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Xilinx Announces Winners of its First Adaptive Computing Challenge Developer Contest

In summer 2020, Xilinx announced the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, teaming with Hackster.io to challenge independent developers to create applications using the Vitis Unified Software Platform and Vitis AI on select Xilinx hardware platforms. The contestants were challenged to solve real word problems in innovative ways. Participants competed in three categories: Intelligent Video Analytics using the […]

OVHcloud Teams with IBM and Atempo for Cloud Storage

Roubaix, France – January 19, 2021 – To meet European enterprise and public institution security, sovereignty and resilience needs for the preservation of sensitive data, OVHcloud is collaborating with IBM and Atempo to develop a Storage-as-a-Service offering. This solution will be based on IBM Enterprise Tape technology and an Atempo software stack hosted and operated […]

Active Archive Alliance Names Rich Gadomski and Betsy Doughty Co-Chairpersons of the Board

Boulder, Colo.—January 19, 2021—The Active Archive Alliance today announced that Rich Gadomski, head of tape evangelism at FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., and Betsy Doughty, vice president of corporate marketing at Spectra Logic, have been elected to serve as co-chairpersons of the Board of Directors for the Active Archive Alliance. Gadomski and Doughty have been engaged with the […]

Argonne’s Rick Stevens named ACM Fellow

Rick Stevens has been named a Fellow of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM). Stevens is associate laboratory director of the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and a professor of computer science at the University of Chicago. Stevens was honored “for outstanding contributions in […]

Webinar: Transform Your Data Center with Our IPU-POD Scale-out Technology

Don’t miss Graphcore’s upcoming webinar “Transform Your Data Center with Our IPU-POD Scale-out Technology” on January 27, 2021 at 16:00 GMT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET. IPU-POD is Graphcore’s unique scale-out solution for high-performance machine intelligence compute, ideal for experimentation to prototype to production systems from IPU-M2000 with 4 IPUs up to supercomputing scale.

Exascale Computing Project Software Technology Issues Updated Capability Assessment Report

Jan. 15, 2021 — Tthe latest update (V2.5) of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Software Technology (ST) Capability Assessment Report (CAR) is now available here from the ECP website. It provides an overview and assessment of current ECP ST capabilities and activities, giving stakeholders and the broader high-performance computing (HPC) […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Dell Strategist Jay Boisseau on the Convergence of AI and HPC – Or Is It?

Industry veteran Jay Boisseau – former director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and now AI & HPC technology strategist at Dell, among other career stops – is an HPC enthusiast with an outsized personality, a natural-born tech evangelist. Talk with him for 10 minutes and you want to go build a new high-speed interconnect that puts a dent in the universe. In this interview, he talks about his role at Dell aligning customers’ workload objectives with technology solutions, along with his background in HPC going back to the early 1990s.

Oqton Inc. Raises $40+M Series A for Industry 4.0 and AI Manufacturing Platform

Ghent, Belgium / San Francisco – January 15, 2021 – Oqton, Inc., the U.S.- and Belgium-based software company specialising in AI-based manufacturing, today announces it has raised over $40M in a Series A financing round, led by Fortino Capital, a B2B software investor, by PMV, the regional Flemish investment fund, and by Sandvik, a global […]

GigaIO and Microchip Power Native PCI Express Network Fabric for Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure

Carlsbad, CA – January 17, 2021 – GigaIO, maker of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, has announced a collaboration with Microchip Technology Inc. to power GigaIO’s FabreX, the native PCI Express (PCIe) Gen4 network fabric, which supports GDR, MPI, TCP/IP and NVMe-oF. FabreX technology revolutionizes rack-scale architectures, enabling software-defined, dynamically reconfigurable rack-scale systems, […]

Gigabyte Announces High Storage Capacity S251-3O0 for the Intel Xeon Platform

Taipei, Taiwan, January 14th 2021 – Gigabyte Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced anew storage dense server, S251-3O0, for over 400TB of storage. This Intel Xeon Scalable-based server has up to 26 drive bays and seven expansion slots, while it targets software-defined storage, big data, virtualization, and media & content […]