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

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newe

By John Russell

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helpi

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

HPC Strategist Dave Turek Joins DNA Storage (and Computing) Company Catalog

You've heard the saying "flash is the new disk and disk is the new tape," which traces its origins back to Jim Gray*. But what if DNA-based data storage could one day replace tape? And what if co

By Tiffany Trader

Google’s Quantum Chemistry Simulation Suggests Promising Path Forward

A much-anticipated prize in quantum computing is the ability to more accurately model chemical bonding behavior. Doing so should lead to better chemical synthesis methods – think nitrogen fixat

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Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

HPC Career Notes: September 2020 Edition

September 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 Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

GPU Market Posts Unexpected Q2 Gains

August 31, 2020

The booming graphics processor market is not immune to pandemic uncertainty, with forecasting metrics such as “seasonality” becoming increasingly problemati Read more…

By George Leopold

Summit Simulations Support Development of Novel ‘Detonation’ Engine

August 31, 2020

In the 1950s, James Arthur Nicholls proposed a novel engine design for rockets. Instead of propelling rockets via conflagration (burning fuel), he contended, on Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

August 27, 2020

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would Read more…

By George Leopold

Larry Smarr: The Future of Distributed Computing Is Here

August 25, 2020

Larry Smarr may have stepped back from full-time work in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego, but that do Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Building the Quantum Stack for the NISQ Era

August 24, 2020

In October 2019, Google unveiled the first proof of quantum supremacy, demonstrating that a quantum computer could solve certain mathematical problems faster than a classical computer. In March 2020, Honeywell announced that it would launch the first commercial quantum computer and in June announced the creation of the most powerful quantum computer yet. Coming in fast succession, these milestones indicate how far we’ve come since this technology was first postulated by Richard Feynman back in the 1980s. Read more…

By Tim Hirzel

Braket: Amazon’s Cloud-First Quantum Environment Is Generally Available

August 13, 2020

Amazon’s managed quantum computing service, Braket, is now generally available, providing budding and expert quantum computing developers alike an environment to test algorithms and tools and try out different quantum hardware. The strength of the service is that it enables scientists, researchers, and developers... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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