NVIDIA-Powered CoreWeave and VAST Data Partner on Public Cloud for GenAI, HPC

VAST Data and CoreWeave today announced a partnership to build an NVIDIA GPU-powered computing cloud for generative AI, high performance computing and visual effects workloads. Startup CoreWeave is a GPU cloud services provider that has attracted more than $400 million in investment funding (including $100 million from NVIDIA and $200 million from….

Quantum Computing Integrator ParTec AG Raises €5M

Munich — Modular supercomputing company ParTec AG has announced that as a result of its years of work in the field of quantum computing, it is positioning itself as a complete integrator of quantum computers. ParTec offers a comprehensive qubit-agnostic solution based on a component-based design. Similar to developments that took place in classical computing, […]

MIT Reports Fluxonium Qubit Architecture Achieves Progress on Quantum Error Correction

MIT researchers report they have demonstrated a novel superconducting qubit architecture that can perform operations between qubits with greater accuracy, addressing a roadblock to commercial use of quantum computers: error correction. The researchers utilized a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is longer….

Exascale Early Adopter Series Webinar Sept. 27: Optimizing SYCL Workloads on Aurora and Sunspot

On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11 am Central Time, Varsha Madananth, an applications engineer at Intel, will lead an online webinar on optimizing SYCL workloads for PVC on the Aurora exascale system and the Sunspot testbed system. Registration is here, virtual meeting information will follow. This webinar will delve into a range of optimization strategies, […]

HPC News Bytes 20230925: Intel to Build AI Supercomputer, SambaNova’s AI Chip, AFRL’s 12 PFLOP System, Nuclear Power for HPC

Happy belated autumnal equinox to you! Here’s a jaunt (4:46) through recent HPC news: Intel to build an AI supercomputer for Stability AI; Intel in AI collaboration with Dell; Samba Nova’s new AI chip; the Air Force’s 12 PFlop system; modular nuclear reactors for data centers; $238 million in DOD CHIPS & Science Act awards.

PINQ² to Operate IBM Quantum System One in Quebec

Bromont, Quebec, September 22, 2023 – The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ²), a non-profit organization (NPO) founded by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec (MEIE – ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec) and the Université de Sherbrooke, and IBM announced the inauguration of an […]

Terra Quantum and Honda Research Institute Europe Develop Quantum ML Method for Disaster Routing

St. Gallen, Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, September 21, 2023 – Quantum computing company Terra Quantum and Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU), a center for advanced research in intelligent systems, collaborated to develop new methods to shorten escape times in emergency situations. In the joint project, they have demonstrated the potential of hybrid quantum computing methods […]

Intel and Dell to Collaborate on AI; Intel to Build ‘Most Powerful AI Supercomputer in Europe’ for Stability AI – Gelsinger

This story was updated on September 21 based on input from Intel: With the goal of building the most powerful AI supercomputer in Europe, Intel has formed an alliance with Stability AI, a London-based artificial intelligence- startup. Announced at this week’s Intel Innovation 2023 conference in San Jose, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said the system will utilize thousands of Gaudi2 ….

DOD Announces $238M CHIPS and Science Act Awards for Microelectronics Hubs

The U.S. Department of Defense today announced the award of $238 million in CHIPS and Science Act funding for eight Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hubs. This is the largest award to date under the act, which was passed in August 2022 and provides roughly $280 billion for research and manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States.

VAST Data Names Marianne Budnik CMO

New York  – September 20, 2023 – AI data platform company VAST Data has named Marianne Budnik chief marketing officer. She will lead all marketing functions including product marketing, field marketing, customer advocacy, communications and public relations, content, creative and brand strategy. Budnik has led marketing organizations for companies including CrowdStrike, CyberArk and CA Technologies, […]