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    February 2024


    From insideHPC

    Riverlane and Rigetti Partner with Oak Ridge Lab on HPC-Quantum Integration

    Riverlane and Rigetti Partner with Oak Ridge Lab on HPC-Quantum Integration

    Riverlane and Rigetti Computing (Nasdaq: RGTI) today announced their participation in a project led by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to explore the challenges of integrating a quantum computer…

    staff | February 28, 2024 at 04:08 PM

    From insideHPC

    HPC System Analyst Jackie Scoggins Reflects on Her Time at NERSC

    HPC System Analyst Jackie Scoggins Reflects on Her Time at NERSC

    As part of cthe 50th anniversary celebrations for the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), “In Their Own Words” is a Q&A series featuring voices from across the NERSC landscape, past and present, about…

    staff | February 28, 2024 at 03:26 PM

    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Reminder: Join a Roundtable to Discuss the Next Grand Challenges in Computing

    Reminder: Join a Roundtable to Discuss the Next Grand Challenges in Computing

    The Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Grand Challenges task force is engaging in a new visioning activity to identify the next grand challenges that will shape the future of our field. We’re seeking visionary thinkers and…

    Catherine Gill | February 28, 2024 at 02:11 PM

    From Computational Complexity

    A Quantum State

    Illinois' most famous citizen working on a quantum computer

    The governor of Illinois, JB Pritzker, unveiled his budget last week including $500 million for quantum computing research. Is this the best way to spend my tax dollars…

    Lance Fortnow | February 28, 2024 at 10:48 AM

    From insideHPC

    SambaNova Says its First with Trillion-Parameter GenAI Model

    SambaNova Says its First with Trillion-Parameter GenAI Model

    Feb. 28, 2024 — AI technology company SambaNova Systems said today its Samba-1 is the first 1 trillion (1T) parameter generative AI model. “This past fall, we announced the SN40L, the smartest AI chip (rivaling Nvidia), and today…

    staff | February 28, 2024 at 09:37 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    A Cyber Insurance Backstop

    A Cyber Insurance Backstop

    In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether or not its property and casualty insurers would cover a $700 million claim filed after the devastating NotPetyadrug…

    Bruce Schneier | February 28, 2024 at 07:02 AM

    From insideHPC

    Hammerspace Unveils the Fastest File System in the World for Training Enterprise AI Models at Scale

    Hammerspace Unveils the Fastest File System in the World for Training Enterprise AI Models at Scale

    [SPONSORED GUEST ARTICLE] Hammerspace, the company orchestrating the Next Data Cycle, unveiled the high-performance NAS architecture needed to address the requirements of broad-based enterprise AI, machine learning and deep learning…

    staff | February 28, 2024 at 06:00 AM

    From insideHPC

    NTT and Red Hat Fuel AI Analysis at the Edge with IOWN Technologies

    NTT and Red Hat Fuel AI Analysis at the Edge with IOWN Technologies

    MWC BARCELONA – February 26, 2024 — As part of the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) initiative, NTT Corporation (NTT) and Red Hat, Inc., in collaboration with NVIDIA and Fujitsu, have jointly developed a solution…

    staff | February 27, 2024 at 02:36 PM

    From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

    Alphabet? What alphabet?

    Alphabet? What alphabet?

    I used to start a talk on internationalization of code with the question “How many letters are in the alphabet?”  Once I had several people say “26” I would ask “Shouldn’t you ask ‘what alphabet’ first?” I would then discussToday…

    Alfred Thompson | February 27, 2024 at 11:13 AM

    From insideHPC

    DOE: E4S for Extreme-Scale Science Now Supports Nvidia Grace and Grace Hopper GPUs

    DOE: E4S for Extreme-Scale Science Now Supports Nvidia Grace and Grace Hopper GPUs

    E4S, the open source Extreme-Scale Scientific Software Stack for HPC-AI scientific applications, now incorporates AI/ML libraries and expands GPU support to include the Nvidia Grace and Grace Hopper architectures. E4S is a community…

    staff | February 27, 2024 at 09:00 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    China Surveillance Company Hacked

    China Surveillance Company Hacked

    Last week, someone posted something like 570 files, images and chat logs from a Chinese company called I-Soon. I-Soon sells hacking and espionage services to Chinese national and local government.

    Lots of details in the news

    Bruce Schneier | February 27, 2024 at 07:03 AM

    From Yoshua Bengio

    Towards a Cautious Scientist AI with Convergent Safety Bounds

    Towards a Cautious Scientist AI with Convergent Safety Bounds

    What can’t we afford with a future superintelligent AI? Among others, confidently wrong predictions about the harm that some actions could yield. Especially catastrophic harm.…

    L’article Towards a Cautious Scientist AI with Convergent…

    yoshuabengio | February 26, 2024 at 02:24 PM

    From insideHPC

    TSMC Opens JASM Chip Fab Subsidiary in Japan

    TSMC Opens JASM Chip Fab Subsidiary in Japan

    KUMAMOTO, Japan, Feb. 24, 2024 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) held an opening ceremony for its majority-owned subsidiary Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM) in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, bringing together…

    staff | February 26, 2024 at 01:29 PM

    From insideHPC

    Micron Announces Volume Production of HBM3E

    Micron Announces Volume Production of HBM3E

    BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 26, 2024 — Memory and storage company Micron Technology, Inc. today announced it has begun volume production of its HBM3E (High Bandwidth Memory 3E) solution. Micron’s 24GB 8H HBM3E will be part of NVIDIA H200…

    staff | February 26, 2024 at 01:20 PM

    From insideHPC

    Advanced Clustering Launches New ClusterVisor Edition

    Advanced Clustering Launches New ClusterVisor Edition

    KANSAS CITY, MO. (Feb. 23, 2024) – ClusterVisor, a HPC cluster management software solution from Advanced Clustering, is now available with a new edition that includes a redesigned web user interface, role-based access control…

    staff | February 26, 2024 at 12:08 PM

    From insideHPC

    Supermicro Expands Portfolio for 5G

    Supermicro Expands Portfolio for 5G

    San Jose and Barcelona — February 26, 2024 – Supermicro, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a provider for AI, cloud, storage, and 5G/edge solutions, announced an expanded portfolio of purpose-built infrastructure solutions to accelerate performance…

    staff | February 26, 2024 at 11:50 AM

    From insideHPC

    HPC News Bytes 20240226: Intel Foundry Bash, Nvidia Earnings and AI Inference, HPC in Space, ISC 2024

