Google Launches Site to Share its NYC-based Algorithm Research

August 22, 2017

Much of Google’s algorithm development occurs in groups scattered throughout New York City. Yesterday, Google launched a single website - NYC Algorithms and O Read more…

By John Russell

The Case for Mixed-Precision Arithmetic

October 22, 2015

Everyone knows that 64-bit floating point arithmetic dominates in HPC. When a new Xeon or high-end GPU comes out, the most interesting spec to an HPCer is pro Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

‘Sailfish’ Accelerates Gene Expression Analysis

April 24, 2014

“Sailfish” is a new computational method out of Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Maryland that speeds up RNA sequencing analysis by a factor Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing Targets Cleaner Combustion

October 1, 2013

A team of scientists and mathematicians at the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are using powerful NERSC supercomputers together with sophisticated algorithms to create cleaner combustion technologies. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Wall Street Soaks Up Software Talent

September 3, 2012

New book talks about how financial institutions have taken the best and the brightest out of circulation. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Maxeler Carves High-End Niche with HPC Acceleration Business

March 10, 2011

Acceleration technology is all the rage these days in high performance computing. With the emergence of GPGPUs into the mainstream, a whole new sub-industry has coalesced around acceleration solutions based on the latest GPUs. Maxeler Technologies, however, has made a nice living delivering FPGA acceleration to a rather elite customer base. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Must See TV: IBM Watson Heads for Jeopardy Showdown

February 9, 2011

Next week the IBM supercomputer known as "Watson" will take on two of the most accomplished Jeopardy players of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a three-game match starting on February 14. If Watson manages to best the humans, it will represent the most important advance in machine intelligence since IBM's "Deep Blue" beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997. But this time around, the company also plans to make a business case for the technology. Trivial pursuit this is not. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Algorithms Engulf Wall Street

January 19, 2011

Automated trading software runs amok. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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