Inflation Reduction Act Signed Into Law, with Major Computing Implications

August 16, 2022

For the second time in as many weeks, President Biden has signed into law a major bill with significant implications for the computing sector. The Inflation Reduction Act – which is certainly the cornerstone of Biden’s first two years in office – allocates hundreds of billions of dollars toward energy security, climate change and healthcare. Among those hundreds of billions are hundreds of millions for scientific computing. At the signing ceremony... Read more…

Senate and House America COMPETES Bills Face Off

June 23, 2015

Few dispute the importance of research and advanced computing technology to American competitiveness, but there is disagreement about the role of the government Read more…

Is US Falling Behind in Supercomputing and Exascale?

January 29, 2015

Few dispute the importance of supercomputing to U.S. competitiveness. The argument is around whether current government efforts – primarily through the Advanc Read more…

House Bill Takes Aim at Exascale

September 10, 2014

The House of Representatives passed an exascale computing support bill Monday highlighting once again the link between next-generation HPC and national compe Read more…

Senator Says U.S. Congress Doesn’t ‘Get’ Supercomputers

July 18, 2013

Supercomputers are clearly important to the ability of the U.S. to compete on the global stage, but some members of Congress don't understand that, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said at the recent dedication of Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. Read more…

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Porting CUDA Applications to Run on AMD GPUs

Giving developers the ability to write code once and use it on different platforms is important. Organizations are increasingly moving to open source and open standard solutions which can aid in code portability. AMD developed a porting solution that allows developers to port proprietary NVIDIA® CUDA® code to run on AMD graphic processing units (GPUs).

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QCT HPC BeeGFS Storage: A Performance Environment for I/O Intensive Workloads

A workload-driven system capable of running HPC/AI workloads is more important than ever. Organizations face many challenges when building a system capable of running HPC and AI workloads. There are also many complexities in system design and integration. Building a workload driven solution requires expertise and domain knowledge that organizational staff may not possess.

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