Julia Update: Adoption Keeps Climbing; Is It a Python Challenger?

The rapid adoption of Julia, the open source, high level programing language with roots at MIT, shows no sign of slowing according to data from Julialang.org. In 2020, the number of downloads jum

By John Russell

Farewell 2020: Bleak, Yes. But a Lot of Good Happened Too

Here on the cusp of the new year, the catchphrase ‘2020 hindsight’ has a distinctly different feel. Good riddance, yes. But also proof of science’s power to mobilize and do good when called

By John Russell

MLPerf Debuts HPC Training Benchmark with Small but Impressive List of Participants

The AI benchmarking organization MLPerf.org dipped a toe into HPC-centric waters today with release of results from its first HPC training run – MLPerf HPC Training v0.7. The new suite, which i

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Intel Debuts oneAPI Gold and Provides More Details on GPU Roadmap

Intel today provided greater detail around its plans to bring a full line of GPUs (Xe) and associated programming environment to market. The biggest news from an HPC perspective was introduction

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AHUG at SC20: Arm HPC User Group Kicks off with 25 Presentations, Three Live Panels

November 5, 2020

The first official Arm HPC User Group (AHUG) proceedings have begun with ~25 presentations now available, and three live (virtual) roundtable panels set to take place next week. AHUG is hosting the virtual event in partnership with Arm and in tandem with SC20 to promote the work done by Arm users over the past year. Yesterday (Nov. 4)... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Honeywell Debuts Quantum System, ‘Subscription’ Business Model, and Glimpse of Roadmap

October 29, 2020

After outlining its ambitious plans to jump into the quantum computing fray last spring, Honeywell today introduced is first quantum computer roughly on schedul Read more…

By John Russell

OpenHPC Progress Report – v2.0, More Recipes, Cloud and Arm Support, Says Schulz

October 26, 2020

Launched in late 2015 and transitioned to a Linux Foundation Project in 2016, OpenHPC has marched quietly but steadily forward. Its goal “to provide a referen Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia Dominates (Again) Latest MLPerf Inference Results

October 22, 2020

The two-year-old AI benchmarking group MLPerf.org released its second set of inferencing results yesterday and again, as in the most recent MLPerf training resu Read more…

By John Russell

Is the Nvidia A100 GPU Performance Worth a Hardware Upgrade?

October 16, 2020

Over the last decade, accelerators have seen an increasing rate of adoption in high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, and in the June 2020 Top500 list, eig Read more…

By Hartwig Anzt, Ahmad Abdelfattah and Jack Dongarra

David Patterson Kicks Off AI Hardware Summit Championing Domain Specific Chips

September 30, 2020

The 2020 AI Hardware Summit kicked off yesterday with long-time computer luminary David Patterson digging into all things TPU and extolling on how they outrun G Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft’s Azure Quantum Platform Now Offers Toshiba’s ‘Simulated Bifurcation Machine’

September 22, 2020

While pure-play quantum computing (QC) gets most of the QC-related attention, there’s also been steady progress adapting quantum methods for select use on cla Read more…

By John Russell

Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More 

September 22, 2020

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availabilit Read more…

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