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US Launches National AI Research Resource Task Force

June 10, 2021 — The U.S. National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy today announced the formation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. As directed by Congress in the “National AI Initiative Act of 2020,” the task force will serve as a federal advisory committee, developing […]

RPI Computer Scientist Wins NSF Award to Match Exascale Systems with Petascale Data Volumes

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty member and computer scientist George Slota has been granted a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to work on the problem of enabling exascale-class system to handle gigantic, petascale-class volumes of data. “How do we best understand and get insight from this kind of data? To do that, […]

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data and Machine Learning, April 6-7

XSEDE, the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment virtual organization that shares HPC, supercomputing and other advanced computing resources, will present a Big Data and machine learning workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7, 2021. The workshop will focus on Spark and Tensorflow. Registration:, registration deadline is noon Eastern Time on Friday, […]

TACC, with NSF, Dell and Intel, Expands Frontera for Urgent Computing

This update is from Aaron Dubrow, science and technology writer, TACC. Frontera — the 9th fastest supercomputer in the world, deployed at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) — has expanded thanks to a supplemental award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which funded the system, and a substantial contribution from […]

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Grant for Nerve Cell Research

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint research effort by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will continue a lab-computer collaboration that accurately simulates communications between nerve cells and muscle cells. Stephen Meriney, professor of neuroscience in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, […]

Radio Free HPC: Liqid Gets Hot, NSF Billion for AI

We have our full staff for this show – first time in a long time. We start out with introductions….Henry still lives in a survivalist compound in Las Cruces, NM, Jessi is still on crutches, and Shahin is still living in the smokie Silicon Valley. Download the MP3 Jumping right into our topic:  DOD is getting two […]

NSF awards $696K for Jetstream Project Year 6

Bloomington, IN — The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has been awarded nearly $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund the Jetstream cloud computing system’s sixth project year. This brings the total of NSF funding for Jetstream to nearly $14.5M. These funds will allow for a seamless transition from Jetstream to Jetstream2, recently […]

RadioFreeHPC Podcast: NSF, QIS Funding, But First…

….we discuss some recent government news. First is that the US House is looking to devote an additional $1.25 billion over the next five years. But even bigger is the proposal to expand the US National Science Foundation by $100 beeelion – which is more than 4x the size of the existing organization. We discuss the implications of this and how this might change the game in terms of base research. There is also a bill to significantly dial up funding for Quantum Information Science. All good and the team s excited to see these moves and hopes they’ll proceed swimmingly!

Intel, NSF Name Winners of Wireless Machine Learning Research Funding

Intel and the National Science Foundation (NSF), joint funders of the Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems (MLWiNS) program, today announced recipients of awards for research projects into ultra-dense wireless systems that deliver the throughput, latency and reliability requirements of future applications – including distributed machine learning computations over wireless edge networks. Here are the […]

New Memristors at MIT: Networks of Artificial Brain Synapses for Neuromorphic Devices

A possible glimpse at a future form of high performance edge computing – networks of artificial brain synapses – developed by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showing promise as a new memristor design for neuromorphic devices, which mimic the neural architecture in the human brain. Published today in Nature Nanotechnology, results of […]