DOE Launches Chicago Quantum Exchange

While many of us were preoccupied with ISC 2017 last week, the launch of the Chicago Quantum Exchange went largely unnoticed. So what is such a thing? It is a Department of Energy sponsored colla

By John Russell

AI: Scaling Neural Networks Through Cost-Effective Memory Expansion

Neural networks offer a powerful new resource for analyzing large volumes of complex, unstructured data. However, most of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning frameworks rely on i

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Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “pre-exascale” award), parsed out

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Tsinghua Crowned Eight-Time Student Cluster Champions at ISC

Always a hard-fought competition, the Student Cluster Competition awards were announced Wednesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance Conference 2017. Amid whoops and hollers from the crowd, Th

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RIKEN Posts Extensive Study of Global Supercomputer Plans in Time for ISC 2017

June 13, 2017

On the eve of ISC 2017 and the next release of the Top500 list, Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has posted an extensive study by IDC that compares and contrasts international efforts on pre-exascale and early exascale plans. Read more…

By John Russell

ISC 2017 Student Day Tackles the Worldwide HPC Workforce Shortage

June 12, 2017

At a time when university graduates in science and engineering may find job markets difficult, thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled across the world becaus Read more…

By Steve Conway, Hyperion Research

In Memoriam: Jean Sammet Computing Pioneer and First Women President of ACM

June 6, 2017

Jean E. Sammet, a pioneering American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language and who served as the first female president of ACM (Asso Read more…

By John Russell

Amazon Showcases “How-to” Blogs on Genomics Workflows

June 5, 2017

Computational science is often not the strongest suit for life scientists and that’s been a factor in the relatively modest adoption of the cloud for genomics Read more…

By John Russell

Hedge Funds (with Supercomputing help) Rank First Among Investors

May 22, 2017

In case you didn’t know, The Quants Run Wall Street Now, or so says a headline in today’s Wall Street Journal. Quant-run hedge funds now control the largest Read more…

By John Russell

DOE’s HPC4Mfg Leads to Paper Manufacturing Improvement

May 17, 2017

Papermaking ranks third behind only petroleum refining and chemical production in terms of energy consumption. Recently, simulations made possible by the U.S. Department of Energy’s HPC4Mfg program... Read more…

By John Russell

Cray Offers Supercomputing as a Service, Targets Biotechs First

May 16, 2017

Leading supercomputer vendor Cray and datacenter/cloud provider the Markley Group today announced plans to jointly deliver supercomputing as a service. The init Read more…

By John Russell

What’s Up with Hyperion as It Transitions From IDC?

May 15, 2017

If you’re wondering what’s happening with Hyperion Research – formerly the IDC HPC group – apparently you are not alone, says Steve Conway, now senior V Read more…

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