Is Amazon’s Plunge into Server Chips a Watershed Moment?

For several years now the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, et al – have been transforming from technology consumers into technology creators in hardware and software. Th

By John Russell

Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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Robust Quantum Computers Still a Decade Away, Says Nat’l Academies Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine yesterday released a report – Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects – whose optimism about quantum computing’s potential is

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Nvidia T4 and HGX-2 Deployments Keep Piling Up

Nvidia’s latest GPU, the T4, continues to rack up wins. Unlike the V100, which is geared for traditional HPC scale-up environments including model training, the T4 is aimed more at inference ap

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Dell EMC’s HPC Chief on Strategy and Emerging Processor Diversity

November 16, 2018

Last January Thierry Pellegrino, a long-time Dell/Dell EMC veteran, became vice president of HPC. His tenure comes at a time when the very definition of HPC is Read more…

By John Russell

HPC and AI at the Forefront of Finance

September 26, 2018

You’ve heard this one before: HPC has the potential to transcend science and engineering to transform commercial applications in the enterprise. Won’t it be Read more…

By Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

Google Releases Machine Learning “What-If” Analysis Tool

September 12, 2018

Training machine learning models has long been time-consuming process. Yesterday, Google released a “What-If Tool” for probing how data point changes affect a model’s prediction. The new tool is being launched as a new feature of the open source TensorBoard web application... Read more…

By John Russell

Update from Gregory Kurtzer on Singularity’s Push into FS and the Enterprise

September 11, 2018

Container technology is hardly new but it has undergone rapid evolution in the HPC space in recent years to accommodate traditional science workloads and HPC systems requirements. While Docker containers continue to dominate in the enterprise, other variants are becoming important and one alternative with distinctly HPC roots – Singularity – is making an enterprise push targeting advanced scale workload inclusive of HPC. Read more…

By John Russell

At HPC on Wall Street: AI-as-a-Service Accelerates AI Journeys

September 10, 2018

AIaaS – artificial intelligence-as-a-service – is the technology discipline that eases enterprise entry into the mysteries of the AI journey while lowering Read more…

By Doug Black

HPC on Wall Street: A Conference on Advanced Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Industry

September 6, 2018

Few industries are more avid for low latency, compute power and high performance data analytics (HPDA) than the financial services sector. The investment banks, Read more…

By Doug Black

Weathering the Next ‘Great’ Storm in the Market

September 1, 2018

This is not an article about the joys and wonders of machine learning or big data. Instead, this article is about a pernicious, unsolved problem in investment f Read more…

By Bill McCoy and Henri Waelbroeck

Report: Financial Services Sector in $14B Analytics Binge

September 1, 2018

The phrase “big data” has come to mean different things to different people, morphing from the huge data volumes too big for traditional databases to handle Read more…

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