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HPC Startup Advances Auto-Parallelization’s Promise

The shift from single core to multicore hardware has made finding parallelism in codes more

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Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.”

By Doug Black

IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group

US-based publishing and investment firm International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) will be acquired by a

By Tiffany Trader

France’s CEA and Japan’s RIKEN to Partner on ARM and Exascale

France’s CEA and Japan’s RIKEN institute announced a multi-faceted five-year collaboration to advance HPC generally and prepare for exascale computing. Among the particulars are efforts to: build out the ARM ecosystem; work on code development and code sharing on the existing and future platforms; share expertise in specific application areas (material and seismic sciences for example); improve techniques for using numerical simulation with big data; and expand HPC workforce training. It seems to be a very full agenda.

By Nishi Katsuya and John Russell

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Google Develops Method for Testing ML Algorithms for Bias

December 20, 2016

Google researcher Moritz Hardt and colleagues have developed an approach for testing whether machine learning algorithms inject bias, such as gender or racial bias into their decisions. Read more…

By John Russell

Briefing Alert: SoftBank will Purchase ARM Ltd for $32B

July 18, 2016

ARM Ltd has agreed to be bought by Japanese technology company SoftBank for $32B according to both companies. Read more…

By John Russell

NVIDIA Debuts PCIe-based P100; Broadens Aim at CPU Dominance

June 19, 2016

NVIDIA seems to be mounting a vigorous effort to dethrone the CPU as the leader of the processor pack for HPC and demanding datacenter workloads. Read more…

By John Russell

Heading into ISC16, OpenHPC Releases Latest Stack with 60-plus Packages

June 16, 2016

SC15 was sort of a muted launch party for OpenHPC – the nascent effort to develop a ‘plug-and-play’ software framework for HPC. There seemed to be widespread agreement the idea had merit, not a lot of knowledge of details, and some wariness because Intel was a founding member and vocal advocate. Next week, ISC16 will mark the next milestone for OpenHPC, which has since grown into a full-fledged Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and today released version 1.0.1 of OpenHPC (build and test tools). Read more…

By John Russell

Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses

May 10, 2016

Signing a two-page agreement and paying just $1,000 can get U.S. companies an opportunity to test drive promising technologies through a new, user-friendly commercialization option being offered at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Read more…

By Francis White

IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

April 27, 2016

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Read more…

By Doug Black

Cray’s Barry Bolding on 2016 Trends Including Big Data and the HPC Productivity Imperative

January 4, 2016

Cray doesn’t do Top500 press releases says Barry Bolding, Cray SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Read more…

By John Russell

Hadoop and Spark Get RADICAL at SC15

November 13, 2015

The rapid maturation of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem has caught the eyes of HPC professionals who are eager to take advantage of emerging big data tools, such as Spark. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

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