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Intel Says It’s Moving Toward Large-Scale Quantum Chip Production

Intel announced today it has demonstrated the industry’s highest reported yield and uniformity to date of silicon spin qubit devices. “This achievement represents a major milestone for scaling and working towards fabricating quantum chips on Intel’s transistor manufacturing processes,” the company said. Intel said the research was conducted using its second-generation silicon spin test chip. […]

Aurora on Schedule? Intel Says it’s Shipping Ponte Vecchio-Sapphire Rapids Blades to Argonne

The rumors had begun to cirulate – October is near, that starts the fourth quarter, 2023 isn’t far behind, all of which means Intel is coming up against a hard deadline to deliver its delayed Aurora exascale-class supercomputer to Argonne National Laboratory by the end of the year. Is another delay in the offing?
Then, yesterday, Intel tweeted this out: “Server blades with Intel 4th Gen Xeon and Ponte Vecchio, which uses Intel’s most advanced IP and packaging technology, are now shipping to Argonne National Labs to power the Aurora supercomputer!” And the tweet was backed by comments to the same effect from CEO Pat Gelsinger

DOE to Fund $42M for HPC Cooling Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $42 million in funding for “high-performance energy efficient cooling solutions for data centers.” More about the COOLERCHIPS funding opportunity, and details on how to apply can be found at: ARPA-E eXCHANGE. Noting that cooling accounts for up to 40 percent of data center […]

SC22: November 13-18, Dallas

SC22, the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, will be held Nov. 13-18 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The full program begins Sunday, Nov. 13, exhibits on the convention center floor begin Monday, Nov. 14. Registration for the conference is here. For further information on SC22 […]

The Three Variations of Supercomputing Cloud Technologies

“Cloud computing” is one of the most overloaded terms in the history of information technology.  Yes, there is the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing that many will point to, but the sheer number of adaptations of models for “enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand” access to computing resources knows no limit. In this sponsored post, our friends at Atos provide three major and very different types of issues and found that a common technology thread worked across the board.  In fact, they also learned that while the models are different, organizations often benefit from more than one.

OLCF’s Doug Kothe on Pushing Frontier Across the Exascale Line and the Future of Leadership Supercomputers

Everyone involved in the Frontier supercomputer project got a taste of what a moonshot is like. Granted, lives were not on the line with Frontier as they were when Armstrong and Aldrin went to the moon in 1969. But in other ways there are parallels between the space mission and standing up Frontier, the world’s […]

ALCF to Offer 8-Week Intro to AI-driven Science on Supercomputers — Student Training Series

Aug. 29, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a free, eight-week virtual training series to teach undergraduates and graduates the fundamentals of using world-class supercomputers to advance the use of AI for research.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays from September 20 – November 8, 2022, from 3-5 pm Central Time. The […]

Multiverse Computing Releases New Version of Singularity SDK for Portfolio Optimization with Quantum

SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN, August 26, 2022 – Quantum computing company Multiverse Computing today introduced the newest version of Singularity Portfolio Optimization (v 1.2). This release includes the Multiverse Hybrid Solver, designed to combines the strength of classical and quantum computing and is specifically suited to portfolio optimization problems. The Multiverse Hybrid Solver can optimize large […]

Frontier Exascale Unveiling: ‘Breathtaking…, a Huge Leap Forward for Science, for Our Country”

It was a day of high pride at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a day to stop and take stock of the successful completion of a project based on an idea – exascale computing – that was begun more than 20 years ago. We’re talking about the official unveiling of Frontier, the country’s and the world’s […]

Argonne’s Polaris Supercomputer Deployed for Scientific Research

Argonne National Laboratory announced that the Polaris supercomputer, a 44-petaflops HPE system powered by AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, is now open to the research community. Researchers can apply for computing time through the ALCF’s Director’s Discretionary allocation program. Details on the system can be found here. The system, housed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility […]