Wave Photonics Secures £4.5M Investment Round

June 20, 2024 — Wave Photonics, a Cambridge-based start-up, has received £4.5 million to develop on-chip photonics designs for quantum technologies, sensors, and data center applications. The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund and Cambridge Enterprise Ventures led the round, with participation from Redstone QAI Quantum Fund, Kyra Ventures, Parkwalk’s University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund […]

IQM Quantum Opens Data Center in Germany

Munich, 21st June 2024 – IQM Quantum Computers today announced the opening of its first quantum data center in Munich to support industry applications, with plans to place up to 12 quantum computers in the data center that, at present, is equipped with two IQM quantum computers, manufactured at its commercial chip production and assembly line […]

Dell, Supermicro to Build Musks’s Nvidia-Powered xAI Supercomputer

Reuters and other news outlets have reported that Dell Technologies and Supermicro will provide racks of servers for Elon Musks’s mammoth AI supercomputer for his xAI startup. Dell CEO Michael Dell disclosed the development on Musk’s X ….

Classiq Teams with BMW Group and Nvidia for Quantum Applicability in Electrical Systems

TEL AVIV | June 20, 2024 — Classiq today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA and the BMW Group to optimize mechatronic systems. The initiative is focused on solving a complex computational challenge to find the optimal architecture of electrical and mechanical systems. This problem involves defining the optimal combination of components, from electrical engines and batteries to coolers, and […]

WEKA Grows IP Portfolio to More Than 100 Patents 

CAMPBELL, Calif., June 20, 2024 – WekaIO, the AI-native data platform company, today announced its IP portfolio has been awarded more than 100 patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company was granted its 113th patent for methods and systems for power failure resistance for a distributed storage system on June […]

HPE’s $14B Acquisition of Juniper Networks under Review by UK Competition Authority

HPE’s planned $14 billion acquisition of Juniper Networks, announced in January, has run into a potential snag: the UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating the deal ….

Pasqal Delivers 100+ Qubit Quantum Processing Unit to GENCI and CEA

Paris, June 19, 2024 – A 100+ qubit quantum processing unit (QPU), acquired by GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif), was delivered at TGCC, the CEA computing centre, the three organizations have announced. As the first QPU to be delivered to a third party by Pasqal, a neutral atom quantum computing company, is part of the High-Performance […]

Nvidia AI Computing by HPE Portfolio Announced for Generative AI

On a day that saw Nvidia climb over Microsoft as the most valuable U.S. company measured by stock valuation, Nvidia and Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced Nvidia AI Computing by HPE, a portfolio of ….

Penguin Solutions: OriginAI Expanded for AI Factory Deployments up to 16,000 GPUs

Penguin Solutions today announced the expansion of its OriginAI offering to include validated, pre-defined AI architectures incorporating NVIDIA technology. It includes Penguin’s cluster management software ….

HPC News Bytes 20240617: Controlling AI, Big Tech Invests in Taiwan, A Step for Specialty AI Chips, Alternative Energy for AI Data Centers, Apple Silicon

A happy summer solstice week to you! The HPC-AI ecosystem produced a raft of news and insights over the past week, here’s a rapid (7:59) review: New paper in Science on controlling AI from an all-star lineup of strategists, Big Tech invests in Taiwan, Chip Wars; AI chip landscape, specialty AI chips takes a step forward, AI data centers seek new energy sources, Apple silicon in the data center?