Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud.

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AI: Simplifying and Scaling for Faster Innovation

The AI revolution has already begun, right?

In some ways it has. Deep learning applications have already bested humans in complex games, including chess, Jeopardy, Go, and poker, and in practi

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HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon

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AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based system on the STREAM benchmark and o

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Dell EMC will Build OzStar – Swinburne’s New Supercomputer to Study Gravity

August 16, 2017

Dell EMC announced yesterday it is building a new supercomputer – the OzStar – for the Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in support the ARC Ce Read more…

By John Russell

Oak Ridge to Cut Up to 350 Jobs in 2017; Will Other Labs Follow Suit?

August 9, 2017

It’s not yet clear if staff cuts announced yesterday at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are just the first of others at other national labs as the Department of Energy feels pressure from President Trump to cut costs. Read more…

By John Russell

Deep Learning Thrives in Cancer Moonshot

August 8, 2017

The U.S. War on Cancer, certainly a worthy cause, is a collection of programs stretching back more than 40 years and abiding under many banners. The latest is t Read more…

By John Russell

Do Big IT Outsourcing Firms Abuse H-1B Program?

August 8, 2017

Is the H-1B visa program mostly a way to import cheaper IT talent from abroad? Yes, at least as practiced by the top IT labor outsourcing firms according to an Read more…

By John Russell

IARPA Investigates Classified as a Service Clouds

August 2, 2017

The rising cost of building secure on premise infrastructure and increasing concerns around security are prompting the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects A Read more…

By John Russell

Exascale FY18 Budget – The Senate Provides Their Input

July 27, 2017

In the federal budgeting world, “regular order” is a meaningful term that is fondly remembered by members of both the Congress and the Executive Branch. Reg Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

India Plots Three-Phase Indigenous Supercomputing Strategy

July 26, 2017

Additional details on India's plans to stand up an indigenous supercomputer came to light earlier this week. As reported in the Indian press, the Rs 4,500-crore Read more…

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DARPA Continues Investment in Post-Moore’s Technologies

July 24, 2017

The U.S. military long ago ceded dominance in electronics innovation to Silicon Valley, the DoD-backed powerhouse that has driven microelectronic generation for Read more…

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