HPC Career Notes: June 2020 Edition

In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it's a promotion, new company hire, or ev

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Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU: Up to 2.5X the HPC, 20X the AI

Nvidia's first Ampere-based graphics card, the A100 GPU, packs a whopping 54 billion transistors on 826mm2 of silicon, making it the world's largest seven-nanometer chip. Launched today during a

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Startup MemVerge on Memory-centric Mission

Memory situated at the center of the computing universe, replacing processing, has long been envisioned as instrumental to radically improved datacenter systems performance. Combined with acceler

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HPC Career Notes: May 2020 Edition

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IBM Quantum Celebrates Milestone with a Contest to Pump Up Momentum

April 29, 2020

Four years ago IBM made the first quantum computer available via the cloud. It was the start of what remains a rather astounding initiative that has only gotten stronger. Today IBM’s quantum network has around 250,000 users, a fleet of 18 cloud-based quantum systems, more than 100 clients for its IBM Q Network, and IBM has begun a legitimate... Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Flat Despite Cloud Gains, HPE Declares Dividend

April 22, 2020

In a financial earnings season like none before, two of the world’s largest enterprise IT infrastructure vendors appear headed in opposite directions. Hewlett Packard Enterprise declared a dividend this week ahead of its quarterly earnings report scheduled for the end of May. The regular cash dividend totals $0.12 per share... Read more…

By George Leopold

HPC Career Notes: April 2020 Edition

April 2, 2020

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

Pandemic ‘Wipes Out’ 2020 HPC Market Growth, Flat to 12% Drop Expected

March 31, 2020

As the world battles the still accelerating novel coronavirus, the HPC community has mounted a forceful response to the pandemic on many fronts. But these efforts won't inoculate the HPC industry from the economic effects of COVID-19. Market watcher Intersect360 Research has revised its 2020 forecast for HPC products and services, projecting... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SiFive Accelerates Chip Design with Cloud Tools

March 25, 2020

Chip designers are drawing on new cloud resources along with conventional electronic design automation (EDA) tools to accelerate IC templates from tape-out to c Read more…

By George Leopold

Kubernetes and HPC Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments – Part II

March 19, 2020

With the rise of cloud services, CIOs are recognizing that applications, middleware, and infrastructure running in various compute environments need a common management and operating model. Maintaining different application and middleware stacks on-premises and in cloud environments, by possibly using different specialized infrastructure and application... Read more…

By Daniel Gruber,Burak Yenier and Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud

NEC Aurora Vector Engine Targets Data Privacy

March 12, 2020

In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data governance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NE Read more…

By Doug Black

ORNL’s Raphael Pooser on DoE’s Quantum Testbed Project

March 11, 2020

Quantum computing and quantum information science generally are areas of aggressive research at the Department of Energy. Their promise, of course, is tantalizi Read more…

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