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November 2021


From The Eponymous Pickle

Nokia to Launch Cloud-Based Software Subscription

Nokia to Launch Cloud-Based Software Subscription

Nokia to launch cloud-based software subscription service

 Finish telecommunications giant Nokia has announced several Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings aimed at communication service providers (CSP). 

The company says its…


From insideHPC

OLCF’S HPC Systems Engineer Bing Xie Wins IEEE Early Career Award

OLCF’S HPC Systems Engineer Bing Xie Wins IEEE Early Career Award

Bing Xie, a high-performance computing systems engineer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society’s Early Career Researchers Award for…


From insideHPC

MLPerf Releases Results for its HPC v1.0 ML Training Benchmark

MLPerf Releases Results for its HPC v1.0 ML Training Benchmark

Today, MLCommons released new results for MLPerf HPC v1.0, the organization’s machine learning training performance benchmark suite for high-performance computing (HPC). To view the results, visit https://mlcommons.org/en/training…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeing around the Corner

Seeing around the Corner

Mentioned a number of times here.  The ultimate privacy loss?

Real-Time Video of Scenes Hidden Around Corners Now Possible

University of Wisconsin-Madison News, Eric Hamilton, November 11, 2021

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence

 Interesting podcast from Recorder Future, approach was new to me.

Maximizing the Value of Open Source Intelligence

Recorded Future Blog - Predictive Analyt...by Caitlin Mattingly 

Podcast Episode 230

Our guest this week is Harry…


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Development in DOD, Government.

AI Development in DOD, Government.

A brief examination of the problem.

Best Practices for Building the AI Development Platform in Government 

October 28, 2021    6959

The US Army and other government agencies are defining best practices for building appropriate AI…


From Computational Complexity

CS Slow to Change?

Back in March of 2019 I wrote

I was also going to post about Yann LeCun's Facebook rant about stodgy CS departments but then Yann goes ahead and wins a Turing award with Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio for their work on machine…


From insideHPC

XTREME-D’s Evolving Supercomputing-as-a-Service Strategy

XTREME-D’s Evolving Supercomputing-as-a-Service Strategy

We sat down with XTREME-D to get an update on the company’s supercomputing-as-service strategy and what the company will be highlighting during SC21. Speaking on behalf of the company are Daisuke Nagao, Senior Vice President …


From insideHPC

INCITE Program Awards HPC Time to 51 Open Science Projects

INCITE Program Awards HPC Time to 51 Open Science Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced allocations of supercomputer access to 51 high-impact computational science projects for 2022 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment…


From insideHPC

Siemens Energy Taps NVIDIA Omniverse for Power Plant Digital Twin

Siemens Energy Taps NVIDIA Omniverse for Power Plant Digital Twin

Siemens Energy, a supplier of power plant technology in the worldwide energy market, is relying on the NVIDIA Omniverse platform to create digital twins to support predictive maintenance of power plants. In doing so, Siemens …


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NITRD 30th Anniversary Commemoration

NITRD 30th Anniversary Commemoration

Join us on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 12pm EST for a special virtual event marking the 30th anniversary of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. For three decades, the NITRD program…


From insideHPC

Penguin President Sid Mair

Penguin President Sid Mair

We sat down with Penguin Computing President and CEO Sid Mair, to talk about the highly interesting year the developer of open, Linux-based solutions for enterprise data centers HPC and cloud has had in 2021 and about the latest…


From insideHPC

SDSC and Fungible Claim Record HPC Storage Performance

SDSC and Fungible Claim Record HPC Storage Performance

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & SAN DIEGO — Fungible Inc., a data-centric computing company, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, today announced they have shattered the NVMe over TCP…


From insideHPC

ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Prize Nomination

ORNL Study on COVID-19 Earns Gordon Bell Prize Nomination

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its second year, a team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the nation’s fastest supercomputer to streamline the search for potential treatments…


From insideHPC

Cerebras Systems Launches Software Development Kit for Wafer-Scale Applications

Cerebras Systems Launches Software Development Kit for Wafer-Scale Applications

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. – November 16, 2021 – Cerebras Systems, whose mission is to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced at SC21 a new Cerebras Software Development Kit (SDK) designed to enable creation …


From insideHPC

ECP Brings Visualization Software to Exascale and GPU-accelerated HPC Systems

ECP Brings Visualization Software to Exascale and GPU-accelerated HPC Systems

The development of the VTK-m toolkit, a scientific visualization toolkit for emerging architectures, is a critical advancement in support of scientific visualization on exascale and GPU-accelerated systems for high-performance…


