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

By Mariana Iriarte

SODALITE: Towards Automated Optimization of HPC Application Deployment

Developing and deploying applications across heterogeneous infrastructures like HPC or Cloud with diverse hardware is a complex problem. Enabling developers to describe the application deployment

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DARPA Looks to Automate Secure Silicon Designs

The U.S. military is ramping up efforts to secure semiconductors and its electronics supply chain by embedding defenses during the chip design phase. The automation effort also addresses the high

By George Leopold

COVID-19 HPC Consortium Expands to Europe, Reports on Research Projects

The COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a public-private effort delivering free access to HPC processing for scientists pursuing coronavirus research – some utilizing AI-based techniques – has expanded

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House Bill Seeks Study on Quantum Computing, Identifying Benefits, Supply Chain Risks

May 27, 2020

New legislation under consideration (H.R.6919, Advancing Quantum Computing Act) requests that the Secretary of Commerce conduct a comprehensive study on quantum computing to assess the benefits of the technology for American competitiveness as well as identify supply chain risks. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

$100B Plan Submitted for Massive Remake and Expansion of NSF

May 27, 2020

Legislation to reshape, expand - and rename - the National Science Foundation has been submitted in both the U.S. House and Senate. The proposal, which seems to Read more…

By John Russell

Former NSF Director Frances Córdova Offers Retrospective

May 20, 2020

Directing the National Science Foundation is a formidable challenge in which no decisions are likely to please everyone. Then again, it’s also an opportunity Read more…

By John Russell

Quantum Bits: Atos Delivers Simulator, Long-lived Ion Qubit, NSF Workshop Results

May 19, 2020

It never seems quiet in the quantum (computing) world. Atos today delivered what it’s calling “the highest performing” quantum simulator available – the Read more…

By John Russell

Exascale: Cleaner-burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors That Fit on a Tabletop

May 18, 2020

When the US Department of Energy (DOE) boots up the world’s first generation of exascale supercomputers next year, researchers hope to find some of the most e Read more…

By Matt Lakin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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

May 14, 2020

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-nanom Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Trump, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

May 10, 2020

The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S. according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Read more…

By John Russell

15 Slides on Programming Aurora and Exascale Systems

May 7, 2020

Sometime in 2021, Aurora, the first planned U.S. exascale system, is scheduled to be fired up at Argonne National Laboratory. Cray (now HPE) and Intel are the k Read more…

By John Russell

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