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Intel Confirms Damkroger Out as Head of HPC; McVeigh to Lead Newly Formed Super Computer Group

Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group. Intel has confirmed a story run earlier today on insideHPC that Trish Damkroger will leave her position as vice president and general manager of Intel’s High Performance Computing (HPC) Group.

An email sent by Intel’s communications office to insideHPC today said “Intel recently made some changes to our Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics organization (AXG).  The changes we made were done to improve organizational workflows and enable us to scale to the ambitions of our roadmap. Intel’s HPC business and engineering teams are part of AXG. As part of the changes we made ….”

Sandia Researcher Drew Kouri Wins Early-Career Research Grant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Working to solve a problem, supercomputing researchers may encounter incomplete data or flawed programs. For both issues, Sandia researcher Drew Kouri has attracted interest from the broad computing community for his ability to mitigate uncertainty in both supercomputer programs and data, optimizing each to reach the best solutions. His research was awarded […]

Kinetica Database Now on Azure

October 12, 2021 – Database company Kinetica  is now accessible as a service on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, designed to give organizations real-time contextual analysis and location intelligence on massive data sets with reduced computing infrastructure and lower costs. Kinetica’s vectorized database is used to analyze data from sensors and machines in real time. For […]

NXP Semiconductors Selects AWS for EDA

SEATTLE– Oct. 14, 2021 — Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating the vast majority of its electronic design automation (EDA) workloads from NXP data centers to AWS. Running on the cloud is designed to extend NXP’s efficiency and competitive edge […]

Rambus Launches 5600 MT/s RCD Chip for DDR5 Memory Module Suppliers

SAN JOSE, Oct. 13, 2021 — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a chip and silicon IP provider, today announced it is sampling its 5600 MT/s 2nd-generation RCD chip to the major DDR5 memory module (RDIMM) suppliers. This new level of performance represents a 17 percent increase in data rate over the first-generation 4800 MT/s Rambus DDR5 RCD. With key […]

Supermicro Expands GPU System Portfolio for AI, HPC, Cloud Workloads

SAN JOSE, Oct. 12, 2021 — Supermicro has announced new systems based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs and 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators (Supermicro X12 series). These servers are designed for demanding AI applications where low latency and high application performance are essential. The 2U NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU system is […]

Cambridge Quantum Releases Quantum NLP Toolkit and Library

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cambridge Quantum today announced the release of what it said is the world’s first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP). The toolkit is called lambeq, named after the late mathematician and linguist Joachim Lambek. CQ said lambeq converts sentences into a quantum circuit and is designed to accelerate the development […]

Eni Upgrades HPE HPC Infrastructure via GreenLake

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced the upgrade of the supercomputer system of Eni, the Italian multinational supermajor energy company. The upgrade of the company’s supercomputer, HPC4, will be delivered as a service through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform and is intended increase performance and double storage capacity to improve accuracy of image-intensive modeling […]

HPC: Stop Scaling the Hard Way

…today’s situation is clear: HPC is struggling with reliability at scale. Well over 10 years ago, Google proved that commodity hardware was both cheaper and more effective for hyperscale processing when controlled by software-defined systems, yet the HPC market persists with its old-school, hardware-based paradigm. Perhaps this is due to prevailing industry momentum or working within the collective comfort zone of established practices. Either way, hardware-centric approaches to storage resiliency need to go.

Hailo Claims Record AI Chip Venture Round with $136M Series C 

Artificial intelligence chipmaker Hailo today announced it has raised$136 million in a Series C funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. The company said the round brings Hailo’s total funding to $224 million and will be used to further develop the Hailo-8 AI Processor for Edge Devices and for expansion into new and […]