Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newe

By John Russell

IBM, CQC Enable Cloud-based Quantum Random Number Generation

IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business aspirations for quantum computing – the goal of generating verified, truly random numbe

By Todd R. Weiss

Google Hires Longtime Intel Exec Bill Magro to Lead HPC Strategy

In a sign of the times, another prominent HPCer has made a move to a hyperscaler. Longtime Intel executive Bill Magro joined Google as chief technologist for high-performance computing, a newly c

By Tiffany Trader

AMD’s Massive COVID-19 HPC Fund Adds 18 Institutions, 5 Petaflops of Power

Almost exactly five months ago, AMD announced its COVID-19 HPC Fund, an ongoing flow of resources and equipment to research institutions studying COVID-19 that began with an initial donation of $

By Oliver Peckham

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Powers Fugaku’s Storage, Scores IO500 Win

August 28, 2020

In June, RIKEN shook the supercomputing world with its Arm-based, Fujitsu-built juggernaut: Fugaku. The system, which weighs in at 415.5 Linpack petaflops, topp Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Larry Smarr: The Future of Distributed Computing Is Here

August 25, 2020

Larry Smarr may have stepped back from full-time work in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego, but that do Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Building the Quantum Stack for the NISQ Era

August 24, 2020

In October 2019, Google unveiled the first proof of quantum supremacy, demonstrating that a quantum computer could solve certain mathematical problems faster than a classical computer. In March 2020, Honeywell announced that it would launch the first commercial quantum computer and in June announced the creation of the most powerful quantum computer yet. Coming in fast succession, these milestones indicate how far we’ve come since this technology was first postulated by Richard Feynman back in the 1980s. Read more…

By Tim Hirzel

DARPA Chip Effort Pivots to Securing US Supply Chain

August 24, 2020

A three-year-old Defense Department electronics initiative is bearing fruit in the form of public-private partnerships in areas ranging from post-Moore’s law Read more…

By George Leopold

Microsoft Azure Adds A100 GPU Instances for ‘Supercomputer-Class AI’ in the Cloud

August 19, 2020

Microsoft Azure continues to infuse its cloud platform with HPC- and AI-directed technologies. Today the cloud services purveyor announced a new virtual machine Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Braket: Amazon’s Cloud-First Quantum Environment Is Generally Available

August 13, 2020

Amazon’s managed quantum computing service, Braket, is now generally available, providing budding and expert quantum computing developers alike an environment to test algorithms and tools and try out different quantum hardware. The strength of the service is that it enables scientists, researchers, and developers... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Training Benchmark Results

July 29, 2020

MLPerf.org released its third round of training benchmark (v0.7) results today and Nvidia again dominated, claiming 16 new records. Meanwhile, Google provided e Read more…

By John Russell

$39 Billion Worldwide HPC Market Faces 3.7% COVID-related Drop in 2020

July 29, 2020

Global HPC market revenue reached $39 billion in 2019, growing a healthy 8.2 percent over 2018, according to the latest analysis from Intersect360 Research. A 3 Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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