Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Training Benchmark Results

MLPerf.org released its third round of training benchmark (v0.7) results today and Nvidia again dominated, claiming 16 new records. Meanwhile, Google provided early benchmarks for its next genera

By John Russell

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

By Tiffany Trader

In Big Win for COVID-19 Research, Neocortix Brings Arm Support to [email protected], [email protected]

Normally, Neocortix offers distributed cloud computing for its clients by way of PhonePaycheck, an app that pays users in exchange for the idle processing time on their phones. But when crowdsour

By Oliver Peckham

President’s Council Targets AI, Quantum, STEM; Recommends Spending Growth

Last week the President Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met (webinar) to review policy recommendations around three sub-committee reports: 1) Industries of the Future (IotF)

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Google Cloud Debuts 16-GPU Ampere A100 Instances

July 7, 2020

On the heels of the Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU launch in May, Google Cloud is announcing alpha availability of the A100 “Accelerator Optimized” VM A2 instance family on Google Compute Engine. The instances are powered by the HGX A100 16-GPU platform, which combines two HGX A100 8-GPU baseboards using... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Hyperion Forecast – Headwinds in 2020 Won’t Stifle Cloud HPC Adoption or Arm’s Rise

June 30, 2020

The semiannual taking of HPC’s pulse by Hyperion Research – late fall at SC and early summer at ISC – is a much-watched indicator of things come. This yea Read more…

By John Russell

Natural Medicine and Supercomputing Team Up to Combat COVID-19

June 18, 2020

Around the world, supercomputers have been furiously poring over drug compounds to see if any of them could effectively inhibit COVID-19’s insidious spike pro Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

DDN Rebrands, Targeting HPC and Enterprise

June 16, 2020

Long-time HPC storage technology leader DDN unveiled a new strategy today replete with a new logo, refreshed website, and two distinct business units, DDN, serv Read more…

By John Russell

AWS Graviton2-Powered EC2 Instances Now Available

June 12, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of sixth-generation Amazon EC2 C6g and R6g instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton2 process Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 2: Setting the Stage for AI’s Opening Act

June 10, 2020

The rise of AI – machine and deep learning – in life sciences has stirred the same excitement and same ‘fits-and-starts’ reality as elsewhere. Today, AI is mostly used in two areas: 1) embedded in life science instruments such as cryo-electron microscopes where it assists in feature recognition and lies largely hidden from users, and... Read more…

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Indiana University to Deploy Jetstream 2 Cloud with AMD, Nvidia Technology

June 2, 2020

Indiana University has been awarded a $10 million NSF grant to build ‘Jetstream 2,’ a cloud computing system that will provide 8 aggregate petaflops of comp Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SODALITE: Towards Automated Optimization of HPC Application Deployment

May 29, 2020

Developing and deploying applications across heterogeneous infrastructures like HPC or Cloud with diverse hardware is a complex problem. Enabling developers to Read more…

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