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AMD Rolls out Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics Card

Today announced the AMD Radeon Pro VII workstation graphics card for broadcast and engineering professionals, delivering exceptional graphics and computational performance, as well as innovative features. The new graphics card is designed to power today’s most demanding broadcast and media projects, complex computer aided engineering (CAE) simulations and the development of HPC applications that enable scientific discovery on AMD-powered supercomputers.

Job of the Week: R&D Operations and Maintenance Lead at Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is seeking an R&D Operations and Maintenance Lead in our Job of the Week. “This position is the CSCF Program’s Operations and Maintenance Lead. This position is responsible for managing a small team of geographically diverse System Administrators in a Research and Development (R&D), Multi User High Performance Computer (HPC), Multi Level Secure (MLS) Data Center on a 5×12 schedule.”

Rugged COTS Platform Takes On Fast-Changing Needs of Self-Driving Trucks

This white paper by Advantech, “Rugged COTS Platform Takes On Fast-Changing Needs of Self-Driving Trucks” discusses how the fast-changing needs of autonomous vehicles are forcing compute platforms to evolve. Advantech and Crystal Group are teaming up to power that evolution based on AV trends, compute requirements, and a rugged COTS philosophy converging for breakthrough innovation in self-driving truck designs.

Job of the Week: Mid-Career Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin

“We are seeking an HPC Tools Software Engineers for our Engineering Support team on the HPC contract. Lockheed Martin provides High Performance Computing services throughout the HPC lifecycle for computational requirements, architecture, acquisition, and operations to federal government customers. The program provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and technology. The program is involved in efforts to develop scientific software and libraries for HPC platforms. This work involves working on cutting edge HPC technologies to ensure that scientists and engineers will be able to fully utilize modern HPC systems.”

Astera Labs lands funding for purpose-built connectivity solutions

Today Astera Labs announced that it has closed its Series B funding with renowned technology investors including Sutter Hill Ventures, Intel Capital, Avigdor Willenz, and Ron Jankov. This investment round, along with a strategic collaboration with TSMC for manufacturing, positions Astera Labs to rapidly scale production of its Aries Smart Retimer, the world’s first Smart Retimer Portfolio for PCI Express (PCIe) 4.0 and 5.0 solutions, and to accelerate development of additional product lines for Compute Express Link (CXL) solutions. “We are very proud of the significant industry traction for our Aries Smart Retimer Portfolio which has been extensively tested with all major CPU, GPU and PCIe 4.0 endpoints,” said Jitendra Mohan, CEO, Astera Labs. “We look forward to accelerating this momentum by partnering with such a distinguished group of technology and manufacturing heavyweights to develop purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems.”

Altair Inspire update accelerates simulation-driven design

Today Altair updated Altair Inspire, the company’s fully-integrated generative design and simulation solution that accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts and assemblies. The latest release offers an even more powerful and accessible working environment, enabling a simulation-driven design approach that will cut time-to-market, reduce development costs, and optimize product performance. “Inspire enables both simulation analysts and designers to perform ‘what-if’ studies faster, easier, and earlier, encouraging collaboration and reducing product time to market.”

Codeplay implements MKL-BLAS for NVIDIA GPUs using SYCL and DPC++

In this special guest feature, Rod Burns from Codeplay writes that the company has made significant contributions to enabling an open standard, cross-architecture interface for developers as part of the oneAPI industry initiative.  Software developers are looking more than ever at how they can accelerate their applications without having to write optimized processor specific code. […]

Intel and QuTech Demonstrate High-Fidelity ‘Hot’ Qubits for Practical Quantum Systems

Today Intel and QuTech published a paper in Nature demonstrating the successful control of “hot” qubits, the fundamental unit of quantum computing, at temperatures greater than 1 kelvin. “Our demonstration of hot qubits that can operate at higher temperatures while maintaining high fidelity paves the way to allow a variety of local qubit control options without impacting qubit performance.”

Altair offers free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19

Over at the Altair Blog, CEO James Scapa writes that the company is offering free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19. “Altair can provide temporary software licenses for clients working from home without access to their enterprise Altair software solutions with no additional fees or charges. If customers wish to move their HyperWorks Units from on-premises to Altair hosted servers or require temporary software licenses, they should contact their account representative.”

Manufacturing Engineers can turn to Cloud HPC for Work from Home

In this special guest feature, Wolfgang Gentzsch from the UberCloud describes how engineers can perform work from home in the same way they do at their offices, while maintaining or even increasing productivity. “In our short post, here, we are looking at how product development engineers – e.g. in manufacturing – are able to perform the same work they are used to perform at their office, maintaining (or even increasing) their productivity while working from home.”