HOKUSAI’s BigWaterfall Cluster Extends RIKEN’s Supercomputing Performance

RIKEN, Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, recently expanded the capacity and capabilities of its HOKUSAI supercomputer, a key resource managed by the institution’s Advanced C

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Neural Networking Shows Promise in Earthquake Monitoring

A team of Harvard University and MIT researchers report their new neural networking method for monitoring earthquakes is more accurate and orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches.

HPE Wins $57 Million DoD Supercomputing Contract

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today revealed details of its massive $57 million HPC contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The deal calls for HPE to provide the DoD High Performan

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Fluid HPC: How Extreme-Scale Computing Should Respond to Meltdown and Spectre

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Topological Quantum Superconductor Progress Reported

February 20, 2018

Overcoming sensitivity to decoherence is a persistent stumbling block in efforts to build effective quantum computers. Now, a group of researchers from Chalmers Read more…

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Intel Touts Silicon Spin Qubits for Quantum Computing

February 14, 2018

Debate around what makes a good qubit and how best to manufacture them is a sprawling topic. There are many insistent voices favoring one or another approach. R Read more…

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Optalysys Optical Co-processor Hits Milestone with GENESYS Project

February 12, 2018

Optalysys, a U.K company seeking to commercialize optical co-processor technology, today announced completion of its Genetic Search System (GENESYS) project con Read more…

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Chip Market Soared on Memory Demand

February 8, 2018

Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industri Read more…

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NSF Adds $30M to BIGDATA Program; AWS, Google, and Azure Participate

February 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation announced today it is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for projects through NSF’s Critical Techniques, Technologies Read more…

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SKA Assembles First Prototype 15-meter Dish in China

February 7, 2018

Marking an impressive milestone, the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project has assembled its first prototype dish, a state-of-the-art 15- Read more…

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IARPA Ramps Up Molecular Information Storage Program

February 6, 2018

Later this month IARPA will hold a Proposers’ Day to kick off its planned, four-year Molecular Information Storage (MIST) project. “Today’s exabyte-scale Read more…

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Former Intel Pres Launches ARM-based Server Chip Venture

February 5, 2018

The “leadership journey” of Renée James, who held the highest rank of any woman in the history of Intel Corp., has emerged as CEO of a well-heeled, venture Read more…

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