South African CHPC National Conference: Connecting, Engaging, and Securing Earth’s Quietest Places

The header image was captured over a 24-hour period—across all time zones—by a U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite. It illustrates why South Africa (SA) is spe

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PEARC20 Plenary Introduces Five Upcoming NSF-Funded HPC Systems

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Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Training Benchmark Results

MLPerf.org released its third round of training benchmark (v0.7) results today and Nvidia again dominated, claiming 16 new records. Meanwhile, Google provided early benchmarks for its next genera

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Hardware Acceleration of Recurrent Neural Networks: the Need and the Challenges

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Royal Bank of Canada Mints Private AI Cloud

July 23, 2020

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and its AI research arm Borealis AI have teamed with Red Hat and Nvidia to develop an AI computing platform with the goal of impr Read more…

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University of Florida to Deploy World-Class AI Supercomputer

July 21, 2020

The University of Florida announced it will stand up a state-of-the-art AI supercomputer, powered by the latest Nvidia technology, to tackle major challenges su Read more…

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Get a Grip: Intel Neuromorphic Chip Used to Give Robotics Arm a Sense of Touch

July 15, 2020

Moving neuromorphic technology from the laboratory into practice has proven slow-going. This week, National University of Singapore researchers moved the needle Read more…

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U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios Adds DoD Research & Engineering Title

July 13, 2020

Michael Kratsios, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, has been appointed acting Undersecretary of Defense for research and engineering. He replaces Mike Griffin, Read more…

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Xilinx Announces First Adaptive Computing Challenge

July 9, 2020

A new contest is challenging the computing world. Xilinx has announced the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, a competition that will task developers and startups with finding creative workload acceleration solutions. Xilinx is running the Adaptive Computing Challenge in partnership with Hackster.io, a developing community... Read more…

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President’s Council Targets AI, Quantum, STEM; Recommends Spending Growth

July 9, 2020

Last week the President Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met (webinar) to review policy recommendations around three sub-committee reports: Read more…

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Google Cloud Debuts 16-GPU Ampere A100 Instances

July 7, 2020

On the heels of the Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU launch in May, Google Cloud is announcing alpha availability of the A100 “Accelerator Optimized” VM A2 instance family on Google Compute Engine. The instances are powered by the HGX A100 16-GPU platform, which combines two HGX A100 8-GPU baseboards using... Read more…

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OpenPOWER Reboot – New Director, New Silicon Partners, Leveraging Linux Foundation Connections

July 2, 2020

Earlier this week the OpenPOWER Foundation announced the contribution of IBM’s A21 Power processor core design to the open source community. Roughly this time Read more…

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