First All-Petaflops Top500 List Debuts; US Maintains Performance Lead

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafloppers only. The entry point for th

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its intention to make Arm a full citiz

TSMC and Samsung Moving to 5nm; Whither Moore’s Law?

With reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC) and Samsung are moving quickly to 5nm manufacturing, it’s a good time to again ponder whither goes the venerable Moore’s law. S

By John Russell

MareNostrum Supercomputer Boosts SEAT’s Vehicle Aerodynamics

Spain’s MareNostrum 4, housed at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), is helping to design the aerodynamics of every new car that Spanish automobile manufacturer SEAT is building, optimiz

By Mariana Iriarte

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AMD Verifies Its Largest 7nm Chip Design in Ten Hours

June 5, 2019

AMD announced last week that its engineers had successfully executed the first physical verification of its largest 7nm chip design – in just ten hours. The AMD Radeon Instinct Vega20 – which boasts 13.2 billion transistors – was tested using a TSMC-certified Calibre nmDRC software platform from Mentor. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Intel Suggests New Approach to Optical Neural Network Design

May 29, 2019

Use of optical neural networks in AI is an attractive idea that has long spurred significant work. Potential advantages include low power, high speed, and the a Read more…

By John Russell

ThinkParQ Readies BeeGFS for Prime Time

May 28, 2019

With ISC19 fast approaching (June 16-20) ThinkParQ is ramping efforts to showcase its BeeGFS parallel file system’s growing market traction and to draw atten Read more…

By John Russell

China Establishes Seventh National Supercomputing Center

May 16, 2019

Chinese media is reporting that China will construct a new National Supercomputer Center in Zhengzhou, in central China's Henan Province. The new Zhengzhou faci Read more…

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Cray, AMD to Extend DOE’s Exascale Frontier

May 7, 2019

Cray and AMD are coming back to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner on the world’s largest and most expensive supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Japan Researchers Develop Algorithm to Improve D-Wave Systems Capability

April 15, 2019

Tohoku University researchers and scientists from automotive components manufacturer Denso report developing an algorithm that improves the ability of D-Wave Sy Read more…

By John Russell

Semiconductor Industry Association 2019 Agenda Strikes Familiar Chords

April 2, 2019

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today issued its annual agenda – Winning the Future: A Blueprint for Sustained U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor T Read more…

By John Russell

It’s Official: Aurora on Track to Be First US Exascale Computer in 2021

March 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy along with Intel and Cray confirmed today that an Intel/Cray supercomputer, "Aurora," capable of sustained performance of one exaf Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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