HPC News Bytes 20240708: Low Yield Huawei AI Chip, AI ROI Questions, ASIC AI Chip

A good July morning to you! It was a short Fourth of July holiday week in the (U.S.) world of HPC-AI, here’s a rapid (6:04) run-down of news highlights: China’s SMIC wafer yields for Huawei AI chip yield to sanctions, Goldman joins generative AI ROI doubters, startup takes on Nvidia with special-purpose chip

D-Wave Extends Agreement with Aramco Europe to Explore Quantum-Powered Optimization of Geophysical Problems

PALO ALTO, Calif. – June 6, 2024 – D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) announced today that it has extended its agreement with energy company Aramco to manage geophysical optimization problems through quantum technologies. Aramco Research Center in Delft, the Netherlands, is focused on developing advanced computing technologies to help address global energy challenges. For the […]

Report: New ASML Machines Could Produce Denser, Cheaper Advanced Chips

ASML, whose chip manufacturing machines produce advanced microprocessors used for HPC and AI, says it has set a new chipmaking density record with its new High-NA machine, breaking the previous record set ….

Report: TSMC’s ASML Chip Machines Can Be Remotely Shut Down if China Invades Taiwan

An invasion of Taiwan by China is unthinkable in multiple ways: it could lead to a regional war between China, U.S. allies in southeastern Asia and possibly the U.S. itself. It would be tragic for the people of Taiwan. It would be ….

Pasqal Signs Quantum Computing Agreement with Aramco

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2024 – Energy and chemicals company Aramco has signed an agreement with neutral atom quantum computing company Pasqal to install what the companies said is the first quantum computer in Saudi Arabia. Pasqal will install, maintain and operate a 200-qubit quantum computer, which is scheduled for deployment in the second […]

IBM in $137M Semiconductor Agreement with Canada

BROMONT, QC, April 26, 2024 — IBM, the government of Canada and the government of Quebec today announced agreements to develop the assembly, testing and packaging (ATP) capabilities for semiconductor modules for telecommunications, high performance computing (HPC), automotive, aerospace and defence, computer networks and generative AI, at IBM Canada’s plant in Bromont, Quebec. The agreements reflect […]

TSMC in the USA: Up to $6.6B in CHIPS Act Funding for 3rd (2nm or More) Arizona Fab

TSMC announced it has signed a preliminary agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce for up to $6.6 billion under the CHIPS and Science Act. TSMC also announced plans to build a third fab at its TSMC Arizona site in  Phoenix using 2nm or more processes….

HPC News Bytes: IndiaAI Mission, New Fabs around the World, Atos-Eviden

A happy mid-March day to you. Last week in the world of HPC-AI the emphasis was on the latter, including: the expanding IndiaAI Mission will include a 10,000-GPU supercomputer, TSMC’s biggest customers, countries court chip manufacturers for local fabs….

HPC News Bytes 20240304: GPU Scarcity, Global Fab Capacity Boost, AI Hurdles and Singapore’s AI Training Strategy (Including Mid-Careerists)

A good March morning to you! Forthwith is a fast (5:51) run-though of recent HPC-AI news, including: The GPU shortage; HPE, Dell financial results, GPU allocations, new Intel fabs….

HPC News Bytes 20240226: Intel Foundry Bash, Nvidia Earnings and AI Inference, HPC in Space, ISC 2024

A happy Monday of Leap Year Week to you! We offer a rapid run-through of the latest in HPC-AI, including: Intel Foundry bash, Gelsinger talks up the “Systems Foundry Era,” Wall Street hangs on Nvidia earnings, AI Training vs Inference, Digitial In-Memory Computing for inference efficiency, HPC in space, ISC 2024.