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@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 […]

Report: In Wake of NVIDIA’s Failed Acquisition Bid, Goldman to Take Arm Public with $60B Valuation

In the end, Arm Ltd. may generate more cash by going public than it would have if the attempted NVIDIA acquisition had gone through. A report from the Reuters news service stated that SoftBank Group, the owner of Arm Lt., will select Goldman Sachs “as the lead underwriter on the initial public offering of Arm […]

Hyperion Research: 2021 HPC Market Growth Up 13.8% Over Previous Year

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced overall spending for HPC grew from $30.6 billion (USD) in 2020 to $34.8 billion (USD) in 2021, counting both on-premises and cloud spending, an increase of 13.8 percent. Total on-prem HPC server sales for 2021 reached $14.8 billion (USD) reflecting a strong 9.1 percent growth over the […]

Alphabet Spinoff: AI and Quantum Startup Sandbox Launches

Palo Alto, CA, March 22, 2022 – Sandbox AQ, an enterprise SaaS company delivering solutions that leverage quantum tech and AI, officially launched today and announced its investors, board chair, partners, advisors and initial customers. AQ stands for AI and Quantum, two key tools Sandbox uses to address pressing global challenges. Founded by serial entrepreneur […]

Supermicro Announces Universal GPU System – Supports CPU, GPU and Fabric Architectures

San Jose – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), an enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology company, has announced a revolutionary technology that simplifies large scale GPU deployments and is a future proof design that supports yet to be announced technologies. The Universal GPU server provides the ultimate flexibility in a resource-saving server. […]

Nova Southeastern Univ. Wins $1.94M In National Defense Authorization Act Community Projects

Fort Lauderdale, FL — March 22, 2022 — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has been awarded $1.94 million in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Community Projects Funding (CPF), as requested by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the full year 2022. The funding is specifically dedicated to adding emerging technology equipment to the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center […]

DDN at GTC Says Storage Appliance Doubles NVIDIA DGX Performance

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – March 22, 2022 – AI and multi-cloud data management company DDN today announced flash and hybrid data platforms for NVIDIA DGX POD and  DGX SuperPOD AI, analytics and deep learning computing infrastructure. Powering thousands of NVIDIA DGX systems, including NVIDIA’s Selene and Cambridge-1 DGX SuperPOD systems, DDN offers AI data storage solutions for applications such as […]

At GTC: NVIDIA Launches Hopper Architecture and 80-billion Transistor GPU for AI Data Centers

At GTC today, NVIDIA bolstered its “AI data center” technology with the launch of the Hopper architecture for accelerated computing, delivering what the company said is an order of magnitude performance improvement over its predecessor, Ampere, launched two years ago. Named for Grace Hopper, a pioneering U.S. computer scientist, the company also announced its first […]