Biden Issues Executive Order Bolstering National Quantum Initiative and Cybersecurity

President Joe Biden today issued an Executive Order and a National Security Memorandum boosting the national focus on quantum information sciences (QIS), including quantum computing and cybersecu

By John Russell

Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

MLCommons today released its latest MLPerf inferencing results, with another strong showing by Nvidia accelerators inside a diverse array of systems. Roughly four years old, MLPerf still struggle

By John Russell

Merzbacher Q&A: Deep Dive into the Quantum Economic Development Consortium

Building the quantum information sciences (QIS) industry — or more accurately, helping it build itself — is Celia Merzbacher’s job as executive director of the Quantum Economic Development

By John Russell

Nvidia Debuts Spectrum-4 Ethernet Platform with Eyes on the Enterprise

Amid the stream of news from GTC22 today was Nvidia’s launch of a new Ethernet networking platform – Spectrum-4 – and a new 51.2 terabit Spectrum-4 Ethernet switch that is powered by a 100-

By John Russell

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AMD Milan-X CPU with 3D V-Cache Available in Four SKUs, Up to 64-Cores

March 21, 2022

Following their debut launch in November, AMD Epyc processors with 3D V-Cache technology, codenamed Milan-X, are now generally available from major system-makers as well as from cloud provider Microsoft Azure. Available in four SKUs and ranging from 16- to  64-cores, the new processors feature 768 megabytes of L3 cache... Read more…

Penn State Supercomputing Tackles Jazz Improvisation

March 8, 2022

Love it or hate it, improv — though it may appear random — is often more purposeful and patterned than it may seem. And, improbable as it may seem, supercom Read more…

Nvidia Buys HPC Cluster Management Company Bright Computing

January 10, 2022

Graphics chip powerhouse Nvidia today announced that it has acquired HPC cluster management company Bright Computing for an undisclosed sum. Unlike Nvidia’s bid to purchase semiconductor IP company Arm, which has been stymied by regulatory challenges, the Bright deal is a straightforward acquisition that aims to expand... Read more…

Lessons from LLVM: An SC21 Fireside Chat with Chris Lattner

December 27, 2021

Today, the LLVM compiler infrastructure world is essentially inescapable in HPC. But back in the 2000 timeframe, LLVM (low level virtual machine) was just getting its start as a new way of thinking about how to overcome shortcomings in the Java Virtual Machine. At the time, Chris Lattner was a graduate student of... Read more…

Rockport Networks Names New Co-CEO as It Closes on $48M Funding Round

December 14, 2021

Rockport Networks, a new entrant in the HPC networking space with its switchless fabric offering, today announced the appointment of Marc Sultzbaugh to co-CEO. An active Rockport board member since December 2020, Sultzbaugh will lead the company alongside Rockport Networks Co-Founder and Co-CEO Doug Carwardine. Sultzbaugh previously spent 20 years at HPC networking company Mellanox... Read more…

SC21 Was Unlike Any Other — Was That a Good Thing?

December 3, 2021

For a long time, the promised in-person SC21 seemed like an impossible fever dream, the assurances of a prominent physical component persisting across years of canceled conferences, including two virtual ISCs and the virtual SC20. With the advent of the Delta variant, Covid surges in St. Louis and contention over vaccine requirements... Read more…

Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Results but Competitors Start Speaking Up

December 1, 2021

MLCommons today released its fifth round of MLPerf training benchmark results with Nvidia GPUs again dominating. That said, a few other AI accelerator companies Read more…

MLPerf Issues HPC 1.0 Benchmark Results Featuring Impressive Systems (Think Fugaku)

November 19, 2021

Earlier this week MLCommons issued results from its latest MLPerf HPC training benchmarking exercise. Unlike other MLPerf benchmarks, which mostly measure the t Read more…

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