OpenACC Talks Up Summit and Community Momentum at SC18

OpenACC – the directives-based parallel programing model for optimizing applications on heterogeneous architectures – is showcasing user traction and HPC impact at SC18. Most noteworthy is th

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Extreme Scale HPC: How Western Digital Corporation leveraged the virtually unlimited HPC capacity on AWS in their quest to speed up innovation and build better products

Recently, AWS and Western Digital embarked on a very fun, challenging project of evaluating the impact of running their electro-magnetic simulations on a massive HPC cluster built on AWS using Am

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OpenHPC Gathers Steam, Preps New Release for SC18

You may recall at SC15 an Intel-led group introduced OpenHPC – an effort to build a community project around an open source, plug-and-play HPC stack. One goal was to make standing up HPC system

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Phase Change Memory Shows Promise for AI Use Says IBM

Research into phase change memory (PCM) technology and its application to neuromorphic computing isn’t new, but it has steadily progressed with IBM playing an important role. Earlier this month

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Scripps, Nvidia Tackle AI Tools and Best Practices for Genomics and Health Sensors

October 23, 2018

Nvidia and the Scripps Research Translational Institute today announced a collaboration to develop AI and deep learning best practices, tools and infrastructure Read more…

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Paper Offers ‘Proof’ of Quantum Advantage on Some Problems

October 18, 2018

Is quantum computing worth all the effort being poured into it or should we just wait for classical computing to catch up? An IBM blog today posed those questio Read more…

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SyLabs Releases Singularity 3.0 Container Platform; Cites AI Support

October 8, 2018

SyLabs today introduced Singularity version 3.0 of its container software platform targeting HPC and advanced enterprise workloads. The latest release provides Read more…

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UK Met Office Deploys Cray AI/Analytics to Enhance Forecasting

September 26, 2018

Already home to three Cray XC40 systems (the last one deployed in 2016), the Met Office, a leading weather center in the U.K., has now added Cray’s Urika-XC s Read more…

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Migration Tools Needed to Shift ML to Production

September 20, 2018

The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will help push more machine learning projects into produ Read more…

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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…

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Update from Gregory Kurtzer on Singularity’s Push into FS and the Enterprise

September 11, 2018

Container technology is hardly new but it has undergone rapid evolution in the HPC space in recent years to accommodate traditional science workloads and HPC systems requirements. While Docker containers continue to dominate in the enterprise, other variants are becoming important and one alternative with distinctly HPC roots – Singularity – is making an enterprise push targeting advanced scale workload inclusive of HPC. Read more…

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