First All-Petaflops Top500 List Debuts; US Maintains Performance Lead

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafloppers only. The entry point for th

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its intention to make Arm a full citiz

The US Global Weather Forecast System Just Got a Major Upgrade

The United States’ Global Forecast System (GFS) has received a major upgrade to its modeling capabilities. The new dynamical core that has been added to the GFS – its first new dynamical core

By Oliver Peckham

MareNostrum Supercomputer Boosts SEAT’s Vehicle Aerodynamics

Spain’s MareNostrum 4, housed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), is helping to design the aerodynamics of every new car that Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT is building, optimiz

By Mariana Iriarte

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RFI: Help U.S. Catalyze Quantum Information Science

June 10, 2019

Quantum information science is likely to have applications in many domains stretching from sensor technology and communications to quantum computing. Building a Read more…

By John Russell

Report: US Competitiveness Called Into Question (Again)

June 6, 2019

A new report from the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) claims the United States is in jeopardy of losing its leadership position in technology, science and innovation. The report, titled “Benchmarks 2019: Second Place America? Increasing Challenges to U.S. Scientific Leadership,” includes an overview of the global state of supercomputing as one of the metrics to gauge competitiveness. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

China Launches AI Testbed in Shenzhen

June 5, 2019

China's National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen launched a testbed for artificial intelligence (AI) experiments on Friday. Project officials, cited by Chinese news portal Xinhua, said the AI system, named Tai, supports the research, development and application testing for AI inventions. Read more…

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China Reports Breakthrough in Developing 3nm Transistors

May 29, 2019

Researchers from China have reported success developing 3nm transistors – about the width of a human DNA strand – that show promise for practical use in chi Read more…

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ThinkParQ Readies BeeGFS for Prime Time

May 28, 2019

With ISC19 fast approaching (June 16-20) ThinkParQ is ramping efforts to showcase its BeeGFS parallel file system’s growing market traction and to draw atten Read more…

By John Russell

EuroHPC Summit Week Highlights Europe’s Plan for Supercomputing Leadership

May 28, 2019

The European Union’s EuroHPC Summit Week was held last week in Poznań, Poland, hosted by the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC). At the even Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

RIKEN Post-K Supercomputer Named After Japan’s Tallest Peak

May 23, 2019

RIKEN President Hiroshi Matsumoto announced that the successor to the K computer will be named Fugaku, another name for Mount Fuji, which is the tallest mountai Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

China Establishes Seventh National Supercomputing Center

May 16, 2019

Chinese media is reporting that China will construct a new National Supercomputer Center in Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan Province. The new Zhengzhou faci Read more…

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