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Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance

27 Aug 2019 San Jose - Tachyum Inc., a developer of the smallest and fastest general-purpose 64-core processor, has joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium, a group of companies dedicated to advancing a new, open-industry standard interconnect designed to address the increasing demands of high-performance computational workloads.

CXL is a high-speed CPU-to-Device and CPU-to-Memory interconnect that offers high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity between host processors, systems and devices, such as FPGAs, intelligent networking and storage accelerators, memory buffers, storage class memory and smart I/O devices. CXL targets heterogeneous processing and memory systems across a range of high-performance computing applications by enabling coherency and memory semantics between processors and systems. This is increasingly important as processing data in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning requires a diverse mix of scalar, vector, matrix and spatial architectures.

Maintaining memory coherency between CPU memory and memory on attached devices, CXL will allow resource sharing for higher performance, as well as enable reduced software stack complexity and lower overall system cost. This permits users to focus on target workloads as opposed to the redundant memory management hardware in their accelerators.

"Our ultra-low power Prodigy Universal Processor is aimed squarely at the hyperscale data centre market", stated Dr. Radoslav Danilak, CEO of Tachyum. "With worldwide data centre capacity doubling every five years, and with AI, Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing rapidly migrating from purpose-built systems to the Cloud, the importance of a fast industry-standard interconnect, which supports memory coherency, cannot be overstated. With the proliferation of 5G networks, facilitating the rapid growth of edge compute nodes or mini data centers, high speed interconnect with cross-platform memory coherency will become absolutely critical. We expect that CXL like coherent protocols will become an integral part of the PCI Express standard in the future."

"For the industry, a standards-based ecosystem will be a big boost. It will open the door to innovations across many areas and I look forward to building the next generation systems", stated Kiran Malwankar, VP of Systems Engineering of Tachyum.

Tachyum's Prodigy Universal Processor Chip is the smallest and fastest general purpose, 64-core processor developed to date, requiring 10x less processor power, and reducing processor cost by 3x. Prodigy will directly enable a 32-Tensor Exaflop supercomputer and allow the building of machines more powerful than the human brain by 2021, years ahead of industry expectations. Prodigy reduces data center TCO (annual total cost of ownership) by 4x, through its disruptive processor architecture and a smart compiler that has made many parts of the hardware found in typical processors redundant. Fewer transistors, fewer and shorter wires, due to a smaller, simpler core, translates into much greater speed and power efficiency for the Prodigy processor.

Tachyum joins CXL founders Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, Intel Corporation and Microsoft to promote CXL interconnect in data centre markets, working alongside leading processor manufacturers, such as AMD, ARM, and NVIDIA, as joint-CXL consortium members.
Source: Tachyum

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-02

Quantum computing

DOE announces $21,4 million for quantum information science research ...

Quantum criticality could be a boon for qubit designers ...

DOE announces $60,7 million to advance quantum computing and networking ...

Atos delivers Quantum-Learning-as-a-Service to Xofia to enable artificial intelligence solutions ...

Entanglement sent over 50 km of optical fiber ...

Focus on Europe

MIPT physicists create device for imitating biological memory ...

Supercomputer Puhti at CSC Finland is now available for researchers ...

Hardware

Micron and WekaIO win Best of Show Award at the Flash Memory Summit 2019 ...

Tachyum joins CXL High-Speed Interconnect Consortium to advance breakthrough data centre performance ...

OSNEXUS announces QuantaStor 5.4 featuring scale-out NAS, IBM Key Protect integration, and storage firewall management ...

DIY: How to build a supercomputer ...

NVIDIA vComputeServer with NGC containers brings GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning and Data Science ...

Mellanox works with VMware and NVIDIA to enable high performance virtualized machine learning solutions ...

Mellanox introduces revolutionary ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 secure Cloud SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit solutions ...

New modular supercomputing facility opens at NASA's Ames Research Center ...

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio for hyper-converged infrastructure and launches new high-performance vSAN solution ...

Applications

IBM gives artificial intelligence computing at MIT a lift ...

Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information ...

Smarter experiments for faster materials discovery ...

Seagate and UC Santa Cruz collaboration poised to accelerate genomics data analysis ...

ORNL-Veterans Affiars collaboration targets veteran suicide epidemic ...

Messi versus Ronaldo: who's the GOAT? Computer model may help to settle the debate ...

Supercomputers pave the way for new machine learning approach ...

Altair expands AI data science solutions ...

The Cloud

Supercomputing in the Open Telekom Cloud ...