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NCSA’S Donna J. Cox Wins IPS Technology Innovation Award

Donna J. Cox, director of NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), was recently awarded the International Planetarium Society’s 2020 Technology Innovation Award. This is just the eighth time since the society’s founding in 1958 that this honor has been bestowed. It is only awarded when a recipient is identified as meeting the award criteria: an individual with “a broad, deep […]

Altair Extends Strategic HPC OEM Agreement with HPE

Troy, Mich., Sept. 3, 2020 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high performance computing (HPC), and data analytics, extended its multi-year OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer the newly enhanced version of Altair® PBS Professional® workload manager and job scheduler across HPE’s industry-leading HPC systems, including HPE Apollo Systems and […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Argonne’s David Martin Talks Industrial HPC and Accessible Exascale

David Martin manages the Industry Partnerships and Outreach program at Argonne National Laboratory, and in this interview he talks about the never ending, always expanding demand for more power from HPC users – and the potential for the upcoming exascale systems, including Argonne’s Aurora, may be more accessible than might be expected. “I think that […]

Class of 26 joins DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

A class of 26 future high-performance computing (HPC) leaders is enrolled at U.S. universities this fall with support from the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Including the new fellows, the program has sponsored more than 500 students at more than 65 universities since it was launched in 1991. Only about 5 […]

The Joint Network Center Archives Scientific Data for Max Planck Society with Quantum

SAN JOSE — Sept. 2, 2020 — Quantum Corp. (NASDAQ: QMCO), a global leader in unstructured data and video solutions, today announced that the Joint Network Center (GNZ) at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) reduced its backup window by 50 percent, ensured the long-term integrity of vital data, and gained scalability to support fast-growing scientific […]

IDC: Led by U.S., Global AI Spending Will More than Double by 2024

Those predicting another “AI winter” will have a quarrel on their hands with industry analyst firm International Data Corp., which forecasts global spending on AI will more than than double over the next four years, from $50.1 billion in 2020 to more than $110 billion in 2024. According to IDC’s Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide, AI […]

Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars and AMD’s Gawdy Earnings

Summer inventory clearance days for Radio Free HPC! In this episode, we talk about the spate of MLperf benchmarks and how AMD hit it out of the park on their most recent quarterly earnings.

Taking a Virtual Turn, ModSim 2020 Focuses on the AI Era

From the front lines of this year’s ModSim conference, Charity Plata, Computational Science Initiative, Communications, Brookhaven National Laboratory, send this report: Recently, the ninth annual Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications, known as ModSim 2020 — usually a 2.5-day event held amid the picturesque backdrop of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens in […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Simon Burbridge Gives ARM a Hand – ‘Maybe We Don’t Need to Have Accelerators’

At this point in the career of HPC luminary Simon Burbridge of the University of Bristol, he’s focused on HPC system design based on ARM-designed processors. Citing the world’s top ranked supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku, Burbridge says in this interview: “If you redesign your CPUs to have the capability of doing the amount of math that you need and if you have, for example, the memory bandwidth to get those vectors and matrices in and out of the memory, then why wouldn’t they be better than a GPU?”

DOE, White House Announce Members of U.S. Quantum Advisory Committee

Technologists from the national labs, universities, federal agencies and industry have been named by the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC). Announced today, the NQAIC’s mission is to “counsel the Administration on ways to ensure continued American leadership […]