What’s After Exascale? The Internet of Workflows Says HPE’s Nicolas Dubé

With the race to exascale computing in its final leg, it’s natural to wonder what the Post Exascale Era will look like. Nicolas Dubé, VP and chief technologist for HPE’s HPC business unit, a

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Quantum Roundup: IBM, Rigetti, Phasecraft, Oxford QC, China, and More

IBM yesterday announced a proof for a quantum ML algorithm. A week ago, it unveiled a new topology for its quantum processors. Last Friday, the Technical University of Denmark released a template

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ISC 2021 Keynote: Thomas Sterling on Urgent Computing, Big Machines, China Speculation

In a somewhat shortened version of his annual ISC keynote surveying the HPC landscape Thomas Sterling, lauded the community’s effort in bringing HPC to bear in the fight against the pandemic, w

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Latest MLPerf Results: Nvidia Shines but Intel, Graphcore, Google Increase Their Presence

While Nvidia (again) dominated the latest round of MLPerf training benchmark results, the range of participants expanded. Notably, Google’s forthcoming TPU v4 performed well, Intel had broad pa

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ISC Keynote: Why Quantum Computing Matters and the Race for Practical Uses

June 29, 2021

Matthias Troyer, who leads Microsoft’s quantum computing research, is on a mission, actually two missions. One is to develop practical applications for quantum computing. The other, also important, is to convince the HPC community that efforts to develop quantum computing – so frequently overhyped and off-putting... Read more…

OCI Jumps into Arm with Instances and Aggressive Developer Program

May 25, 2021

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) today launched a multi-prong Arm initiative including instances (VM and bare metal) based on Ampere’s Altra microprocessor, Read more…

IBM Quantum Challenge 2021 – Let the Programming Begin!

May 17, 2021

Looking to sharpen or perhaps simply explore your quantum programming skills? On Thursday, IBM fires up its IBM Quantum Challenge 2021 marking the fifth anniver Read more…

IBM Debuts Qiskit Runtime for Quantum Computing; Reports Dramatic Speed-up

May 11, 2021

In conjunction with its virtual Think event, IBM today introduced an enhanced Qiskit Runtime Software for quantum computing, which it says demonstrated 120x spe Read more…

Bristol Researchers Develop ML Method to Characterize Quantum Systems

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the University of Bristol have developed an algorithm that leverages machine learning to help characterize quantum systems. Building models of Read more…

MLPerf Issues New Inferencing Results, Adds Power Metrics, Nvidia Wins (Again)

April 21, 2021

MLPerf.org, the young ML benchmarking organization, today issued its third round of inferencing results (MLPerf Inference v1.0) intended to compare how well var Read more…

GTC21: Nvidia Launches cuQuantum; Dips a Toe in Quantum Computing

April 13, 2021

Yesterday Nvidia officially dipped a toe into quantum computing with the launch of cuQuantum SDK, a development platform for simulating quantum circuits on GPU-accelerated systems. As Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang emphasized in his keynote, Nvidia doesn’t plan to build... Read more…

Nvidia Debuts BlueField-3 – Its Next DPU with Big Plans for an Expanded Role

April 12, 2021

Nvidia today announced its next generation data processing unit (DPU) – BlueField-3 – adding more substance to its evolving concept of the DPU as a full-fledged partner to CPUs and GPUs in delivering advanced computing. Nvidia is pitching the DPU as an active engine... Read more…

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