Article: Open-source GPU technology for supercomputers

Hardware, Open Manufacturing

Open-source GPU technology for supercomputers

Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modelling programs on GPU accelerators produced by AMD and Nvidia. In a paper published by the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, the scholars ported LAMMPS on the new open-source GPU technology, AMD HIP, for the first time.

Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale Analysis, JIHT RAS and MIPT have compared the performance of popular molecular modelling programs on GPU accelerators produced by AMD and Nvidia. In a paper published by the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, the scholars ported LAMMPS on the new open-source GPU technology, AMD HIP, for the first time.

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Article: This Washington-Based AI Startup Offers An Acceleration Platform That Helps Engineering Teams Deploy Machine Learning Models On Any Hardware

Code, Open Software

This Washington-Based AI Startup Offers An Acceleration Platform That Helps Engineering Teams Deploy Machine Learning Models On Any Hardware

OctoML is a Washington-based startup that offers an acceleration platform for deploying machine learning models and algorithms on the hardware. This platform primarily helps the engineering teams deploy the machine learning models seamlessly and with increased accuracy. The platform is built on an open-source Apache TVM compiler framework project.

In the recent Series B funding rounds, OctoML raised $28 million, which takes the company’s total capital to around $47 million. The funds raised will be utilized to up the machinery of the organization, build a customer success team and expand the engineering team further to develop and include new features on the platform.

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Article: Open-source software verification of open-source hardware design like RISC-V possesses many new challenges.

Design, Open Source, Open Space

Open-source software verification of open-source hardware design like RISC-V possesses many new challenges.

The allure of open-source hardware is the flexibility for designers to create their own CPU-based platforms. Advocates believe that freely available open-source systems will encourage a new wave of processor innovation and create new market segments. These advocates point to the increasing amount of open-source IP that is available and being implemented in many new chip designs. But what about verification?

While the design community is encouraged, the verification engineers are cautious. In the past, instruction set architectures (ISA) used with intellectual property (IP)-based processors came from a single source, e.g., Arm, Intel, AMD, etc. These ISAs utilized industry verification tools and methodologies.

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