Hyperion Study Tracks Rise and Impact of Linux Supercomputers

That supercomputers produce impactful, lasting value is a basic tenet among the HPC community. To make the point more formally, Hyperion Research has issued a new report, The Economic and Societa

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IBM Unveils Expanded Quantum Roadmap; Talks Up ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputer’

IBM today issued an extensive and detailed expansion of its Quantum Roadmap that calls for developing a new 1386-qubit processor – Kookaburra – built from modularly scaled chips, and deliveri

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PsiQuantum’s Path to 1 Million Qubits

PsiQuantum, founded in 2016 by four researchers with roots at Bristol University, Stanford University, and York University, is one of a few quantum computing startups that’s kept a moderately l

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Today is World Quantum Day – What’s That?

Thanks to Planck’s constant — 4.14 x 10-15 eV seconds, rounded up (or 6.63 x 10-34 Joule seconds, if you prefer) — April 14 has been designated World Quantum Day by a loosely affiliated gro

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Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

April 6, 2022

MLCommons today released its latest MLPerf inferencing results, with another strong showing by Nvidia accelerators inside a diverse array of systems. Roughly fo Read more…

HPC Career Notes: April 2022 Edition

April 4, 2022

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…

ACES ‘Composable’ Supercomputer Gets Ready for Phase One Use

April 4, 2022

Later this spring, ACES – the new ‘composable’ supercomputer being stood up at Texas A&M University – will begin granting Phase One access to early Read more…

Merzbacher Q&A: Deep Dive into the Quantum Economic Development Consortium

March 29, 2022

Building the quantum information sciences (QIS) industry — or more accurately, helping it build itself — is Celia Merzbacher’s job as executive director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C). The QED-C was brought into being with the 2018 National Quantum Initiative Act and is broadly overseen by NIST and the National Quantum... Read more…

Intel Invests €33B in Europe, Announces ‘Silicon Junction’ Megasite

March 16, 2022

Intel has announced that it is making an “initial” €33 billion (~$36 billion) investment across the semiconductor value chain in Europe. The investment — which spans R&D, manufacturing and packaging — comes at a time when sovereignty is, more than ever, a headline priority for the continent. What was announced? A “Silicon Junction” in Germany with two new fabs... Read more…

AMD/Xilinx Takes Aim at Nvidia with Improved VCK5000 Inferencing Card

March 8, 2022

AMD/Xilinx has released an improved version of its VCK5000 AI inferencing card along with a series of competitive benchmarks aimed directly at Nvidia’s GPU line. AMD says the new VCK5000 has 3x better performance than earlier versions and delivers 2x TCO over Nvidia T4. AMD also showed favorable benchmarks against several Nvidia GPUs, claiming its VCK5000 achieved... Read more…

Nvidia Acquires Software-Defined Storage Provider Excelero

March 7, 2022

Nvidia has announced that it has acquired Excelero. The high-performance block storage provider, founded in 2014, will have its technology integrated into Nvidia’s enterprise software stack. Nvidia is not disclosing the value of the deal. Excelero’s core product, Excelero NVMesh, offers software-defined block storage via networked NVMe SSDs. NVMesh operates through... Read more…

HPC Career Notes: March 2022 Edition

March 1, 2022

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…

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