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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.”

AMD to Use AMD EPYC-Powered Google Cloud’s C2D VM Instance for EDA

Google Cloud and AMD today announced a partnership in which AMD will run electronic design automation (EDA) for its chip-design workloads on Google Cloud, extending the on-premises capabilities of AMD data centers. AMD will also leverage Google Cloud’s global networking, storage, artificial intelligence, and machine learning capabilities to improve upon its hybrid and multicloud strategy […]

Report: China ‘Seizing’ HPC High Ground, Plans 10 Exascale Systems by 2025

Exascale supercomputing – which systems vendors can deliver it, which supercomputing centers can access it, which countries have it – will no doubt be a hot topic at the ISC 2022 conference in Germany later this month and in government policy circles concerned with HPC’s geopolitical impact. The discussion is only heating up with a […]

Amazon Web Services Joins Q-NEXT Quantum Research Center

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a member of Q-NEXT, a quantum research center developing the science and technology for controlling and distributing quantum information. Q-NEXT’s mission is to furthers quantum R&D and help create a quantum ecosystem by bringing together science organizations and commercial businesses to solve quantum technology challenges. With AWS as a member, Q-NEXT now […]

@HPCpodcast: Google Cloud’s 9 Exaflop AI Supercomputer, Chip Price Hikes, HPC Helps Photograph a Black Hole in Our Galaxy and IBM’s Quantum Ambitions

@HPCpodcast was so pleased with our last episode, an extensive interview with the University of Tennessee’s (and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s) Jack Dongarra (our followers liked it too), that we decided to let that episode stand as a special, double podcast edition podcast. Now Shahin and Doug are back behind our mics talking about a raft of interesting news in the HPC/AI world, including what Google Cloud bills as the fastest AI supercomputer, price hikes on chips from TSMC and Samsung, the role of the Frontera supercomputer in the visualization of a black hole in our Milky Way galaxy and IBM’s ambitious and well-executed quantum computing roadmap.

Sylabs Readies for Native OCI Compatibility with Release of SingularityCE 3.10

Reno, NV – May 18, 2022 – Sylabs, provider of tools and services for performance-intensive container technology, today announced that it has released SingularityCE 3.10. The newest update makes significant steps towards full OCI compatibility, giving Singularity the ability to natively run OCI-based container workflows. The release also adds functionality for resource limits using cgroups […]

NEC Selects DDN and Nvidia for AI Research Supercomputer in Japan

CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 18, 2022 — High performance storage company DDN today announced that NEC Corporation (NEC) has selected DDN storage for its new supercomputer dedicated to AI research. DDN said the system will have a raw compute performance of 580 PFLOPS, provide “data scientists at NEC with access to the largest AI-focused development environment in […]

Wellspring Receives FedRAMP Authorization for IP Management Platform

CHICAGO, May 18, 2022 — Wellspring, developer of Innovation Ops software, today announced it has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization at a Moderate impact level for its Sophia Knowledge Management System. With FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) now in place, Wellspring will be able to offer its Innovation and IP Management […]

HPE to Build HPC and AI Systems Factory in Czech Republic

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced plans to build its first factory in Europe for high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The company said the dedicated HPC factory, the fourth such site globally, will be located in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, next to HPE’s existing European site for manufacturing servers and […]

TSMC, Samsung to Hike Chip Prices

The HPC sector – in which systems utilize hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of chips – is chip-price sensitive. Now comes news that two of the world’s most advanced chip manufacturers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Samsung, are warning customers they plan to raise prices significantly. Due to global inflation, rising electricity and […]

Exascale Computing Project’s Doug Kothe to Be Named Oak Ridge Associate Lab Director

Last month, we reported on management changes at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), including the upcoming retirement of Jeff Nichols, associate director of the lab with oversight over the National Center for Computational Sciences, the site of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Now we’ve learned […]