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OME and Glenco Software Launch OMERO and OMERO Plus for OME-NGFF Support

SEATTLE and DUNDEE, United Kingdom, Aug. 2, 2022 — Today the Open Microscopy Environment (OME) and Glencoe Software announced the latest versions of OMERO and OMERO Plus with support for OME-NGFF, a cloud-friendly data format optimized for multi-dimensional bioimaging datasets. This technology is designed to make working with bioimaging data in cloud deployments easier, faster […]

DOE Announces 18 Public-Private Partnership Awards to Advance Fusion Energy

July 6, 2022 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced awards for 18 projects with private industry to enhance collaboration with DOE national laboratories and U.S. universities to take on challenges in fusion energy development. The 18 selected projects include representation from 10 private companies. The full list of planned awards can be […]

@HPCpodcast: Horst Simon on DOE’s Post-Exascale HPC Vision – More Flexibility, More Vendor Diversity; the Start of a New Leadership-class Supercomputing Market?

Following DOE’s next-gen supercomputing Request for Information (RFI) issued last week, we discussed what it all may mean with Dr. Horst Simon, Special Advisor to the Laboratory Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-editor of the TOP500 list since 2000. He takes us through the current (though fungible) state of DOE’s post-exascale vision, the implications of an Advanced Computing Ecosystem (ACE) outlined in the RFI and the possible emergence of a new, more vendor-diverse leadership-class systems market.

Atos Opens Life Sciences Centre of Excellence for Drug Development and Precision Health in UK

Paris, 30 June, 2022 – Atos, in agreement with the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire, UK, today announced the opening of its global Life Sciences Centre of Excellence. The facility will provide scientists on campus, and global genome and bio-data institutes worldwide, early access to emerging technologies to support their research, helping to accelerate the […]

DOE Awards 18M HPC Node Hours to 45 ASCR Projects, Including Access to Perlmutter, Polaris and Frontier

June 29, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 18 million node-hours have been awarded to 45 scientific projects under the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program. The projects, with applications ranging from advanced energy systems to climate change to cancer research, will use DOE supercomputers with the goal of uncovering […]

PRACE Announces Winner of Inaugural €20,000 HPC Excellence Award

June 20, 2022 — The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has announced that the first edition of the PRACE HPC Excellence Award has been awarded to the team of Nicola Marzari of EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and NCCR MARVEL (a centre on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials created by the Swiss National […]

Registration Open for Open Compute Project Summit, Oct. 18-20

Registration for the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit, October 18-20 in San Jose, is now open. Registration information can be found here. The summit is a gathering of technologists looking to apply the benefits of open source and open collaboration to hardware and software, and increase the pace of innovation in, near and around the […]

SiPearl Collaborates with NVIDIA on Accelerated Computing with European Microprocessor

Maisons-Laffitte, France, May 29, 2022 — SiPearl, the European company designing the microprocessor for exascale supercomputing, and NVIDIA announce a collaboration to provide a joint offering combining SiPearl HPC microprocessors with NVIDIA accelerated computing and networking portfolio. The two organizations said they will develop a proxy platform for porting activities and SVE workload analysis combining SiPearl […]

@HPCpodcast: Satoshi Matsuoka on the TOP500, Fugaku and Arm, Quantum and Winning Japan’s Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor

A leading figure in the HPC community, Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka, director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) and professor of computer science at Tokyo Institute of Technology, joined our @HPCpodcast for a far ranging discussion of supercomputing – past, present and future. At RIKEN, Matsuoka has overseen development of Fugaku, number 1 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers (the list will be updated next week during the ISC 2022 conference in Hamburg — as of now it’s not known if Fugaku will retain its position). Previously, Matsuoka was lead developer of another well-know supercomputer, TSUBAMI, the most powerful supercomputer in Japan at the time.

HPE and Cerebras to Install AI Supercomputer at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), Cerebras Systems, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), today announced the joint development of a system designed to accelerate scientific research and innovation in AI at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), an institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW). The system is purpose-built for scientific research and is comprised […]