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NSF Names Karen Marrongelle COO

Washington, DC, July 28, 2021 — The U.S. National Science Foundation has officially appointed Karen Marrongelle to serve as chief operating officer. Since 2018, she has led the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, or EHR, which supports research that enhances learning and teaching, and broad efforts to achieve excellence in STEM education at […]

Exascale Computing Project Picks Fran Hill Co-chair of Industry and Agency Council

Juny 28, 2021 — The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has announced the selection of Dr. Frances (Fran) Hill as co-chair of the ECP Industry and Agency Council (IAC). She is chief scientist for the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) with the US Department of Defense (DOD) and will assume the role of ECP-IAC co-chair alongside Dave […]

Atos Acquires HPC Cloud Platform Provider Nimbix

Last month, Agnès Boudot, SVP, head of HPC & Quantum at Atos, told us — without sharing details — that the company’s global strategy includes expansion into the U.S. market. At least part of that strategy was revealed today with the news that Atos has acquired long-time high-performance computing cloud platform provider Nimbix. Established in 2010 […]

PsiQuantum Closes $450M Venture Round

PALO ALTO — PsiQuantum has raised $450 million in Series D funding to build what the company said will be the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer. The funding round was led by BlackRock, along with participation from insiders including Baillie Gifford and M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund – and new investors including Blackbird Ventures […]

Dartmouth Engineering to Lead $2.7M DOE Quantum Computing Grant

HANOVER, N.H. – Funded by a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Dartmouth Engineering Professor Geoffroy Hautier will lead a three-year, multi-institutional effort to identify qbits, a basic unit of quantum information, to transform and advance quantum computing. The team aims to build a database of viable qbits, which can store information in […]

Argonne Scientists Using DL to Visualize X-ray Data in 3D

JULY 26, 2021 – A team of Argonne scientists has leveraged artificial intelligence to train computers to keep up with the massive amounts of X-ray data taken at the Advanced Photon Source. Scientists are using artificial intelligence to train computers to process the reams of data produced by the Advanced Photon Source. Computers have been able […]

Intel Releases Foundational Technology Roadmap, Launches New Naming Structure for Process Nodes

Intel Corporation today announced a detailed process and packaging technology roadmaps of “foundational innovations” for products through 2025 and beyond. In addition to announcing RibbonFET, its first new transistor architecture in more than 10 years, and PowerVia, a backside power delivery method, the company highlighted its planned adoption of next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), referred […]

NVIDIA and King’s College London Use Cambridge-1 Supercomputer for Synthetic Brain Image Research

King’s College London is using the Nvidia-based Cambridge-1 supercomputer to build AI models to generate synthetic brain images by learning from tens of thousands of MRI brain scans taken of patients of various ages and with a variety of diseases. This work is intended to enable scientists to differentiate healthy brains from those that are […]

Registration Is Now Open for September HPC User Forum

Registration is now open for the September HPC User Forum, which will be presented virtually. Attendees can register at the HPC User Forum website or directly here. There will be two sessions per day for a total of six sessions, each exploring a range of topics featuring noted speakers and panelists. The following dates/times are […]

NCSA Supports Virtual Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp Run by UofI

High school students got first-hand experience studying space and the Universe last week through the Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp run by the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NCSA’s Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS). The free camp is open to all high school students interested in astronomy. And being virtual this year, students participated […]