DARPA, NSF Seek Real-Time ML Processor

A new U.S. research initiative seeks to develop a processor capable of real-time learning while operating with the “efficiency of the human brain.”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) an

By George Leopold

Improving the Performance and Uptime of HPC Clusters

InfiniBand is pervasively used in high-performance computing (HPC) to remove data exchange bottlenecks, delivering very high throughput and very low latency. As HPC becomes more mainstream and em

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It’s Official: Aurora on Track to Be First U.S. Exascale Computer in 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy along with Intel and Cray confirmed today that an Intel/Cray supercomputer, "Aurora," capable of sustained performance of one exaflops, will be delivered by the end

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NASA’s Pleiades Simulates Launch Abort Scenarios

NASA is using flow simulations running on its Pleiades supercomputer to help design the agency’s next manned spacecraft, Orion.

Crew safety is paramount, so NASA engineers are using the HPC

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IBM, Intel Papers Report AI Breakthroughs for Quantum Science

March 13, 2019

Fascinatingly, two announcements today show how AI (machine and deep learning) can influence quantum computing in quite different ways. IBM (et. al) reported de Read more…

By John Russell

ML Experts Confront Reproducibility Claims

March 13, 2019

Machine learning researchers are pushing back on the recent assertion that the AI framework is a key contributor to a reproducibility crisis in scientific research. Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for computing, environment and life sciences at Argonne National Laboratory... Read more…

By George Leopold

Quick Take: Trump’s 2020 Budget Spares DoE-funded HPC but Slams NSF and NIH

March 12, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, released yesterday, proposes deep cuts in many science programs but seems to spare HPC funding by the Depar Read more…

By John Russell

MIT Lincoln Lab Offers Advice for Delivering On-Demand HPC

March 11, 2019

Looking for advice on how to deliver HPC to a diverse science user community? MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has just posted a new paper – Lessons Learned from a Decade of Providing Interactive, On-Demand High Performance Computing to Scientists and Engineers – intended to fill the bill. Read more…

By John Russell

TACC Releases the Inaugural Edition of Its ‘Texascale’ Magazine

March 11, 2019

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) has released the inaugural edition of "Texascale," its annual magazine. Texascale contains stories that highlight the people, science, systems, and programs that make TACC one of the leading academic computing centers in the world. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Aquarius Cold Plate Cooling System Tested by NREL, Sandia

March 7, 2019

In 2018, NREL and Sandia announced their intention to study the energy and cost savings of Aquila’s Aquarius cooling system in a real-world environment by installing a test system (“Yacumama”) at NREL. Now, nearly a year later, the partners have revealed the results of the test. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

What’s New in HPC Research: Machine Learning, Astrophysics, Molecular Dynamics & More

March 6, 2019

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programmin Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

IBM Pitches Quantum Volume as Benchmarking Tool for Gate-based Quantum Computers

March 6, 2019

IBM this week announced it had achieved its highest Quantum Volume number to date at the American Physical Society (APS) March meeting being held in Boston. Wha Read more…

By John Russell

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