Exascale Computing Project Names Doug Kothe as Director

The Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has named Doug Kothe as its new director effective October 1. He replaces Paul Messina, who is stepping down after two years to ret

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Takeaways from the Milwaukee HPC User Forum

Milwaukee’s elegant Pfister Hotel hosted approximately 100 attendees for the 66th HPC User Forum (September 5-7, 2017). In the original home city of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Harley Davidson motorc

By Merle Giles

Kathy Yelick Charts the Promise and Progress of Exascale Science

On Friday, Sept. 8, Kathy Yelick of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the keynote address on “Breakthrough Science at the Exascale” a

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U of Illinois, NCSA Launch First US Nanomanufacturing Node

September 14, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have launched the United States's first Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

DARPA Pledges Another $300 Million for Post-Moore’s Readiness

September 14, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a giant funding effort to ensure the United States can sustain the pace of electronic innovation vital to both a flourishing economy and a secure military. Under the banner of the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI), some $500-$800 million will be invested in post-Moore’s Law technologies. Read more…

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Amazon Debuts New AMD-based GPU Instances for Graphics Acceleration

September 12, 2017

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The Read more…

By John Russell

DARPA’s CHIPS Program Aims for Mix-and-Match Functionalities

August 29, 2017

Last week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) held the kickoff meeting for its new CHIPS (Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Pr Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Debuts Myriad X Vision Processing Unit for Neural Net Inferencing

August 28, 2017

Intel today introduced the Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) which Intel is calling the first vision processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) with a dedic Read more…

By John Russell

Dell Strikes Reseller Deal with Atos; Supplants SGI

August 22, 2017

Dell EMC and Atos announced a reseller deal today in which Dell will offer Atos’ high-end 8- and 16-socket Bullion servers. Some move from Dell had been expec Read more…

By John Russell

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

August 14, 2017

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based s Read more…

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Bolstering the ARM Case for HPC Workloads

August 9, 2017

A new report sponsored by ARM and prepared by the University of Cambridge (UK) shows strong scaling for two popular CFD programs – OpenFOAM and Cloverleaf – Read more…

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