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Atos opens AI Lab in Germany

Today Atos opened its German Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory in Munich. In this innovative environment, Atos is developing for its clients business solutions using AI and other cutting-edge technologies. “Our AI Lab is the right platform for the collaborative development of tangible digital use cases that deliver long-term value as quickly as possible.“

Intel Ships Stratix 10 DX FPGAs

Intel today announced shipments of new Intel Stratix 10 DX field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). “Stratix 10 DX FPGAs with the new interfaces include the option to support select Intel Optane DC persistent memory dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). They dramatically increase bandwidth and provide coherent memory expansion and hardware acceleration for upcoming select Intel Xeon Scalable processors.”

DDN to acquire IntelliFlash Business Unit from Western Digital

Today DDN announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Western Digital Corp. that includes an agreement to acquire Western Digital’s IntelliFlash business. Additionally, the companies will expand their existing relationship through a mutual global strategic sourcing agreement. DDN and Western Digital are committed to executing a smooth transition for customers and key stakeholders.

A Simulation Booster for Nanoelectronics

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a method that can simulate nanoelectronics devices and their properties realistically, quickly and efficiently. This offers a ray of hope for the industry and data centre operators alike, both of which are struggling with the (over)heating that comes with increasingly small and powerful transistors – and with the high resulting electricity costs for cooling.

Atos on the Road to Exascale with new Test Lab in Angers, France

Today Atos inaugurated its new global HPC Test Lab in Angers, France. The new 2,000 square meter test center, which has the capacity to host the equivalent of approximately 48 BullSequana supercomputers, provides Atos’ HPC customers worldwide with the unique opportunity to thoroughly test their supercomputing equipment under real conditions, to ensure it meets stringent benchmarking criteria, prior to receiving delivery on-premise. “This reaffirms the presence of Atos and its role in the region, and also strengthens the Group’s unique positioning as the European leader in supercomputing, by supporting both its own and its clients’ work to develop ‘exascale’ supercomputers.”

Aliro to make Quantum Computing accessible to any Developer

Today Aliro Technologies emerged from stealth with the closing of its $2.7 million seed round, led by Flybridge Capital Partners. “Aliro’s vision is to commercialize new software technologies that make today’s quantum hardware more accessible and useful for any coder, making hybrid classical-quantum programs the new standard. The company was spun out of Harvard’s quantum computing lab, co-founded by Prof. Prineha Narang, a luminary in quantum computing.”

Liqid Partners With ScaleMP to Introduce Liqid Memory

Today ScaleMP announced that it has partnered with Liqid Inc. to enable users of in-memory workloads to break beyond the server memory limitations and expand total system memory by order of magnitude over the DRAM installed, without any operating system or application modifications. “All types of businesses for which data performance translates directly to operational success can now leverage non-volatile memory at scale backed by strong economics.”

Exascale Computing Project Update

Doug Kothe from the Exascale Computing Project gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is focused on accelerating the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem that delivers 50 times more computational science and data analytic application power than possible with DOE HPC systems such as Titan (ORNL) and Sequoia (LLNL). With the goal to launch a US exascale ecosystem by 2021, the ECP will have profound effects on the American people and the world.”

IBM Brings World’s Largest Fleet of Quantum Computing Systems Online

Today, IBM announced the opening of the IBM Quantum Computation Center in New York State. “To meet growing demand for access to real quantum hardware, ten quantum computing systems are now online through IBM’s Quantum Computation Center. The fleet is now composed of five 20-qubit systems, one 14-qubit system, and four 5-qubit systems. Five of the systems now have a Quantum Volume of 16 – a measure of the power of a quantum computer – demonstrating a new sustained performance milestone.”

Aiden Lab Chooses WEKA to Accelerate Genomics Research

Today WekaIO announced that Aiden Lab at the Baylor College of Medicine, a leading genome research facility, has selected the Weka File System (WekaFS) to accelerate its genomics research. “WekaFS has delivered a 3x improvement in performance at Aiden Lab and is enabling it to use its cloud infrastructure more effectively. WekaFS will improve overall productivity and empower researchers to become more efficient at analyzing results.”