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HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year industry veteran, Olds comes to Intersect360 Research from OrionX, where he was a partner, analyst, and consultant for the HPC/AI market. Olds is a well-known figure in the HPC industry, […]

NERSC, ALCF, Codeplay Partner on SYCL GPU Compiler

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) are working with Codeplay Software to enhance the LLVM SYCL GPU compiler capabilities for Nvidia A100 GPUs. The collaboration is designed to help NERSC and ALCF users, along with the HPC community in general, produce […]

Fending off Bitcoin Mining HPC Thieves – Idaho National Lab’s ‘Cryptojacking’ Detector

Demand for HPC resources from cryptocurrency miners has only increased with the explosion in the Bitcoin’s price – up 65 percent year-to-date. But with that demand has come mining malware, such as Monero and Lighting, algorithms that embed themselves into HPC applications. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced development of a machine translation-based cryptocurrency mining […]

HPE to Build Research Supercomputer for Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology

HPE’s string of HPC contract wins has continued with the company’s announcement today that it’s building a supercomputer for KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Funded by Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), the HPE Cray EX system will target modeling and simulation in academic pursuits and industrial areas, including drug design, renewable energy […]

Open Compute Project Foundation Announces the OCP Future Technologies Initiative

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) has announced the formation of the OCP Future Technologies Initiative, a formal project within the Foundation whose mission is to build a future-focused Community within OCP to serve as forward-looking funnel for ideas and technologies three-to-five years into the future. In 2019, the Foundation initiated the OCP Future Technologies […]

NeoPhotonics 400G ZR Modules Support Extended Operation up to 80C Case Temperatures

SAN JOSE — February 25, 2021 – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading developer of silicon photonics and advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit-based lasers, modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced availability of its extended case temperature QSFP-DD 400G ZR modules. These 400G ZR modules utilize NeoPhotonics’ industry leading coherent optical components […]

Scaleway to Hold Breakathon March 25, Stress-test Kubernetes Kapsule’s Performance

Paris – February 25, 2021 – Scaleway, an alternative European infrastructure and platform as-a-service provider, has announced “the Breakathon” centered on its container orchestrator, Kubernetes Kapsule. On March 25, developers and user communities are invited to test the limits of Kubernetes Kapsule clusters, and put their skills to the test, combining web development, multi-cluster management, […]

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 […]

Dell Names New HPC Leadership Team

Dell Technologies has announced its new HPC and AI leadership, a management group  likely to be unfamiliar to many in the HPC community. But this may say something about the evolution of HPC as well as Dell’s vision of HPC’s broadening role across IT. The leadership group is comprised of Pete Manca, SVP for integrated solutions engineering; Caitlin Gordon, VP of product management, Integrated Solutions; and Ihab Tarazi, SVP CTO Office, Integrated Solutions and Technology Ecosystems.

Katana Graph Secures $28.5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by Intel Capital

AUSTIN, TX – February 24, 2021 – Katana Graph, the high-performance scale-out graph processing, AI and analytics company, announced today that it has completed a $28.5 million Series A financing round led by Intel Capital with participation from existing and new investors including WRVI Capital, Nepenthe Capital, Dell Technologies Capital, and Redline Capital. Intel Capital […]