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There have been claims that the fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, named the KPTI (aka KAISER) patches, are going to affect application performance by 10-30 percent. The

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Momentum Builds for US Exascale

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SRC Spends $200M on University Research Centers

January 16, 2018

The Semiconductor Research Corporation, as part of its JUMP initiative, has awarded $200 million to fund six research centers whose areas of focus span cognitiv Read more…

By John Russell

URISC@SC17 and the #LongestLastMile

January 11, 2018

A multinational delegation recently attended the Understanding Risk in Shared CyberEcosystems workshop, or URISC@SC17, in Denver, Colorado. URISC participants and presenters from 11 countries, including eight African nations, 12 U.S. states, Canada, India and Nepal, also attended SC17, the annual international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis that drew nearly 13,000 attendees. Read more…

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Mixed-Signal Neural Net Leverages Memristive Technology

January 8, 2018

Memristive technology has long been attractive for potential use in neuromorphic computing. Among other things it would permit building artificial neural networ Read more…

By John Russell

The @hpcnotes Predictions for HPC in 2018

January 4, 2018

I’m not averse to making predictions about the world of High Performance Computing (and Supercomputing, Cloud, etc.) in person at conferences, meetings, causa Read more…

By Andrew Jones

Hyperion Sets Agenda for HPC User Forum in Europe

January 3, 2018

Regional HPC strategies, including the perennial jostling for sway among Europe, the U.S., and Japan, will highlight the HPC User Forum, Europe, scheduled for M Read more…

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CHPC National Conference in Pretoria, South Africa

December 20, 2017

The 11th South African Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) Annual National Conference convened Dec. 3-7, 2017 at the Velmore Estate Hotel south of Pret Read more…

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As Exascale Frontier Opens, Science Application Developers Share Pioneering Strategies

December 19, 2017

In November 2015, three colleagues representing the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s three major supercomputing facilities struck up a conver Read more…

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CMU Paper Reveals Libratus’ Winning Poker Strategy

December 18, 2017

Ever wondered how Libratus, the celebrated poker playing (and winning) AI software from Carnegie Mellon University, outsmarts its opponents? Turns out Libratus Read more…

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