ASC18: Final Results Revealed & Wrapped Up

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition in order to cross the cluster competition fini

By Dan Olds

Tackling the Challenge of Bringing AI to HPC

As HPC users consider the benefits offered by machine learning, don’t ignore the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family that now delivers up to a 198x faster inference performance, and 127x f

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Spring Meetings Underscore Quantum Computing’s Rise

The month of April 2018 saw four very important and interesting meetings to discuss the state of quantum computing technologies, their potential impacts, and the technology challenges ahead. Thes

By Alex R. Larzelere

Quantum Network Hub Opens in Japan

Following on the launch of its Q Commercial quantum network last December with 12 industrial and academic partners, the official Japanese hub at Keio University is now open to facilitate the expl

By Tiffany Trader

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Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand

May 16, 2018

Making HPC resources readily available and easier to use for scientists who may have less HPC expertise is an ongoing challenge. Open OnDemand is a project by t Read more…

By John Russell

PRACE 2017 Annual Report: Exascale Aspirations; Industry Collaboration; HPC Training

May 15, 2018

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) today released its annual report showcasing 2017 activities and providing a glimpse into thinking about Read more…

By John Russell

US Forms AI Brain Trust

May 11, 2018

Amid calls for a U.S. strategy for promoting AI development, the Trump administration is forming a senior-level panel to help coordinate government and industry research efforts. The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was announced Thursday (May 10) during a White House summit organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Read more…

By George Leopold

Emerging Advanced Scale Tech Trends Focus of Annual Tabor Conference

May 9, 2018

At Tabor Communications' annual Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) held this week in Austin, the focus was on enterprise adoption of HPC-class technologies and high performance data analytics (HPDA). It’s a confab that brings together end users (CIOs, IT planners, department heads) and vendors and encourages... Read more…

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Google I/O 2018: AI Everywhere; TPU 3.0 Delivers 100+ Petaflops but Requires Liquid Cooling

May 9, 2018

All things AI dominated discussion at yesterday’s opening of Google’s I/O 2018 developers meeting covering much of Google's near-term product roadmap. The e Read more…

By John Russell

Data Management at NERSC in the Era of Petascale Deep Learning

May 9, 2018

Now that computer scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have demonstrated 15 petaflops deep-learning training performance on the Cori supercomputer, the NERSC staff is working to address the data management issues that arise when running production deep-learning codes at such scale. Read more…

By Rob Farber

D-Wave Launches Machine Learning Services Business

May 8, 2018

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems today announced a new business unit – Quadrant – to provide machine learning services based on lessons from its qua Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia Claims New ResNet-50 Top Marks; Microsoft Previews Brainwave

May 8, 2018

It’s becoming tough to sort out competing AI performance claims and to keep track of new AI initiatives. Perhaps the new MLPerf benchmark will eventually hel Read more…

By John Russell

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