HPC News Bytes 20230821: Intel Ends Tower Bid; Hot Chips Conference; GPU Demand; Samsung’s Texas 4nm Fab

Good Monday morning! Here’s a quick summation of recent HPC news: Intel kills Tower Semi deal; Hot Chips preview; GPU shortage as generative AI heats up; Samsung’s Texas 4nm chip fab….

Groq Selects Samsung’s Texas Foundry for 4nm

AI systems company Groq has contracted with Samsung’s US-based foundry business to be its silicon partner for Groq’s product roadmap. Groq said its next-gen silicon, to be designed…on its SF4X process (4nm)….

HPC News Bytes 20230814: Linux Wars, China and Chips, Intel AVX, Gordon Bell Prize Finalists

A happy August Monday morning to you. It was an interesting week for supercomputing news, and Shahin and Doug share the highlights of recent developments: Linux Wars continue: Oracle, SUSE, and CIQ form Open Enterprise Linux Association (watch for upcoming episodes on @HPCpodcast on this); China’s tech companies place $5 billion of orders on US chips; Intel improves hardware for on-chip AVX (or APX) vector instructions; 2023 Gordon Bell Prize Finalists also point to TOP500

TSMC: July Revenue Down 4.9% YoY, Up 13.6% MoM

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Aug. 10, 2023 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net revenue for July 2023: On a consolidated basis, revenue for July 2023 was approximately NT$177.62 billion, an increase of 13.6 percent from June 2023 and a decrease of 4.9 percent from July 2022. Revenue for January through July […]

D-Wave Reports Second Quarter Results

BURNABY, B.C. & PALO ALTO, Calif. – August 10, 2023 – Commercial quantum computing systems, software and services company D-Wave Quantum Inc., (NYSE: QBTS) today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2023. “Our second quarter results reflect, we believe, growing enterprise commitment to and investment in practical quantum computing solutions […]

Exxact Corporation Systems to Feature NVIDIA Ada Generation GPUs

Fremont, CA, August 8, 2023 — Exxact Corporation today announced it will feature new NVIDIA RTX professional GPUs in its configurable workstations, servers, and clusters to offer computational performance edge in real-time rendering, graphics, and AI, as well as accelerated simulation in engineering, scientific, and molecular research. These integrations include four new additions to the […]

NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH: DGX Integration with Hugging Face for LLM Training; Announcement of AI Workbench

At the the SIGGRAPH conference this morning in Los Angeles, NVIDIA made several generative AI-related announcements, including a partnership with Hugging Face intended to broaden access to generative AI supercomputing (NVIDIA’s DGX cloud hardware) for developers building large language models (LLMs) and other AI applications on the Hugging Face platform. The companies said the combination […]

IT Services Company phoenixNAP Expands AI and Cloud Services with HPE Ampere-based Servers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that phoenixNAP, a global IT services provider, is expanding its Bare Metal Cloud platform with cloud-native HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 servers, using processors from Ampere Computing. The expanded services support AI inferencing, cloud gaming and other cloud-native workloads with improved performance and energy efficiency. Enterprise IT today demands mobile-ready, video-intensive, and AI-enabled workloads, which require exceptional performance and consume more power.

McKinsey on the Future of Compute: The Rise of Domain-Specific Architectures

There’s more to the rise in HPC and AI of domain-specific architectures (DSAs), starting with GPUs, than just the superior throughput they can deliver. Yes, the deceleration of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling are the primary reasons for the CPU’s decline in dominance. But other factors are playing a strong, enabling role for DSAs. Consulting […]

Sylabs Partners with Carahsoft on Software Container Services for the Public Sector

Reno, Nv. – August 2, 2023 – Sylabs, a provider of tools and services for high performance container technologies, announced a partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Sylabs’ public sector distributor, making the company’s software container technology services, including SingularityPRO and Singularity Enterprise, available through Carahsoft’s reseller partners and […]