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Altair Invests $10M in Columbia Univ. Photonics Startup

TROY, Mich., December 20, 2022 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) has invested $10 million in Xscape Photonics, a start-up that developed patented technology for photonic chips for ultrahigh-bandwidth connections inside data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) systems (see related story). In its announcement, Altair said, “Until now, computing leveraged a traditional electronic approach to moving vast […]

Silicon Photonics and the Hunt for an HPC Bandwidth Bottleneck Breakthrough

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  “FLOPS are cheap, moving data is expensive.” In HPC circles this sentiment is heard often. There’s a growing sense that classical HPC systems and the advanced chips that power them are pushing up against their practical limits, that some foundational new technology is needed to build more balanced systems to achieve the next […]

How You Can Use Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Services Industry

In financial services, it is important to gain any competitive advantage. Your competition has access to most of the same data you do, as historical data is available to everyone in your industry. Your advantage comes with the ability to exploit that data better, faster, and more accurately than your competitors. With a rapidly fluctuating market, the ability to process data faster gives you the opportunity to respond quicker than ever before. This is where AI-first intelligence can give you the leg
up.

650 Group Research: Data Center Interconnect Semiconductor Market to Approach $25 Billion in 2027

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada, November 15, 2022 – According to a new report published by 650 Group, “Interconnect Semiconductor Market 2022-2027,” the worldwide market for the portion of semiconductors used for interconnect in data centers will approach $25 billion in revenue by 2027. Interconnect functionality is the critical infrastructure that allows systems and semiconductors to talk […]

Ayar Labs Wins $15M Optical I/O Contract from DoD

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2022 – Ayar Labs, a developer of chip-to-chip optical connectivity, was awarded a $15 million multi-year prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) in support of Project KANAGAWA (the Co-Packaged Analog-Drive High-Bandwidth Optical Input/Output Project). The OTA, a non-traditional government contracting method for fast tracking research and innovation, was issued by Naval Surface […]

A Look Inside the AMD-HPE Blade that Drives Frontier, the World’s First Exascale Supercomputer

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  The new number 1 supercomputer in the world, the AMD-powered and HPE-built Frontier, is celebrated today, Exascale Day, as the world’s first exascale (a billion billion calculations per second) HPC system. Recognized at last spring’s ISC conference in Hamburg for having exceeded the exascale barrier, a display of the Frontier blade in HPE’s ISC booth was a focus of attention on the conference floor. We thought it would be interesting to sit down with two senior officials from AMD and HPE to talk about the Frontier blade, what’s in it, its design innovations and the anticipated, long-term impacts of the blade on leadership supercomputing and on systems used by the broader HPC industry.

Molex Launches PCIe Cable Connection for Open Compute Project Servers 

LISLE, IL – October 12, 2022 – Molex, a global electronics company, has announced its NearStack PCIe Connector System and Cable Assemblies for next-gen servers. Developed in collaboration with members of the Open Compute Project (OCP), NearStack PCIe replaces traditional paddle-card cable solutions to optimize signal integrity and improve system performance. A feature of NearStack PCIe is […]

AMD Collaborates with Energy Sciences Network

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 10/11/2022 – Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced its collaboration with the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) on the launch of ESnet6, the newest generation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) high-performance network dedicated to science. AMD has worked with ESnet since 2018 to integrate adaptive computing for the smart and programmable network nodes of ESnet6, whose extreme […]

Red Hat Announces OpenStack Platform 17 for At-Scale Networks

Sept. 28, 2022 — Red Hat announced OpenStack Platform 17, designed for large-scale networks “with an open hybrid cloud vision,” the company said. “With this latest version, service providers can benefit from the delivery of new services and applications to meet changing demand, advanced networking and improved operational security features for their 4G and 5G […]

Jabil Photonics: GA of Coherent Optical Products Featuring Nokia’s Optical Engine

Basel, Switzerland – September 19, 2022 – Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), maker of optical communications products, today announced the general availability and customer testing of its CFP2 DCO ECO Coherent Transceiver. Jabil said the module, based on Nokia’s CSTAR200+ silicon photonics optical engine, adheres to recent communications standards requirements. Demonstrations of this second-generation coherent optical module […]