    HPC News Bytes 20240226: Intel Foundry Bash, Nvidia Earnings and AI Inference, HPC in Space, ISC 2024

    A happy Monday of Leap Year Week to you! We offer a rapid run-through of the latest in HPC-AI, including: Intel Foundry bash, Gelsinger talks up the “Systems Foundry Era," Wall Street hangs on Nvidia earnings, AI Training vs …

    staff | February 26, 2024 at 10:18 AM

    From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

    Software for Justice

    Software for Justice

    by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (originally published in 2011) A jury is given misleading information in court by an expert witness. An innocent person goes to prison as a result. This shouldn’t happen, but unfortunately…

    Jo Brodie | February 26, 2024 at 09:49 AM

    From Schneier on Security

    Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage

    Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage

    Apple announced PQ3, its post-quantum encryption standard based on the Kyber secure key-encapsulation protocol, one of the post-quantum algorithms selected by NIST in 2022.

    There’s a lot of detail in the Apple blog post, andsecurity…

    Bruce Schneier | February 26, 2024 at 07:04 AM

    From Computational Complexity

    When is it worth the time and effort to verify a proof FORMALLY?

    (This post was inspired by Lance's tweet and later post on part of IP=PSPACE being formally verified.) 

    We now have the means to verify that a proof (prob just some proofs)  is correct (one could quibble about verifying the verifier…

    gasarch | February 25, 2024 at 02:40 PM

    From Daniel Lemire's Blog

    Book review: Theft of Fire by Devon Eriksen

    Book review: Theft of Fire by Devon Eriksen

    When I was young, science fiction was the genre of choice for many engineers and scientists. But the genre declined significantly in recent years. Part of the problem is the rise dystopian fiction. In the imagined future, weContinue…

    Daniel Lemire | February 24, 2024 at 01:35 PM

    From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    Structure of Polynomials

    A feature in the current AMS Notices issue highlighting women in mathematics Marie-Françoise Roy is a French mathematician, emerita of the Institute for Mathematical Research of the University of Rennes, where she has been since…

    RJLipton+KWRegan | February 23, 2024 at 10:01 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    Friday Squid Blogging: Illex Squid and Climate Change

    Friday Squid Blogging: Illex Squid and Climate Change

    There are correlations between the populations of the Illex Argentines squid and water temperatures.

    As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.

    Read my blog…

    Bruce Schneier | February 23, 2024 at 05:04 PM

    From insideHPC

    NCSA Aids Researchers with AI on Multiple Fronts

    NCSA Aids Researchers with AI on Multiple Fronts

    NCSA is the caretaker and manager of the Delta supercomputer, but that means more than just making sure the machine is running. The Center recently worked with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on their research using AI …

    staff | February 23, 2024 at 04:04 PM

    From insideHPC

    Charles Wuischpard Names Nvidia VP North America Latin America Sales

    Charles Wuischpard Names Nvidia VP North America Latin America Sales

    HPC industry veteran Charles Wuischpard, formerly of Intel and silicon photonics startup Ayar Labs, announced recently on his LinkedIn page that he has joined Nvidia as vice president of North America Latin America (NALA) sales…

    staff | February 23, 2024 at 02:10 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    AIs Hacking Websites

    AIs Hacking Websites

    New research:

    LLM Agents can Autonomously Hack Websites

    Abstract: In recent years, large language models (LLMs) have become increasingly capable and can now interact with tools (i.e., call functions), read documents, and recursively…

    Bruce Schneier | February 23, 2024 at 11:14 AM

    From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

    ACM Names 13 Women as Fellows for Contributions to Computing

    ACM Names 13 Women as Fellows for Contributions to Computing

    ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 68 Fellows for transformative contributions to computing science and technology. In this article, we are highlighting 13 women who were selected by their peers for groundbreaking…

    Cigdem Sengul | February 23, 2024 at 06:39 AM

    From insideHPC

    IonQ Achieves Ion-Photon Entanglement for Quantum Networks

    IonQ Achieves Ion-Photon Entanglement for Quantum Networks

    COLLEGE PARK, MD – February 22, 2024 – Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) today announced it has generated photons entangled with ions repeatedly and reproducibly, creating a quantum state which allows future quantum…

    staff | February 22, 2024 at 03:51 PM

    From insideHPC

    Registration Is Open for ISC 2024 in Hamburg

    Registration Is Open for ISC 2024 in Hamburg

    ISC 2024, the International Supercomputing Conference to be held at the Congress Center in Hamburg from Sunday, May 12 to Thursday, May 16, has announced that registration is now open. Early bird rates are available until Wednesday…

    staff | February 22, 2024 at 03:07 PM

    From Schneier on Security

    New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks

    New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks

    Simon Willison has been playing with the video processing capabilities of the new Gemini Pro 1.5 model from Google, and it’s really impressive.

    Which means a lot of scary new video prompt injection attacks. And remember, given…

    Bruce Schneier | February 22, 2024 at 12:08 PM
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