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Oqton Inc. Raises $40+M Series A for Industry 4.0 and AI Manufacturing Platform

Ghent, Belgium / San Francisco – January 15, 2021 – Oqton, Inc., the U.S.- and Belgium-based software company specialising in AI-based manufacturing, today announces it has raised over $40M in a Series A financing round, led by Fortino Capital, a B2B software investor, by PMV, the regional Flemish investment fund, and by Sandvik, a global […]

Rescale Named to Y Combinator’s Top Companies List

San Francisco – January 14, 2021 – Rescale, the hybrid HPC cloud platform for intelligent computing for digital R&D, was recently named to Y Combinator’s Top Companies list, reaffirming their position among startups. “We’re honored to be recognized by Y Combinator on their Top Companies list for the third year in a row,” said Joris […]

GigaIO and Microchip Power Native PCI Express Network Fabric for Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure

Carlsbad, CA – January 17, 2021 – GigaIO, maker of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, has announced a collaboration with Microchip Technology Inc. to power GigaIO’s FabreX, the native PCI Express (PCIe) Gen4 network fabric, which supports GDR, MPI, TCP/IP and NVMe-oF. FabreX technology revolutionizes rack-scale architectures, enabling software-defined, dynamically reconfigurable rack-scale systems, […]

Things to Know When Assessing, Piloting, and Deploying GPUs

In this insideHPC Guide, our friends over at WEKA suggest that when organizations decide to move existing applications or new applications to a GPU-influenced system there are many items to consider, such as assessing the new environment’s required components, implementing a pilot program to learn about the system’s future performance, and considering eventual scaling to production levels.

CRG Solutions Cloud-Native Database Named SingleStore VAR

San Francisco, Jan. 13, 2021 – SingleStore, database technology for cloud-native modern applications, today announced a partnership with CRG Solutions. The business performance improvement company will act as SingleStore’s value-added reseller (VAR) for India and the ASEAN markets. Together, SingleStore and CRG Solutions will enable enterprises in these parts of the world to drive insights from their […]

The Graphcore Second Generation IPU

Our friends over at Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has released a new whitepaper introducing the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. This paper explores the new platform and assesses its strengths and weaknesses compared to the growing cadre of potential competitors.

28 Years and Running: IBM Awarded Most Patents in 2020 – a “Sharp Uptick” in AI

For the 28th year in a row, IBM copped more U.S. patents than any other company, 9,130 in all, including what the company said was a “sharp uptick” in AI-related patents. Patents were awarded to more than 9,000 IBM inventors in 46 U.S. states and 54 countries. IBM said that since 1920, Big Blue has […]

Oxford Nanopore and Nvidia Partner DGX AI System with PromethION Genomics Sequencer

January 12, 2021 — Oxford Nanopore Technologies and Nvidia are collaborating this year to integrate the Nvidia DGX Station A100 into Oxford Nanopore’s gene sequencing system, PromethION with the aim of delivering real-time analyses at scale, and can also analyze any length fragment of DNA/RNA. “The use of accelerated computing and artificial intelligence to quickly and […]

Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers – Part 3

This insideHPC Special Research Report, “Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers,” provides an overview of what to consider when selecting an infrastructure capable of meeting the new workload processing needs. Tyan has a wide range of bare bones server and storage hardware solutions available for organizations and enterprise customers.

Radio Free HPC: Digital D-Day – SolarWinds Hack

Our main topic for this episode is the SolarWinds hack. This is the worst digital hacking incident to date and will have repercussions for many years. As many as 18,000 SolarWinds’ customers may have downloaded the hacked update and opened themselves up to digital mayhem and thievery. This includes many government accounts, some of the […]