Student Cluster Competition Coverage New Home

Hello computer sports fans! This is the first of many (many!) articles covering the world-wide phenomenon of Student Cluster Competitions. Finally, the Student Cluster Competition coverage has co

By Dan Olds

Where Security Meets High Performance Computing

As its power increases and its cost declines, High Performance Computing (HPC) is making an impact on the security field. The ability to use parallel processing to run at speeds of a teraflop or

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Intel Delivers 17-Qubit Quantum Chip to European Research Partner

On Tuesday, Intel delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip to research partner QuTech, the quantum research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The an

By Tiffany Trader

Fujitsu Tapped to Build 37-Petaflops ABCI System for AIST

Fujitsu announced today it will build the long-planned AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) which is set to become the fastest supercomputer system in Japan and will begin operation in fiscal

By John Russell

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UCSD Web-based Tool Tracking CA Wildfires Generates 1.5M Views

October 16, 2017

Tracking the wildfires raging in northern CA is an unpleasant but necessary part of guiding efforts to fight the fires and safely evacuate affected residents. O Read more…

By John Russell

Exascale Computing to Help Accelerate Drive for Clean Fusion Energy

October 2, 2017

For decades, scientists have struggled to create a clean, unlimited energy source here on Earth by recreating the conditions that drive our sun. Called a fusion Read more…

By Jon Bashor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computing Sciences

Amazon Debuts New AMD-based GPU Instances for Graphics Acceleration

September 12, 2017

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The Read more…

By John Russell

Oracle Layoffs Reportedly Hit SPARC and Solaris Hard

September 7, 2017

Oracle’s latest layoffs have many wondering if this is the end of the line for the SPARC processor and Solaris OS development. As reported by multiple sources Read more…

By John Russell

Intel Debuts Myriad X Vision Processing Unit for Neural Net Inferencing

August 28, 2017

Intel today introduced the Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) which Intel is calling the first vision processing system-on-a-chip (SoC) with a dedic Read more…

By John Russell

Dell Strikes Reseller Deal with Atos; Supplants SGI

August 22, 2017

Dell EMC and Atos announced a reseller deal today in which Dell will offer Atos’ high-end 8- and 16-socket Bullion servers. Some move from Dell had been expec Read more…

By John Russell

AMD EPYC Video Takes Aim at Intel’s Broadwell

August 14, 2017

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 s Read more…

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Oak Ridge to Cut Up to 350 Jobs in 2017; Will Other Labs Follow Suit?

August 9, 2017

It’s not yet clear if staff cuts announced yesterday at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are just the first of others at other national labs as the Department of Energy feels pressure from President Trump to cut costs. Read more…

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