Rescale Receives Success Memorandum from Defense Innovation Unit for HPC Modernization Program

San Francisco – June 27, 2024 – Cloud HPC company Rescale announced the successful completion of an HPC Modernization Program prototype evaluation for the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). As a result, DIU has issued Rescale a Success Memorandum, making it possible for DoD organizations seeking compute power for mission needs to contract with Rescale […]

DOD to Leverage Intel Foundry’s Advanced Process Technology

DOD has awarded Phase Three of its Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes – Commercial program to Intel Foundry. This means RAMP-C customers can manufacture prototypes on Intel 18A, the company’s most advanced process technology. Although Intel and DOD did not disclose the dollar….

Startup Partners with Princeton on DARPA In-Memory AI Chip

An AI startup co-founded by a Princeton University professor has won an $18.6 million DOD grant to develop an in-memory chip built to deliver faster, more efficient  AI inference processing. AI technology company EnCharge AI has announced a partnership with Princeton University supported….

DOD Announces $238M CHIPS and Science Act Awards for Microelectronics Hubs

The U.S. Department of Defense today announced the award of $238 million in CHIPS and Science Act funding for eight Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hubs. This is the largest award to date under the act, which was passed in August 2022 and provides roughly $280 billion for research and manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States.

Air Force Research Lab Adds 12PFLOPS HPC System

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has announced the installation of a supercomputer built by Penguin Systems, named the Raider. The system delivers about 12 petaFLOPS of compute power, ranking it in the vicinity of the 50th most powerful system in the world, according to the TOP500 ranking of HPC systems. The system is part of the Department of Defense’s HPC Modernization Program….

D-Wave Quantum Company and Davidson Technologies Collaborate on National Defense Efforts

BURNABY, B.C., PALO ALTO, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — August 7, 2023 — D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS), a quantum computing systems, software and services; and Davidson Technologies, Inc., a technology services company that provides engineering, technical and management solutions for the Department of Defense, aerospace and commercial customers, today announced progress in their collaboration to create […]

For DoD Only: AWS Announces Snowblade Edge Device

June 6, 2023 — Amazon Web Services announced the availability of AWS Snowblade for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract customers. It is designed to provide AWS compute, storage and other hybrid services in remote locations, including Denied, Disrupted, Intermittent, and Limited (DDIL) environments for the DoD. AWS Snowblade is […]

HPE DoD Webinar April 27: Bringing Exascale HPC to the Masses

There will be an HPE DoD webinar on Thursday, April 27 from 2-3 pm ET entitled “Bringing Exascale to the Masses.” The speaker will be Steve Heibein, public sector AI chief technologist, HPE. For registration information, go here. This webinar will present the latest hardware platforms bringing exascale features to rack-scale, server-scale and the tactical […]

Ayar Labs Wins $15M Optical I/O Contract from DoD

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2022 – Ayar Labs, a developer of chip-to-chip optical connectivity, was awarded a $15 million multi-year prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) in support of Project KANAGAWA (the Co-Packaged Analog-Drive High-Bandwidth Optical Input/Output Project). The OTA, a non-traditional government contracting method for fast tracking research and innovation, was issued by Naval Surface […]

How Aerospace/Defense Can Harness Data with a Well-Designed AI Infrastructure

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