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Winter Classic Student HPC Cluster Competition Closes with Awards and Rich Brueckner Scholarships

By Dan Olds The first annual Winter Classic Cluster came to a thrilling conclusion Friday afternoon with the Gala Awards Ceremony, hosted on Zoom. This was the culmination of a several months work by the students to learn how to use vendor-supplied clusters, run real world HPC benchmarks and applications, and then optimize those workloads […]

Altair One Cloud Platform Built for Collaborative Design & Development

Modeling-simulation software vendor Altair today announced GA of new features in Altair One, an integrated platform combining the company’s entire product suite and HPC capabilities. Designed to lower barriers between computer-aided engineering (CAE) and data analytics, according to the company, Altair One is built to be a unified development environment and offers multi-disciplinary teams “the on-demand […]

Kao Data Hosts Civo’s OCP-Ready Kubernetes Cloud Platform

London, May 10, 2021 — Kao Data, operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, today announced a new customer in Civo, a flexible, developer-first cloud platform based on K3s Kubernetes technology. The agreement will see Kao Data deploy the UK Innovation Corridor’s first fully operational OCP-ready system, and enable Civo to […]

Lustre User Group Virtual Event Hosted by OpenSFS and the Univ. of Florida May 19-20

BEAVERTON, Ore., — Open Scalable File Systems (OpenSFS), the non-profit advancing the Lustre file system community, has announced plans for the virtual 2021 Lustre User Group (LUG) conference, May 19-20, 2021, hosted by OpenSFS and the University of Florida. The conference is intended to share the latest Lustre features and roadmaps, as well as establish […]

Winter Classic Student Cluster Invitational – Winners of Rich Brueckner Scholarships to Be Named Today

By Dan Olds Today, Friday May 7, is the 2021 Winter Classic gala awards ceremony, from 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on a Zoom webinar. Here’s the link. We reveal the winning teams and bestow six $1,000 Rich Brueckner Award Scholarships, named for the late editor-in-chief of insideHPC. The $6,000 comes from contributions from […]

SoftIron Announces HyperDrive Performance+ NVMe-based Software-Defined Storage for the Edge

London – SoftIron Ltd., a data center solutions company, has announced their newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive Performance+. Leveraging the AMD EPYC 3000 processor, the new Performance+ family debuts the company’s first x86 CPU and NVMe SSD-based designs to be introduced in its HyperDrive series of storage appliances. With the initial appliances in […]

VAST Data: $83M in Series D Funding

New York – VAST Data, the storage software company, today announced $83 million in Series D funding, led by Tiger Global Management, at a post-money valuation of $3.7 billion – a tripling of the company’s valuation since April 2020. The round features strong participation from NVIDIA and several other existing investors, and is driven by […]

2 Seconds of Hair Growth: IBM Claims 1st 2 Nanometer Chip Technology

IBM today unveiled what it said is the first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Though still more than two years away from going into production, the company said the 2nm chip will be used to power devices ranging from cell phones to HPC-class data center servers and will deliver nearly 50 percent higher […]

DOE’s Best Practices for HPC Software Developers Webinar Series — May 12

May 5, 2021 — The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) will resume the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, begun in 2016. One-hour webinars on topics in scientific software development and high-performance computing, approximately once a […]

PsiQuantum and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Claim Quantum Computing Breakthrough

PALO ALTO, Calif. and Malta, New York – May 5, 2021 – PsiQuantum, the quantum computing company focused on delivering a 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), a feature-rich semiconductor manufacturer, today announced what they said is a major breakthrough in their partnership to build the world’s first full-scale commercial quantum computer. The […]