More Details on ‘Half-Exaflop’ Horizon System, LCCF Emerge

September 26, 2022

Since 2017, plans for the Leadership-Class Computing Facility (LCCF) have been underway. Slated for full operation somewhere around 2026, the LCCF’s scope ext Read more…

Jetstream2 Cloud HPC System Enters Production

September 15, 2022

Jetstream2, a collaborative cloud HPC system spread across five institutions, has entered full production following an early operations phase that began earlier Read more…

Stray Qubits: SandboxAQ buys Cryptosense, Aliro Hires CMO, UWisconsin Advances Error Correction

September 14, 2022

Well-heeled Google spinout SandboxAQ announced its first acquisition today – snapping up cybersecurity software specialist Cryptosense – while quantum netwo Read more…

Oklahoma State University to Build New Supercomputer

August 18, 2022

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University (OSU) will be building a new supercomputer. The as-yet unnamed system will succeed OSU’s existing system, which is simply named “Pete.” “This is a big moment for OSU and the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC),” said Pratul Agarwal, assistant vice president of research cyberinfrastructure and... Read more…

Not Just Cash for Chips – The New Chips and Science Act Boosts NSF, DOE, NIST

August 3, 2022

After two-plus years of contentious debate, several different names, and final passage by the House (243-187) and Senate (64-33) last week, the Chips and Science Act will soon become law. Besides the $54.2 billion provided to boost US-based chip manufacturing, the act reshapes US science policy in meaningful ways. NSF’s proposed budget... Read more…

A Farewell to XSEDE: A Retrospective & Introduction to the ACCESS Program

July 22, 2022

John Towns, principal investigator of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), gave an overview of the soon-to-complete NSF-funded cyb Read more…

NSF Issues DCL on Supplemental Funding Access to Cloud-based Quantum Computing

June 13, 2022

Looking for more access to quantum computing resources? The National Sciences Foundation (NSF) recently reiterated its support for supplemental funding for access to cloud-based quantum computing resources via Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. The latest Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on the topic is very similar to one issued in 2020, which initiated the program. Reprinted below... Read more…

TACC Adds Details to Vision for Leadership-Class Computing Facility

May 23, 2022

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin passed to the next phase of the planning process for the Leadership-Class Computing Facility (LCCF), a process that has many approval stages and will take about four more years. If ultimately awarded for construction, the LCCF will serve as the leading facility for advanced computing for the U.S. academic open science community... Read more…

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