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Xilinx Acquires Programming Tools Vendor Silexica

SAN JOSE, June 10, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the adaptive computing company, today announced that it has acquired Silexica, a privately-held provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools. Silexica’s SLX FPGA tool suite empowers developers with an unparalleled development experience building applications on FPGAs and Adaptive SoCs. This technology will become integrated with […]

ECP Pushes Cross-Platform Tested Compilers for HPC and Exascale Architectures

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is working to combine two key technologies, LLVM and continuous integration (CI), to ensure that current and future compilers are stable and performant on high-performance computing (HPC) and exascale computer systems. The proliferation of new machine architectures has made the continuous testing and verification of software (hence the “continuous” in CI) an essential part of US Department of Energy DOE supercomputing. Valentin Clement, a software engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory who is part of the team working to include LLVM in the ECP CI testing and verification framework, notes, “We are working to add CI for ECP-relevant architectures. This facilitates….

SiPearl Says Rhea Exascale Chip Has Entered Accelerated Simulation Phase for 2022 Launch

SiPearl, the company designing the Rhea microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, announced it has passed a milestone before the chip’s scheduled 2022 launch. The company said it is moving into an “accelerated simulation phase” on the Veloce Strato hardware emulator from Siemens Digital Industries Software. SiPeal said the hardware emulation platform provides its chips […]

Nvidia Launches AI, HPC Storefront on AWS Marketplace

Nvidia has issued a blog announcing the availability of more than 20 NGC software resources for free in AWS Marketplace, targeting deployments in healthcare, conversational AI, HPC, robotics and data science. The company’s NGC catalogue provides GPU-optimized software for machine/deep learning and high-performance computing, and the new offering on AWS Marketplace is designed “to help […]

WekaIO and Rancher Labs in Alliance to Simplify Kubernetes Deployments

CAMPBELL, Calif. – December 16, 2020 – WekaIO (Weka), specializing in high-performance and scalable NVMe-optimized file storage, today announced that Weka File System (WekaFS), with its Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in, has completed interoperability testing with Rancher Labs’ Kubernetes management platform. Together, the companies will offer enterprises an integrated, end-to-end tested solution for DataOps. […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: Storing and Managing Exa-class Data Volumes

In this new edition of “Let’s Talk Exascale” from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the ECP’s Scott Gibson talks with Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory about the project’s data and visualization portfolio. As Ahrens said in this interview, “We can compute much faster than we can save and store data these […]

IBM to Acquire Performance Monitoring Company Instana for Hybrid Cloud and AI

IBM today announced plans to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. IBM said the acquisition will help businesses better manage applications spanning the hybrid clouds and that it strengthens IBM’s  AI-powered automation capabilities. Financial details were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within several […]

At SC20: A Bridge to ‘Ponte Vecchio’: Argonne Aurora Developers Using Substitute Intel Xe-HP GPUs

Intel and Argonne National Laboratory said today they are using GPUs based on Intel’s Xe-HP microarchitecture and Intel oneAPI toolkits for development of scientific applications to be used on the Aurora exascale system — in anticipation of later delivery of Intel 7nm ‘Ponte Vecchio’ GPUs, which will drive Aurora when the delayed system is deployed […]

At SC20: XTREME-D Launches AI Gateway on AXXE-L

Palo Alto, CA, Nov. 16, 2020 – HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced AI Gateway, which simplifies the process of building a deep neural network (DNN). The product is currently available in Japan and will be integrated into XTREME-D’s flagship product, AXXE-L by XTREME-D, and be available worldwide next quarter (for more information, see this […]

Cambridge Quantum Computing Announces Update to t|ket⟩ Quantum Software Development Kit (Q-SDK)

Oct. 15, 2020 – Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) today announced the latest version of t|ket〉(pronounced “ticket”), its high-performance quantum software development kit (Q-SDK), which now enables quantum circuit execution on Amazon Braket, a fully managed quantum computing service from Amazon Web Services (AWS), and IonQ quantum computers as well as application development on the Windows […]