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Los Alamos Announces Details of New HPE Crossroads Supercomputer

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 30, 2020—The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, announced the details of a $105 million contract awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to deliver Crossroads, a next-generation supercomputer to be sited at Los Alamos. “This machine will advance our […]

New Cloud Computing Infrastructure for European Research at CEA’s TGCC

September 2020 – The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) deployed new computing and storage resources and services in its TGCC computing centre, for the benefit of research communities in Europe. Aside from conventional HPC resources, the new systems provide services such as sovereign cloud computing, object storage, and interactive computing. These systems […]

Rescale Launches Intelligent Control Plane for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Big Compute

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30, 2020 — Rescale Inc., the leader in enterprise big compute, announced the availability of the industry’s first hybrid and multi-cloud intelligent control plane to deliver new levels of performance, architectural control and R&D productivity. Enterprises face the challenge of fast-growing R&D workloads and new specialized hardware architectures, all while managing cost […]

AI Chipmaker Hailo Launches M.2 and Mini PCIe AI Modules for Edge Devices

Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 30, 2020 – AI chipmaker Hailo announced today the launch of its M.2 and Mini PCIe high-performance AI acceleration modules for empowering edge devices. Integrating the Hailo-8 processor, the modules can be plugged into a variety of edge devices for such use cases as smart cities, smart retail, industry 4.0 and […]

Registration for the ASC20-21 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

 Beijing, China, Sep. 28, 2020 – The ASC, concerned for the health and safety of all ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced the merger of 2020-2021 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge. Registration for the ASC20-21 is now open. Undergraduates from all over the world can register at the ASC official website […]

Intel Partners with Lightbits Labs for Disaggregated Storage

Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 – Intel Corp. and Lightbits Labs today announced an agreement to propel development of disaggregated storage solutions to solve the challenges of today’s data center operators who are craving improved total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) due to stranded disk capacity and performance. This strategic partnership includes technical co-engineering, go-to-market collaboration and an Intel […]

Omni-Path HPC Interconnect Reemerges as Intel Spin-out with $20M Investment Round from Intel Capital, Others

Left for dead last year, Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) high performance fabric may come back to life with a Series A $20 million venture round involving Intel Capital, Downing Ventures and Chestnut Street Ventures that places OPA interconnect technology under the auspices of a spin-out start-up called Cornelis Networks. OPA was a much-promoted Intel effort […]

VMware and Nvidia Partner on Hybrid Cloud Architecture

VMware and Nvidia announced today what the companies called “a broad partnership” in support of an enterprise platform for AI and a new architecture for data center, cloud and edge using Nvidia DPUs (data processing units). The collaboration will enable AI software on the Nvidia NGC hub to be integrated into VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud […]

Craig Chadwell Joins SoftIron as VP of Product

London – September 29, 2020 – SoftIron Ltd., the leader in purpose-built and performance-optimized data center solutions, today announced the appointment of Craig Chadwell to the role of Vice President of Product to lead the company’s product strategy. Chadwell, who joins SoftIron from Lenovo, will be responsible for managing SoftIron’s flagship HyperDrive storage, HyperSwitch networking, […]

Hyperion: Covid-19 Driving Down HPC Server Revenues, But Impact May Be Moderating

According to a newly released Hyperion Research Worldwide High Performance Technical Server QView, total worldwide technical server revenues were almost $3.1 billion in the second quarter of 2020, down 5.4 percent from almost $3.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019 but showing a strong 12.8 percent increase from the first quarter of 2020. The […]