Tag Archives: high-performance computing

Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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White House, Tech Firms to Leverage Supercomputers for COVID-19 Research Via New Consortium

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy partnered with the Department of Energy, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other technology companies to launch a new consortium to advance research into the new coronavirus using supercomputers, TechCruch reported Monday. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium also includes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google as well as NASA, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia National Laboratory.

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HPE Strikes $1.3B Cash Deal for Cray; Antonio Neri, Peter Ungaro Quoted

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has agreed to acquire Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) for approximately $1.3B in cash, or $35 per share, in a move to expand high-performance computing technology offerings. HPE said Friday it expects the deal to conclude by the first quarter of its fiscal year 2020 and to …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Open Source, Hybrid Cloud to Optimize Agency Access to HPC

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 8, 2019 — David Egts, chief technologist of Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) North American public sector business, said open source and hybrid cloud platforms will be key to federal agencies’ adoption of high-performance computing, ExecutiveBiz reported April 25. Egts wrote in a GCN guest piece published …

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NVIDIA Strikes $6.9B Deal to Buy Mellanox; Jensen Huang, Eyal Waldman Quoted

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) agreed to acquire Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) for approximately $6.9B in a push to expand its footprint in the high-performance computing market. NVIDIA said Monday it will pay $125 in cash for each share of Mellanox through a deal, which is expected to close by the end of …

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HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to Provide HPC Support for Space Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 5, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide high-performance computing services to astronauts at the International Space Station using its Spaceborne Computer, which has completed a yearlong evaluation of its operation in space conditions, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the supercomputer will …

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NVIDIA to Host Forums, Hands-On Training in AI, Deep Learning at GPU Tech Conference

NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) will hold a three-day conference series to provide participants an opportunity to undergo training and gain insights about artificial intelligence and deep learning. The third-annual GPU Technology Conference to be held from Oct. 22 to 24 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., will …

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HPE Works on Supercomputer to Help Speed Energy R&D Across DOE

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 16, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is developing a high-performance computing system for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under a partnership with the Energy Department aimed at accelerating research across DOE agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. HPE said Tuesday the Eagle supercomputer, which will be equipped with Intel’s …

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