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$1.5 M in State HPC Funding for Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Collaborators

Jan. 21, 2021 – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has funded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and collaborators with $1.5 million in two separate awards. The state’s 2020-21 budget includes a line item for $500,000 to fund activities at PSC not covered by the organization’s research grants. The money will support PSC’s workforce development efforts and other […]

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 […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research

Both Dr. Ari Berman and the consulting company of which he is CEO, BioTeam, stand at the crossroads of scientific research and HPC. As the company says of itself: “BioTeam is primarily a group of scientists who were forced to learn IT, software development and high performance computing to get their research done.” Why “forced”? […]

Update from the Frontier of Exascale Software Development

In advance of the scheduled shipment this year of the U.S.’s first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an international team of software developers led by a University of Delaware professor is working on a plasma physics application. An article published yesterday in the university’s UDaily by Tracey Bryant details the work underway […]

SiPearl Joins ETP4HPC to Help Drive Europe’s Sovereignty for HPC

SiPearl, the company designing the high-performance, low-power microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, is joining ETP4HPC, an association that groups together the leading European players for high performance computing technologies. From technology suppliers to research centres, software companies, service providers or end users, the members of this major think-tank, created in 2012, are driven by […]

8 European Associations Commit to TransContinuum Initiative for EU R&D Cross-domain Collaboration

December 11, 2020 – Coordinated by the ETP4HPC, the TransContinuum Initiative (TCI) is the union of related digital technologies which offers solutions for the operation of complex data workflow systems. In this continuum, HPC plays a central role as the engine propelling AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, and Mathematical components to work together. TCI is developing […]

Object Matrix Joins the Active Archive Alliance

Boulder, Colo. – December 9, 2020 – The Active Archive Alliance today announced that Object Matrix has joined the organization, which promotes modern strategies to solve data growth challenges. Object Matrix joins a growing number of industry-leading storage and IT vendors that support the use of active archive solutions for data lifecycle management. “We’re pleased to welcome Object Matrix to […]

Ayar Labs Demonstrates Optical Interconnect Solution on GlobalFoundries’ Silicon Photonics Manufacturing Process  

Santa Clara, CA, Dec. 2, 2020 –Ayar Labs announced it has successfully demonstrated its patented monolithic electronic/photonic solution on GlobalFoundries’ (GF) next generation photonics technology based on its 45nm platform. This is an industry first and key milestone in providing chip-to-chip optical connectivity at scale, according to Ayar Labs, and is suited for data-hungry applications […]

Creators of MLPerf Launch MLCommons Consortium for Machine Learning Benchmarks, Metrics, Datasets, Models and Best Practices

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 3, 2020 – Today, open engineering consortium MLCommons launched an industry-academic partnership to accelerate machine learning innovation and broaden access to this critical technology for the public good. MLCommons will focus on: Benchmarks and Metrics – that deliver transparency and a level playing field for comparing ML systems, software, and solutions, e.g., MLPerf, […]

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 […]