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HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year industry veteran, Olds comes to Intersect360 Research from OrionX, where he was a partner, analyst, and consultant for the HPC/AI market. Olds is a well-known figure in the HPC industry, […]

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are working with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for Nvidia A100 GPUs. The collaboration is designed to help NERSC and ALCF users, along with the HPC community in general, produce […]

Dr. Céline Merlet wins 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has announced that French National Centre for Scientific Research researcher Dr. Céline Merlet from the Centre Inter-universitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux (CIRIMAT) in Toulouse is the winner of the 2021 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC for her outstanding impact on HPC in Europe. Not […]

Fending off Bitcoin Mining HPC Thieves – Idaho National Lab’s Cryptojacking Detector

Demand for HPC resources from cryptocurrency miners has only increased with the explosion in the Bitcoin’s price – up 65 percent year-to-date. But with that demand has come mining malware, such as Monero and Lighting, algorithms that embed themselves into HPC applications. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced development of a machine translation-based cryptocurrency mining […]

HPE to Build Research Supercomputer for Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology

HPE’s string of HPC contract wins has continued with the company’s announcement today that it’s building a supercomputer for KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Funded by Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), the HPE Cray EX system will target modeling and simulation in academic pursuits and industrial areas, including drug design, renewable energy […]

HPC at TACC, PSC, Univ. of Chicago Supports Completion of 1st Multiscale COVID-19 Virus Model

The Texas Advanced Computing Center has announced completion of what it said is the first complete, multiscale model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a project that leveraged HPC resources at TACC, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and the University of Chicago Research Computing Center (UCRCC). According to an article published late yesterday by TACC Technical Writer […]

NeoPhotonics 400G ZR Modules Support Extended Operation up to 80C Case Temperatures

SAN JOSE — February 25, 2021 – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading developer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced availability of its extended case temperature QSFP-DD 400G ZR modules. These 400G ZR modules utilize NeoPhotonics’ industry leading coherent optical components […]

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe Announces Virtual Event July 19-23

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe’s annual conference will be a free, online event and is scheduled for July 19-23, 2021. Featuring virtual ICM seminars on HPC and computational science, it will be broadcast from Warsaw, Poland. Topics for SCFE21 will be: special architectures, storage class memory, hybrid cloud/HPC, smart systems, hybrid quantum computing and HPC, omics and […]

Dell Names New HPC Leadership Team

Dell Technologies has announced its new HPC and AI leadership, a management group  likely to be unfamiliar to many in the HPC community. But this may say something about the evolution of HPC as well as Dell’s vision of HPC’s broadening role across IT. The leadership group is comprised of Pete Manca, SVP for integrated solutions engineering; Caitlin Gordon, VP of product management, Integrated Solutions; and Ihab Tarazi, SVP CTO Office, Integrated Solutions and Technology Ecosystems.

Atos Boosts Supercomputing Power for Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET

Paris and Madrid, February 23, 2021 – Atos announced it has been selected by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) to supply and install its computing and storage technology, through the tender “Contracting of Supply through leasing without the option to purchase a Supercomputing System for the AEMET”. Based on the BullSequana supercomputing architecture from Atos, […]