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ASC17 Makes Splash at Wuxi Supercomputing Center

A record-breaking twenty student teams plus scores of company representatives, media professionals, staff and student volunteers transformed a formerly empty hall inside the Wuxi Supercomputing Center into a bustling hub of HPC activity, kicking off day one of 2017 Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17).

By Tiffany Trader

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ASC17 Championship to Challenge Front-end Science

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Groq This: New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing

By Alex Woodie

NERSC Cori Shows the World How Many-Cores for the Masses Works

As its mission, the high performance computing center for the U.S. Department of Energy

By Rob Farber

People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster

April 21, 2017

On Thursday, Google announced that MIT math professor and computational number theorist Andrew V. Sutherland had set a record for the largest Google Compute Engine (GCE) job. Sutherland ran the massive mathematics workload on 220,000 GCE cores using preemptible virtual machine instances. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hyperion (IDC) Paints a Bullish Picture of HPC Future

April 20, 2017

Hyperion Research – formerly IDC’s HPC group – yesterday painted a fascinating and complicated portrait of the HPC community’s health and prospects at the HPC User Forum held in Albuquerque, NM. HPC sales are up and growing ($22 billion, all HPC segments, 2016). Read more…

By John Russell

CERN openlab Explores New CPU/FPGA Processing Solutions

April 14, 2017

Through a CERN openlab project known as the ‘High-Throughput Computing Collaboration,’ researchers are investigating the use of various Intel technologies in data filtering and data acquisition systems. Read more…

By Linda Barney

DOE Supercomputer Achieves Record 45-Qubit Quantum Simulation

April 13, 2017

In order to simulate larger and larger quantum systems and usher in an age of “quantum supremacy,” researchers are stretching the limits of today’s most advanced supercomputers. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Penguin Takes a Run at the Big Cloud Providers

April 12, 2017

HPC specialist Penguin Computing recently re-ran benchmarks from a study of its larger brethren and says the results show its ‘public cloud’ – Penguin on Demand (POD) – is among the leaders in cost and performance. Read more…

By John Russell

DDN Claims Faster Object Storage ‘Cross-Region’ S3 Connectivity than AWS

April 11, 2017

Advanced-scale storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN), whose solutions populate the upper-rung of the Top500 supercomputing list, today announced new “cross-region” features to its WOS object storage platform that support multi-site AWS connectivity as well as new data protection and disaster recovery capabilities. Read more…

By Doug Black

Dutch Researchers Build Little Green Machine II Out of IBM Minsky Servers

April 11, 2017

The newest Dutch HPC cluster is only four “pizza boxes” high, small enough to be carried around on a bicycle, but Little Green Machine II, as the new system is called, will be a big boon for Dutch research in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

CMU’s Latest Poker Program Wins in China

April 11, 2017

It’s now become old hat – AI poker algorithm beats humans. Carnegie Mellon University is at the forefront of creating this new class of crafty AI gamblers. Read more…

By John Russell

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