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Penguin Wins 2 DOD HPC Modernization Deals Worth $68M

Fremont, Calif. – September 14, 2021 – HPC and AI company Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH), today announced that it has been awarded two contracts totaling $68M from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) to deliver Penguin Computing’s TrueHPC supercomputing platform, plus managed services and high-performance […]

How the Sea Slug Could Help Make AI Smarter

If you’ve seen “My Octopus Teacher” you know how intelligent creatures of the deep can be. Now comes research from Purdue University indicating that the sea slug, a most basic and simple of sea animals, may help AI hardware get smarter. A team of Purdue researchers today announced the findings of a study showing that […]

Kinetica Fuses Streaming and Contextual Analysis

ARLINGTON, VA (September 14, 2021) – Kinetica, the database for time and space, today announced native integration with Kafka and an API Key integration with Confluent, the platform for data in motion. Kinetica is now the second database to have native integration with Kafka, and the first database with native integration capable of ingesting and analyzing data from […]

Exascale Computing Project Tabs Brookhaven’s Chandrasekaran PI of SOLLVE Project

Sept. 13, 2021 — The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has named Sunita Chandrasekaran of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) as principal investigator of the SOLLVE project. SOLLVE is advancing the OpenMP specification and its implementations to address exascale application challenges, including programmability gaps for core technologies, such as accelerator support, interoperability […]

The State of Quantum Computing Today: Market Sizing, CAGR Projections, Buyer Expectations

Though embryonic, the quantum computing industry is coming into focus, taking on the earmarks of a viable entity on the computing landscape – earmarks that have progressed beyond the possibilities, promises and potential that have mostly characterized the technology to date. Examples: as quantum offers increasing early-stage utility, we can foresee the way in which […]

Cadence Supports Intelligent SoC Development with On-Device Tensilica AI Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif., September 13, 2021—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today unveiled its Tensilica AI Platform for  AI SoC development, including three supporting product families optimized for varying data and on-device AI requirements. Spanning the low, mid and high end, the platform delivers scalable and energy-efficient on-device to edge AI processing, which is key […]

DOE Funds $16M for Scientific ML Research

Sept. 9, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $16 million for five collaborative research projects to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms for enabling scientific insights and discoveries from data generated by computational simulations, experiments, and observations. The research projects range from single Principal Investigator (PI) to multi-PI, […]

On the Front Lines of AI Automation: Life Sciences and Chip Design

Given the right task, AI-driven machines can be empowered with supercharged IQs that make the smartest humans look dumb, or at least inefficient.  As we watch advances made in task automation, we see it burgeoning into fields previously (last week) thought unimaginable. Two recent reports underline the trend. In one, Carnegie Mellon University is teaming […]

NEC Launches ‘Quantum-inspired’ Simulated Annealing Service Using Vector Supercomputers

NEC Corporation has announced the launch of the “NEC Vector Annealing Service,” a quantum-inspired simulated annealing service that uses a vector supercomputer, as well as the launch of educational services that enable participants to learn about quantum computers and how to use simulated annealing machines, according to the company. NEC said it will start offering […]

Japan’s University of Hyogo Selects HPE for Research Supercomputer

HOUSTON– Sept. 1, 2021 –Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has announced it has built a new supercomputer for the University of Hyogo, Japan’s leading public university. The new supercomputer uses HPE Apollo systems to target modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to advance investigations into society’s most complex and pressing issues. This is the […]