HPC Career Notes: April 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, o

By Mariana Iriarte

ECP Milestone Report Details Progress and Directions

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) milestone report issued last week presents a good snapshot of progress in preparing applications for exascale computing. There are roughly 30 ECP application

By John Russell

DoE Expands on Role of COVID-19 Supercomputing Consortium

After announcing the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium on Sunday, the Department of Energy yesterday provided more details on its scope and operation in a briefing led

By John Russell

Conversation: ANL’s Rick Stevens on DoE’s AI for Science Project

With release of the Department of Energy’s AI for Science report in late February, the effort to build a national AI program, modeled loosely on the U.S. Exascale Initiative, enters a new phas

By John Russell

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Kubernetes and HPC Applications in Hybrid Cloud Environments – Part II

March 19, 2020

With the rise of cloud services, CIOs are recognizing that applications, middleware, and infrastructure running in various compute environments need a common management and operating model. Maintaining different application and middleware stacks on-premises and in cloud environments, by possibly using different specialized infrastructure and application... Read more…

By Daniel Gruber,Burak Yenier and Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud

Intel’s Neuromorphic Chip Scales Up (and It Smells)

March 18, 2020

Neuromorphic chips attempt to directly mimic the behavior of the human brain. Intel, which introduced its Loihi neuromorphic chip in 2017, has just announced that Loihi has been scaled up into a system that simulates over 100 million neurons. Furthermore, it announced that the chip smells. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Marvell Talks up ThunderX3 and Arm Server Roadmap

March 17, 2020

Marvell yesterday released more details about ThunderX3, its next-gen 7nm Arm-based microprocessor, codenamed "Triton," which it says is now sampling and will b Read more…

By John Russell

NOAA Budget Request Undercuts Its HPC Announcements, Needs

March 13, 2020

As governments realize the urgent need for (and utility of) powerful weather and climate supercomputing, 2020 has seen a boom in major supercomputer announcemen Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

NEC Aurora Vector Engine Targets Data Privacy

March 12, 2020

In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data governance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NE Read more…

By Doug Black

Steve Scott Lays Out HPE-Cray Blended Product Roadmap

March 11, 2020

Last week, the day before the El Capitan processor disclosures were made at HPE's new headquarters in San Jose, Steve Scott (CTO for HPC & AI at HPE, and former Cray CTO) was on-hand at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC conference in Houston. He was there to discuss the HPE-Cray transition and blended roadmap, as well as his favorite topic, Cray's eighth-gen networking technology, Slingshot. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ORNL’s Raphael Pooser on DoE’s Quantum Testbed Project

March 11, 2020

Quantum computing and quantum information science generally are areas of aggressive research at the Department of Energy. Their promise, of course, is tantalizi Read more…

By John Russell

LLNL Highlights Magma’s Role in NNSA’s Computing Arsenal

March 11, 2020

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of several national labs working with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages th Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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