HPC News Bytes 20240722: DOE’s Post-Exascale RFP, Chess Puzzle, CoreWeave’s New Energy Source, Ceramic-on-Glass Storage

Good mid-summer morning to you! It may be vacation season but the world HPC-AI never takes a break. Here’s a quick (5:42) run through the news: ORNL’s RFP for post-exascale supercomputer, new chess puzzle challenges engines, Solid oxide fuel cells to power CoreWeave data center, glass storage keeps data for 5,000 years.

RFP Opens for ORNL’s Next-Gen HPC, 3-5x Speed-Up over Frontier Expected, Aug. 30 Deadline

The Department of Energy has released a request for proposals inviting vendors to submit plans for a successor to Oak Ridge National Lab’s exascale supercomputer, Frontier. Vendors have until Aug. 30, 2024 ….

Full Circle: Cornelis Names Intel Veteran Lisa Spelman CEO

Interconnect company Cornelis Networks today said it has named Lisa Spelman its new CEO. Spelman joins the company from Intel, which made a major push into the HPC fabric market in 2015 with Omni-Path, which became the flagship product of Cornelis ….

Open Innovation AI and Nscale Partner for AI GPU Cloud Services

July 16, 2024 — Open Innovation AI, a GPU orchestration platform, and Nscale, an AI cloud service provider, today announced a partnership designed to deliver AI Cloud services and AI workloads at scale. This alliance will combine Nscale’s GPU infrastructure with Open Innovation AI’s end-to-end AI platform. The partnership aims to enhance the performance, scalability, […]

DOE Announces AI for Science Roadmap

Washington, DC, July 16, 2024 — The U.S. Department of Energy announced a roadmap for the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence for Science, Security, and Technology (FASST) in which the agency and its 17 national labs “aims to build the world’s most powerful integrated scientific AI systems for science, energy, and national security, in collaboration with […]

HPC News Bytes 20240715: AI Maturity ROI, OpenAI’s 5 Levels of AI, SoftBank Acquires Graphcore

Much has happened of late in the world of HPC-AI, here’s a quick (5:55) run through of the news, including: survey commissioned by Vultr points to AI maturity ROI, OpenAI proposes five levels of AI based on capability, SoftBank ….

BSC Wins €50M to Develop Spain’s AI Training Program

July 11, 2024 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) will receive 50 million euros to develop the programs designed to attract and retain talent that are part of the Artificial Intelligence Strategy, approved by the Spanish government last May. The resolution includes the training in the BSC of 158 professionals […]

SoftBank Acquires AI Chip Company Graphcore

July 12, 2024 — Graphcore has confirmed that the Japan-based SoftBank investment firm has acquired the specialty AI chip company. Terms were not disclosed, but news reports estimate the acquisition at roughly $600 million. Graphcore has struggled in recent years, according to a Reuters report, the company was valued at $2.8 billion in 2020, but […]

Eviden and the IOTA Foundation Announce Digital Product Passport

Paris – July 12, 2024 – Eviden today announced ,in partnership with the IOTA Foundation, the Eviden Digital Passport solution (EDPS), “powered by IOTA” technology. This is one of the first ready-to-use blockchain-based Digital Product Passports (DPPs) on the market and the first of its scale to use IOTA’s technology as its Blockchain engine. EDPS “powered by IOTA”, around […]