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Thursday Twitter Roundup

Nov 21, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Tuesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Monday Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Film Studios Refocus HPC Management Lens

Aug 25, 2014 |

With the help of advanced supercomputing technologies, animated films have evolved from simple cycles of sketches to photorealistic, physics-accurate works of art. As many of us have tracked, from the dawn of Pixar to the latest blockbusters where humans interact with realistic animations, there seems to be no limit to the hyper-realism in everything from Read more…

Inside Major League Baseball’s “Hypothesis Machine”

Apr 3, 2014 |

When it comes to sports statistics, there’s no richer source of historical data than baseball. With over 140 years of detailed information on individual players, teams, and winning trends, the addition of digital data is powering even deeper analytical capability to help fans and team owners make decisions. Baseball data, over 95% of which has Read more…

Short Takes

CMU’s Claudico Goes All-In Against World-Class Poker Pros

May 1, 2015 |

Last Friday (April 24), the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition kicked-off at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, exactly halfway through the event, computer program “Claudico,” a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Carnegie Mellon, has played over 40,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker against four of the game’s professionals. The Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

ANSYS Simulations Weigh in on Deflategate

Jan 30, 2015 |

Even if you aren’t among the third of Americans who will sit down to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, if you follow the news you are undoubtedly familiar with ‘Deflategate,’ the scandal surrounding under-inflated footballs that cast a dark cloud over the New England Patriots’ win over the Indianapolis Colts over a week ago. Read more…

GPUs Advance Deep Learning

Sep 18, 2014 |

Over the last decade, GPU-acceleration techniques have infiltrated the high-end of supercomputing, but increased adoption of GPUs is occurring in other compute-driven disciplines too, like deep learning, one of the fastest growing segments of the machine learning field. The trend toward accelerated computing reached a new high at last week’s ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge. The event, Read more…

Making Music with HPC

Dec 9, 2013 |

In this increasingly compute-driven society, high-performance computing has touched nearly every academic discipline and many industry sectors as well – from materials science to medicine to manufacturing. But what about music? Music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of HPC, but that may soon change. Earlier today, the HPC Advisory Read more…

Off the Wire

Poker Pros Defeat CMU’s Claudico During Texas Hold’em Competition

May 8, 2015 |

May 8 — Four of the world’s best players of Heads-up No-limit Texas Hold’em amassed more poker chips than the Carnegie Mellon University artificial intelligence program called Claudico as they collectively played 80,000 hands of poker in a two-week competition that concluded today at Rivers Casino. Though three of the four pros had higher winnings than Read more…

Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence Poker Competition Reaches Halfway Point

May 1, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., May 1 — Today marks the halfway point of an 80,000-hand journey in the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” poker competition. After 40,000 hands, the ‘humans’— four professional poker players — have taken a lead over Carnegie Mellon University’s artificial intelligence program, Claudico.    Hosted at Rivers Casino, this first-ever challenge began on Friday, April Read more…

PSC Supercomputer Faces Four Poker Pros in No-Limit Texas Hold’Em Competition

Apr 24, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 24 — In a contest that echoes Deep Blue’s chess victory over Garry Kasparov and Watson beating two Jeopardy! Champions, computer poker software developed at Carnegie Mellon University will challenge four of the world’s best professional poker players in a “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition beginning April 24 at Rivers Casino. Over the course of two weeks, the CMU computer program, Read more…

Altair’s PBS Works Recognized in HPCwire Awards

Nov 20, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 20 — Altair‘s PBS Works suite has been recognized as “Best HPC Software or Technology” in the annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at SC14 and on Read more…

SC14 Posts Two of Five #HPCMatters Videos

Nov 12, 2014 |

Nov. 12 — This first video shares the ways supercomputers are helping scientists to understand climate change, and develop solutions to mitigate its effects. The second video reveals how high performance computing (HPC) is helping us to improve our everyday lives to create better, more efficient, more cost effective products and services, from toothpaste to diapers to dish soap. Read more…