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Supermicro’s New Line of AMD EPYC-based Systems: Addressing HPC Needs across the Spectrum

Supermicro recently launched its A+ line of systems based on AMD’s new EPYC 7nm microprocessors – products that include servers, storage, GPU-optimized, SuperBlade, and Multi-Node Twin Solutions designed, according to Vik Malyala, Supermicro’s Senior Vice President, FAE & Business Development, to exactly match system requirements for challenging enterprise workloads. In this interview, Malyala discusses the […]

Kao Data Hosts Civo’s OCP-Ready Kubernetes Cloud Platform

London, May 10, 2021 — Kao Data, operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, today announced a new customer in Civo, a flexible, developer-first cloud platform based on K3s Kubernetes technology. The agreement will see Kao Data deploy the UK Innovation Corridor’s first fully operational OCP-ready system, and enable Civo to […]

Lustre User Group Virtual Event Hosted by OpenSFS and the Univ. of Florida May 19-20

BEAVERTON, Ore., — Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the non-profit advancing the Lustre file system community, has announced plans for the virtual 2021 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference, May 19-20, 2021, hosted by OpenSFS and the University of Florida. The conference is intended to share the latest Lustre features and roadmaps, as well as establish […]

SoftIron Announces HyperDrive Performance+ NVMe-based Software-Defined Storage for the Edge

London – SoftIron Ltd., a data center solutions company, has announced their newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive Performance+. Leveraging the AMD EPYC 3000 processor, the new Performance+ family debuts the company’s first x86 CPU and NVMe SSD-based designs to be introduced in its HyperDrive series of storage appliances. With the initial appliances in […]

VAST Data: $83M in Series D Funding

New York – VAST Data, the storage software company, today announced $83 million in Series D funding, led by Tiger Global Management, at a post-money valuation of $3.7 billion – a tripling of the company’s valuation since April 2020. The round features strong participation from NVIDIA and several other existing investors, and is driven by […]

2 Seconds of Hair Growth: IBM Claims 1st 2 Nanometer Chip Technology

IBM today unveiled what it said is the first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Though still more than two years away from going into production, the company said the 2nm chip will be used to power devices ranging from cell phones to HPC-class data center servers and will deliver nearly 50 percent higher […]

PsiQuantum and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Claim Quantum Computing Breakthrough

PALO ALTO, Calif. and Malta, New York – May 5, 2021 – PsiQuantum, the quantum computing company focused on delivering a 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), a feature-rich semiconductor manufacturer, today announced what they said is a major breakthrough in their partnership to build the world’s first full-scale commercial quantum computer. The […]

DOE’s HPC4EI Program, HPC for Manufacturing and Materials Development Companies, Opens to Applicants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) program, consisting of two subprograms — for manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and for materials (HPC4Mtls) — is now open to companies seeking access to HPC resources. DOE said companies can apply for dedicated supercomputing time and help from Argonne scientists to address their manufacturing and materials […]

Caterpillar and Argonne Use HPC to Simulate Better Efficiency, Reduced Emissions in Diesel Engines

Heavy-duty diesel engines power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States. To tackle problems of fuel efficiency and pollution, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory joined forces with Caterpillar Inc., manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, using Argonne’s HPC resources, to develop designs […]

RPI Computer Scientist Wins NSF Award to Match Exascale Systems with Petascale Data Volumes

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty member and computer scientist George Slota has been granted a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to work on the problem of enabling exascale-class system to handle gigantic, petascale-class volumes of data. “How do we best understand and get insight from this kind of data? To do that, […]