” optical switch with the potential to bring dramatic efficiencies to how data is transmitted and stored, according to the lab. “The light-activated switch could bridge the gap between optical and electronic communications,” the lab ….

@HPCpodcast: A Parting Look at 2023 — What a Year for HPC-AI!

As we embark on 2024, Shahin and Doug offer this 2023 Year in Review special edition looking back at one of the most eventful years in the recent history of HPC, AI, quantum computing, open source and other advanced technologies. Throughout the year, major HPC-AI developments lit up technology trade media — and the global business and news media.

IBM, Micron, Others Partner with NY State in $10B Project for Sub-2nm Chip Fab

New York state has announced a partnership with IBM, Micron, and other industry players to invest $10 billion into expanding the Albany NanoTech Complex with a new High NA EUV Center that will drive what the organizations said will be the next decade of semiconductor technology innovations.