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SW/HW co-design for near-term quantum computing

Yunong Shi from the University of Chicago gave this talk at ATPESC 2019. “The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing provides intensive, two weeks of training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future.”

Registration Opens for HPC User Forum in Princeton, NJ

Hyperion Research has posted their preliminary agenda for the upcoming HPC User Forum. The event takes place March 30 – April 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users ( The organization has grown to 150 members.”

The State of HPC Storage – Requirements & Challenges

Steve Conway from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the Panasas User Group. “Hyperion Research conducted an industry survey to better understand TCO vs. initial costs/other purchase criteria, the benefits of greater simplicity, and buyer/user perceptions of major vendors of HPC storage systems.”

Groq Hardware Now Available on Nimbix Cloud for AI Workloads

Today Groq announced that the company’s tensor processing hardware is now available on the Nimbix Cloud for select partners. The Groq processor is designed specifically for the performance requirements of computer vision, machine learning and other AI-related workloads, and is the first architecture in the world capable of 1 PetaOp/s performance on a single chip. Nimbix is the leading HPC cloud platform provider and offers purpose-built cloud computing for the world’s most demanding workloads.

2020 Predictions from Radio Free HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team lays out their tech predictions for 2020. “Henry predicts that we’ll see a RISC-V based supercomputer on the TOP500 list by the end of 2020 – gutsy call on that. This is a double down on a bet that Dan and Henry have, so he’s reinforcing his position. Dan also sees 2020 as the “Year of the FPGA.”

WekaIO Accelerates 5 Million Genomes Project at Genomics England

Today WekaIO announced that Genomics England (GEL) has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate genomics research for the 5 Million Genomes Project. “We needed a modern storage solution that could scale to 100s petabytes while maintaining performance scaling, and it had to be simple to manage at that scale. With its clever combination of flash for performance and object store for scale, Weka has proven to be a great solution.”

Call for Papers: MSST 2020 Mass Storage Conference in Santa Clara

The MSST 2020 Mass Storage Conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event will be held May 4-8, 2020 at Santa Clara University, with the Research Track taking place May 7 and 8. “The conference focuses on current challenges and future trends in storage technologies. MSST 2020 will include a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, and two days of peer-reviewed research papers. The conference will be held, once again, on the beautiful campus of Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley.”

Sano Genetics Deploys Lifebit CloudOS for Direct-to-Consumer Genetics

Today Sano Genetics announced the company is using Lifebit CloudOS to power their free DNA sequencing platform, achieving 35% increase in speed of imputation analyses. Imputation is a statistical technique that fills in the gaps between sites measured by genotyping arrays, and is very useful for genetic genealogy and other forms of ‘citizen science’. Any participant who uploads their DTC genetic data to the Sano platform can download their imputed data within about 15 minutes.

Delta Partners with IBM to Explore Quantum Computing

Today IBM and Delta Air Lines announced a multi-year collaborative effort to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and employees. “Delta joins more than 100 clients already experimenting with commercial quantum computing solutions alongside classical computers from IBM to tackle problems like risk analytics and options pricing, advanced battery materials and structures, manufacturing optimization, chemical research, logistics and more.”

Hyperion Research Expands Analyst Team

Today Hyperion Research announced that the company is staffing up with two new analysts for continuing growth and new business opportunities. The analyst firm provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors, and other members of the HPC community by focusing on key market and technology trends across government, industry, commerce, and academia.