Optical I/O Takes Center Stage at SC23

[SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE] Integration of optical I/O with an FPGA is the tip of the iceberg of a new vision to enable new HPC/AI architectural advances through ubiquitous optical interconnects for every piece of compute silicon. If you are attending SC23 November 12-17, be sure to visit Ayar Labs in booth #228 for an exclusive look at the future….

Advancing HPC through oneAPI Heterogeneous Programming in Academia & Research

oneAPI offers an open industry effort supported by over 100 organizations. oneAPI is an open, unified, cross-architecture programming model for CPUs and accelerator architectures (GPUs, FPGAs, and others). Based on standards, the programming model simplifies software development and delivers uncompromised performance for accelerated compute without proprietary lock-in, while enabling the integration of existing code.

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.