Exascale Computing Project (ECP) at the Center of SC23 Panel Discussion on Exascale Impact to Industry

Exascale computing is already delivering advances in simulation, data analytics, and machine learning. The US Department of Energy (DOE) funded the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to develop the applications, software, and integration needed to harness the immense computing power of exascale machines. An SC23 panel discussion titled, “The Impact of Exascale and the Exascale Computing Project […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin, Intel Sign Agreement To Advance 5G-Ready Communications For US, Allied Defense Systems

BETHESDA, MD, April 4, 2022 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) are partnering to develop 5G-capable solutions designed for faster and more decisive actions on security challenges. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed late last year expands the ongoing strategic relationship between the two companies to align 5G-enabled hardware and software solutions […]

DoD Picks DDN to Complement Penguin on HPCMP Supercomputing Upgrade

The Department of Defense will implement high performance storage company DDN‘s EXAScaler ES400X appliances in conjunction with Penguin Computing’s TrueHPC supercomputing platform for DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The new systems will be integrated at the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (Navy DSRC) and Air Force Research Laboratory DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (AFRL DSRC), […]

Penguin Wins 2 DOD HPC Modernization Deals Worth $68M

Fremont, Calif. – September 14, 2021 – HPC and AI company Penguin Computing, Inc., a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH), today announced that it has been awarded two contracts totaling $68M from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) to deliver Penguin Computing’s TrueHPC supercomputing platform, plus managed services and high-performance […]