IBM Touts OpenPOWER Ecosystem, Announces New Customers, Products for AI and Hyperscale

At SC17 in Denver four months ago, Ken King, GM, OpenPOWER, IBM Systems Group, told a somewhat jaundiced trio of journalists that 2018 would, finally, after several years of expectations, be the

By Doug Black

Deep Learning at 15 PFlops Enables Training for Extreme Weather Identification at Scale

Petaflop per second deep learning training performance on the NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) Cori supercomputer has given climate scientists the ability to use machi

How the Cloud Is Falling Short for HPC

The last couple of years have seen cloud computing gradually build some legitimacy within the HPC world, but still the HPC industry lies far behind enterprise IT in its willingness to outsource c

By Chris Downing

Stephen Hawking, Legendary Scientist, Dies at 76

Stephen Hawking passed away at his home in Cambridge, England, in the early morning of March 14; he was 76. Born on January 8, 1942, Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, aut

By Tiffany Trader

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Mellanox Reacts to Activist Investor Pressures in Letter to Shareholders

March 16, 2018

Activist investor Starboard Value has been exerting pressure on Mellanox Technologies to increase its returns. In response, the high-performance networking company on Monday, March 12, published a letter to shareholders outlining its proposal for a May 2018 extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders and highlighting its long-term growth strategy and focus on operating margin improvement. Read more…

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European LEGaTO Project Seeks to Develop Energy Efficient Stack

March 14, 2018

A new European project – Low Energy Toolset for Heterogeneous Computing (LEGaTO) – seeks to develop a software stack that improves energy management in supp Read more…

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2018 HackerRank Report Shows Progress and Challenge for Women Coders

March 5, 2018

The gender gap among coders is slowly shrinking according to the 2018 Women in Technology Report from HackerRank released last week. Women are learning to code Read more…

By John Russell

Neural Networking Shows Promise in Earthquake Monitoring

February 21, 2018

A team of Harvard University and MIT researchers report their new neural networking method for monitoring earthquakes is more accurate and orders of magnitude faster than traditional approaches. Read more…

By John Russell

Brookhaven Ramps Up Computing for National Security Effort

February 14, 2018

Last week, Dan Coats, the director of Director of National Intelligence for the U.S., warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2018 mid-term U.S. elections, much as it stands accused of doing in the 2016 Presidential election. Read more…

By John Russell

The Food Industry’s Next Journey — from Mars to Exascale

February 12, 2018

Global food producer and one of the world's leading chocolate companies Mars Inc. has a unique perspective on the impact that exascale computing will have on the food industry. Read more…

By Scott Gibson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chip Market Soared on Memory Demand

February 8, 2018

Global spending on semiconductors jumped a hefty 17 percent in 2017, driven by demand and corresponding price hikes for memory in datacenters and early industri Read more…

By George Leopold

NSB Issues Warning Call on U.S. STEM Worker Development

February 5, 2018

Last week the National Science Board issued a companion policy statement – Our Nation’s Future Competitiveness Relies on Building a Stem-capable U.S. Workfo Read more…

By John Russell

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