Red Hat Riposte: CIQ, Oracle and SUSE Create Open Enterprise Linux Association

The ongoing Linux open source controversy took a turn today with the announcement by CIQ, Oracle and SUSE to form the Open Enterprise Linux Association (OpenELA), described by the companies as a collaborative trade association intended “to encourage development of distributions compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) by providing open and free Enterprise Linux […]

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

Hyperion: Applications Open for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Aug. 7, 2023 — Hyperion Research and the HPC User Forum Steering Committee announced that applications are open for the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, to be presented during SC23 in Denver this November. 11-17 Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 to be eligible for SC23 (submissions past the deadline will be kept on file […]

HPC and AI Workloads Drive Storage System Design

Many organizations are tied to outdated storage systems that cannot meet HPC and AI workload needs. Designing high‑throughput, highly scalable HPC storage systems require expert planning and configuration. The Dell Validated Designs for HPC Storage solution offers a way to quickly upgrade antiquated storage….

Improving Product Quality with AI-based Video Analytics: HPE, NVIDIA and Relimetrics Automate Quality Control in European Manufacturing Facility

Manufacturers are using the power of AI and video analytics to enable better quality control and traceability of quality issues, bringing them one step closer to….

ExaWorks: Tested Component for HPC Workflows

ExaWorks is an Exascale Computing Project (ECP)–funded project that provides access to hardened and tested workflow components through a software development kit (SDK). Developers use this SDK and associated APIs to build and deploy production-grade, exascale-capable workflows on US Department of Energy (DOE) and other computers. The prestigious Gordon Bell Prize competition highlighted the success of the ExaWorks SDK when the Gordewinner and two of three finalists in the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing–Based COVID-19 Research competition leveraged ExaWorks technologies.

Exxact Corporation Offers Liquid Cooled HPC and AI Development Platform

Fremont, CA, July 26, 2023 — Exxact Corporation, a provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and data center solutions, is now offering a dedicated liquid cooling AI development platform featuring enterprise-grade cooling solutions for both the CPU and GPU to accelerate the most intense AI applications. It promises exceptional performance built for AI […]

TD Cowen: Generative AI Driving Record Growth for Data Center Industry

The generative AI phenomenon has spurred growth in many sectors of the tech industry (just ask NVIDIA), including and spectacularly the data center sector. According to a report released today by investment bank and analyst firm TD Cowen, approximately 2.1GW of data center leases have been signed in that last 90 days. Putting that number […]

HPC4EI: DOE Announces Solicitation for Industry to Connect with National Laboratories on Energy Technologies

Washington, DC — The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a new solicitation to connect industry partners with the high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise at DOE’s national laboratories to improve material performance and advance manufacturing processes for an equitable clean-energy future. Through the High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, selected teams will harness […]

HPC News Bytes 20230724: Ultra Ethernet; Meta and Microsofts’ Llama LLM; 6G Wireless; Quantum for Grid Optimization

A happy summer Monday morning to you! Here’s this week’s HPC News Bytes podcast for 20230724, a quick (5:29) compendium of the most important news in HPC, AI, quantum and other advanced technologies. This week, Shahin and Doug discuss: Ultra Ethernet Consortium; Meta Microsoft Llama 2 Open Source AI large language model; NTT and Tokyo Tech 300 GHz 6G wireless; 64-way Cerebras CG-1 system AI supercomputer cloud service with G42 Group; NREL grid optimization with Atom Computing quantum technology.