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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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Cray Secures $600M DOE Contract to Build AI-Based Supercomputer

Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) has received a potential $600M contract from the Department of Energy to develop an artificial intelligence-based computing machine that can offer analytics and machine learning for national security, energy, healthcare and manufacturing applications. DOE said Tuesday it expects the “Frontier” supercomputer to rollout at the Oak Ridge …

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Intel-Cray Team to Build First Exascale Supercomputer for DOE Lab Under $500M Contract

The Department of Energy selected a team of Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) to build and deliver a supercomputing system to DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago by 2021 under a contract worth more than $500M. DOE said Monday the Aurora machine is designed to integrate exaFLOP computational capacity …

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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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Cray to Help DOE Build Supercomputer at Berkeley Nat’l Lab Under $146M Contract

Cray has signed a $146M contract with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center to build a supercomputing system intended for large-scale simulations and data analyses. The Perlmutter supercomputer is designed to help NERSC researchers examine data sets from scientific experiments, the Energy Department said Tuesday. NERSC Director Sudip …

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IBM, AFRL Build Supercomputer That Features Brain-Inspired Neural Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has collaborated with the Air Force Research Laboratory to develop an experimental supercomputer designed to operate with computing power similar to a human neural network to perform pattern recognition and sensory processing applications, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. AFRL’s information directorate said …

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HPE to Supply ARM-Based Supercomputer to DOE for NNSA Modeling & Simulation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2018 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will provide a supercomputer to the Energy Department to support the science, energy and national security modeling and simulation workloads of the National Nuclear Security Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. HPE said Monday the ARM-based Astra supercomputer will work to …

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IBM Builds ‘Summit’ Supercomputer to Back AI, Energy Research at Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 12, 2018 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has designed a computer system for an Energy Department-backed national laboratory in Tennessee to support research in areas such as artificial intelligence, advanced materials and energy, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. DOE said Friday the recently unveiled Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National …

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DOE issues RFP for supercomputer development projects worth up to $1.8B

The Energy Department has issued a request for proposals on a potential $1.8 billion effort to build at least two exascale computing machines for national laboratories within the 2021-2023 time frame. DOE said Monday it seeks new supercomputers for installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the Lawrence …

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