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Micron Acquires Machine Learning Startup from Purdue

Micron has acquired FWDNXT, a machine learning software and hardware startup that spun out of Purdue. Micron is integrating FWDNXT’s artificial intelligence hardware and software technology with its advanced memory to explore deep learning solutions for data analytics, particularly in IoT and edge computing. “Purdue provided the entrepreneurial resources to help me achieve my vision of taking our work on machine learning and deep learning technology to a much wider audience where we can have a bigger impact,” said Eugenio Culurciello, Micron fellow and chief machine learning architect.

European SiPearl Startup designing microprocessor for Exascale

Today European chip startup SiPearl announced it is moving into its operational phase. The company is now the 27th member of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) consortium. “By delivering supercomputing power, energy efficiency and backdoor-free security, the solutions that we are developing with support from the EPI members will enable Europe to gain its independence and, more importantly, to ensure its technological sovereignty on the market for high performance computing, which has become one of the key drivers for economic growth”, explains Philippe Notton, SiPearl’s CEO.

Silicon Catalyst Announces Three Newly Admitted Startups to Semiconductor Incubator

Today the Silicon Catalyst announced the admission of three early-stage companies into the semiconductor industry’s highly acclaimed incubation program. “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome these three, exciting early-stage companies into our incubator, as they are developing leading edge solutions spanning the edge computing, artificial intelligence and power management segments. Their innovative products are poised to significantly improve overall performance and cost-effectiveness across many industries and applications.”

RStor Startup Launches Multicloud Platform for Enterprise Performance Computing

Today the RStor startup launched a  “hyper-distributed multicloud platform” that enables organizations to compute, connect, and operate above the cloud. ”
The legacy model of the consolidated data center with its thousands of networked computers, redundant power supplies and environmental controls isn’t relevant to the computing demands of AI and machine learning. Instead, a new internet based on a distributed network, where computing happens where data lives, is what customers today demand,” said Giovanni Coglitore, founder and CEO, RStor. “Having founded Rackable Systems and led the disruption of the hardware server market, I have seen firsthand the industry gains that come from breaking open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure. That same hunger is driving the need for a hyper-distributed platform that can manage multicloud environments to achieve greater choice and cost savings.”

Japanese HPC Cloud Startup XTREME Design Raises $2.75M

Today Japanese HPC Cloud Startup XTREME Design announced the completion of a $2.75M financing agreement in Series-A round funding led by World Innovation Lab (WiL). “XTREME Design provides access to supercomputing resources for companies that didn’t previously have it, and has tremendous growth potential right now within High Performance Technical Computing and beyond.”

StartupHPC Meetup Coming to Denver at SC17

The StartupHPC Community will host their annual meetup at SC17 in Denver next month. StartupHPC is a grass roots community for STEM- and HPC-inspired entrepreneurs, corporations, venture capital firms, academia, government agencies, and support organizations. “If you can provide informal help or formal services to the startup community, let us know and we will include you in a leaflet given out at the meetup. If you are interested in entrepreneurship or are trying to grow a startup, stop by and see who can help you accelerate your progress.”

Freshly Funded Optalysys Optical Processing to Speed Genomics

Optalysys, a start-up pioneering the development of light-speed optical coprocessors, today announced the company raised 3.95 million U.S. dollars from angel investors. Optalysys will use the funds to manufacture the first commercially available high-performance computing processor based on its patented optical processing technology.

Adrian Cockcroft on how AWS Gives Superpowers to Startups

In this video from AWS Summit in Tel Aviv, Adrian Cockcroft describes how AWS gives Superpowers to Startups. “AWS offers low cost, on-demand IT solutions to help you build and launch your applications quickly and easily with minimum costs. With no upfront investments and a pay-as-you-go price model, you only pay for what you use, when you use it, to build your minimum viable product (MVP), experiment and iterate, all at low cost.”

Rigetti Computing helps Foster Quantum Machine Learning Startup Ecosystem

While practical Quantum Computing remains somewhere in the future, it is already starting to spark new Startup opportunities. “Quantum machine learning will power some of the most impactful and exciting near-term applications of quantum computing. The startups at the CDL are at the leading edge of this technology and will get early access to Rigetti’s general-purpose quantum hardware and to Forest, one of the most sophisticated quantum programming environments in the world,” said Madhav Thattai, Chief Strategy Officer, Rigetti. “We’re looking forward to working with these pioneering individuals and teams to help create and accelerate the quantum application ecosystem.”

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