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Graphcore and SiPearl Form Euro Partnership to Combine AI and HPC

Graphcore, the British maker of the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for artificial intelligence workloads, and SiPearl, the Franco-German company building an HPC chip, have entered into a strategic partnership intended to enable innovation in simulation and prediction for use cases such as meteorology, climatology, epidemiology and energy management. Under the terms of the agreement, the […]

XTREME-D Announces Technical Alliance with Fujitsu

Palo Alto, California, June 10, 2021 – Japanese HPC Cloud company XTREME-D today announced the formation of a technical alliance with Fujitsu Limited to conduct verification tests of Fujitsu’s PRIMEHPC FX700 on XTREME-D’s high-speed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment. The two companies are planning a series of joint activities through this alliance, starting with […]

Germany Launches €2B, 5-year Quantum Development Push

Germany plans to invest roughly €2 billion euros (US$2.4B) through 2025 on R&D for its first quantum computer and support technologies, the German economy and science ministries said today, according to a story published today by Reuters. The article stated that Germany’s Aerospace Center (DLR) will be the recipient of about €740 million in subsidies […]

Quantum Brilliance and Quantum-South Partner on Logistics Optimization

Canberra, Australia and Montevideo, Uruguay, April 19, 2021 — Quantum Brilliance and Quantum-South today announced a partnership to jointly develop and market complementary products and technology in shipping logistics optimization. The companies will be performing proof-of-concept implementations with air and marine cargo companies to showcase the potential of quantum computing to solve highly complex logistics problems beyond the scope of […]

SDSC, Core Scientific in HPC Composable Partnership to Extend ‘Expanse’ Supercomputer

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego has announced a partnership with Core Scientific, an infrastructure and software solutions provider for artificial intelligence and blockchain, to offer HPC capabilities to industrial users. SDSC and Core will integrate the Core Scientific Plexus AI software stack with the Expanse petascale supercomputer, launched by SDSC late last year with […]

Univ. of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches Venture Conference for Midwest Deep Tech Startups from Universities and National Labs

CHICAGO– The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from universities and national labs. The virtual conference will take place April 20-22, 2021, and feature quick pitches as well as discussions with industry experts and entrepreneurs. The conference […]

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 […]