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University of Chicago’s Polsky Center and Chicago Quantum Exchange Launch Program Supporting Quantum Startups

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first U.S. accelerator program for startup companies in quantum science and technology, according to the organizations. “Duality’s purpose is to help quantum startups bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace that is a critical barrier to […]

Super-connected HPC: Superfacility Links National Lab Research Sites

By Mike May, on behalf of DEIXIS: Computational Science at the National Laboratories High performance computing (HPC) is only as valuable as the science it produces. To that end, a National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been expanding its reach through a superfacility – “an experimental facility […]

3 National Labs Join ATOM Consortium for Drug Discovery

MARCH 29, 2021 — The Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) consortium today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories are joining the consortium to further develop ATOM’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery platform. The public-private ATOM consortium aims to transform drug discovery from a slow, sequential and high-risk process […]

Intel Announces 5 CERN-Argonne oneAPI Challenge Winners

Intel has announced the winners of the Great Cross-Architecture Challenge, a collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Argonne National Laboratory, and run by CodeProject. Winner of a summer CERN openlab internship or $8,000 cash: Eugenio Marinelli of Sophia Antipolis, France, leveraged oneAPI’s cross-architecture libraries and tools to develop a new application that decodes […]

March 30: CHIPS Alliance and RISC-V International Invite the RISC-V Community to Update Unified Memory Architecture Standard

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2020 – RISC-V International, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), and CHIPS Alliance, a consortium advancing common and open hardware for interfaces, processors and systems, today announced a joint collaboration to update the OmniXtend Cache Coherency specification […]

XSEDE-Allocated Supercomputers, Comet and Stampede2, Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research

By Kimberly Mann Bruch, San Diego Supercomputer Center Communications Since 2009, Daniel Tward and his collaborators have analyzed more than 47,000 images of human brains via MRI Cloud — a gateway created to collect and share quantitative information from human brain images, including subtle changes in shape and cortical thickness. The latter was the topic of […]

Azure GM Joins OCP Board

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced that Microsoft Azure GM Zaid Kahn will hold a seat on its board. Kahn replaces Kushagra Vaid, who has served over the past year. Vaid had been engaged with OCP since 2014 and previously served on the OCP Incubation Committee for several years. Kahn joins board members Andy […]

Intel Achieves AWS High Performance Computing Competency Status

Intel has announced it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) High Performance Computing (HPC) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Intel has demonstrated deep experience helping customers optimize their HPC workloads for performance and efficiency using AWS’s elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure. “HPC has been key to solving the most complex problems in every industry and […]

Deloitte Teams with Nvidia on Deloitte Center for AI Computing

Consulting firm Deloitte today announced the launch of the Deloitte Center for AI Computing, designed to accelerate development of artificial intelligence solutions for Deloitte clients. Built on NVIDIA’s DGX A100 systems , the center “brings together the supercomputing architecture and AI expertise that clients require as they become AI-fueled organizations,” Deloitte said. “The Deloitte Center […]

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are working with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for Nvidia A100 GPUs. The collaboration is designed to help NERSC and ALCF users, along with the HPC community in general, produce […]