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BullSequana XH3000, Delivering the Full Exascale Solution

In this sponsored post, Jean-Pierre Panziera – High Performance Computing CTO, Atos, discusses how the BullSequana XH3000 which supports a large spectrum of hardware technologies and feature a rich software environment will be the platform of choice to meet the Exascale challenges. The BullSequana XH3000 open architecture will lead Atos, its technology partners, and their users well into the post-Exascale era.

AMD: ‘All Necessary Approvals’ Received for Proposed Xilinx Deal

Silicon Valley — Feb. 10, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced it has received approval from all necessary authorities to proceed with the acquisition of Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), a deal estimated at $35 billion. With the exception of the remaining customary closing conditions, all conditions to the transaction closing have been satisfied and […]

HPC DevOps: Powered by the Cloud

In this sponsored article, Bruce Moxon, Sr. HPC Architect, Microsoft Azure Global, discusses a number of developments that are ushering in a new era of HPC with the speed and agility of the Cloud. A well-planned, cloud-native HPC strategy complements traditional on-premises HPC investments.  It leverages a DevOps model to improve access to the right infrastructure at the right time in the development cycle, to opportunistically incorporate rapid technology advances, and to accelerate innovation and improve time-to-results.

DARPA Announces FPGA-to-ASICs Program with Intel to Expand US-based Chip Making for Defense

March 18, 2021 — DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) today announced the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program, which aims to expand access to domestic manufacturing capabilities to tackle challenges hampering the secure development of custom chips for defense systems. Working in partnership with Intel and academic researchers from University of […]

Achronix Ships 10 Millionth Speedcore eFPGA IP Core

Santa Clara, CA – Achronix announces today that 10 million Speedcore eFPGA IP cores have shipped in customers’ ASICs. Achronix said it is the only high-performance FPGA supplier to offer both high-performance standalone FPGAs and eFPGA IP.  Speedcore eFPGA IP is optimized for applications in 5G wireless infrastructure, networking, computational storage and automotive driver assistance […]

FPGA Maker Achronix to List on Nasdaq Through Merger With ACE Convergence

Jan. 7, 2021, Santa Clara, CA – Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, maker of high-performance field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, and ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (ACE) (Nasdaq: ACEV), a special-purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in the combined entity […]

At SC20: BittWare Launches IA-840F with Intel Agilex FPGA and Support for oneAPI

Concord, NH – Nov. 17, 2020 – Bittware today unveiled the IA-840F, the company’s Intel Agilex-based FPGA card designed to deliver performance-per-watt improvements for data center, networking and edge compute workloads. Agilex FPGAs deliver up to 40 percent  higher performance or up to 40 percent lower power, depending on application requirements, according to Intel. BittWare […]

Composable Supercomputing Optimizes Hardware for AI-driven Data Calculation

In this sponsored post, our friend John Spiers, Chief Strategy Officer at Liqid, discusses how composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) solutions are emerging as a solution to roadblocks to advancing the mission of high-performance computing. CDI orchestration software dynamically composes GPUs, NVMe SSDs, FPGA, networking, and storage-class memory to create software-defined bare metal servers on demand. This enables unparalleled resource utilization to deliver previously impossible performance for AI-driven data analytics.

Composable Computing at SDSC

In this Q&A, SDSC Chief Data Science Officer Ilkay Altintas explains the rationale for composable systems and the approach taken with the new Expanse supercomputer. With its new Expanse supercomputer, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is pioneering composable HPC systems to enable the dynamic allocation of resources tailored to individual workloads. One of the critical innovations in the SDSC’s new Expanse supercomputer from Dell Technologies, is the ability to support composable systems with dynamic capabilities.

Brightskies Deploys Open Source RTM Application for Easy Optimization across Multiple Architectures

In this sponsored post on behalf of Intel, we see that in today’s high-performance computing applications, many different pieces of hardware can perform data-centric functions. With diverse accelerators entering the market, programming for multiple architectures has created significant development barriers for software developers.