ISC Keynote: Glimpse into Microsoft’s View of the Quantum Computing Landscape

Looking for a dose of reality and realistic optimism about quantum computing? Matthias Troyer, Microsoft distinguished scientist, plans to do just that in his ISC2021 keynote in two weeks – Qu

By John Russell

OCI Jumps into Arm with Instances and Aggressive Developer Program

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) today launched a multi-prong Arm initiative including instances (VM and bare metal) based on Ampere’s Altra microprocessor, and a three-tier Arm developer prog

By John Russell

Q&A with Altair CEO James Scapa, an HPCwire Person to Watch in 2021

Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Altair James R. Scapa closed several acquisitions for the company in 2020, including the purchase and integration of Univa and Ellexus. Scapa founded Altair more t

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Hyperion: HPC Server Market Ekes 1 Percent Gain in 2020, Storage Poised for ‘Tipping Point’

The HPC User Forum meeting taking place virtually this week (May 11-13) kicked off with Hyperion Research’s market update, covering the 2020 period. Although the HPC server market had been faci

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2021 Winter Classic – Coaches Chat

May 4, 2021

The Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition raged for all last week and now we’re into the week of judging interviews. Time has been flying. Read more…

MLPerf Issues New Inferencing Results, Adds Power Metrics, Nvidia Wins (Again)

April 21, 2021

MLPerf.org, the young ML benchmarking organization, today issued its third round of inferencing results (MLPerf Inference v1.0) intended to compare how well var Read more…

Cerebras Doubles AI Performance with Second-Gen 7nm Wafer Scale Engine

April 20, 2021

Nearly two years since its massive 1.2 trillion transistor Wafer Scale Engine chip debuted at Hot Chips, Cerebras Systems is announcing its second-generation technology (WSE-2), which its says packs twice the... Read more…

Nvidia Aims Clara Healthcare at Drug Discovery, Imaging via DGX

April 12, 2021

Nvidia Corp. continues to expand its Clara healthcare platform with the addition of computational drug discovery and medical imaging tools based on its DGX A100 platform, related InfiniBand networking and its AGX developer kit. The Clara partnerships announced during... Read more…

Nvidia Debuts BlueField-3 – Its Next DPU with Big Plans for an Expanded Role

April 12, 2021

Nvidia today announced its next generation data processing unit (DPU) – BlueField-3 – adding more substance to its evolving concept of the DPU as a full-fledged partner to CPUs and GPUs in delivering advanced computing. Nvidia is pitching the DPU as an active engine... Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

April 6, 2021

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up to 40 Read more…

Preparing for the Arrival of Intel’s Discrete High-Performance GPUs

March 23, 2021

Intel's GPUs will come. There may be discussions about the role Intel's GPUs will play in the Aurora supercomputer, the second exascale system of the U.S. Exascale Computing Project, but Intel certainly has committed to developing discrete GPUs for high-performance computing. Read more…

Rice Oil and Gas Keynote Offers Exascale Lessons and Thoughts on Technology Uptake

March 11, 2021

For the better part of a decade the U.S. Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI) has been churning along vigorously. The first exascale supercomputer – Frontier – is expected this year, with Aurora and El Capitan to follow. How much of the exascale-derived technology will diffuse through the broader HPC landscape... Read more…

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