European consortium announces ‘the world’s fastest AI supercomputer’

16 October 2020

Leonardo, unveiled at Italy’s CINECA research centre, uses more than 14,000 Nvidia GPUs to deliver the ‘world’s most powerful AI system’. 

The system has been reported by Nvidia to be capable of delivering 10 exaflops of AI performance in some half-precision floating-point (FP16) applications and could deliver around 200 petaflops when benchmarked for the Top500.

Springer Nature collaborates with the OAPEN foundation on open access (OA) toolkit for researchers

07 October 2020

Springer Nature has announced it is one of the founding members of the new OAPEN toolkit for researchers and academic book authors

Sandia partnership helps safeguard biological data

07 October 2020

A partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the Boston firm BioBright to improve the security of synthetic biology equipment has become more relevant after the United States and others issued warnings that hackers were using the COVID-19 pandemic to increase their activities.

STFC Hartree Centre and Atos launch the Joseph Fourier prize

16 September 2020

Quantum computing project leaders are being encouraged to submit research for chance to win €10,000 as part of a new competition launched by Atos, and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre

Altair Acquires Univa

16 September 2020

Altair has announced the acquisition of Univa, a company the specialises in workload management, scheduling, and optimisation solutions for HPC and artificial intelligence (AI) on-premises and in the cloud

Nvidia to acquire Arm

14 September 2020

Nvidia has recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase UK-based chip maker Arm in a transaction valued at $40 billion

Insilico Medicine launches AI-powered tool to support COVID-19 research

08 September 2020

Insilico Medicine, a company that specialises in the development of artificial intelligence for drug discovery and development, announced the launch of a new system for COVID-19 basic and clinical research

Pawsey GPU cluster helps scientists unlock astronomical data

03 September 2020

A new GPU cluster supporting one of Australia’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor telescopes is now operational at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, enabling researchers to accelerate their data processing and deliver new insights about the universe

Oxbotica to complete live autonomous vehicle trials in Germany

26 August 2020

Oxbotica, a company that specialises in autonomous vehicle software, has announced that it has been granted automated vehicle (AV) permit recommendation by TÜV SÜD to conduct live trials in Germany

Pure Storage latest FlashArray//C aims to make all-flash more accessible

26 August 2020

Pure Storage has announced the second generation FlashArray//C, which aims to reduce the cost of running capacity-oriented workloads

Elsevier acquires SciBite

21 August 2020

Elsevier has announced that it has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK,  that helps customers discover insights in life science data through the use of text and data intelligence software.

Australia joins White House led COVID-19 research consortium

13 August 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology has today announced that NCI Australia and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre have joined the US-led COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium