HPC News Bytes 20230828: Gartner on Composable; An ABI for MPI; AMD Acquires Mipsology; Google Cloud HPC Clone

A happy Monday morn to you. This week’s HPC News Bytes offers a quick (4:53) run-through of the major news in our sector over the past week. This morning we look at: Gartner predicts accelerated growth for composable computing; Proposed ABI (application binary interface) for MPI to simplify parallel apps; AMD buys AI software company Mipsology – a sign of more AI M&A activity to come?; HPC clone on Google Cloud Platform

Exascale: Pagoda Updates Programming with Scalable Data Structures and Aggressively Asynchronous Communication

The Pagoda Project researches and develops software that programmers use to implement high-performance applications using the Partitioned Global Address Space model. The project is primarily funded by the Exascale Computing Project and interacts with partner projects….

Sandia: Testing New HPC Technology in Orbit

A Sandia National Laboratories team is working to create an iterative process that uses the International Space Station (ISS) as a proving ground to rapidly test and mature technology in space. In collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration, NASA and commercial space company NanoRacks….

Quantum Startup Oxford Ionics Appoints Former Arm CTO/EVP

Oxford, 30 August 2023: Quantum startup Oxford Ionics has appointed former Arm CTO and EVP Dipesh Patel as a non-executive director. Patel was with Arm before becoming an operating partner at Cambridge Innovation Capital. The announcement follows £2 million in funding from the UK’s National Security Strategic Investment Fund (NSSIF) which Oxford Ionics will use […]

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….”