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

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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Paul Nedzbala: General Dynamics IT Business to Help Update NOAA Supercomputing System Under $553M Contract

Paul Nedzbala, senior vice president of the federal civilian division at General Dynamics Information Technology (NYSE: GD), has said GDIT will help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration modernize supercomputing infrastructure through a potential 10-year, $553 million contract. Work covers the modernization, operation and maintenance of a high-performance computing system that supports NOAA’s research …

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