ASC18: Final Results Revealed & Wrapped Up

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition in order to cross the cluster competition fini

By Dan Olds

Spring Meetings Underscore Quantum Computing’s Rise

The month of April 2018 saw four very important and interesting meetings to discuss the state of quantum computing technologies, their potential impacts, and the technology challenges ahead. Thes

Quantum Network Hub Opens in Japan

Following on the launch of its Q Commercial quantum network last December with 12 industrial and academic partners, the official Japanese hub at Keio University is now open to facilitate the expl

By Tiffany Trader

Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand

Making HPC resources readily available and easier to use for scientists who may have less HPC expertise is an ongoing challenge. Open OnDemand is a project by the Ohio Supercomputing Center (OSC)

By John Russell

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Students Pack Many LINs at ASC18

May 16, 2018

The first task facing the university teams at the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition was running the venerable LINPACK benchmark. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end, Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) came out on top with a score of 42.99 teraflops. Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Students Grapple with Grueling Applications

May 15, 2018

The ASC competitions are known for the punishingly difficult application tasks they ladle out to students at their annual student cluster competitions. As one long time student participant commented “The applications at ASC just keep getting harder and harder, it never stops.” This year, the competition, held in Nanchang, China, is even more difficult since it’s a day shorter. Read more…

By Dan Olds

Allen Institute Releases AI-based Model of Human Cell

May 14, 2018

Productive use of AI in bioresearch, still in its early stages, took a step forward last week with the release the Allen Integrated Cell – a predictive 3D mod Read more…

By Staff

Emerging Advanced Scale Tech Trends Focus of Annual Tabor Conference

May 9, 2018

At Tabor Communications' annual Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) held this week in Austin, the focus was on enterprise adoption of HPC-class technologies and high performance data analytics (HPDA). It’s a confab that brings together end users (CIOs, IT planners, department heads) and vendors and encourages... Read more…

By the Editorial Team

Google I/O 2018: AI Everywhere; TPU 3.0 Delivers 100+ Petaflops but Requires Liquid Cooling

May 9, 2018

All things AI dominated discussion at yesterday’s opening of Google’s I/O 2018 developers meeting covering much of Google's near-term product roadmap. The e Read more…

By John Russell

Data Management at NERSC in the Era of Petascale Deep Learning

May 9, 2018

Now that computer scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have demonstrated 15 petaflops deep-learning training performance on the Cori supercomputer, the NERSC staff is working to address the data management issues that arise when running production deep-learning codes at such scale. Read more…

By Rob Farber

D-Wave Launches Machine Learning Services Business

May 8, 2018

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems today announced a new business unit – Quadrant – to provide machine learning services based on lessons from its qua Read more…

By John Russell

ASC18 Cluster Competition Kick-Off!

May 5, 2018

The city of Nanchang, China, a small hamlet of 5.2 million people, is alive with of excitement this week. Why? Because it is the host city for the 2018 ASC Stud Read more…

By Dan Olds

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