Nvidia Dominates (Again) Latest MLPerf Inference Results

The two-year-old AI benchmarking group MLPerf.org released its second set of inferencing results yesterday and again, as in the most recent MLPerf training results (July 2020), it was almost enti

By John Russell

Is the Nvidia A100 GPU Performance Worth a Hardware Upgrade?

Over the last decade, accelerators have seen an increasing rate of adoption in high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, and in the June 2020 Top500 list, eight of the ten fastest systems featu

By Hartwig Anzt

Preparing for Exascale Science on Day 1

Science simulation, visualization, data, and learning applications will greatly benefit from the massive computational resources available with future exascale systems. Researchers in the Argon

By Linda Barney

Exascale Day – Everything You Wanted to Know About Progress

With Exascale Day 2020 – 10.18.20 – fast approaching, the folks at the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) have pulled together a collection of reports encompassing everything from application d

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LLNL, ANL and GSK Provide Early Glimpse into Cerebras AI System Performance

October 13, 2020

AI chip and systems startup Cerebras was one of many AI companies showcased at the AI Hardware Summit which concluded last week. Rather than dwell on its techno Read more…

By John Russell

Riken’s Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa Tells the Fugaku Development Story

October 12, 2020

Fielding a leadership-class supercomputer doesn't happen overnight or even in the span of a year; rather it is a multi-year undertaking. Development of the reco Read more…

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Nvidia Opens GTC with Plans for AI Supercomputer for Biomedical Research

October 5, 2020

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Nvidia’s announcement of plans to build a new AI supercomputer – Cambridge-1 – dedicated to biomedical research and healthcare was perhaps the most significant HPC news coming from fall GTC which began today. The new system, to be located in the U.K., will deliver more than 400 petaflops of AI performance, according to Nvidia... Read more…

By John Russell

South African CHPC National Conference: Securing CI Within Fast-Converging Platforms

October 5, 2020

Following a brief welcome by Conference Chair Samuel Mabakane (CHPC), CHPC Director Happy Sithole called the 13th annual conference to order on December 1, Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake

David Patterson Kicks Off AI Hardware Summit Championing Domain Specific Chips

September 30, 2020

The 2020 AI Hardware Summit kicked off yesterday with long-time computer luminary David Patterson digging into all things TPU and extolling on how they outrun G Read more…

By John Russell

D-Wave Delivers 5000-qubit System; Targets Quantum Advantage

September 29, 2020

D-Wave today launched its newest and largest quantum annealing computer, a 5000-qubit goliath named Advantage that features 15-way qubit interconnectivity. It a Read more…

By John Russell

DoE’s ASCAC Backs AI for Science Program that Emulates the Exascale Initiative

September 28, 2020

Roughly a year after beginning formal efforts to explore an AI for Science initiative the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Commit Read more…

By John Russell

NOAA Announces Major Upgrade to Ensemble Forecast Model, Extends Range to 35 Days

September 23, 2020

A bit over a year ago, the United States’ Global Forecast System (GFS) received a major upgrade: a new dynamical core – its first in 40 years – called the finite-volume cubed-sphere, or FV3. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is bringing the FV3 dynamical core to... Read more…

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