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The Linux Foundation Launches Research Division to Explore Open Source Ecosystems and Impact

The Linux Foundation has announced a research arm whose mission is to broaden understanding of open source projects, ecosystem dynamics and impact, the organization said. “Through a series of research projects and related content, Linux Foundation Research will leverage the Linux Foundation’s vast repository of data, tools, and communities across industry verticals and technology horizontals. The […]

Univ. of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches Venture Conference for Midwest Deep Tech Startups from Universities and National Labs

CHICAGO– The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from universities and national labs. The virtual conference will take place April 20-22, 2021, and feature quick pitches as well as discussions with industry experts and entrepreneurs. The conference […]

RMACC 11th Annual HPC Symposium Program Set, Registration Underway

BOULDER, CO. – Registration is continuing for the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s  (RMACC) 11th Annual High Performance Computing Symposium, scheduled on-line for May 19-20.  The Symposium will be offered free of charge thanks to lead sponsorship support from Intel and Dell with additional support from ARM and HPE. Links to Symposium registration, the complete program schedule, […]

DOE Funding $10M for Research on Data Reduction for Science

April 15 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $10 million for foundational research to address the challenges of managing and processing the increasingly massive data sets produced by today’s scientific instruments, facilities, and supercomputers in order to facilitate more efficient analysis. The full text of the DOE Laboratories Funding Opportunity Announcement can be found […]

Meet 6 Trailblazing Women in HPC

Women are severely underrepresented in the field of HPC. While they comprise about 51 percent of the general population, women account for only about 17 percent of the HPC workforce1. Those numbers are slowly improving, thanks to the contributions of numerous female engineers, scientists and researchers. In recognition of March as International Women’s History Month, we’re profiling six talented women doing trailblazing work that should inspire others to enter this exciting field.

Carleton Univ. and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for Workforce Development 

OTTAWA — April 15, 2021 — Carleton University and IBM Canada today announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton’s Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science. The agreement establishes a framework for joint research and educational initiatives to boost the University’s cross-disciplinary AI and Data […]

European HPC Exascale Project DEEP-EST Completed

Jülich/Munich, April 15, 2021 – The project “DEEP Extreme Scale Technologies,” funded by the European Union, has come to a successful conclusion. DEEP-EST started in 2017 to develop a modular architecture for high performance computing (HPC). Leveraging a co-design approach with real-life applications, the DEEP-EST project paved the way for future exascale systems that will […]

At Virtual Nvidia GTC: Wednesday’s Sessions on HPC and AI at Scale

Here’s an overview of HPC-related sessions at Nvidia’s GTC virtual conference today. Note that recording of these sessions can be accessed by conference attendees (registration is free). Accelerating Large-Scale AI and HPC in the Cloud – 2-2:40 pm ET This session looks at Microsoft Azure’s NVIDIA A100-based VM instances for machine learning, deep learning and […]

Research Centers at Cambridge and Durham Universities Add Nvidia, Dell EMC HPC Resources

At Nvidia’s GTC conference this week, Nvidia and Dell EMC released details of HPC installations at two UK academic supercomputing centers to accelerate computing resources at the two sites. At Durham University, the COSMA-8 supercomputer — to be used by cosmologists researching the origins of the universe — will be accelerated by Nvidia HDR InfiniBand […]

UT Austin’s Scott Aaronson Awarded ACM Price for Work in Quantum

New York, April 14, 2021 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that Scott Aaronson has been named the recipient of the 2020 ACM Prize in Computing for groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. The […]