DOE Announces $24M for Quantum Networks Research

Aug. 30, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $24 million for quantum networks research projects. The projects were selected by competitive peer review under the DOE National Laboratory Announcement, Scientific Enablers of Scalable Quantum Communications. The list of projects and more information can be found on the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program homepage. Projects include: […]

Atom Computing Adds Former Sec. of the Navy to Board

August 30, 2023 — Berkeley, CA – Atom Computing has appointed Ken Braithwaite, former Secretary of the Navy, to its board of directors. He served as Secretary of the Navy from May 29, 2020, to January 20, 2021, in the Donald Trump administration. Atom Computing also announced that Greg Muhlner has joined the company as […]

atNorth HPC Nordic Colo Acquires Gompute

Stockholm, Aug. 29th, 2023  —  atNorth, a Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has today announced the company’s acquisition of Gompute, a leading provider of high performance computing (HPC) and data center services.

Gartner Reports Composable Infrastructure Increases Market Penetration up to 10x

August 24, 2023 – Technology industry analyst firm Gartner has issued four new “Hype Cycle” reports for 2023 in which composable infrastructure is given a “high” benefit” rating, according to an announcement from composable infrastructure company GigaIO. While acknowledging barriers to adoption….

VMware and NVIDIA Partner on Generative AI for Enterprises

August 22, 2023 — VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced the expansion of their partnership with a focus on generative AI. The companies said VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA will enable enterprises to customize models and run generative AI applications, including intelligent chatbots, assistants, search and summarization. The platform will feature generative AI…

Harvard Uses Google Cloud to Clone Supercomputer for Medical Research Runs

A Harvard scientist used Google Cloud Platform compute resources to construct an HPC clone to conduct heart disease study, according to a Reuters story, “a novel move that other researchers could follow to get around a shortage of powerful computing resources….”

Ikigai Labs Raises $25M to Bring Generative AI for Tabular Data

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2023 — Ikigai Labs, a company focused on generative AI for tabular data, today announced $25M of new capital by Premji Invest with participation from Foundation Capital and e& capital. The capital will further Ikigai Lab’s vision for the way enterprises harness AI.

@HPCpodcast: Evaluating Specialty AI Chips at Argonne’s AI Testbed

Our latest episode of @HPCpodcast delves into the Cambrian explosion of AI specialty chips – of which there so many have been released on the HPC-AI market that it’s hard to discern which chip is right for what workload. Hence the AI Testbed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Shahin and Doug spoke with Venkat Vishwanath….

HPC News Bytes 20230821: Intel Ends Tower Bid; Hot Chips Conference; GPU Demand; Samsung’s Texas 4nm Fab

Good Monday morning! Here’s a quick summation of recent HPC news: Intel kills Tower Semi deal; Hot Chips preview; GPU shortage as generative AI heats up; Samsung’s Texas 4nm chip fab….

Los Alamos Reports Hardware Approach Offers New Quantum Computing Paradigm

Los Alamost National Laboratory reported today that a potentially game-changing theoretical approach to quantum computing hardware avoids some of the complexity in quantum….