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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 […]

Amazon Web Services Joins Q-NEXT Quantum Research Center

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a member of Q-NEXT, a quantum research center developing the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information. Q-NEXT’s mission is to furthers quantum R&D and help create a quantum ecosystem by bringing together science organizations and commercial businesses to solve quantum technology challenges. With AWS as a member, Q-NEXT now […]

Post-Exascale Fabric: NNSA Awards Cornelis Networks $18M for High Performance Network R&D

Those who gave up for dead Intel’s Omni-Path fabric, which Intel began working on 2012 and stopped supporting seven years later, may want to re-think that. Cornelis Networks, the company breathing life into Omni-Path since 2020, has won an $18 million R&D contract from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The award is part of DOE’s Next-Generation High Performance Computing Network (NG-HPCN) project….

Composable Memory within CXL 2.0 Protocol Shown by Liqid, Samsung, Tanzanite

The Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium is chasing the utopian tech dream, now being realized in an increasing number of high performance servers, of a high-speed, open-interface interconnect that enables the heterogenous Babel of CPUs and accelerators to talk to each other, to all get along. It’s a critically important capability for AI, machine learning […]

HPE Launches 2 HPC-AI Offerings for ML Implementation and and Collaboration

Two announcements today from HPE underscore the strategic imperative of combining HPC and AI — along with demand for systems that ease AI implementation complexity. HPE announced its Machine Learning Development System, designed to accelerate AI training models at scale. HPE said the system delivers value in days, rather than the typical weeks or months, […]

PSC, NCSA, NCAR in $7.5M NSF Project Allocating Access on NSF Supercomputers

April 22, 2022 — The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $7.5 million over five years to the Resource Allocations Marketplace and Platform Services (RAMPS) project, a next-generation system for awarding computing time in the NSF’s network of supercomputers. Led by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint program of Carnegie Mellon University and […]

Collaboration Reports Milestone for Neutral Atom Quantum Computing

BOULDER, CO, April 20, 2022 — ColdQuanta, Riverlane and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, today announced they have successfully run a quantum algorithm on a cold atom qubit array system, codenamed “AQuA,” which the three companies say is an industry first “that brings quantum computing one step closer to real world applications.” The milestone was conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison […]

Open Compute Project Announces Hardware-Software Co-design Strategy.

April 14, 2022 – Today, the OCP Foundation, the nonprofit organization focused on hyperscale, announced a new hardware-software co-design strategy that is exemplified by recent contributions to the OCP by Microsoft and Intel of the Scalable I/O (Input/Output) Virtualization (SIOV) specification, and a new collaboration with the SONiC Project now at the Linux Foundation. “Hardware–software co-design […]