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Bill Gropp – Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA

About eight months ago Bill Gropp was elevated to acting director of the National

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HPC Compiler Company PathScale Seeks Life Raft

HPCwire has learned that HPC compiler company PathScale has fallen on difficult

By Tiffany Trader

Quantum Bits: D-Wave and VW; Google Quantum Lab; IBM Expands Access

For a technology that’s usually characterized as far off and in a distant galaxy,

By John Russell

Trump Budget Targets NIH, DOE, and EPA; No Mention of NSF

President Trump’s proposed U.S. fiscal 2018 budget issued today sharply cuts science spending while

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People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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Nvidia Debuts HGX-1 for Cloud; Announces Fujitsu AI Deal

March 9, 2017

On Monday Nvidia announced a major deal with Fujitsu to help build an AI supercomputer for RIKEN using 24 DGX-1 servers. Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Expands Exascale Vision at IEEE HPC Symposium

March 7, 2017

With the race towards exascale heating up – for example, the Exascale Computing Program PathForward awards are expected soon – AMD delivered more details of its exascale vision at last month’s 23rd IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture. The chipmaker presented an “Exascale Node Architecture (ENA) as the primary building block for exascale machine” including descriptions of component, interconnect, and packaging strategy along with simulation benchmarks to bolster its case. Read more…

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HPC Technique Propels Deep Learning at Scale

February 21, 2017

Researchers from Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) have adapted a well-known HPC communication technique to boost the speed and scale of their neural network training and now they are sharing their implementation with the larger deep learning community. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC Cloud Startup Launches ‘App Store’ for HPC Workflows

February 9, 2017

“Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them,” Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Four Co-design Centers Support Exascale Project

January 30, 2017

It’s clear co-design is a vital component among activities required to achieve exascale computing. Read more…

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PRACE Posts 2017 Best Practice Guide for KNL

January 26, 2017

If you are looking for guidance with programming and working with Intel’s Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) processors, a solid resource was posted today on the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) Researcher Infrastructure site: Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Wants to be “Red Hat” of Deep Learning

January 26, 2017

IBM today announced the addition of TensorFlow and Chainer deep learning frameworks to its PowerAI suite of deep learning tools, which already includes popular offerings such as Caffe, Theano, and Torch. Read more…

By John Russell

UCSD/Venter Institute Leverage ML to Study the Microbiome

January 25, 2017

The importance of the human microbiome – all of the bacteria inside us – to maintaining health is well established and widely being explored. Read more…

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