HPC Career Notes: August 2020 Edition

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 promotion, new company hire, o

By Mariana Iriarte

Intel’s 7nm Slip Raises Questions About Ponte Vecchio GPU, Aurora Supercomputer

During its second-quarter earnings call, Intel announced a one-year delay of its 7nm process technology, which it says it will create an approximate six-month shift for its CPU product timing rel

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Training Benchmark Results

MLPerf.org released its third round of training benchmark (v0.7) results today and Nvidia again dominated, claiming 16 new records. Meanwhile, Google provided early benchmarks for its next genera

By John Russell

$39 Billion Worldwide HPC Market Faces 3.7% COVID-related Drop in 2020

Global HPC market revenue reached $39 billion in 2019, growing a healthy 8.2 percent over 2018, according to the latest analysis from Intersect360 Research. A 3.7 percent COVID-related contractio

By Tiffany Trader

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University of Florida to Deploy World-Class AI Supercomputer

July 21, 2020

The University of Florida announced it will stand up a state-of-the-art AI supercomputer, powered by the latest Nvidia technology, to tackle major challenges su Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

IBM-led Webinar Tackles Quantum Developer Community Needs

July 21, 2020

Quantum computing has many needs before it can become the transformative tool many expect. High on the list is a robust software developer community, not least because developers rarely follow ‘intended use’ rules; instead, they bend and break rules in unforeseen ways that transforms new technology... Read more…

By John Russell

DDR5 Memory Spec Doubles Data Rate, Quadruples Density

July 16, 2020

Standards group JEDEC announced the publication of the DDR5 SDRAM spec, the next-generation standard for random access memory (RAM). Compared to DDR4, the DDR5 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Get a Grip: Intel Neuromorphic Chip Used to Give Robotics Arm a Sense of Touch

July 15, 2020

Moving neuromorphic technology from the laboratory into practice has proven slow-going. This week, National University of Singapore researchers moved the needle Read more…

By John Russell

Joliot-Curie Supercomputer Used to Build First Full, High-Fidelity Aircraft Engine Simulation

July 14, 2020

When industrial designers plan the design of a new element of a vehicle’s propulsion or exterior, they typically use fluid dynamics to optimize airflow and in Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Reviving Moore’s Law? LBNL Researchers See Promise in Heterostructure Oxides

July 9, 2020

The reality of Moore’s law’s decline is no longer doubted for good empirical reasons. That said, never say never. Recent work by Lawrence Berkeley National Read more…

By John Russell

President’s Council Targets AI, Quantum, STEM; Recommends Spending Growth

July 9, 2020

Last week the President Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met (webinar) to review policy recommendations around three sub-committee reports: Read more…

By John Russell

Q&A: HLRS’s Bastian Koller Tackles HPC and Industry in Germany and Europe

July 6, 2020

In this exclusive interview for HPCwire – sadly not face to face – Steve Conway, senior advisor for Hyperion Research, talks with Dr.-Ing Bastian Koller about the state of HPC and its collaboration with Industry in Europe. Koller is a familiar figure in HPC. He is the managing director at High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and also serves... Read more…

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