Quantinuum Debuts Quantum-based Cryptographic Key Service – Is this Quantum Advantage?

Quantinuum – the newly-named company resulting from the merger of Honeywell’s quantum computing division and UK-based Cambridge Quantum – today launched Quantum Origin, a service to deliver

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Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Results but Competitors Start Speaking Up

MLCommons today released its fifth round of MLPerf training benchmark results with Nvidia GPUs again dominating. That said, a few other AI accelerator companies participated and, one of them, Gra

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MLPerf Issues HPC 1.0 Benchmark Results Featuring Impressive Systems (Think Fugaku)

Earlier this week MLCommons issued results from its latest MLPerf HPC training benchmarking exercise. Unlike other MLPerf benchmarks, which mostly measure the training and inference performance o

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SC21 Keynote: Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Shakespeare, Chatbots, and Being Human

Unlike the deep technical dives of many SC keynotes, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf steered clear of the trenches and took leisurely stroll through a range of human-machine interactions, touching on

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France’s Jean Zay Supercomputer Boosts AI, HPC Research with Influx of A100 80GB GPUs

November 17, 2021

Since coming online in the fall of 2019 in Paris, the Jean Zay supercomputer has been one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers available to HPC and AI researchers. And now, through the addition of new Nvidia A100 80GB GPUs and other hardware, the Jean Zay will soon offer double the compute capacity it offers for AI and HPC research, according to GENCI... Read more…

Hyperion SC21 Market Update: 2021 Looks Strong (Surprise!); Big Systems, Cloud and AI Are Drivers

November 15, 2021

Hyperion Research delivered its annual HPC market update at SC21 today. Much of it echoed Hyperion’s earlier mid-year report: the 2020 HPC market (on-premise) finished around $28B slightly up (~1.1 percent), roughly what was forecast in June. The gain was mostly due to the early standing-up of Fugaku. Read more…

Xilinx Targets HPC and Datacenter with New Alveo U55C FPGA-Card

November 15, 2021

At SC21 today, Xilinx launched its most powerful FPGA-based accelerator card – the Alveo U55C – specifically targeting HPC workloads and the datacenter. FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) have a long productive history as customized accelerator chips used in many embedded applications. It’s only in the last few years that FPGA suppliers have begun... Read more…

Nvidia Digital Twins Power Predictive Maintenance for Siemens Energy

November 15, 2021

Power plants are both crucial and mercurial; the whims of wind speeds, light availability, ambient temperatures and equipment failures can, under the wrong circ Read more…

Nvidia Debuts Quantum-2 Networking Platform with NDR InfiniBand and BlueField-3 DPU

November 10, 2021

Nvidia yesterday introduced Quantum-2, its new networking platform that features NDR InfiniBand (400 Gbps) and Bluefield-3 DPU (data processing unit) capabilities. The name is perhaps confusing – it’s not a quantum computing device and even Nvidia is getting into the true quantum computing market with its cuQuantum simulator. The name stems from the legacy line of Nvidia/Mellanox Quantum switches. That said, the new Quantum-2 platform specs are impressive. Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, introduced... Read more…

HPC’s Lingering Cough: Covid, Supply Chain Stymie Market Recovery

November 10, 2021

In March 2020, the near-term future of the high-performance computing market was suddenly thrust, like so many things, into turmoil and uncertainty. Intersect36 Read more…

Argonne AI for Science Colloquium Marks Challenges and Progress

November 9, 2021

It’s an understatement to say the effort to adapt AI technology for use in scientific computing has gained steam. Last spring, the Department of Energy released a formal report – AI for Science – suggesting an AI program not unlike the exascale program reaching fruition now. There’s also the broader U.S. National Artificial Intelligence Initiative pushing for AI use throughout society. Last week, as part of a year-long celebration of its 75th founding anniversary, Argonne National Laboratory held... Read more…

Rockport Networks Launches 300 Gbps Switchless Fabric, Reveals 396-Node Deployment at TACC

October 27, 2021

Rockport Networks emerged from stealth this week with the launch of its 300 Gbps switchless networking architecture focused on the needs of the high-performance Read more…

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