Qubit Stream: Monte Carlo Advance, Infosys Joins the Fray, D-Wave Meeting Plans, and More

It seems the stream of quantum computing reports never ceases. This week – IonQ and Goldman Sachs tackle Monte Carlo on quantum hardware, Cambridge Quantum pushes chemistry calculations forward

By John Russell

Asetek Announces It Is Exiting HPC to Protect Future Profitability

Liquid cooling specialist Asetek, well-known in HPC circles for its direct-to-chip cooling technology that is inside some of the fastest supercomputers in the world, announced today that it is ex

By Tiffany Trader

TACC Supercomputer Delves Into Protein Interactions

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a compound used to funnel energy from mitochondria to other parts of the cell, enabling energy-driven functions like muscle contractions. For ATP to flow, though,

By Oliver Peckham

The Latest MLPerf Inference Results: Nvidia GPUs Hold Sway but Here Come CPUs and Intel

The latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results was released today and Nvidia again dominated, sweeping the top spots in the closed (apples-to-apples) datacenter and edge categorie

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Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

September 16, 2021

Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now those plans have come to fruition. Today, Cerebras and Cirrascale Cloud Services are launching... Read more…

AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

September 15, 2021

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panelists also took a brief glimpse into the future. Unlike compute, storage and networking, which... Read more…

UF’s HiPerGator AI Supercomputer Chomps Down on Cattle Science

September 9, 2021

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant Read more…

IBM Introduces its First Power10-based Server, the Power E1080; Targets Hybrid Cloud

September 8, 2021

IBM today introduced the Power E1080 server, its first system powered by a Power10 IBM microprocessor. The new system reinforces IBM’s emphasis on hybrid cloud markets and the new chip beefs up its inference capabilities. IBM – like other CPU makers – is hoping to make inferencing a core capability... Read more…

Spaceborne Computer-2 Makes HPE’s Case for Edge Processing

September 2, 2021

Following a February launch, HPE’s second Spaceborne Computer (SBC-2) has been circling Earth on the International Space Station for some six months. The firs Read more…

Anton 3 Is a ‘Fire-Breathing’ Molecular Simulation Beast

September 1, 2021

Life sciences computational research has long been dominated by statistics and parallel processing more than traditional HPC. Think gene sequencing and variant calling. Mechanistic simulation and modeling has played a much smaller role though that’s changing. An exception is the Anton line of... Read more…

Hot Chips: Here Come the DPUs and IPUs from Arm, Nvidia and Intel

August 25, 2021

The emergence of data processing units (DPU) and infrastructure processing units (IPU) as potentially important pieces in cloud and datacenter architectures was Read more…

Zapata Computing’s Formula for Achieving Quantum Advantage Today

August 16, 2021

While most of the quantum computing world is focused on achieving fault tolerant computing – some day – with intermediate applications for NISQ (near interm Read more…

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