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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 […]

Into HPC History: NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer Ceasing Operations

Catching up on a development possibly missed during the holidays, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) last month announced that one of the more famous HPC systems of the past decade, the leadership-class Blue Waters supercomputer, is being decommissioned. Blue Water had its origins in 2007, when the National Science Foundation awarded $208 million […]

Intel Releases oneAPI 2022 Toolkits

Jan. 4, 2022 — Intel today released oneAPI 2022 toolkits, which the company said have expanded cross-architecture features to provide greater utility and architectural choice to accelerate computing. oneAPI is a cross-industry, open, standards-based unified programming model designed to improve the productivity of code development when building cross-architecture applications. New capabilities in the 2022 toolkits […]

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in partnership with Intel will host the ALCF Aurora Learning Paths learning seriesto explore use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open-source implementation of SYCL, to demonstrate methods to achieve performant, portable code across five platforms available on the Intel Devcloud. There are four modules within the […]

Susan Hubbard Named ORNL Deputy for Science and Technology

Susan Hubbard has been named deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective March 1, 2022. “Dr. Hubbard brings skilled and passionate leadership that will enable world-leading impact across our portfolio,” said ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia. “She is a true champion of the DOE mission, the National Laboratory […]

Samsung Announces PCIe 5.0 SSD for Enterprise Servers

SEOUL – Dec. 23, 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the PM1743 SSD for enterprise servers, integrating the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) 5.0 interface with Samsung’s advanced sixth-generation V-NAND. “For over a decade, Samsung has been delivering SATA, SAS and PCIe-based SSDs that have been recognized for outstanding performance and reliability by leading […]