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AMD Announces GA of New AWS EC2 Hpc6a Instances

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today GA of Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Hpc6a instances based on the AMD EPYC CPU, built for high performance computing (HPC) workloads in the cloud. AWS pre-announced Hpc6a last November. The instances deliver 100 Gbps networking with 96 third-generation AMD EPYC processor (Milan) cores with 384 GB RAM, according to the company. […]

Cogniteam’s Nimbus Supports Cloud-Enabled Robot Deployment Powered by NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Platform

Jan. 11, 2022 — Robotics company Cogniteam today announced it is supporting the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform into its cloud-based robotics development and deployment platform, allowing cloud-enabled deployments to use NVIDIA technology for the first time. More customers are moving over to NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated technologies that can be developed and deployed through the cloud. […]

PCI-SIG Releases PCIe 6.0 Specification

BEAVERTON, OR. – January 11, 2022 – PCI-SIG, developer of the PCI Express (PCIe) standard, today announced the official release of the PCIe 6.0 specification, reaching 64 GT/s. PCIe 6.0 specification features: 64 GT/s raw data rate and up to 256 GB/s via x16 configuration Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels (PAM4) signaling and leverages existing PAM4 available […]

HPC Cluster Management Software Company Bright Computing Acquired by NVIDIA

HPC cluster management software company Bright Computing has been acquired by GPU powerhouse NVIDIA. Used by more than 700 companies, Bright Cluster Manager is now part of NVIDIA’s software stack for accelerated computing. The companies declined to disclose the terms of the deal other than to say that Bright’s employees will join NVIDIA. “We’ve been working […]

LLNL Scientists Use Sierra Supercomputer to Develop Cancer Model

Jan. 10, 2022 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers and a multi-institutional team of scientists have developed a highly detailed, machine learning-backed multiscale model revealing the importance of lipids to the signaling dynamics of RAS, a family of proteins whose mutations are linked to numerous cancers. The team simulated a one micron-by-one micron patch on […]

LG Electronics Joins IBM Quantum Network

SEOUL, January 10, 2022 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that LG Electronics has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the industry applications of quantum computing. By joining the IBM Quantum Network, IBM will provide LG Electronics access to IBM’s quantum computing systems, as well as to IBM’s quantum expertise and Qiskit, IBM’s open-source quantum information software development […]

Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC, Military Paper Suggests

US military planners are taking notice of a suggestion by two military scholars calling for the destruction of semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), whose fabs produce advanced microprocessors used in HPC and AI, in the event China invades the island nation A news story in today’ edition of Data Center Times cites […]

Altair Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

TROY, Mich., Jan. 6, 2022 — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) signed a multi-year agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer Altair’s HPC solution suite for job scheduling and management with HPE’s HPC systems. The solution suite includes Altair PBS Professional, a scalable workload manager. “Altair and HPE have a strong, nearly 20-year relationship anchored in […]

WEKA Announces New Venture Funding

CAMPBELL, Calif., — January 4, 2022 — WEKA, maker of a data platform for AI, today announced that Hitachi Ventures led its recent round raising $73 million in funding, which brings the total amount raised to $140 million. Other investors participating in this round were strategic investors, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NVIDIA, Micron, and Cisco, […]

McGann Named COO/CTO for Quantum Computing Inc.

LEESBURG, Va., Jan. 04, 2022 — Quantum Computing Inc. (the “Company” or “QCI”) (Nasdaq: QUBT) has appointed renowned business and technology leader William J. McGann, Ph.D. as Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COO/CTO) responsible for technical and product engineering. He will lead QCI’s quantum software initiatives. McGann previously served on QCI’s board of directors. McGann brings […]