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Oqton Inc. Raises $40+M Series A for Industry 4.0 and AI Manufacturing Platform

Ghent, Belgium / San Francisco – January 15, 2021 – Oqton, Inc., the U.S.- and Belgium-based software company specialising in AI-based manufacturing, today announces it has raised over $40M in a Series A financing round, led by Fortino Capital, a B2B software investor, by PMV, the regional Flemish investment fund, and by Sandvik, a global […]

SambaNova Systems Announces SambaNova DataScale — Built for AI 

Palo Alto, CA, Dec. 9, 2020 — SambaNova Systems, builder of systems platform for artificial intelligence and data-intensive applications from the data center to the cloud and the edge, today announced SambaNova Systems DataScale. Built on SambaNova Systems Reconfigurable Dataflow Architecture (RDA), SambaNova DataScale is optimized for dataflow from the algorithms to the silicon, enabling […]

Xsight Labs Announces Sampling of 25.6T Data Center Switch with 100G SerDes

Tel Aviv and San Jose — December 9, 2020 — Xsight Labs announced today the sampling of X1, the industry’s first 25.6T and 12.8T Data Center Switch with 100G SerDes, to its alpha customers. Xsight Labs’ X1 is the industry’s lowest power 25.6T and 12.8T fully programmable data center switch, according to the company. X1 […]

Xilinx Acquires Falcon Computing for Software Programmability and Expand Developer Community

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it has acquired Falcon Computing Solutions, a privately-held leading provider of high-level synthesis (HLS) compiler optimization technology for hardware acceleration of software applications. The acquisition will make adaptive computing more accessible to software developers by enhancing the Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform with automated hardware-aware optimizations. […]

Virtual SC20 Retrospective: Thinkers’ Thoughts on HPC Today and Tomorrow

Check out this assemblages’ reflections on last week’s virtual SC20. Their thoughts range from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable (and worth going back and watching, if you missed them). Among the topics covered: The convergence of the Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists, the emerging earmarks of machine learning HPC workloads and the validity of supercomputing predictions made at SC in 2006 over against predictions for 2035.

At SC20: Fugaku Extends HPC Top500 Lead, Benchmarks 2 ExaFLOPS on HPC-AI; Summit, Sierra Nos. 2 and 3; China at Nos. 4 and 6

The Arm-based Fugaku supercomputer, residing at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, solidified the lead it seized in June atop the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Announced today at virtual SC20, the 56th edition of the bi-annual list reflects a “flattening performance growth curve,” according to the organizations, which said […]

At SC20: Bright Computing Launches HPC Cluster Manager 9.1

Today, Bright Computing, a specialist in Linux cluster automation and management software for HPC and machine learning, announced the latest version of Bright Cluster Manager (BCM) software. Version 9.1 is designed to simplify building and managing clusters from edge to core to cloud with the following features: Integration with VMware vSphere allowing virtual HPC clusters […]

CXL Consortium Releases Compute Express Link 2.0 Spec

The CXL Consortium has announced the release of the Compute Express Link 2.0 specification, which adds support for switching for fan-out to connect to more devices; memory pooling for increased memory utilization efficiency and providing memory capacity on demand; and support for persistent memory – while preserving industry investments by supporting full backwards compatibility with […]

Micron Ships 176-Layer NAND

BOISE, Idaho — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), has announced shipment of what the company said is the world’s first 176-layer 3D NAND flash memory, “achieving unprecedented, industry-pioneering density and performance. Together, Micron’s new 176-layer technology and advanced architecture represent a radical breakthrough, enabling immense gains in application performance across a range of storage use […]

Gigabyte Launches Embedded mini-ITX Motherboard for the AMD EPYC Embedded 3151

Taipei, Taiwan, November 5th 2020 – Gigabyte Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced the Gigabyte MJ11-EC0 for the power-efficient embedded market. Real-time computing in a mini-ITX form factor is possible with rich features. Embedded solutions typically deploy in industrial automation, IoT, and medical machines; yet these cost-effective platforms are also used […]