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Fabless Semiconductor Startup Xsight Labs Closes Series D Led by Valor and Atreides, Joined by Fidelity

TEL-AVIV and SAN JOSE — March 3, 2021— Xsight Labs, a fabless semiconductor startup company, today announced the closing of its Series D funding. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners and Atreides Management and was joined by new investor Fidelity Management & Research Company. Existing investors Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, M12 Microsoft’s Venture Fund […]

10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI – Part 4

In this insideHPC Guide, “10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI,” our friends over at WEKA offer 10 important questions to ask when starting with AI, specifically planning for success beyond the initial stages of a project. Reasons given for these failures include not having a plan ahead of time, not getting executive or business leadership buy-in, or failing to find the proper team to execute the project. Chasing the hot technology trend without having a proper strategy often leads companies down the path of failure.

Atos Boosts Supercomputing Power for Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET

Paris and Madrid, February 23, 2021 – Atos announced it has been selected by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) to supply and install its computing and storage technology, through the tender “Contracting of Supply through leasing without the option to purchase a Supercomputing System for the AEMET”. Based on the BullSequana supercomputing architecture from Atos, […]

Chenbro Unveils Update to Open-Bay Product Line with New Server Chassis Models

Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 23, 2021 – Rackmount server and storage manufacturer, Chenbro (TWSE: 8210), has announced a new line of updates to its open-bay server chassis products. Joining Chenbro’s existing open-bay products, the new family of chassis includes the RM23800, RM23804, RM24500, and RM24504 SKUs and have been designed to bring them in line with […]

Hyperion HPC User-Buyer Study: Demand for Sim-Analytics Systems, a Throughput Boom, FPGAs and AMD GPUs on the Move and Other Findings

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has completed its latest study of high performance computing buyers and users, it’s first since 2017, and the report reveals a quickly evolving and innovating industry in which, among other findings, end users are figuring out how to leverage the variety of compute architectures while also calling for HPC systems […]

Xilinx Alveo Platform for Networking and AI Video Analytics

SAN JOSE, Feb. 23, 2021 – Addressing the demands of the modern data center, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a range of new data center products and solutions, including a new family of Alveo SmartNICs, Smart World AI video analytics applications, an accelerated algorithmic trading reference design for sub-microsecond trading, and the Xilinx App […]

RISC-V International Unveils Fast Track Architecture Extension Process and Ratifies ZiHintPause Extension

Zurich – Feb. 23, 2021 – RISC-V International, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), unveiled its Fast Track Architecture Extension Process (Fast Track) that streamlines the ratification of small architecture extensions. ZiHintPause is the first extension to be ratified under […]

Summit and Theta Supercomputers Power ML Models for Fusion Energy Research

A team led by C.S. Chang at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has used the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) 200-petaflop Summit and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF’s) 11.7-petaflop Theta supercomputers, together with a supervised machine learning program called Eureqa, to find….

GIGABYTE Releases 2U Server: G262-ZR0 with NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU

Taipei, Taiwan, February 19th 2020 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced the G262-ZR0 for HPC, AI, and data analytics. Designed to support high-level of performance in GPU computing, the G262-ZR0 incorporates fast PCIe 4.0 throughput in addition to NVIDIA HGX technologies and NVIDIA® NVLink® to provide industry leading […]

Roll Over von Neumann? Samsung Claims Progress on the Compute-Memory Divide for HPC, AI

Samsung is claiming progress on the ages-old compute-memory bottleneck inherent in the classical von Neumann computing architecture. The company has announced what it said is the industry’s first High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) processing power — the HBM-PIM. The company said the processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture brings AI computing capabilities inside high-performance […]