Japan Meteorological Agency Takes Delivery of Pair of Crays

Cray has supplied two identical Cray XC50 supercomputers to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in northwestern Tokyo. Boasting more than 18 petaflops combined peak computing capacity, the new

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ASC18: Final Results Revealed & Wrapped Up

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition in order to cross the cluster competition fini

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Spring Meetings Underscore Quantum Computing’s Rise

The month of April 2018 saw four very important and interesting meetings to discuss the state of quantum computing technologies, their potential impacts, and the technology challenges ahead. Thes

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Quantum Network Hub Opens in Japan

May 17, 2018

Following on the launch of its Q Commercial quantum network last December with 12 industrial and academic partners, the official Japanese hub at Keio University is now open to facilitate the exploration of quantum applications important to science and business. The news comes a week after IBM announced that North Carolina State University was the first U.S. university to join its Q Network. Read more…

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HPC Cloud Provider Nimbix Rolls Out IBM Power9 Targeting AI

March 22, 2018

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” Read more…

By John Russell

2018 HackerRank Report Shows Progress and Challenge for Women Coders

March 5, 2018

The gender gap among coders is slowly shrinking according to the 2018 Women in Technology Report from HackerRank released last week. Women are learning to code Read more…

By John Russell

US Leads but China Gains in NSF 2018 S&E Indicators Report

January 30, 2018

For now, the U.S. still enjoys a leadership position in science and engineering worldwide according to the Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report issue Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Launches Commercial Quantum Network with Samsung, ORNL

December 14, 2017

In the race to commercialize quantum computing, IBM is one of several companies leading the pack. Today, IBM announced it had signed JPMorgan Chase, Daimler AG, Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD Wins Another: Baidu to Deploy EPYC on Single Socket Servers

December 13, 2017

When AMD introduced its EPYC chip line in June, the company said a portion of the line was specifically designed to re-invigorate a single socket segment in wha Read more…

By John Russell

Azure Debuts AMD EPYC Instances for Storage Optimized Workloads

December 5, 2017

AMD’s return to the data center received a boost today when Microsoft Azure announced introduction of instances based on AMD’s EPYC microprocessors. The new Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Spins Cycle Computing into Core Azure Product

December 5, 2017

Last August, cloud giant Microsoft acquired HPC cloud orchestration pioneer Cycle Computing. Since then the focus has been on integrating Cycle’s organization Read more…

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