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HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year industry veteran, Olds comes to Intersect360 Research from OrionX, where he was a partner, analyst, and consultant for the HPC/AI market. Olds is a well-known figure in the HPC industry, […]

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are working with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for Nvidia A100 GPUs. The collaboration is designed to help NERSC and ALCF users, along with the HPC community in general, produce […]

Fending off Bitcoin Mining HPC Thieves – Idaho National Lab’s ‘Cryptojacking’ Detector

Demand for HPC resources from cryptocurrency miners has only increased with the explosion in the Bitcoin’s price – up 65 percent year-to-date. But with that demand has come mining malware, such as Monero and Lighting, algorithms that embed themselves into HPC applications. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced development of a machine translation-based cryptocurrency mining […]

HPE to Build Research Supercomputer for Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology

HPE’s string of HPC contract wins has continued with the company’s announcement today that it’s building a supercomputer for KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Funded by Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), the HPE Cray EX system will target modeling and simulation in academic pursuits and industrial areas, including drug design, renewable energy […]

HPC at TACC, PSC, Univ. of Chicago Supports Completion of 1st Multiscale COVID-19 Virus Model

The Texas Advanced Computing Center has announced completion of what it said is the first complete, multiscale model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a project that leveraged HPC resources at TACC, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of Chicago Research Computing Center (UCRCC). According to an article published late yesterday by TACC Technical Writer […]

10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI – Part 4

In this insideHPC Guide, “10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI,” our friends over at WEKA offer 10 important questions to ask when starting with AI, specifically planning for success beyond the initial stages of a project. Reasons given for these failures include not having a plan ahead of time, not getting executive or business leadership buy-in, or failing to find the proper team to execute the project. Chasing the hot technology trend without having a proper strategy often leads companies down the path of failure.

Open Compute Project Foundation Announces the OCP Future Technologies Initiative

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) has announced the formation of the OCP Future Technologies Initiative, a formal project within the Foundation whose mission is to build a future-focused Community within OCP to serve as forward-looking funnel for ideas and technologies three-to-five years into the future. In 2019, the Foundation initiated the OCP Future Technologies […]

NeoPhotonics 400G ZR Modules Support Extended Operation up to 80C Case Temperatures

SAN JOSE — February 25, 2021 – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading developer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced availability of its extended case temperature QSFP-DD 400G ZR modules. These 400G ZR modules utilize NeoPhotonics’ industry leading coherent optical components […]

RSTOR Updates  Software Defined Cloud Platform for Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Infrastructures

SARATOGA, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2021 — RSTOR, a software defined cloud platform provider that enables enterprises to manage data across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures, has announced a series of customer website enhancements that simplify and integrate data mobility and storage management. “After our new branding was announced, RSTOR took a fresh look at what customers need from […]

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe Announces Virtual Event July 19-23

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe’s annual conference will be a free, online event and is scheduled for July 19-23, 2021. Featuring virtual ICM seminars on HPC and computational science, it will be broadcast from Warsaw, Poland. Topics for SCFE21 will be: special architectures, storage class memory, hybrid cloud/HPC, smart systems, hybrid quantum computing and HPC, omics and […]