Cisco and NVIDIA Partner on Integrated AI Infrastructure

February 6, 2024 — Cisco and NVIDIA today announced plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data center designed to be easy to deploy and manage. “AI is fundamentally changing how we work and live, and history has shown that a shift of this magnitude is going to require enterprises to rethink and re-architect […]

Tenstorrent Selects Blue Cheetah Chiplet Interconnect IP for AI and RISC-V Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2024 — Tenstorrent and Blue Cheetah Analog Design today announced that Tenstorrent has licensed Blue Cheetah’s die-to-die interconnect IP for its AI and RISC-V chiplet solutions.  By selecting Blue Cheetah, Tenstorrent aims to accelerate its own as well as its customers’ and partners’ development of chiplet-based AI and RISC-V solutions. “Blue […]

PASQAL Partners with Mila for Generative Modeling in Quantum AI

Sherbrooke, Quebec, January 11, 2024 — AI research institute Mila announ ced a partnership with neutral atom quantum computing company PASQAL to exploratore enhancing generative modeling with quantum computing benchmarking and coupling with tensor networks. Adding to Mila’s community of nearly a dozen partners in the quantum space, this collaboration also aims to gather a […]

Ayar Labs Names New CTO, Adds Barratt, Moorthy to Board

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2024 – Ayar Labs, a company focused on silicon photonics for chip-to-chip connectivity, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Ganesh Moorthy, President and CEO of Microchip Technology Inc., and Craig Barratt, former CEO of Atheros and current Chair of the Board of Intuitive Surgical, will join the company’s […]

HPE to Acquire Juniper Networks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it will acquire AI-native networks company Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)in an all-cash transaction for $40.00 per share, an equity value of approximately $14 billion…. “This transaction will strengthen HPE’s position at the nexus of accelerating macro-AI trends, expand our total addressable market, and drive further…

‘No Resistive-Capacitive Delays’: Researchers at Argonne and Purdue Develop All-Optical Switch

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have created a “bimetallic” optical switch with the potential to bring dramatic efficiencies to how data is transmitted and stored, according to the lab. “The light-activated switch could bridge the gap between optical and electronic communications,” the lab ….

@HPCpodcast: A Parting Look at 2023 — What a Year for HPC-AI!

As we embark on 2024, Shahin and Doug offer this 2023 Year in Review special edition looking back at one of the most eventful years in the recent history of HPC, AI, quantum computing, open source and other advanced technologies. Throughout the year, major HPC-AI developments lit up technology trade media — and the global business and news media.

Lightmatter Announces $155M Funding Round, Expands Photonic Chip Deployments

December 19, 2023, BOSTON — Photonics company Lightmatter announced it has raised a $155M Series C-2 led by GV (Google Ventures) and Viking Global Investors, with participation from others. With this round, Lightmatter has raised over $420 million to date and is now valued at over $1.2B. This new financing allows the company to expedite growth […]

Arrcus Joins Ultra Ethernet Consortium for AI and HPC Data Center Networking

SAN JOSE –Dec. 19, 2023 – Arrcus, a hyperscale networking software company, announced it has joined the Ultra Ethernet Consortium (UEC), a Linux Foundation initiative dedicated to developing next-generation Ethernet technologies for AI and HPC applications. The UEC is a collaborative effort among industry leaders to address the growing demands of AI and HPC workloads […]

‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ GPUs, Holes Burnt in Boards, Overprovisioning Systems ‘Until Funding Runs Out’ and Other Factors Calling for Optical I/O

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]  …. developments in photonics-based interconnects are so intriguing, offering the promise of increasing bandwidth by up to 1000x at 10%….