Japan Plans Super-Efficient AI Supercomputer

November 28, 2016

Japan intends to deploy a 130-petaflops (half-precision) supercomputer by early 2018 as part of a 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) project called ABCI (for AI Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Obama Announces New Working Group on US Semiconductor Industry

November 2, 2016

On Monday President Obama announced the formation of a working group to examine methods for guarding and strengthening the U.S. semiconductor industry. It’s not clear the U.S. chip industry is in trouble but certainly efforts abroad are gaining steam. Notably China is focusing on developing its own chips – not least in response to export restrictions on select U.S. chips to China. Also, Fujitsu has announced its post K machine will be ARM-based. Read more…

By John Russell

TOP500 Trends That Cannot Be Ignored

November 16, 2015

The 46th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list is hot off the presses and while there's not much to break the monotony at the peak, this is in many ways a pi Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Europeans Go Local for Cloud

January 17, 2012

Citing privacy concerns, European countries move to strengthen domestic cloud markets. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Thoughts on a US-Chinese HPC Partnership

April 13, 2011

An ORNL representative addresses the idea of a US-Chinese supercomputing alliance. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

US in Line to Win Back Supercomputing Title in 2012

November 11, 2010

The US-China supercomputing race exemplifies the classic turtle versus hare fable. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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