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Intel Cancels $700M ‘Mega Lab’ for Sustainable Data Center Technologies R&D

Intel has cancelled construction of a $700 million facility in Hillsboro, OR,  that was to have focused on development of sustainable data center technologies, according to a story in The Oregonian on Friday. Part of a corporate cost cutting effort to reduce spending by $3 billion this year, and additional billions in upcoming years, an […]

Ohio Supercomputer Center Launches ‘Ascend’ HPC GPU Cluster

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has officially launched Ascend, its new high performance computing (HPC) cluster for artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and machine learning. Ascend is comprised of Dell PowerEdge servers with 48 AMD EPYC CPUs and 96 NVIDIA A100 80GB Tensor Core GPUs with NVIDIA NVLink and interconnected by the […]

DOE Office of Science: $200M for Energy Earthshot Research Centers

Jan. 19, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $200 million for Energy Earthshot Research Centers (EERCs). This funding, provided by the Office of Science, will support fundamental research to accelerate breakthroughs in support of the Energy Earthshots Initiative. Applications are open to the DOE national laboratories. Partnerships with other institutions, including academia, other […]

HPC4EI Announces Projects Selected from Spring 2022 Solicitation

January 18, 2023 — The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $1.8 million investment for six teams that will tap into the U.S. National Laboratories’ high-performance computing (HPC) resources to help manufacturers streamline their processes, increase their productivity, and lower their carbon footprint. As part of the […]

ALCF Announces INCITE Hackathon, Applications Due March 8

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), together with NVIDIA and OpenACC, is co-organizing a hybrid hackathon to help research teams prepare for the upcoming 2024 INCITE call for proposals. Hackathon dates: April 18: Team/Mentor virtual meeting from 09:00 – 11:00 AM CT April 25: Virtual meeting 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM May 3-5: The event […]

Atos Wins UK Quantum Simulator Contract

No sooner did the news break that Atos had accepted a £24 million settlement with the UK government over a major supercomputing contract award (HPE’s weather supercomputer for the UK Met Office) than the UK announced it has purchased a second quantum computing simulator from Atos. The Quantum Learning Machine (QLM) is a quantum simulator […]

Call for Nominations to Replace ASCR’s Barb Helland

A call for nominations has been issued to find a replacement for Barb Helland, the long-time and esteemed associate director for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR), by the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Helland will officially retire on January 15. Helland, known to be media-shy, has politely declined […]

Conventional Wisdom Watch: Matsuoka & Co. Take on 12 Myths of HPC

A group of HPC thinkers, including the estimable Satoshi Matsuoka of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Japan, have come together to challenge common lines of thought they say have become, to varying degrees, accepted wisdom in HPC. In a paper entitled “Myths and Legends of High-Performance Computing” appearing this week on the Arvix […]

General Dynamics Awarded $152M Operations Contract by Alabama Supercomputer Authority

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology has announced it was awarded a $152 million contract for the provisioning, management and operation of computer and network systems by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA). The contract, which was awarded in December 2022, has a five-year base period with two potential option years. This is the […]

DOE Announces $17M in R&D Grants to Small Businesses

Jan. 10, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced awards totaling $17 million for small businesses in 25 states. The 77 projects are in the fields of advanced scientific computing and scientific instrumentation that support DOE’s clean energy mission. Projects selected for award include: Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing LLC, Tucson, AZ.  Structural Components with […]