Intel Stopping Nervana Development to Focus on Habana AI Chips

Just two months after acquiring Israeli AI chip start-up Habana Labs for $2 billion, Intel is stopping development of its existing Nervana neural network processor line. Instead, Intel will focus

By John Russell

HPC Career Notes: February 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, or ev

By Mariana Iriarte

Researchers Create a 3D, Iron-Filled Microchip Inductor, Revamping Spatial Efficiency

As electronics get smaller and smaller – and use more and more components – microchip development is in a never-ending battle for minimization. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois

By Oliver Peckham

AMD Reports Record Revenue but Lowered Forecast Hits Share Price

AMD’s fourth quarter revenue of $2.13 billion was slightly above the analysts’ average predictions of $2.11 billion and a major jump from $1.42 billion YoY, with datacenter server and gaming

By Doug Black

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Lise Supercomputer, Part of HLRN-IV, Begins Operations

January 29, 2020

The second phase of the build-out of HLRN-IV – the planned 16 peak-petaflops supercomputer serving the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) – is unde Read more…

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Research Links Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Criticality

January 29, 2020

Quantum physics is a spooky place that defies easy understanding. Quantum entanglement, for example, is a key (crazy) idea that two particles can be ‘linked Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Career Notes: January 2020 Edition

January 3, 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

Blasts from the (Recent) Past and Hopes for the Future

December 23, 2019

What does 2020 look like to you? What did 2019 look like? Lots happened but the main trends were carryovers from 2018 – AI messaging again blanketed everything; the roll-out of new big machines and exascale announcements continued; processor diversity and system disaggregation kicked up a notch; hyperscalers continued flexing their muscles (think AWS and its Graviton2 processor); and the U.S. and China continued their awkward trade war. Read more…

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Ansys, Azure Pair up for Digital Twin Cloud Offering

December 17, 2019

Ansys, with its Twin Builder software, has teamed with Microsoft, and its Azure public cloud Digital Twins Platform, on a joint product strategy to take on the Read more…

By Doug Black

Quantum Bits: Rigetti Debuts New Gates, D-Wave Cuts NEC Deal, AWS Jumps into the Quantum Pool

December 12, 2019

There’s been flurry of significant news in the quantum computing world. Yesterday, Rigetti introduced a new family of gates that reduces circuit depth require Read more…

By John Russell

RPI Powers Up ‘AiMOS’ AI Supercomputer

December 11, 2019

Designed to push the frontiers of computing chip and systems performance optimized for AI workloads, an 8 petaflops (Linpack) IBM Power9-based supercomputer has Read more…

By Doug Black

At SC19: Developing a Digital Twin

December 11, 2019

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivering packages, maybe even people, from location to location. In such a world, there will also be a digital twin for each UAV in the fleet: a virtual model that will follow the UAV through its existence, evolving with time. Read more…

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