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TSMC, Samsung to Hike Chip Prices

The HPC sector – in which systems utilize hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of chips – is chip-price sensitive. Now comes news that two of the world’s most advanced chip manufacturers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung, are warning customers they plan to raise prices significantly. Due to global inflation, rising electricity and […]

Exascale Computing Project’s Doug Kothe to Be Named Oak Ridge Associate Lab Director

Last month, we reported on management changes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), including the upcoming retirement of Jeff Nichols, associate director of the lab with oversight over the National Center for Computational Sciences, the site of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Now we’ve learned […]

EV Company REE Announces Progress Toward Commercial Robotic Production Capabilities

NUNEATON, UK, May 16, 2022 – REE Automotive Ltd. (NASDAQ: REE), an automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, announced today progress towards commercial production, having proven its robotic assembly capabilities, the core of its CapEx-light and highly-automated integration center manufacturing approach. REE’s plans to implement the cloud-based robotic assembly lines at its […]

Classiq Announces Investment from HSBC, NTT Finance, Neva SGR (Intesa Sanpaolo Group)

TEL AVIV – May 16, 2022 – Quantum software company Classiq today announced the participation of three companies – HSBC, NTT Finance, and Intesa Sanpaolo – in the second closing of its Series B funding. This comes on the heels of its earlier Series B round news, and brings Classiq’s funding for this round to $36 million […]

System Design Decisions to Achieve Faster Results in Drug Discovery

When it comes to drug discovery, research is everything. The ability to accelerate research can make or break a business and, of course, save lives. However, key design considerations in HPC infrastructure design can make a dramatic difference in performance and maximize your cluster’s value. How do you maximize HPC/AI performance? We recommend you start by using commodity off the shelf (COTS) components and best-of-breed technologies from trusted partners. This lets you get more nodes for your money. This also avoids the problem of vendor lock-in, and the associated risk of being trapped into higher prices without the corresponding improvement….

Google Cloud Says TPU-Powered Machine Learning Cluster Delivers 9 Exaflops Aggregate Power

As HPC enters the exascale era, watchers of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers will look to see if the updated list, to be released this month at the ISC conference in Hamburg, will include systems that break the vaunted exaflops barrier. That said, Google Cloud yesterday unveiled what it called the […]

Arm Reports Record Revenues and Profits in FY21

May 12, 2022 — Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. today reported 2021 total revenues were up 35 percent to $2.7 billion with growth in both royalty and non-royalty revenue. The company reported 2021 licensing (non-royalty) revenues were up 61 percent to $1.13 billion and 2021 royalty revenues were up 20 percent to a […]

Atos Talks European HPC Openness and a Hybrid Future of AI, Machine Learning and Quantum Supercomputing

This exclusive Q&A interview was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 conference organization, with Eric Eppe, head of portfolio and solutions, HPC & Quantum at France-based HPC systems vendor Atos. Nages Sieslack: How are the needs of the European HPC market changing with regard to traditional supercomputing and things like deep learning/AI and […]

IBM Quantum Promises 4,000-Qubit Processor in 2025, Envisions ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputing’

At its Think 2022 conference this week, IBM declared its intent to deliver a 4,000+ qubit processor (“Kookaburra”) built with multiple clusters of scaled quantum computing processors. The updated quantum plan comes a year after IBM’s last roadmap announcement at Think 2021, in which IBM doubled down on delivering a 1,121-qubit processor by 2023.  Now […]

Classiq Announces $25K Quantum Circuits Challenge

TEL AVIV – May 11, 2022 – Quantum computing software company Classiq today announced the Classiq Coding Competition, rewarding those that create highly-efficient quantum circuits to solve important real-world problems. Quantum computers have limited resources, so building compact, optimized solutions that can make maximum use of those resources is critical, the company said. “Creating efficient […]