Q&A Part Two: ORNL’s Pooser on Progress in Quantum Communication

Quantum computing seems to get more than its fair share of attention compared to quantum communication. That’s despite the fact that quantum networking may be nearer to becoming a practical rea

By John Russell

Conversation: ANL’s Rick Stevens on DoE’s AI for Science Project

With release of the Department of Energy’s AI for Science report in late February, the effort to build a national AI program, modeled loosely on the U.S. Exascale Initiative, enters a new phas

By John Russell

NOAA Budget Request Undercuts Its HPC Announcements, Needs

As governments realize the urgent need for (and utility of) powerful weather and climate supercomputing, 2020 has seen a boom in major supercomputer announcements for that sector: the UK announce

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Global Supercomputing Is Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Tech has been taking some heavy losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Global supply chains have been disrupted, virtually every major tech conference taking place over the next few months has bee

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NEC Aurora Vector Engine Targets Data Privacy

March 12, 2020

In the banking, financial services and insurance industries, data governance is an eternally daunting challenge, and now data management consultancy Vaco and NE Read more…

By Doug Black

Steve Scott Lays Out HPE-Cray Blended Product Roadmap

March 11, 2020

Last week, the day before the El Capitan processor disclosures were made at HPE's new headquarters in San Jose, Steve Scott (CTO for HPC & AI at HPE, and former Cray CTO) was on-hand at the Rice Oil & Gas HPC conference in Houston. He was there to discuss the HPE-Cray transition and blended roadmap, as well as his favorite topic, Cray's eighth-gen networking technology, Slingshot. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ORNL’s Raphael Pooser on DoE’s Quantum Testbed Project

March 11, 2020

Quantum computing and quantum information science generally are areas of aggressive research at the Department of Energy. Their promise, of course, is tantalizi Read more…

By John Russell

LLNL Highlights Magma’s Role in NNSA’s Computing Arsenal

March 11, 2020

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of several national labs working with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages th Read more…

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Intel CFO Talks 7nm, 5nm Futures; AMD’s Growing Datacenter Market Share

March 5, 2020

By its own admission, Intel’s process technology will remain a laggard for nearly two more years, not producing a 7nm CPU until late 2021, but the company expects to reestablish its process lead with a 5nm node at a later, unannounced date. That’s the message from Intel CFO George Davis, interviewed this week during the Morgan Stanley TMT Analyst Conference... Read more…

By Doug Black

Exascale Watch: El Capitan Will Use AMD CPUs & GPUs to Reach 2 Exaflops

March 4, 2020

HPE and its collaborators reported today that El Capitan, the forthcoming exascale supercomputer to be sited at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and serve Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Career Notes: March 2020 Edition

March 3, 2020

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS): NSF Looks to Scale HPC, Distributed Apps

March 2, 2020

A new National Science Foundation initiative aims to develop a framework for advancing the next generation of scalable systems and applications, including HPC platforms. The nearly $90 million program, Principles and Practice of Scalable Systems (PPoSS), will over the next decade focus on scaling systems and applications. Among the challenges is keeping pace with emerging AI and... Read more…

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