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Workload Portability Enabled by a Modern Storage Platform

In this sponsored post, Shailesh Manjrekar, Head of AI and Strategic Alliances, WekaIO, explores what is meant by “data portability,” and why it’s important. Looking at a customer pipeline, the customer context could be a software defined car, any IoT edge point, a drone, a smart home, a 5G tower, etc. In essence, we’re describing an AI pipeline which runs over an edge, runs over a core, and runs over a cloud. Therefore we have three high-level components for this pipeline.

Intel-Apple-AMD-Tesla Chip Architect Jim Keller Joins AI Startup Tenstorrent

Jim Keller, one of the leading names in HPC, AI and data center chip architecture, has landed at a Toronto hardware startup developing AI chips after a two-year stint at Intel that ended “for personal reasons,” according to the company, last June. Keller has been named president, chief technology officer and a board member of Tenstorrent, which said in its announcement that Keller “will lead Tenstorrent’s efforts to be the hardware solution needed to address Software 2.0….

Update from the Frontier of Exascale Software Development

In advance of the scheduled shipment this year of the U.S.’s first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an international team of software developers led by a University of Delaware professor is working on a plasma physics application. An article published yesterday in the university’s UDaily by Tracey Bryant details the work underway […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: How Supercomputing Is Shaking Up Earthquake Science

Supercomputing is bringing seismic change to earthquake science. A field that historically has predicted by looking back now is moving forward with HPC and physics-based models to comprehensively simulate the earthquake process, end to end. In this episode of the “Let’s Talk Exascale” podcast series from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), David McCallen, leader of ECP’s Earthquake Sim (EQSIM) subproject, discusses his team’s work to help improve the design of more quake-resilient buildings and bridges.

CEA Outlines Indigenous Path to European Exascale

CEA, the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission, today presented what it said is a path to European exascale supercomputing utilizing technologies that combine “finer 3D interconnect paths for greater bandwidth between chiplets” within heterogenous nodes made up of generic processors. In an invited paper released at the IDEM 2020 (International Electron Devices Meeting) […]

Cambridge Quantum Reports Progress toward ‘Meaning Aware’ NLP

UK-based Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a quantum software and algorithm specialist, today released researcher papers on its use of quantum computing to develop intuitive, “meaning-aware” natural language processing (QNLP).

A focal point of artificial intelligence inquiry, NLP that is contextual, that comprehends emotion, nuance, even humor, is NLP’s most advanced and challenging form.

UK Quantum Company Phasecraft Announces Seed Funding Round

London – 10 December 2020 – Quantum software company Phasecraft today closed what it said is a record seed round for a quantum computing company in the UK. Its new £3.7m in funding is led by VC firm LocalGlobe, along with Episode1 and previous investors. Phasecraft previously raised a £750,000 pre-seed round led by UCL […]

MIT Researchers: Promise for Nonsilicon Computer Transistors

For decades, one material has so dominated the production of computer chips and transistors that the tech capital of the world — Silicon Valley — bears its name. But silicon’s reign may not last forever. MIT researchers have found that an alloy called InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) could hold the potential for smaller and more […]

SMU Lands $1M for Quantum-related Cyber Research

Dallas – Southern Methodist University’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security has received more than $1 million in new research grants for quantum-related research from Anametric, Inc., an Austin-based company developing new technologies and devices for chip-scale quantum photonics with a focus on cybersecurity. SMU researchers Dr. Mitch Thornton and Dr. Duncan MacFarlane will use the grants to investigate new […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: Storing and Managing Exa-class Data Volumes

In this new edition of “Let’s Talk Exascale” from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the ECP’s Scott Gibson talks with Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory about the project’s data and visualization portfolio. As Ahrens said in this interview, “We can compute much faster than we can save and store data these […]