HPC News Bytes 20240513: ISC 2024 Starts, Quantum Investments, China-Taiwan-TSMC Scenario Planning, Electricity Supply Running Low

Let’s take a quick (6:21) run through new developments in the world of HPC-AI, including: ISC 2024 begins today, substantial new investments in quantum continue, U.S. Commerce ….

Nvidia Announces Installations of 9 Grace Hopper-Powered Supercomputers

May 12, 2024 — Nvidia has announced nine new supercomputers using Nvidia Grace Hopper Superchips that combined deliver 200 exaflops, or 200 quintillion calculations per second, of AI processing power. The new supercomputers include EXA1-HE, in France, from CEA and Eviden; Helios at Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet, in Poland, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE); Alps […]

Hyperion Research Announces AI Advisory Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 13, 2024 – HPC-AI industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has launched an expanded AI focus with the announcement of the Hyperion Research AI Advisory Committee, designed to help the community better understand and navigate the evolution of AI through research and share ideas, best practices and areas of concern. The AI […]

At ISC 2024: New Top500 List – Aurora Joins Frontier in Exascale HPC Club

At ISC 2024, Hamburg — Aurora, the Intel-HPE Cray problem-child supercomputer, has officially received the blessing of the Top500 organization as having surpassed the exascale (a billion billion calculations/second) milestone ….

@HPCpodcast: John Shalf on the ‘Attack of the Killer Chiplets’ and the Future of HPC

Special guest and last year’s ISC program chair John Shalf joins Shahin and Doug in this episode of the @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, to discuss the rise of specialized architectures to boost HPC performance in the post-Moore’s Law era. It’s a topic ….

Lenovo Is on a Mission to Transform HPC & AI for All

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]   High performance computing (HPC) systems run workloads to perform complex calculations to get answers to some of humanity’s toughest questions. The output from these calculations can result in game changing and life saving measures. HPC systems are used in ….

CGG Launches AI Cloud Solution with Nvidia for AI and HPC Workloads

Paris, May 9, 2024 — Technology and HPC company CGG has announced the launch of its AI Cloud, designed for data-intensive industries, including life sciences, digital media, manufacturing and geoscience, that seek to optimize and accelerate their demanding and resource-heavy AI workloads. CGG’s new AI Cloud solution combines the latest high-performance architecture, including cutting-edge Nvidia […]

DOE Announces $60-70M Quantum Information Science Funding Opportunity

May 9, 2024 — The DOE SC program in High Energy Physics (HEP) announced its interest in receiving interdisciplinary applications for open scientific research on Quantum Information Science (QIS) Enabled Discovery (QuantISED) to further the HEP mission to understand how the universe works at its most fundamental level. More about this opportunity can be found […]

Financial Services Company Optiver Selects AMD for Data Center, AI

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 07, 2024 — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that Optiver – a market maker trading on 100+ exchanges – is using AMD chips for its new data center infrastructure. Using AMD EPYC processors, AMD Solarflare Ethernet adapters, AMD Virtex FPGAs and AMD Alveo adaptable accelerators, Optiver is addressing technical challenges in capital markets […]

Atlan’s Control Plane for Data and AI Governance Attracts $105M Series C

San Francisco — May 8, 2024 — Data and AI governance company Atlan today announced a $105 million Series C funding round, led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund with over $700 billion in assets, and Meritech Capital, early backers of disruptors like Snowflake and Datadog. Existing investors Salesforce Ventures and PeakXV participated in the round, bringing Atlan’s total raised to more than […]