From insideHPC

Habana Labs Announces Turnkey AI Training Solution Featuring Supermicro Server and DDN Storage

Habana Labs Announces Turnkey AI Training Solution Featuring Supermicro Server and DDN Storage

TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL and SANTA CLARA, Calif.–November 16, 2021– Habana Labs, an Intel Company and developer of AI processors, today announced the availability of a turnkey, enterprise-class AI training solution featuring the Supermicro…


From insideHPC

insideHPC and OrionX.net Launch the @HPCpodcast

insideHPC and OrionX.net Launch the @HPCpodcast

insideHPC in association with the technology analyst firm OrionX.net today announced the launch of the @HPCpodcast, featuring OrionX.net analyst Shahin Khan and Doug Black, insideHPC’s editor-in-chief. @HPCpodcast is intended…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM debuts Quantum Machine it says no Standard Computer can Match

IBM debuts Quantum Machine it says no Standard Computer can Match

Yet more advances, now to 127 Qubits.  Implications for complexity?

IBM debuts quantum machine it says no standard computer can match in Fortune

IBM has announced its largest quantum processor to date, as the company seeks to show…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Predicting Eye Movement

Predicting Eye Movement

 From Max Planck, worth a follow.

AI Predicts Eye Movements

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Germany), November 8, 2021

Scientists at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences…


From The Eponymous Pickle

3D Cochlear Implants

3D Cochlear Implants

 3D Printing, ML Unite in Research to Improve Cochlear Implants

University of Cambridge (U.K.),  November 12, 2021

Improving cochlear implants (CIs) by combining three-dimensional (3D) printing and machine learning (ML) was the…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Drones in the Sewers

Drones in the Sewers

Good examples of using advanced tech to inspect.

 Flyability’s drones have probed sewer tunnels beneath cities throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. High-Tech Approaches to America's Sewer Problem

The Wall Street Journal, …


From insideHPC

Dell Announces New CAE Solutions, PowerSwitch and GPU-Driven HPC Server Options

Dell Announces New CAE Solutions, PowerSwitch and GPU-Driven HPC Server Options

Nov. 16, 2021 — At SC21, Dell has announced new computer-aided engineering and design solutions, expanded HPC/AI managed services, a Dell EMC PowerSwitch and GPU accelerator options for PowerEdge servers, all designed for modeling…


From insideHPC

One Stop Systems: Transporting AI to the Edge

One Stop Systems: Transporting AI to the Edge

Moving high performance AI capabilities out to the edge – what One Stop Systems calls its “AI transportable” strategy – is the company’s mission. In this interview with OSS President and CEO David Raun, he updates us on edge …


From insideHPC

Tech Enthusiast Mike Scriber Talks What’s New & Next at Supermicro

Tech Enthusiast Mike Scriber Talks What’s New & Next at Supermicro

For tech enthusiasm, you’d be hard pressed to top Mike Scriber, senior director, Server Solutions Management, at Supermicro. In this interview, he talks about how the “server building block solutions” company, as it describes…


From insideHPC

IBM Unveils 127-Qubit Quantum Processor

IBM Unveils 127-Qubit Quantum Processor

IBM today announced a 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021. The company said the processor is a significant step toward tapping into the massive computing potential of devices based on quantum…


From insideHPC

Atos and Nvidia Join to Launch European AI Lab

Atos and Nvidia Join to Launch European AI Lab

November 15, 2021 — Atos and NVIDIA today announced the Excellence AI Lab (EXAIL), which brings together scientists and researchers to help advance European computing technologies, education and research. The lab’s first research…


From insideHPC

Astera Labs Targest 400/800G Ethernet Connectivity Bottlenecks with Smart Cable Modules

Astera Labs Targest 400/800G Ethernet Connectivity Bottlenecks with Smart Cable Modules

SANTA CLARA, CA, U.S. – November 15, 2021 – Astera Labs, a maker of connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, today announced its new Taurus Smart Cable Module (Taurus SCM) portfolio designed to overcome performance bottlenecks…


From insideHPC

Astera Labs Claims 1st CXL 2.0 Memory Accelerator SoC Platform

Astera Labs Claims 1st CXL 2.0 Memory Accelerator SoC Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA, U.S. – November 15, 2021 – Astera Labs, make of connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, today announced its new Leo Memory Accelerator Platform for Compute Express Link (CXL) 1.1/2.0 interconnects to …


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

What Role Will Computing Research Play in the Future of Infrastructure?

What Role Will Computing Research Play in the Future of Infrastructure?

Congress recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan bill which includes $550 billion in new federal spending on infrastructure over five years. President Biden is scheduled to sign the bill into…