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Fabless Semiconductor Startup Xsight Labs Closes Series D Led by Valor and Atreides, Joined by Fidelity

TEL-AVIV and SAN JOSE — March 3, 2021— Xsight Labs, a fabless semiconductor startup company, today announced the closing of its Series D funding. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners and Atreides Management and was joined by new investor Fidelity Management & Research Company. Existing investors Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, M12 Microsoft’s Venture Fund […]

EdgeConneX Increases Interconnection Options at Atlanta Data Center Campus with Bandwidth IG

Herndon, VA, – December 15, 2020 – ​EdgeConneX​, developer of edge data centers, has announced Bandwidth Infrastructure Group (Bandwidth IG) is now available at its Atlanta data center campus, ATL01 and ATL02. This addition increases high capacity connectivity options for enterprises and service providers, offering them more speed and scalability to meet their expanding network needs. […]

Inspur Launches Server for Mobile Liquid Cooling Cluster

Data center infrastructure provider Inspur Information has announced a plate liquid-cooling 2U 4-node server, the i24M5-LC, that the company said is optimized for large-scale water-cooling server data centers with PUE<1.2. Inspur said the i24M5-LC, built for HPC and cloud data centers, adopts a liquid cooling design based on....

Innovium High Performance Networking Solutions Move Big Data at SC19

Innovium is showcasing their TERALYNX-based high performance switches SC19 this week. These switches deliver the industry’s highest performance, lowest latency, and highest port radix with flexibility for 10G – 400G connectivity and breakthrough telemetry using Innovium’s programmable TERALYNX switch silicon.

High Performance Systems: An “Open Plan” for HPC

In this special guest feature from the SC19 Blog, Ryan Quick from Providentia Worldwide calls for a conference program that reflects more sharing across disciplines. “For me, HPC is about delivering answers to hard questions – right now. It’s about an inclusive and integrative approach to computing. And it’s exciting. If we can put aside our differences and allow ourselves to learn a little. We will gain a lot. I promise. See you in Denver.”

‘AI on the Fly’: Moving AI Compute and Storage to the Data Source

The impact of AI is just starting to be realized across a broad spectrum of industries. Tim Miller, Vice President Strategic Development at One Stop Systems (OSS), highlights a new approach — ‘AI on the Fly’ — where specialized high-performance accelerated computing resources for deep learning training move to the field near the data source. Moving AI computation to the data is another important step in realizing the full potential of AI.

NVIDIA to Purchase Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Today NVIDIA announced plans to acquire Mellanox for approximately $6.9 billion. The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in HPC. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker.

Michael Feldman Joins The Next Platform as Senior Editor

Veteran HPC journalist Michael Feldman has departed TOP500.org to join The Next Platform as Senior Editor. Led by co-founders Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Prickett Morgan, offers in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds. “My new role also reunites me with some old friends, who just happen to be some of the best writers in the business,” says Feldman. “Not surprisingly, my focus will be on HPC and all things related. These days, that covers a lot of territory since in many ways HPC has provided a useful model for other subject matter that is under the purview of The Next Platform, namely hyperscale, cloud, and high-end enterprise computing.”

Video: HPC Market Update

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents an HPCMarket Update. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in accurate intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business. The company’s end-user-focused research is inclusive from both a technology perspective and a usage standpoint, allowing Intersect360 Research to provide its clients with total market models that include both traditional and emerging HPC applications.”

Nyriad to Power Blockchain-Enabled, AI-Ready Storage at Datacom

Today Hyperscale Storage Processing vendor Nyriad announced an exclusive agreement with Datacom to develop and deploy a next-generation computational storage solution for secure, collaborative processing of data in the Australian market. “Our next-generation data fabric harnesses the power of the GPU to deliver breakthrough storage performance. And that’s where things start to get interesting. The massive processing capacity of the GPU allows us to run artificial intelligence and machine learning models directly on the storage, as well as advanced cryptographic encryption with a blockchain audit ledger in real-time,” said Todd Papaioannou of Nyriad.