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%….

Ayar Labs Names Mark Wade CEO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2023 – Silicon photonics company Ayar Labs today announced the appointment of co-founder and CTO Mark Wade (pictured here) to serve as its new CEO. Wade succeeds Charles Wuischpard, who will continue to serve in an advisory capacity over the coming weeks before he transitions out of the company […]

@HPCpodcast: Tech Analyst Adrian Cockcroft on Trends Driving Future HPC Architectures

Along with his article to be found on this site, technology analyst Adrian Cockcroft of OrionX (and former AWS vice president) joins Shahin and Doug after SC23 to discuss TOP500 trends, the AI-HPC crossover, liquid cooling, chiplets, and the emergence of UCIe and CXL – some of the anticipated advancements are truly eye-popping. In this podcast, sponsored by Lenovo, the relentless pursuit of higher performance, the acceleration in the pace of change in high performance processing, is examined.

HPC News Bytes 20231127: NVIDIA Ethernet for GenAI; AWS’s Research & Engineering Studio; Exascale in China; Riken’s HPC+Quantum Push

This edition of our weekly HPC News Bytes podcast, Shahin and Doug offer a quick (5:18) fly-over of recent news in the world of HPC-AI, including: NVIDIA’s Ethernet offering, AWS’s Research & Engineering Studio, an update on exascale in China, Riken’s HPC+Quantum integration

NVIDIA Announces Ethernet Platform for AI from Dell, HPE, Lenovo

Nov. 20, 2024 — NVIDIA today announced that Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo will be the first to integrate NVIDIA Spectrum-X Ethernet networking technologies for AI into their server lineups to help enterprise customers speed up generative AI workloads. Purpose-built for generative AI, Spectrum-X offers enterprises a new class of Ethernet networking that can achieve 1.6x […]