IBM Begins Power9 Rollout with Backing from DOE, Google

After over a year of buildup, IBM is unveiling its first Power9 system based on the same architecture as the Department of Energy CORAL supercomputers, Summit and Sierra. The new AC922 server pai

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Microsoft Spins Cycle Computing into Core Azure Product

Last August, cloud giant Microsoft acquired HPC cloud orchestration pioneer Cycle Computing. Since then the focus has been on integrating Cycle’s organization, mapping out its new role as a cor

GlobalFoundries, Ayar Labs Team Up to Commercialize Optical I/O

GlobalFoundries (GF) and Ayar Labs, a startup focused on using light, instead of electricity, to transfer data between chips, today announced they've entered into a strategic partnership. The com

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HPE In-Memory Platform Comes to COSMOS

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is on a mission to accelerate space research. In August, it sent the first commercial-off-the-shelf HPC system into space for testing aboard the International Space Sta

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PEZY President Arrested, Charged with Fraud

December 6, 2017

The head of Japanese supercomputing firm PEZY Computing was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of defrauding a government institution of 431 million yen (~$3.8 milli Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Azure Debuts AMD EPYC Instances for Storage Optimized Workloads

December 5, 2017

AMD’s return to the data center received a boost today when Microsoft Azure announced introduction of instances based on AMD’s EPYC microprocessors. The new Read more…

By John Russell

Bryant Departs Intel For Google Cloud

December 5, 2017

Google has upped its cloud game with its recruitment of Diane Bryant, the former Intel Corp.'s datacenter boss who becomes chief operating officer of Google Clo Read more…

By George Leopold

Linguists Use HPC to Develop Emergency-Response Translator

December 3, 2017

We live on a planet of more than seven billion people who speak more than 7,000 languages. Most of these are “low-resource” languages for which there are a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Two Quantum Simulators Cross 50-Qubit Threshold

November 29, 2017

2017 has been quite the year for quantum computing progress with D-Wave continuing to build its quantum annealing approach and Google, Microsoft, IBM and Intel Read more…

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Vintage Cray Supercomputer Rolls Up to Auction

November 28, 2017

Where do you go to scratch your itch for a vintage Cray? Why eBay of course. Our search wizards were up early this morning and spotted a listing for a "Vintage Cray C90/J916 Super Computer" which includes the 48-foot Ellis & Watts trailer that the supercomputer is mounted to. Read more…

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V100 Good but not Great on Select Deep Learning Aps, Says Xcelerit

November 27, 2017

Wringing optimum performance from hardware to accelerate deep learning applications is a challenge that often depends on the specific application in use. A benc Read more…

By John Russell

SC17 US Student Cluster Competition Teams: Defending the Home Turf

November 24, 2017

Nine US universities showed up to the SC17 Student Cluster Competition in an attempt to keep the trophies in the United States. Let’s use our video lens to ge Read more…

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