Supercomputer Research Aims to Supercharge COVID-19 Antiviral Remdesivir

Remdesivir is one of a handful of therapeutic antiviral drugs that have been proven to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients, and as such, is a crucial weapon in the fight against the pandemic

By Oliver Peckham

Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newe

By John Russell

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helpi

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

AMD’s Massive COVID-19 HPC Fund Adds 18 Institutions, 5 Petaflops of Power

Almost exactly five months ago, AMD announced its COVID-19 HPC Fund, an ongoing flow of resources and equipment to research institutions studying COVID-19 that began with an initial donation of $

By Oliver Peckham

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Frontera Supercomputer Helps Study Unusual Organelles

September 11, 2020

The organelles are the organs of the cell: the ribosomes, centrioles, nuclei and so on. Most of these organelles serve vital – and well-understood – functio Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC Strategist Dave Turek Joins DNA Storage (and Computing) Company Catalog

September 11, 2020

You've heard the saying "flash is the new disk and disk is the new tape," which traces its origins back to Jim Gray*. But what if DNA-based data storage could o Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputers Help Investigate Stem Cell Treatments for Brain Injuries

September 9, 2020

Many patients have difficulty recovering from traumatic brain injuries, with atrophy and shrinking magnifying the impacts of the injuries – and few, if any, e Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Google’s Quantum Chemistry Simulation Suggests Promising Path Forward

September 9, 2020

A much-anticipated prize in quantum computing is the ability to more accurately model chemical bonding behavior. Doing so should lead to better chemical synthes Read more…

By John Russell

Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

HPC Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

September 1, 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

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

August 27, 2020

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would Read more…

By George Leopold

Inspur Establishes Artificial Intelligence (AI) Department

US Establishes 7 AI Research Institutes

August 27, 2020

The National Science Foundation this week announced the formation of seven national AI institutes aimed at advancing technological innovation and bolstering the economy. AI research by the National Science Foundation will expand to a broader range of businesses across the U.S. economy through five new NSF AI institutes being created at a cost of $100 million. Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

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