Is Amazon’s Plunge into Server Chips a Watershed Moment?

For several years now the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, et al – have been transforming from technology consumers into technology creators in hardware and software. Th

By John Russell

Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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Robust Quantum Computers Still a Decade Away, Says Nat’l Academies Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine yesterday released a report – Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects – whose optimism about quantum computing’s potential is

By John Russell

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide in HPC environments? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Hero

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Dell EMC’s HPC Chief on Strategy and Emerging Processor Diversity

November 16, 2018

Last January Thierry Pellegrino, a long-time Dell/Dell EMC veteran, became vice president of HPC. His tenure comes at a time when the very definition of HPC is Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang Delivers Vision for the New HPC

November 14, 2018

For nearly two hours on Monday at SC18, Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, presented his expansive view of the future of HPC (and computing in general) as only he can do. Animated. Backstopped by a stream of data charts, product photos, and even a beautiful image of supernovae... Read more…

By John Russell

Google Releases Machine Learning “What-If” Analysis Tool

September 12, 2018

Training machine learning models has long been time-consuming process. Yesterday, Google released a “What-If Tool” for probing how data point changes affect a model’s prediction. The new tool is being launched as a new feature of the open source TensorBoard web application... Read more…

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By the Numbers: Cray Would Like Exascale to Be the Icing on the Cake

August 1, 2018

On its earnings call held for investors yesterday, Cray gave an accounting for its latest quarterly financials, offered future guidance and provided an update o Read more…

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AMD’s EPYC Road to Redemption in Six Slides

June 21, 2018

A year ago AMD returned to the server market with its EPYC processor line. The earth didn’t tremble but folks took notice. People remember the Opteron fondly Read more…

By John Russell

Nimbix Expands JARVICE and Releases it as Independent Software Product

June 5, 2018

HPC cloud pioneer Nimbix today announced the expansion and upgrade of its proprietary software platform – JARVICE 3.0 – for use by Nimbix users as well as t Read more…

By John Russell

Eni’s GPU-based HPC4 Speeds Oil Reservoir Simulations

May 3, 2018

The most powerful supercomputer in commercial use, multinational energy company Eni’s Nvidia GPU-powered HPC4, simulates 15 year’s worth of oil reservoir pr Read more…

By Doug Black

HPC Cloud Provider Nimbix Rolls Out IBM Power9 Targeting AI

March 22, 2018

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” Read more…

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