HPC News Bytes 20240701: Silicon Photonics Advance, CPU Thread Count War, Quantum Memory Advantage, Microsoft’s Undersea Data Center

A happy Fourth of July week to you! Here we offer a quick (5:56) run through recent HPC-AI news, including: An “important milestone” in silicon photonics, CPU thread count war heats up, quantum vs. classical HPC ….

Quantum vs. Classical HPC: Sandia Labs and Boston Univ. Challenge Conventional Wisdom that Speed Rules Supreme

Theoretical scientists at Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University say they have discovered that quantum computers are unrivaled at solving an advanced math problem. But the big advantage delivered by quantum ….

@HPCpodcast: DOE’s Chalk Talks Lab Supercomputing Budgets, ECP’s Legacy and Women in HPC

The future of supercomputing isn’t what it used to be, and few know that better than Christine Chalk, federal program ….

Lenovo Launches Expanded Portfolio of AI Solutions

Today, Lenovo unveiled an expanded portfolio of enterprise AI solutions designed to help companies develop and deploy AI with “turnkey services, business-ready vertical solutions and energy-efficient innovations ….

Aug. 1 Deadline for Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science at Argonne

June 25, 2024 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science is accepting applications until Thursday, Aug. 1, 2024. Apply here  The fellowship is typically a two-year appointment with a renewal process after the first year. Contact mbfellowship@alcf.anl.gov for questions about the fellowship. The Butler Fellowship is an opportunity to lead […]

HPC News Bytes 20240624: GPU Price War?, Rectangular Chip Packaging, AI for Science Assistant, Big HPC-AI Systems Keep Coming

Good first-Monday-of-summer morning to you! Here’s a rapid (6:35) run-though recent HPC-AI news: GPU price war in the offing?; rectangular chip wafer design ….

Pasqal Delivers 100+ Qubit Quantum Processing Unit to GENCI and CEA

Paris, June 19, 2024 – A 100+ qubit quantum processing unit (QPU), acquired by GENCI (Grand Équipement National de Calcul Intensif), was delivered at TGCC, the CEA computing centre, the three organizations have announced. As the first QPU to be delivered to a third party by Pasqal, a neutral atom quantum computing company, is part of the High-Performance […]

ORNL’s Anuj Kapadia Named 2024 Fellow by American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Oak Ridge, TN — Anuj J. Kapadia, who leads the Advanced Computing in Health Sciences Section at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was named a 2024 Fellow by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, or AAPM. AAPM is one of the world’s leading medical physics organizations with a mission to advance medicine through excellence in […]

DOE CSGF Announces Incoming 2024-25 Class

Ames, Iowa, June 14, 2024 — A record 40 students on the path to achieving doctorates in fields that emphasize use of computing and mathematics are now being welcomed into the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program. The 2024-2025 incoming fellows will attend 24 U.S. universities as they learn to apply […]

Oak Ridge Lab: Researchers Use AI for Autonomous Discovery and Optimization of Materials

Researchers are developing ways to accelerate discovery by combining automated experiments, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. A novel tool developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leverages those technologies has demonstrated that AI can influence materials synthesis and conduct associated experiments without human supervision. This autonomous materials synthesis tool uses pulsed laser deposition, or PLD, to deposit […]