HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences

By John Russell

The Best Software-Defined Network for the Best Network Efficiency (or Getting Ready for Exascale)

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a concept that has emerged in recent years to decouple network control and forwarding functions. SDN promises to enable a manageable and cost-effective networ

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Machine Learning Takes Heat for Science’s Reproducibility Crisis

Scientists are raising red flags about the accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions drawn by machine learning frameworks. Among the remedies are developing new ML systems that can question the

By George Leopold

What Will IBM’s AI Debater Learn from Its Loss?

The utility of IBM’s latest man-versus-machine gambit is debatable. At the very least its Project Debater got us thinking about the potential uses of artificial intelligence as a way of helpi

By George Leopold

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DARPA Eyes ‘Real-Time’ HPC for Simulations

February 13, 2019

The demands of training soldiers and pilots, a domain that is gradually incorporating AI-enabled technologies, has heightened the U.S. military’s need for far Read more…

By George Leopold

Trump Signs Executive Order Launching U.S. AI Initiative

February 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) today launching a U.S Artificial Intelligence Initiative. The new initiative - Maintaining American L Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost

February 7, 2019

For now, AI systems are mostly machine learning-based and “narrow” – powerful as they are by today's standards, they're limited to performing a few, narro Read more…

By Doug Black

What’s New in HPC Research: Quantum Machine Learning, Energy Efficiency, Collisions & More

February 7, 2019

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programmin Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Deep500: ETH Researchers Introduce New Deep Learning Benchmark for HPC

February 5, 2019

ETH researchers have developed a new deep learning benchmarking environment – Deep500 – they say is “the first distributed and reproducible benchmarking s Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia Expands Reach with ‘DGX-Ready’ Datacenter Network

January 30, 2019

Continuing its push to spread accelerated computing, Nvidia is launching a new program called DGX-Ready aimed at enabling customers "to deploy AI with ease" in Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

U.S. Moves to Get AI House in Order

January 26, 2019

An AI advisory body established by the U.S. Congress will examine how the technology can be applied on the battlefield. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was established by lawmakers in the most recent version of the Defense Department’s budget authorization bill. Read more…

By George Leopold

IBM Posts Positive Earnings; ‘Strategic Imperatives’ Above 50% of Business

January 23, 2019

For IBM watchers at the advanced scale/HPC/open source/cloud/AI-related end of the technology industry, Big Blue’s release late yesterday of Q4 and 2018 earni Read more…

By Doug Black

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