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US Exascale Computing Update with Paul Messina

Around the world, efforts are ramping up to cross the next major computing threshold with

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Enlisting Deep Learning in the War on Cancer

Sometime in Q2 2017 the first ‘results’ of the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C) will become publicly available according to Rick Stevens. He leads one of three JDACS4C pilot projects pressing deep learning (DL) into service in the War on Cancer. The pilots, supported in part by DOE exascale funding, not only seek to do good by advancing cancer research and therapy but also to advance deep learning capabilities and infrastructure with an eye towards eventual use on exascale machines.

By John Russell

Ganthier, Turkel on the Dell EMC Road Ahead

Who is Dell EMC and why should you care? Glad you asked is Jim Ganthier’s quick response. Ganthier is SVP for validated solutions and high performance computing for the new (even bigger) technology giant Dell EMC following Dell’s acquisition of EMC in September. In this case, says Ganthier, the blending of the two companies is a 1+1 = 5 proposition. Not bad math if you can pull it off.

By John Russell

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Which Schools Produce the Top Coders in the World?

December 8, 2016

Ever wonder which universities worldwide produce the best coders? The answers may surprise you, at least as judged by the results of a competition posted yesterday on the HackerRank blog. Read more…

By John Russell

IBM and NSF Computing Pioneer Erich Bloch Dies at 91

November 30, 2016

Erich Bloch, a computational pioneer whose competitive zeal and commercial bent helped transform the National Science Foundation while he was its director, died last Friday at age 91. Bloch was a productive force to be reckoned. During his long stint at IBM prior to joining NSF Bloch spearheaded development of the “Stretch” supercomputer and IBM’s phenomenally successful System/360. Read more…

By John Russell

HPE-SGI to Tackle Exascale and Enterprise Targets

November 22, 2016

At first blush, and maybe second blush too, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) purchase of SGI seems like an unambiguous win-win. SGI’s advanced shared memory technology, its popular UV product line (Hanna), deep vertical market expertise, and services-led go-to-market capability all give HPE a leg up in its drive to remake itself. Bear in mind HPE came into existence just a year ago with the split of Hewlett-Packard. The computer landscape, including HPC, is shifting with still unclear consequences. One wonders who’s next on the deal block following Dell’s recent merger with EMC. Read more…

By John Russell

Wednesday’s SC16 Twitter Roundup

November 16, 2016

The highly anticipated SC16 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’re bringing you a list of some of the top SC16 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

HPC Financial Update (Nov. 2016)

November 10, 2016

In our latest recurring feature, we'll provide you with financial highlights from companies in the HPC industry. Check back in regularly for an updated list with the most pertinent fiscal information. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

IDC’s Conway Sets Stage for SC16 Precision Medicine Panel

November 4, 2016

Kicking off SC this year is what promises to be a fascinating panel – HPC Impacts on Precision Medicine: Life’s Future–The Next Frontier in Healthcare. In this pre-SC16 Q&A, Steve Conway, research VP in IDC's High Performance Computing group and moderator of the panel, sets the stage. HPC, of course, has been transforming life sciences and medicine for nearly two decades. Read more…

By John Russell

Is Entrepreneurship Flagging in America? Not in HPC

November 3, 2016

In this guest commentary, veteran HPC professional Stephen Perrenod makes the case that entrepreneurship is at the heart of HPC’s success and critical to HPC’s future as a driving force of the digital economy. Read more…

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Carnegie Mellon Receives $10M for Center to Explore AI Ethics

November 2, 2016

The prospect of creating artificial intelligence has created a stir inside and outside science communities in recent years. Read more…

By John Russell

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