IBM to Brand Rescale’s HPC-in-Cloud Platform

HPC (or big compute)-in-the-cloud platform provider Rescale has formalized the work it’s been doing in partnership with public cloud vendors by announcing its Powered by Rescale program – wit

By Doug Black

UCF, UCX and a Car Ride on the Road to Exascale

Until a few years ago, bringing a new network or new programming model onto the scene required an enormous amount of repetitious development that effectively shut out innovation opportunities. Th

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Democratization of HPC Part 1: Simulation Sheds Light on Building Dispute

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Ampere Announces Availability of eMAG for Hyperscale Cloud Computing and Unveils Multi-Generation Roadmap

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Nvidia Accelerates AI Inference in the Datacenter with T4 GPU

September 14, 2018

Nvidia is upping its game for AI inference in the datacenter with a new platform consisting of an inference accelerator chip--the new Turing-based Tesla T4 GPU- Read more…

By George Leopold

Google Releases Machine Learning “What-If” Analysis Tool

September 12, 2018

Training machine learning models has long been time-consuming process. Yesterday, Google released a “What-If Tool” for probing how data point changes affect a model’s prediction. The new tool is being launched as a new feature of the open source TensorBoard web application... Read more…

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Rigetti (and Others) Pursuit of Quantum Advantage

September 11, 2018

Remember ‘quantum supremacy’, the much-touted but little-loved idea that the age of quantum computing would be signaled when quantum computers could tackle Read more…

By John Russell

Rigetti Launches Quantum Cloud Services, Announces $1Million Challenge

September 7, 2018

Quantum computing pioneer Rigetti Computing today launched Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) – a complete platform for developing and running quantum algor Read more…

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Azure Expands Access to CycleCloud; Adds Support for Nvidia Containers

August 29, 2018

Microsoft Azure continued to beef up support for HPC and advanced scale workloads today announcing general availability of CycleCloud – its HPC cloud orchestr Read more…

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Training Time Slashed for Deep Learning

August 14, 2018

Fast.ai, an organization offering free courses on deep learning, claimed a new speed record for training a popular image database using Nvidia GPUs running on public cloud infrastructure. A pair of researchers trained the ImageNet database with 93 percent accuracy in 18 minutes using 16 Amazon Web Services cloud instances, each with eight Nvidia Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs. Read more…

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Google Cloud to Offer Nvidia P4 Graphics Card for Inferencing Tasks

July 25, 2018

Google continues to add GPU horsepower in tandem with its internally developed deep learning processors to its cloud platform with this week’s announcement th Read more…

By George Leopold

HPC Cloud on a Roll; Pure Play High Performance Storage Dips

June 28, 2018

HPC in the cloud is one of those “insanely great” ideas that, failing to fire, year after year recedes before our expectations. Until, that is, last year, a Read more…

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