Pasqal Signs Quantum Computing Agreement with Aramco

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2024 – Energy and chemicals company Aramco has signed an agreement with neutral atom quantum computing company Pasqal to install what the companies said is the first quantum computer in Saudi Arabia. Pasqal will install, maintain and operate a 200-qubit quantum computer, which is scheduled for deployment in the second […]

HPC News Bytes 20240520: Expanding Exascale Club; Nvidia ‘Paints It Green’ at ISC; Specialty AI Chip News; Student Cluster Competition

A happy May morning to you! In the aftermath of ISC 2024 in Hamburg, we offer this quick (6:21) run-through of recent news from the world of HPC-AI, including ….

CGG Changes Name to Viridien

Paris – May 16, 2024: At its annual general meeting on May 15, 2024, shareholders approved the resolution to change CGG’s corporate name to Viridien. The new ticker symbol for Viridien shares listed on Euronext Paris will be “VIRI”, effective May 21. Sophie Zurquiyah, CEO, Viridien, said: “Our new name, Viridien, connects our company’s history to […]

Synopsys to Acquire Ansys

SUNNYVALE, CA and PITTSBURGH, PA, January 16, 2024 – Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Synopsys will acquire Ansys. Under the terms of the agreement, Ansys shareholders will receive $197.00 in cash and 0.3450 shares of Synopsys common stock for each Ansys share, representing an enterprise […]

HPE to Acquire Juniper Networks

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced it will acquire AI-native networks company Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR)in an all-cash transaction for $40.00 per share, an equity value of approximately $14 billion…. “This transaction will strengthen HPE’s position at the nexus of accelerating macro-AI trends, expand our total addressable market, and drive further…

Report: Samsung Secures Order for 3nm Server Chips for US Company ‘Involved in HPC’

A news story in the Korean news publication Pulse reported today that Samsung electronics has confirmed “a new order for 3-nanometer high performance server chips.” The Pulse story stated that semiconductor designer ADTechnology Co., a Korea-based design solution partner of Samsung and member of the AADP (Arm Approved….

NVIDIA, Intel and Google Alums Form Lemurian Labs, Raise $9M for 20X AI Throughput Boost

Toronto – October 4, 2023 — Lemurian Labs today announced it has secured $9 million in seed funding to develop an accelerated computing platform tailored for AI applications. The company said its platform will leverage a novel number system, referred to as PAL (parallel adaptive logarithm), to expedite AI workloads by up to 20x greater […]

HPC News Bytes 20231002: Lisa Su on AMD-NVIDIA GPU Competition; ASML EUV at Intel Fab in Ireland; AI Job Elimination; SC23 Coming up

A happy October morning to you! Our lineup of quick (4:36) commentary on recent HPC news includes: AMD’s Lisa Su on the AMD-NVIDIA GPU competition; ASML EUV at Intel-4 fab in Ireland starts volume production; AI’s job elimination impact; SC23 is coming Nov 12-17….

IonQ Announces $25.5M Quantum Deal with U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Quantum computing company IonQ announced an expanded relationship with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) to deploy two barium-based trapped ion quantum computing systems for quantum networking research and application development. The deal comes one year after IonQ announced an agreement with AFRL to provide access to the company’s trapped ion….

Air Force Research Lab Adds 12PFLOPS HPC System

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced the installation of a supercomputer built by Penguin Systems, named the Raider. The system delivers about 12 petaFLOPS of compute power, ranking it in the vicinity of the 50th most powerful system in the world, according to the TOP500 ranking of HPC systems. The system is part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program….