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The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research

Both Dr. Ari Berman and the consulting company of which he is CEO, BioTeam, stand at the crossroads of scientific research and HPC. As the company says of itself: “BioTeam is primarily a group of scientists who were forced to learn IT, software development and high performance computing to get their research done.” Why “forced”? […]

FPGA Maker Achronix to List on Nasdaq Through Merger With ACE Convergence

Jan. 7, 2021, Santa Clara, CA – Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, maker of high-performance field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, and ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (ACE) (Nasdaq: ACEV), a special-purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in the combined entity […]

UK Antitrust Agency to Probe Nvidia Acquisition of Arm

Nvidia’s intended acquisition of chip maker Arm from SoftBank, the biggest tech deal of 2020 and one with major implications for HPC and AI, is now under investigation by British regulators. A story in today’s Wall Street Journal by Stu Woo reported that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said “it was inviting third […]

Intel-Apple-AMD-Tesla Chip Architect Jim Keller Joins AI Startup Tenstorrent

Jim Keller, one of the leading names in HPC, AI and data center chip architecture, has landed at a Toronto hardware startup developing AI chips after a two-year stint at Intel that ended “for personal reasons,” according to the company, last June. Keller has been named president, chief technology officer and a board member of Tenstorrent, which said in its announcement that Keller “will lead Tenstorrent’s efforts to be the hardware solution needed to address Software 2.0….

Cambridge Quantum Computing Appoints Oxford Professor Bob Coecke as Chief Scientist

Cambridge, UK, Jan. 6, 2021 – Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a global leader in quantum computing software and algorithms, has announced the appointment of Oxford University Professor Bob Coecke as its chief scientist. Coecke who has previously served as senior scientific advisor to CQC with a focus on developing a Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP) capability, […]

Update from the Frontier of Exascale Software Development

In advance of the scheduled shipment this year of the U.S.’s first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an international team of software developers led by a University of Delaware professor is working on a plasma physics application. An article published yesterday in the university’s UDaily by Tracey Bryant details the work underway […]

Northern Data: Existing Bitcoin Mining Customer Expands Contract Volume by More Than 200MW

Frankfurt am Main – Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87), a provider of high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, has announced the extension of a customer contract of a volume of ASIC chips worth USD $100 million. The existing customer, from the bitcoin mining sector, is making use of an extension option, which it drew at […]

HPC Predictions 2021: Quantum Beyond Qubits, Rising Composable and Memory-Centric Tide, Neural Network Explosion and 5G’s Slow March

Annual technology predictions are like years: some are better than others. Nonetheless, many provide useful insight and serve as the basis for worthwhile discussion. Over the last few months we received a number of HPC and AI predictions for 2021, here are the most interesting and potentially valid. Let’s check in 12 months from now […]

Graphcore Announces $222M Series E Funding Round

Bristol, UK — Graphcore announced it has raised $222m of investment to help support the company’s global expansion and accelerate future IPU silicon, systems and software development. The Series E funding round is led by Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board and adds funds managed by Fidelity International and Schroders as new investors. Also participating in this round are existing Graphcore investors, […]

Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers – Part 2

This insideHPC Special Research Report, “Modern HPC and Big Data Design Strategies for Data Centers,” provides an overview of what to consider when selecting an infrastructure capable of meeting the new workload processing needs. Tyan has a wide range of bare bones server and storage hardware solutions available for organizations and enterprise customers.