AI-Focused ‘Genius’ Supercomputer Installed at KU Leuven

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has deployed a new approximately half-petaflops supercomputer, named Genius, at Flemish research university KU Leuven. The system is built to run artificial intelligenc

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Cray Rolls Out AMD-Based CS500; More to Follow?

Cray was the latest OEM to bring AMD back into the fold with introduction today of a CS500 option based on AMD’s Epyc processor line. The move follows Cray’s introduction of an ARM-based syst

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IBM: Software Ecosystem for OpenPOWER is Ready for Prime Time

With key pieces of the IBM/OpenPOWER versus Intel/x86 gambit settling into place – e.g., the arrival of Power9 chips and Power9-based systems, hyperscaler support including a vote of confidence

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DARPA Scales Its Electronics Effort

April 13, 2018

The Pentagon’s top research agency is kicking off a multi-year effort to jumpstart U.S. electronics innovation with a July summit in Silicon Valley. The $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last June to plot a post-Moore’s Law course for the U.S. electronics industry. Read more…

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US Plans $1.8 Billion Spend on DOE Exascale Supercomputing

April 11, 2018

On Monday, the United States Department of Energy announced its intention to procure up to three exascale supercomputers at a cost of up to $1.8 billion with th Read more…

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Trio of Heavy Hitters Talk Shop at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018

April 11, 2018

Organizers of Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018, held in Warsaw, Poland, last month, have posted brief, fascinating video interviews with three prominent key Read more…

By John Russell

Google Releases Improved Neural Networks for Vision Recognition

April 4, 2018

On Tuesday, Google released its “next generation of on-device computer vision networks” – MobileNewtV2 – which Google says are substantially faster than Read more…

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Nvidia Unveils Clara: an AI-driven Medical Imaging Supercomputer

March 28, 2018

During his wide-ranging keynote yesterday at GTC, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang outlined the company’s ambitious plan to build a medical imaging supercomputer – C Read more…

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Nvidia Ups Hardware Game with 16-GPU DGX-2 Server and 18-Port NVSwitch

March 27, 2018

Nvidia unveiled a raft of new products from its annual technology conference in San Jose today, and despite not offering up a new chip architecture, there were still a few surprises in store for HPC hardware aficionados. Read more…

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Deep Neural Network from University of Illinois Accelerates aLIGO Research

March 27, 2018

Gravitational wave astronomy burst onto the scene with the success of the original LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) effort and has sin Read more…

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Nvidia Riding High as GPU Workloads and Capabilities Soar

March 27, 2018

Don’t look now, but GPUs are gobbling up big workloads as massive data-crunching AI use cases proliferate around the world. That news couldn’t be sweeter fo Read more…

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