Top500: Aurora Is in the House, But It Is Still Frontier’s Party

November 13, 2023

The fall 2023 TOP500 list is out and Frontier retains its top spot and is still the only exascale machine. However, five new or upgraded systems have shaken up Read more…

US Takes a Page from Supercomputing Past to Boost AI Research

May 10, 2023

A pattern is emerging on how U.S. government wants to boost its AI research. The approach is similar to how the early supercomputing infrastructures were built: Read more…

US and India Strengthen HPC, Quantum Ties Amid Tech Tension with China

February 2, 2023

Last May, the United States and India announced the “Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology” (iCET), aimed at expanding the countries’ partnership Read more…

Biden to Visit Intel Facility as CHIPS and Science Act Implementation Plans Detailed

September 8, 2022

The wheels are turning on the so-called CHIPS and Science Act, with a flurry of activity this week to turn the legislation into action. On Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden will be in Ohio alongside Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger to break ground on the chipmaker's new $20 billion manufacturing site, which will likely be partially... Read more…

DOE and ORNL Dedicate Frontier Supercomputer

August 17, 2022

“It is my privilege to welcome you to the dedication of Frontier, the supercomputer that broke the exascale barrier.” That was the introduction by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thomas Zacharia, at a small, public event on August 17 to officially dedicate the supercomputer, which in May became the first system to achieve over 1.0 exaflops of 64-bit performance on the... Read more…

Supercomputer Models Explosives Critical for Nuclear Weapons

August 6, 2022

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is one of the laboratories that operates under the auspices of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which manages the United States’ stockpile of nuclear weapons. Amid major efforts to modernize that stockpile, LLNL has announced that researchers from its own Energetic Materials Center... Read more…

Top500: Fugaku Keeps Crown, Nvidia’s Selene Climbs to #5

November 16, 2020

With the publication of the 56th Top500 list today from SC20's virtual proceedings, Japan's Fugaku supercomputer – now fully deployed – notches another win, Read more…

US Cloud Providers Struggle With Data Privacy Laws

May 8, 2012

The Patriot Act leads foreign governments to question the security of US cloud services. Read more…

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