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SC20 Announces Record Number of Teams for Annual Student Cluster Competition

This year’s Student Cluster Competition at SC20 will include two firsts: it will involve the most number of teams (19) in the competition’s 14-year history, and it will for the first time be held completely virtually. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition will be very different, as it will be 100 percent cloud-based,” explained SC20 SCC […]

U.S. Announces AI R&D Agreement with UK

The Trump Administration announced today that the United States and the United Kingdom signed a Declaration on Cooperation in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development intended “to drive technological breakthroughs, promote researcher collaboration and advance the development of trustworthy AI.” The announcement is an outcome of the U.S.–UK Special Relationship Economic Working Group, established following a meeting between […]

Video: Exascale for Earth System Modeling of Storms, Droughts, Sea Level Rise

In this interview, award winning scientist Mark Taylor at Sandia National Laboratories’ Center for Computing Research talks about the use of exascale-class supercomputers – to be delivered to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in 2021 – for large-scale weather and water resource forecasting. Taylor is chief computational scientist for the DOE’s Energy Exascale […]

Fujitsu to Ship 649 TFLOPS System with Fugaku HPC Technology to Canon for ‘No-prototype’ Product Development

Technology from the world’s No. 1 supercomputer, Fugaku, located at the Riken Center for Computational Science in Japan, is making its way into the commercial sphere. Fujitsu Ltd. today announced that Canon, Inc., has ordered a Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX1000 unit, expected to achieve theoretical computational performance of 648.8 teraflops (TFLOPS). Intended to support Canon’s “no-prototype” […]

Radio Free HPC Double Episode, Including: IBM Power10 Chip

We’re finally starting to cut into our product backlog and, as a first, we’re presenting our special road trip double episode where Jessi and Dan traveled to the House of Henry, buried deeply in Las Cruces, New Mexico. We visit his rammed earth compound and recorded two RFHPC episodes there – and one of them […]

MemVerge Says Memory Machine Offers Big Memory That’s DRAM-Fast and Highly Available

Big Memory software specialist MemVerge today announced GA of Memory Machine software that, used with Intel Optane persistent memory, “fundamentally changes in-memory computing infrastructure,” according to the company. MemVerge said the offering offers the benefits of high-performance DRAM along with lower-cost and persistent memory, “the industry’s first software-defined pools of DRAM and persistent memory that […]

HPE Completes Acquisition of SD-WAN Vendor Silver Peak

San Jose, Sept. 21, 2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Silver Peak, an SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) leader, in a transaction valued at $925 million. Silver Peak will become a part of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The acquisition will strengthen Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform), […]

Innovations in Simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI at Teratec Digital Forum 2020 — Oct. 13-14

On October 13 and 14, the digital version of the next Teratec Forum will present a review of the latest international advances in simulation, HPC, Big Data and AI. The virtual exhibition will present the latest technologies from nearly 50 exhibitors, including manufacturers and publishers, suppliers and integrators of hardware, software and services solutions, universities […]

Altair Acquires HPC I/O Diagnostics Specialist Ellexus

Altair has announced its second acquisition in two days. The company today announced the acquisition of Ellexus, an input/output (I/O) analysis tool designed to help customers address issues quickly, improving speed accuracy and cloud readiness. Ellexus software products, Mistral and Breeze, are used for I/O diagnostics, optimization, and dependency detection by HPC administrators of large enterprises. […]

Pure Storage to Acquire Container Platform Portworx

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the multi-cloud storage as-a-service vendor, has agreed to acquire ​Portworx​, a Kubernetes data services platform, for approximately $370 million. Portworx is used for persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s data platforms […]