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NVIDIA Makes GPU Computing Easier in the Cloud

Setting up an environment for High Performance Computing (HPC) especially using GPUs can be daunting. There can be multiple dependencies, a number of supporting libraries required, and complex installation instructions. NVIDIA has made this easier with the announcement and release of HPC Application Containers with the NVIDIA GPU Cloud.

Job of the Week: Senior Linux System Administrator at Yale

Yale University is seeking a Sr. Linux System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “In this role, you will work as a Linux senior administrator in ITS Systems Administration. Provide leadership in Linux server administration, for mission-critical services in a dynamic, 24/7 production data center environment.”

Women’s History Month: 5 Things I’ve Learned from More than 40 Women in HPC

In celebration of Women’s History Month, SC23 in March is posting profiles of more than 40 women in the field.  Here’s what the project’s lead volunteer, Cristin Merritt, has learned along the way: I’ve always been a big believer in contributing to positive change. So in 2021, I got the opportunity to volunteer for the Supercomputing (SC) conference series and for the past three years I’ve been part of the communications and media team. I’ve been able to do….

Blue Ocean Smart System Unveils Chiplet-Based Products Powered by VeriSilicon’s High-Performance Processors

SHANGHAI — March 29, 2023 –VeriSilicon today announced Blue Ocean Smart System, an AI chiplet and SoC design company, has deployed high-performance AI chips with scalable chiplet architecture powered by multiple processors from VeriSilicon, including the CC8400 General-Purpose Graphics Processor Unit (GPGPU), VIP9400 Neural Network Processor (NPU), and VC8000D Video Processor Unit (VPU). Blue Ocean’s […]

Quantum on Wall Street: JPMorgan Chase and QC Ware Report on ‘Deep Hedging’ with Quantum-Classical

New York and Palo Alto, CA — March 30, 2023 — JPMorgan Chase and quantum and classical computing software and services company QC Ware announced today they have completed a study of quantum “deep hedging” that they say “(paves) the way for future increased risk mitigation capabilities in financial services.” A paper released today describes […]

Oregon Bill Would Penalize Data Centers for Failure to Meet Emissions Requirements Starting in 2027

A bill before the Oregon state legislature would penalize data centers for not meeting emissions standards starting in 2027 and could — if approved in Oregon and similar measures are adopted by other states — have significant implications for hyperscalers and HPC organizations with heavy electrical requirements. A story in yesterday’s The Oregonian reported that […]

BNP Paribas to Move More IT Infrastructure to atNorth HPC Data Center

Stockholm – 28 March 2023 – atNorth, a pan-Nordic colocation, HPC and AI service provider, has announced that financial institution BNP Paribas continues to move portions of its workloads to the Nordic region. The migration of another portion of its IT workload to the atNorth site in Sweden is a continuation of BNP Paribas’ program to […]

Networking Chip Startup Enfabrica Emerges from Stealth, Reports 50X Memory Expansion in Clusters for AI and HPC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – MARCH 28, 2023 – Enfabrica Corporation, a startup building networking silicon and software for AI and accelerated computing workloads, today emerged from stealth mode to announce a class of chips called Accelerated Compute Fabric (ACF) devices. Enfabrica said they are designed for scalability, performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) for […]

IBM Cloud Direct Link Available on Cologix Access Marketplace

DENVER – March 29, 2023 — Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced that IBM Cloud Direct Link is now available on Cologix Access Marketplace, the company’s Software-Defined Interconnection (SDI) cloud and network exchange. The Cologix and IBM collaboration brings IBM Cloud Direct Link access to Cologix customers in Ashburn, VA, […]

Cerebras, Databricks Stoke Generative AI Arena with Open Source LLMs

In few other areas of the global economy are the rounds of creative destruction more rapid and more intense than the HPC-AI sector. We see this today with the generative AI sensation: OpenAI’s launch of ChatGPT in November has created a firestorm of competitive responses. At least two companies – Cerebras, maker of the dinner-plate […]

Drs. Joffman and Somojai Win Enrico Fermi Award

March 28, 2023 — The White House today announced that Darleane C. Hoffman and Gabor A. Somorjai are the  recipients of the Enrico Fermi Presidential Award. Darleane C. Hoffman, Ph.D. is a nuclear chemist known for the study of transuranic elements, quickly decaying elements that are heavier than uranium. In 1993, she was among a […]

Dell: Threats and Opportunities for U.S. HPC Leadership

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE]   Driving the development and leveraging the use of supercomputing technologies and systems is a critical strategic advantage for geopolitical players. The U.S. Council on Competitiveness, which champions entrepreneurship and commercialization of innovative ideas, coined the phrase “To Out-compute is to Out-compete” for describing the place of supercomputing as a centerpiece of competitive strategies across science, business and national defense. In fact, the U.S., having been at the forefront of supercomputing for more than 50 years, is under increasing international pressure as more countries and regions increase their investments in HPC and associated areas, including AI, applications development and optimization, and workforce development and retention.