Nvidia Dominates (Again) Latest MLPerf Inference Results

The two-year-old AI benchmarking group MLPerf.org released its second set of inferencing results yesterday and again, as in the most recent MLPerf training results (July 2020), it was almost enti

By John Russell

ROI: Is HPC Worth It? What Can We Actually Measure?

HPC enables innovation and discovery. We all seem to agree on that. Is there a good way to quantify how much that’s worth?

Thanks to a sponsored white paper citing it, the annual “ROI of H

By Addison Snell

Preparing for Exascale Science on Day 1

Science simulation, visualization, data, and learning applications will greatly benefit from the massive computational resources available with future exascale systems. Researchers in the Argon

By Linda Barney

LLNL, ANL and GSK Provide Early Glimpse into Cerebras AI System Performance

AI chip and systems startup Cerebras was one of many AI companies showcased at the AI Hardware Summit which concluded last week. Rather than dwell on its technology, which is widely known, Cerebr

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AMD Reportedly Seeks to Buy Xilinx; Deal Could Close Quickly

October 9, 2020

AMD is pursuing FPGA maker Xilinx and may be close to a deal according to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday. The price tag could be around $30 billion and Read more…

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Nvidia Opens GTC with Plans for AI Supercomputer for Biomedical Research

October 5, 2020

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Nvidia’s announcement of plans to build a new AI supercomputer – Cambridge-1 – dedicated to biomedical research and healthcare was perhaps the most significant HPC news coming from fall GTC which began today. The new system, to be located in the U.K., will deliver more than 400 petaflops of AI performance, according to Nvidia... Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Teams with National Labs for Major Leaps in Semiconductors, Neuromorphics

October 2, 2020

After facing setbacks in its semiconductor execution, including a delay in its 7nm node, Intel is announcing two partnerships with U.S. national labs that reaffirm its commitment to advanced computing: first, a partnership with the DOE and the national labs that focuses on developing next-generation semiconductors and manufacturing techniques; and second... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC Career Notes: October 2020 Edition

October 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's a Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

David Patterson Kicks Off AI Hardware Summit Championing Domain Specific Chips

September 30, 2020

The 2020 AI Hardware Summit kicked off yesterday with long-time computer luminary David Patterson digging into all things TPU and extolling on how they outrun G Read more…

By John Russell

D-Wave Delivers 5000-qubit System; Targets Quantum Advantage

September 29, 2020

D-Wave today launched its newest and largest quantum annealing computer, a 5000-qubit goliath named Advantage that features 15-way qubit interconnectivity. It a Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft’s Azure Quantum Platform Now Offers Toshiba’s ‘Simulated Bifurcation Machine’

September 22, 2020

While pure-play quantum computing (QC) gets most of the QC-related attention, there’s also been steady progress adapting quantum methods for select use on cla Read more…

By John Russell

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

September 22, 2020

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availabilit Read more…

By John Russell

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