Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud. Terms of the

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AI: Simplifying and Scaling for Faster Innovation

The AI revolution has already begun, right?

In some ways it has. Deep learning applications have already bested humans in complex games, including chess, Jeopardy, Go, and poker, and in practi

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HPE Ships Supercomputer to Space Station, Final Destination Mars

With a manned mission to Mars on the horizon, the demand for space-based supercomputing is at hand. Today HPE and NASA sent the first off-the-shelf HPC system into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon

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AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

Let the benchmarking begin. Last week, AMD posted a YouTube video in which one of its EPYC-based systems outperformed a ‘comparable’ Intel Broadwell-based system on the STREAM benchmark and o

By John Russell

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Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

August 17, 2017

MapD Technologies, the GPU-accelerated database specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospati Read more…

By George Leopold

Intel, NERSC and University Partners Launch New Big Data Center

August 17, 2017

A collaboration between the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), Intel and five Intel Parallel Computing Cente Read more…

By Linda Barney

Google Releases Deeplearn.js to Further Democratize Machine Learning

August 17, 2017

Spreading the use of machine learning tools is one of the goals of Google’s PAIR (People + AI Research) initiative, which was introduced in early July. Last w Read more…

By John Russell

Dell EMC will Build OzStar – Swinburne’s New Supercomputer to Study Gravity

August 16, 2017

Dell EMC announced yesterday it is building a new supercomputer – the OzStar – for the Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in support the ARC Ce Read more…

By John Russell

Bolstering the ARM Case for HPC Workloads

August 9, 2017

A new report sponsored by ARM and prepared by the University of Cambridge (UK) shows strong scaling for two popular CFD programs – OpenFOAM and Cloverleaf – Read more…

By John Russell

Deep Learning Thrives in Cancer Moonshot

August 8, 2017

The U.S. War on Cancer, certainly a worthy cause, is a collection of programs stretching back more than 40 years and abiding under many banners. The latest is t Read more…

By John Russell

Dell HPC Server Shines on STAC Test

August 2, 2017

A STAC report released this week indicates the Dell PowerEdge C4130 server set several new records on the STAC-A2 test suite (financial risk analysis). The mach Read more…

By John Russell

Graphcore Readies Launch of 16nm Colossus-IPU Chip

July 20, 2017

A second $30 million funding round for U.K. AI chip developer Graphcore sets up the company to go to market with its “intelligent processing unit” (IPU) in Read more…

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