Nvidia Debuts Clara AI Toolkit with Pre-Trained Models for Radiology Use

AI’s push into healthcare got a boost yesterday with Nvidia’s release of the Clara Deploy AI toolkit which includes 13 pre-trained models for use in radiology. Clara, you may recall, is Nvidi

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Quick Take: Trump’s 2020 Budget Spares DoE-funded HPC but Slams NSF and NIH

U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, released yesterday, proposes deep cuts in many science programs but seems to spare HPC funding by the Department of Energy. Less fortunate wer

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MIT Lincoln Lab Offers Advice for Delivering On-Demand HPC

Looking for advice on how to deliver HPC to a diverse science user community? MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has just posted a new paper – Lessons Learned from a Decade of Providing Interactive, On

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IBM Pitches Quantum Volume as Benchmarking Tool for Gate-based Quantum Computers

March 6, 2019

IBM this week announced it had achieved its highest Quantum Volume number to date at the American Physical Society (APS) March meeting being held in Boston. Wha Read more…

By John Russell

PRACE Issues Best Practices Guide for HPC Interconnects

March 4, 2019

One of the most significant differentiators between HPC systems and lesser performant systems is the interconnect technology deployed. Late last month PRACE (Pa Read more…

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D-Wave Previews Next-Gen Platform; Debuts Pegasus Topology; Targets 5000 Qubits

February 27, 2019

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems today “previewed” plans for its next-gen adiabatic annealing quantum computing platform which will feature a new un Read more…

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HPC in Life Sciences Part 2: Penetrating AI’s Hype and the Cloud’s Haze

February 25, 2019

Weary of the constant din of AI hype. So is Ari Berman, vice president and general manager of consulting services for BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences. “Every vendor is selling AI. I think it has become the gluten-free tag of life sciences because it is everywhere.... Read more…

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HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

February 21, 2019

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences. Without HPC writ large, modern life sciences research would quickly grind to a halt. It’s true most life sciences research computing... Read more…

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UC Berkeley Paper Heralds Rise of Serverless Computing in the Cloud – Do You Agree?

February 13, 2019

Almost exactly ten years to the day from publishing of their widely-read, seminal paper on cloud computing, UC Berkeley researchers have issued another ambitious examination of cloud computing - Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing. The new work heralds the rise of ‘serverless computing’ as the next dominant phase of cloud computing. Read more…

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Scientists Leverage Supercomputing to Save Vital Food Source

February 12, 2019

The cassava plant helps feed 800 million people worldwide, but crops are being wiped out by viral diseases spread by a tiny insect called the whitefly. Outbreak Read more…

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Trump Signs Executive Order Launching U.S. AI Initiative

February 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) today launching a U.S Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The new initiative - Maintaining American L Read more…

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