Under The Wire: Nearly HPC News (June 13, 2024)

As managing editor of the major global HPC news source, the term "news fire hose" is often mentioned. The analogy is quite correct. In any given week, there are many interesting stories, and only

By Doug Eadline

Labs Keep Supercomputers Alive for Ten Years as Vendors Pull Support Early

Laboratories are running supercomputers for much longer, beyond the typical lifespan, as vendors prematurely deprecate the hardware and stop providing support. A typical supercomputer lifecycle i

By Agam Shah

Nvidia Shipped 3.76 Million Data-center GPUs in 2023, According to Study

Nvidia had an explosive 2023 in data-center GPU shipments, which totaled roughly 3.76 million units, according to a study conducted by semiconductor analyst firm TechInsights. Nvidia's GPU shipme

By Agam Shah

ParTec Looks to Bridge Quantum and HPC Systems

Walking the exposition floor at the recent ISC 2024 Supercomputing show, I noticed a significant increase in the number of new quantum computing companies. Indeed, based on the number of companie

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Computex 2024: Nvidia, AMD Push GPUs; Intel Revs Up x86 Power Efficiency

June 5, 2024

"The days of millions of GPU data centers are coming," said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a keynote at Computex. Huang's predictions are becoming bolder and bo Read more…

AMD Clears Up Messy GPU Roadmap, Upgrades Chips Annually

June 3, 2024

In the world of AI, there's a desperate search for an alternative to Nvidia's GPUs, and AMD is stepping up to the plate. AMD detailed its updated GPU roadmap, w Read more…

NIST Q&A: Getting Ready for the Post Quantum Cryptography Threat? You Should be.

June 3, 2024

With the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) set to publish the first Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standards in a few weeks, attention is s Read more…

Everyone Except Nvidia Forms Ultra Accelerator Link (UALink) Consortium

May 30, 2024

Consider the GPU. An island of SIMD greatness that makes light work of matrix math. Originally designed to rapidly paint dots on a computer monitor, it was then Read more…

Microsoft’s ARM-based CPU Cobalt will Support Windows 11 in the Cloud

May 29, 2024

Microsoft's ARM-based CPU, called Cobalt, is now available in the cloud for public consumption. Cobalt is Microsoft's first homegrown CPU, which was first annou Read more…

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IBM Makes a Push Towards Open-Source Services, Announces New watsonx Updates

May 28, 2024

Today, IBM declared that it is releasing a number of noteworthy changes to its watsonx platform, with the goal of increasing the openness, affordability, and fl Read more…

ISC 2024 Takeaways: Love for Top500, Extending HPC Systems, and Media Bashing

May 23, 2024

The ISC High Performance show is typically about time-to-science, but breakout sessions also focused on Europe's tech sovereignty, server infrastructure, storag Read more…

Google Announces Sixth-generation AI Chip, a TPU Called Trillium

May 17, 2024

On Tuesday May 14th, Google announced its sixth-generation TPU (tensor processing unit) called Trillium.  The chip, essentially a TPU v6, is the company's l Read more…

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