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DOE INCITE Program Calls for Proposals by June 18

April 12, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is seeking proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns in a broad array of science, engineering and computer science domains. The deadline is June 18, 2021. INCITE’s open call provides an opportunity for researchers to […]

CSCS to Stand Up ‘Grace’ Arm-based AI Supercomputer from Nvidia, HPE

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 12, 2021 — The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NVIDIA have announced what they says is expected to be the world’s most powerful AI-capable supercomputer. Planned to come online in 2023, the “Alps” system infrastructure will replace CSCS’s existing Piz Daint supercomputer and serve as a general-purpose […]

Los Alamos National Lab 1st to Receive Nvidia ‘Grace’ Arm CPU-based  Supercomputer

April 12, 2021 – Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first United States customer to receive a supercomputer based on Nvidia’s new “Grace” Arm-based CPU, announced today, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as the system provider. Delivery is targeted for early 2023. The Grace CPU is an Arm-based processor built for data-intensive applications requiring […]

Nvidia Jumps into Data Center CPUs, Also Launches DPUs, GPUs and DGX Superpod for HPC and AI

Nvidia announced a slew of new products today on the first day of its annual GTC conference, including a first-time foray into data center CPU that has pushed Intel stock prices down and Nvidia shares up. Nvidia’s new “Grace” CPU, the company’s first CPU for the data center, is an Arm-based chip that the company […]

LLNL’s Falgout named to 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) computational mathematician Rob Falgout as an esteemed member of its 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows. The prestigious honor recognizes Falgout, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in LLNL’s Center for Applied Scientific Computing, for his “contributions to the theory, practice and large-scale […]

7 Chinese HPC Organizations Added to Entity List for Supporting China’s Military

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing organizations to the Entity List “for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” The Entity List “restrict(s) the export, re-export, and in-country transfer of items” by The following are […]

SDSC Picks Habana AI Training and Inference Chips for Voyager HPC System

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has selected Habana Labs’ AI training and inference accelerators for SDSC’s Voyager supercomputer, scheduled to be in service this fall. Habana said the HPC system, housed at the University of California, San Diego, will utilize Habana’s interconnectivity technology to scale AI training capacity with 336 Habana Gaudi training processors, which […]

ERDCWERX, ERDC Invite Prototype Concepts in Cybersecurity and HPC

VICKSBURG, MISS. – Industry and academia now have more options to pursue collaboration and contracts with the federal government. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is seeking white paper submissions in response to prototyping opportunities in Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS). Non-traditional defense contractors, with or without a SAM.gov registration, are encouraged to […]

LLNL Captures 3 FLC Technology Transfer Awards

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from the lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office and colleagues who help them commercialize technologies have won three national technology transfer awards this year from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC), the most national awards the lab has won in a year in the past 36 years. The winners will […]

‘Ice Lake’ Launch: Intel Impresses with 3rd Gen Xeon Chips

In its cage-match struggle with AMD for data center (and HPC) CPU market superiority, Intel responded this morning to its rival’s vaunted EPYC 7003 Series CPUs, announced two weeks ago, with its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable data center chips, code named “Ice Lake.” And the early response from a small sampling of industry analysts […]