$100B Plan Submitted for Massive Remake and Expansion of NSF

Legislation to reshape, expand - and rename - the National Science Foundation has been submitted in both the U.S. House and Senate. The proposal, which seems to have bipartisan support, calls for

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Nvidia Q1 Earnings Top Expectations, Datacenter Revenue Breaks $1B

Nvidia’s seemingly endless roll continued in the first quarter with the company announcing blockbuster earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Nvidia said revenues for the period ended

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HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 1: Rise of AMD, Data Management’s Wild West, More 

Given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive enlistment of major HPC resources to fight the pandemic, it is especially appropriate to review the state of HPC use in life s

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Trump, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S. according to a report in the Wall Street Journal today. Many observers have for year

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AMD’s Q1 Sets Records and Meets Expectations, but COVID-19 Looms

April 29, 2020

AMD has reported its Q1 2020 revenue, slightly outperforming analyst expectations and dodging the first financial blows of COVID-19 to deliver $1.79 billion – a whopping 40 percent year-over-year growth in revenue, and a record for first-quarter earnings. The year-over-year growth was primarily driven by the computing and graphics segment... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

IBM Quantum Celebrates Milestone with a Contest to Pump Up Momentum

April 29, 2020

Four years ago IBM made the first quantum computer available via the cloud. It was the start of what remains a rather astounding initiative that has only gotten stronger. Today IBM’s quantum network has around 250,000 users, a fleet of 18 cloud-based quantum systems, more than 100 clients for its IBM Q Network, and IBM has begun a legitimate... Read more…

By John Russell

Imec Debuts Spiking Neural Network Chip for RF Applications

April 29, 2020

Emulating the low power and high efficiency of spiking neural networks (SNN) found in brain biology has long been a goal in electronics. By comparison the human Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Flat Despite Cloud Gains, HPE Declares Dividend

April 22, 2020

In a financial earnings season like none before, two of the world’s largest enterprise IT infrastructure vendors appear headed in opposite directions. Hewlett Packard Enterprise declared a dividend this week ahead of its quarterly earnings report scheduled for the end of May. The regular cash dividend totals $0.12 per share... Read more…

By George Leopold

China Green-lights Nvidia Acquisition of Mellanox

April 17, 2020

With Chinese regulators issuing their approval, the final piece has fallen into place for Nvidia’s $6.9 billion acquisition of high performance interconnect provider Mellanox, announced in March 2019. The deal has already gone through the regulatory process in the U.S. and the European Union, with unconditional approvals.... Read more…

By Doug Black

AMD Launches Three New High-Frequency Epyc SKUs Aimed at Commercial HPC

April 14, 2020

AMD is launching three new SKUs today based on the 7nm second-generation Epyc "Rome" platform, targeting commercial HPC workloads as well as hyperconverged infr Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Honeywell’s Big Bet on Trapped Ion Quantum Computing

April 7, 2020

Honeywell doesn’t spring to mind when thinking of quantum computing pioneers, but a decade ago the high-tech conglomerate better known for its control systems waded deliberately into the then calmer quantum computing (QC) waters. Fast forward to March when Honeywell announced plans to introduce an ion trap-based quantum computer whose ‘performance’ would... Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Career Notes: April 2020 Edition

April 2, 2020

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

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