European Commission Declares €8 Billion Investment in Supercomputing

Just under two years ago, the European Commission formalized the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU): a concerted HPC effort (comprising 32 participating states at current count) across the European U

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helpi

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

HPC Strategist Dave Turek Joins DNA Storage (and Computing) Company Catalog

You've heard the saying "flash is the new disk and disk is the new tape," which traces its origins back to Jim Gray*. But what if DNA-based data storage could one day replace tape? And what if co

By Tiffany Trader

NSF Partners with Amazon, Google, Intel, Accenture on Next Round of AI Institutes

Amazon, Google, Intel and Accenture will contribute toward a $160 million partnership for the next round of eight AI Research Institutes scheduled for creation in late 2021 by the National Scienc

By Todd R. Weiss

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Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

HPC Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

September 1, 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

New DARPA Director Brings AI Expertise

August 31, 2020

The Pentagon’s top research agency is extending its technology chops with the appointment of a new director with extensive industry experience in strategic se Read more…

By George Leopold

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Spins Up ‘Garrawarla’ for Astronomical Insight

August 30, 2020

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is welcoming a new GPU cluster, Garrawarla, a key resource for the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope project in Australia, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array. Procured by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, from HPE in early 2020 at a cost of... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

August 27, 2020

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would Read more…

By George Leopold

Inspur Establishes Artificial Intelligence (AI) Department

US Establishes 7 AI Research Institutes

August 27, 2020

The National Science Foundation this week announced the formation of seven national AI institutes aimed at advancing technological innovation and bolstering the economy. AI research by the National Science Foundation will expand to a broader range of businesses across the U.S. economy through five new NSF AI institutes being created at a cost of $100 million. Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

DOD Orders Two AI-Focused Supercomputers from Liqid

August 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense is making a big investment in data analytics and AI computing with the procurement of two HPC systems that will provide the High Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

DARPA Chip Effort Pivots to Securing US Supply Chain

August 24, 2020

A three-year-old Defense Department electronics initiative is bearing fruit in the form of public-private partnerships in areas ranging from post-Moore’s law Read more…

By George Leopold

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