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Classiq Announces Investment from HSBC, NTT Finance, Neva SGR (Intesa Sanpaolo Group)

TEL AVIV – May 16, 2022 – Quantum software company Classiq today announced the participation of three companies – HSBC, NTT Finance, and Intesa Sanpaolo – in the second closing of its Series B funding. This comes on the heels of its earlier Series B round news, and brings Classiq’s funding for this round to $36 million […]

Arm Reports Record Revenues and Profits in FY21

May 12, 2022 — Cambridge, UK-based semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. today reported 2021 total revenues were up 35 percent to $2.7 billion with growth in both royalty and non-royalty revenue. The company reported 2021 licensing (non-royalty) revenues were up 61 percent to $1.13 billion and 2021 royalty revenues were up 20 percent to a […]

General Dynamics IT Unit Wins $89.5M EPA HPC Contract

May 6, 2022 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an $89.5 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a unit of aerospace and defense contractor General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). The money will fund EPA’s High-End Scientific Computing (HESC) II Support Services task order. The contract is issued on a one-year base with six […]

@HPCpodcast: What’s New in HPC-class Storage and a New Feature: Top of the News

Join us for this episode – episode 20, be it noted – of the @HPCpodcast. It includes a new segment, Top of The News, offering a look at the top HPC developments of the week. Our discussion features federal funding for PsiQuantum and Global Foundries’ quantum computing research in upstate New York, along with AMD’s proposed acquisition of Pensando and Fujitsu’s new HPC cloud offerings that includes supercomputing technology used in the world’s most powerful HPC system, Fugaku.

PSC’s Neocortex HPC Upgrades to Cerebras CS-2 AI Systems

The Neocortex high-performance AI computer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been upgraded with two new Cerebras CS-2 systems powered by the second-generation wafer-scale engine (WSE-2) processor. PSC said the WSE-2 doubles the system’s cores and on-chip memory as well as offering a new execution mode designed for extreme-scale deep-learning tasks, including larger model […]

TSMC: Q1 Revenue Rose 35.5% YoY

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Apr. 8, 2022 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net revenue for March 2022: On a consolidated basis, revenue for March 2022 was approximately NT$171.97 billion, an increase of 17 percent from February 2022 and an increase of 33.2 percent from March 2021. Revenue for January through March […]

NVIDIA in Partnership to Build Taiwan’s 1st HPC System for Medical Research

NVIDIA and Taiwan-based Asustek Computer have announced a partnership with Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) to develop Taiwan’s first AI biomedical research supercomputer. According to an article in Digitimes Asia, NHRI will provide health research data while Asustek and NVIDIA will deliver AI cloud technology and high-performance computing servers. Digitimes Asia reported that Asustek […]

@HPCpodcast: The GTC Cornucopia

Last week’s rendition of NVIDIA’s bi-annual GTC extravaganza unveiled a raft of new HPC/AI announcements, the latest public performance of a company in its prime led by a leather-clad CEO generally regarded as a master marketer. Ok, roll your eyes at that gushing statement if you like, but it reflects the sentiment of Wall Street, which pushed NVIDIA stock up 10 percent the day CEO Jensen Huang delivered his GTC keynote, and of most (if not all) in the HPC industry analyst community. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast….

GRC Secures $28 Million C Series Investment Led by SK Lubricants

AUSTIN, TX – March 31, 2022 – GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), a producer of single-phase immersion cooling for data centers, today announced it has secured a $28 million C Series investment led by South Korea-based SK Lubricants. This brings the company’s total funding to date to $43 million. The investment will provide GRC with the […]

Samsung and Western Digital Form Zoned (Block) Storage Collaboration

Samsung Electronics and Western Digital today announced a collaboration around zoned storage, which is a form of block storage, focused on data placement, processing and fabrics (D2PF) technologies. Western Digital has said zone storage is designed for workloads with increasingly voluminous and complex data management needs, creating “block storage devices that have their address space […]