Graphcore Readies Launch of 16nm Colossus-IPU Chip

A second $30 million funding round for U.K. AI chip developer Graphcore sets up the company to go to market with its “intelligent processing unit” (IPU) in 2017 with scale-up production for e

By Tiffany Trader

Fine-Tuning Severe Hail Forecasting with Machine Learning

Depending on whether you’ve been caught outside during a severe hail storm, the sight of greenish tinted clouds on the horizon may cause serious knots in the pit of your stomach, or at least gi

Fujitsu Continues HPC, AI Push

Summer is well under way, but the so-called summertime slowdown, linked with hot temperatures and longer vacations, does not seem to have impacted Fujitsu's output. The Japanese multinational has

By Tiffany Trader

Researchers Use DNA to Store and Retrieve Digital Movie

From abacus to pencil and paper to semiconductor chips, the technology of computing has always been an ever-changing target. The human brain is probably the computer we use most (hopefully) and u

By John Russell

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400Gb Open Ethernet Switch from Mellanox

July 6, 2017

Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering Read more…

By Doug Black

Nvidia, Baidu Expand AI Partnership 

July 5, 2017

Today at its developer conference in Beijing, Baidu announced a broadening of its AI partnership with Nvidia, including plans to bring Nvidia’s recently annou Read more…

By Doug Black

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

Nvidia Shares Recipe to Accelerate AI Cloud Adoption

May 29, 2017

In March, Nvidia revealed blueprints for a new open source Tesla GPU-based accelerator – HGX-1 – developed for clouds with Microsoft under its Project Olym Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Google Debuts TPU v2 and will Add to Google Cloud

May 25, 2017

Not long after stirring attention in the deep learning/AI community by revealing the details of its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), Google last week announced the 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

Nvidia’s ‘GPU Cloud’ Adopts Containers for AI Development

May 11, 2017

GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus on delivering development tools for training artifi Read more…

By George Leopold

‘Retired’ UC Berkeley Professor Tackles Google Tensor Processing Unit

May 9, 2017

Retirement, it seems, isn’t for everyone. Indeed you may already know that David Patterson joined Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) development effort a Read more…

By John Russell

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