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Altair Acquires PollEx Electronic Design Automation Software

Today Altair announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics industry. “Polliwog’s powerful PCB modeler and design verification tools allow EDA engineers at small and enterprise customers to collaborate at never-seen-before levels and greatly expands our HyperWorks solution portfolio.”

Job of the Week: Tactical HPC Software Engineer at General Dynamics

General Dynamics Mission Systems is seeking a Tactical HPC Software Engineer in our Job of the Week. “The Tactical High Performance Computing Software Engineer leads the development of next generation high performance radar and sensor signal processing for some of the world’s most advanced defense systems.”

Rescale Listed as one of Y Combinator’s Top 101 Companies

HPC Cloud provider Rescale was recently named #39 to Y Combinator’s 2019 list of top 101 companies. This marks Rescale’s move up the prestigious list from last year’s position of #53, and reaffirms their position as a power player among startups. “We’re honored to be recognized by Y Combinator on their Top Companies list for the second year in a row alongside some of the most transformational and disruptive startups in the world,” said Joris Poort, Founder and CEO of Rescale.

Video: Moore’s Law is Not Dead

Jim Keller from Intel gave this talk at the EECS Colloquium. “While it is true that certain vectors like transistor performance and power are showing diminishing returns, other vectors like transistor architecture, microprocessor architecture, software and new materials are showing increasing returns. The combination of these will continue to make life interesting and challenging for hardware and software designers alike.”

A Simulation Booster for Nanoelectronics

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a method that can simulate nanoelectronics devices and their properties realistically, quickly and efficiently. This offers a ray of hope for the industry and data centre operators alike, both of which are struggling with the (over)heating that comes with increasingly small and powerful transistors – and with the high resulting electricity costs for cooling.

ANSYS to Acquire LSTC

Today ANSYS announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology. Once closed, the acquisition will empower ANSYS customers to solve a new class of engineering challenges, including developing safer automobiles, aircraft and trains while reducing or even eliminating the need for costly physical testing.

PRACE SHAPE Programme to Support Five new SMEs with HPC

PRACE has announced that following the 9th Call for applications to SHAPE, five more SMEs will be able to start working with PRACE to gain access to HPC expertise and resources, expand their HPC experience and ultimately enhance their business. “So far, SHAPE has helped 45 companies to use HPC, allowing them to benefit from using HPC in their business.”

Radio Free HPC Recaps the Hot Chips Conference

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team is joined by Glenn Heinle to review the highlights of the Hot Chips conference. “Since it started in 1989, HOT CHIPS has been known as one of the semiconductor industry’s leading conferences on high-performance microprocessors and related integrated circuits. The conference is held once a year in August in the center of the world’s capital of electronics activity, Silicon Valley.”

Mellanox Powers Virtualized Machine Learning with VMware and NVIDIA

Today Mellanox announced that its RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) networking solutions for VMware vSphere enable virtualized Machine Learning solutions that achieve higher GPU utilization and efficiency. “As Moore’s Law has slowed, traditional CPU and networking technologies are no longer sufficient to support the emerging machine learning workloads,” said Kevin Deierling, vice president marketing, Mellanox Technologies. “Using hardware compute accelerators such as NVIDIA T4 GPUs and Mellanox’s RDMA networking solutions has proven to boost application performance in virtualized deployments.”

ANSYS Cloud HPC Increases Simulation throughput for Hundreds of Organizations

Engineers are unlocking increased compute capacity to achieve advancements in 5G, autonomous systems, electric vehicles, and other global megatrends thanks to ANSYS Cloud HPC, powered by Microsoft Azure. Available from directly within ANSYS engineering simulation software, ANSYS Cloud is helping organizations rapidly run high-fidelity simulations, shortening development cycles and increasing time to market. “”Organizations benefit from Azure’s vast number of on-demand compute cores to run large parallel and tightly coupled simulations, enabled by infrastructure specifically designed for HPC featuring RDMA InfiniBand. With Azure, ANSYS customers get performance without sacrificing security as sensitive proprietary data remains highly secure and protected by technologies that prohibit unauthorized access.”