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November 2021


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…


From insideHPC

CXL Consortium at SC21: 1st Public Demo of Compute Express Link

CXL Consortium at SC21: 1st Public Demo of Compute Express Link

November 15, 2021 – Beaverton, OR – The CXL Consortium, an industry standards body dedicated to advancing Compute Express Link (CXL) technology, will showcase growing momentum for CXL technology at Supercomputing (SC21), taking…


From insideHPC

TOP500: Little Change to HPC Top 10

TOP500: Little Change to HPC Top 10

The newest edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers was released today at SC21 in St. Louis — with little change in the Top10. The Microsoft Azure system called Voyager-EUS2 was the …


From The Eponymous Pickle

AI That Feels

AI That Feels

 A space we examined with how products could link with consumers.   

BUILDING AN AI THAT FEELS

AI systems with emotional intelligence could learn faster and be more helpful

 By MARY CZERWINSKI, JAVIER HERNANDEZ, DANIEL MCDUFF in…


From insideHPC

MemVerge and Open Source Community Partnering to Protect Distributed HPC Apps with DMTCP

MemVerge and Open Source Community Partnering to Protect Distributed HPC Apps with DMTCP

ST. LOUIS – NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – At SC21 today, MemVerge and the DMTCP Project announced a partnership designed to accelerate development and adoption of long-awaited Distributed MultiThreaded Checkpointing (DMTCP) technology.…


From insideHPC

HPE on the Critical Storage Elements for HPC-AI

HPE on the Critical Storage Elements for HPC-AI

Uli Plechschmidt brings extensive knowledge and good cheer to the deep challenges of high performance storage. In this interview, HPE’s worldwide product marketing for HPC storage offers a review course in the storage capabilities…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Charging it All

Charging it All

 Was asked this recently ... how? 

There’s a Queue Coming for Tesla Charging, and That’s OK To survive, Superchargers and their equivalents will need to become less exclusive By   LAWRENCE ULRICH in IEEE Spectrum

In Elon Musk's…


From insideHPC

Altair and NVIDIA at Argonne: Using Workload Management Software to Maximize HPC Resources

Altair and NVIDIA at Argonne: Using Workload Management Software to Maximize HPC Resources

Here’s a fascinating look at how a national lab works in partnership with advanced computing vendors to further the lab’s supercomputing mission. From Argonne National Laboratory’s leadership computing facility (ALCF) we have…


From insideHPC

Penguin Announces GovPOD HPC/AI Cloud On-Demand for the Federal Government

Penguin Announces GovPOD HPC/AI Cloud On-Demand for the Federal Government

cloud computingSupercomputing 2021 – November 15, 2021 – Penguin Computing today announced GovPOD (Government Penguin On Demand) HPC/AI Cloud, built for federal government agencies featuring a software, hardware and management platform designed…


From The Eponymous Pickle

What Should we do with old Electronics?

What Should we do with old Electronics?

We are all dealing with it.   Barriers and more ....

What should we do with old electronics?      in the Google Blog

Nov 11, 2021

Learn about five major barriers that keep people from recycling their old devices.

leaning out a drawer…


From insideHPC

HPE’s Neil Dey Talks Exascale-class System Building

HPE’s Neil Dey Talks Exascale-class System Building

After more than a decade of discussion, planning, designing and system building, 2021 is expected to be the year that exascale-class computing finally arrives in the U.S. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is at the epicenter of this…


From insideHPC

Atos Talks HPC, AI, Exascale and Quantum Strategies

Atos Talks HPC, AI, Exascale and Quantum Strategies

Europe’s leading HPC systems provider, Atos, is enjoying a successful 2021, highlighted by major contract wins, new product rollouts and the acquisition of US-based Nimbix, providing Atos with a ready-made cloud HPC capability…


From insideHPC

Liqid Expands Infrastructure Composability to GPUs

Liqid Expands Infrastructure Composability to GPUs

Composable infrastructure company Liqid was one of the first entrants in that market segment, and the company has steadily built up its composable capabilities since its founding eight years ago. In this interview with Sumit …


From insideHPC

HPE Greenlake: A Private HPC Cloud that Seems Public

HPE Greenlake: A Private HPC Cloud that Seems Public

Cloud HPC is one of the hottest segments of the HPC industry – yet it has a variety of iterations from various vendors. One of them, from the HPC industry’s leader for systems revenues, is in effect a private cloud offering that…


From insideHPC

HPE Builds Supercomputer for France’s GENCI-CINES

HPE Builds Supercomputer for France’s GENCI-CINES

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it is building what it said will be one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers to be installed and operated next year at CINES (National Computing Center for Higher Education)…


From insideHPC

How AMD Helps Push Azure’s HPC Strategy

How AMD Helps Push Azure’s HPC Strategy

Microsoft Azure early on took an aggressive stance in the cloud HPC segment, becoming, for example, one of the first to offer the InfiniBand interconnect on its public cloud platform. The strategy has paid off as cloud has become…


From insideHPC

Nvidia and NetApp: What’s Coming Next from Their AI Partnership

Nvidia and NetApp: What’s Coming Next from Their AI Partnership

Managers from two AI powerhouses, Nvida and NetApp, sat down with us to talk about their several years-long partnership, along with its latest developments, which are considerable. >From NetApp, Joey Parnell, senior member of…


From insideHPC

AMD’s Evan Groenke on the New MI200 GPU

AMD’s Evan Groenke on the New MI200 GPU

In this interview with AMD’s Senior Product Manager, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Group, Evan Groenke, he discusses the buzz around the company’s newly announced MI200 data center GPU, which AMD says is the most powerful…