Robust Quantum Computers Still a Decade Away, Says Nat’l Academies Report

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine yesterday released a report – Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects – whose optimism about quantum computing’s potential is

By John Russell

Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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Intel Labs Looks to Scale its Neuromorphic Test Chip

Among the post-Moore’s Law chip architectures entering the test phase are neuromorphic chip designs that go beyond today’s CPUs and programmable logic chips to achieve near-term goals such as

By George Leopold

Dell EMC’s HPC Chief on Strategy and Emerging Processor Diversity

Last January Thierry Pellegrino, a long-time Dell/Dell EMC veteran, became vice president of HPC. His tenure comes at a time when the very definition of HPC is blurring with AI writ large (data a

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IBM’s AI-HPC Combine for ‘Intelligent Simulation’: Eliminating the Unnecessary 

November 16, 2018

A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and Read more…

By Doug Black

Brookhaven Fires up ‘Minerva’ DGX-2 in Pursuit of Data Science and AI

November 6, 2018

As part of its ongoing Computational Science Initiative (CSI) targeting data-intensive science and AI workloads, Brookhaven National Laboratory added a Nvidia DGX-2 supercomputer last month. The move is perhaps not surprising given the gush of data Brookhaven deals with. Read more…

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AMD Epyc Wins Another; Debuts on AWS

November 6, 2018

AMD’s mission to add market share in the super-hot datacenter server processor market has taken its Epyc chip into the biggest datacenter of them all, Amazon Read more…

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OSC Preps Launch of 1.3PF Pitzer Cluster from Dell-EMC

November 1, 2018

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) today reported it is in the final stages of firing up its new 1.3 petaflops (theoretical peak) Pitzer Cluster from Dell-EMC. Read more…

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Phase Change Memory Shows Promise for AI Use Says IBM

October 24, 2018

Research into phase change memory (PCM) technology and its application to neuromorphic computing isn’t new, but it has steadily progressed with IBM playing an Read more…

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Scripps, Nvidia Tackle AI Tools and Best Practices for Genomics and Health Sensors

October 23, 2018

Nvidia and the Scripps Research Translational Institute today announced a collaboration to develop AI and deep learning best practices, tools and infrastructure Read more…

By John Russell

Automated Optimization Boosts ResNet50 Performance by 1.77x

October 23, 2018

From supercomputers to cell phones, every system and software device in our digital panoply has a growing number of settings that, if not optimized, constrain  Read more…

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Penguin Computing Launches Consultancy for Piecing AI Strategies Together

October 18, 2018

AI stands before the HPC industry as a beacon of great expectations, yet market research repeatedly shows that AI adoption is commonly stuck in the talking phas Read more…

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