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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Women in HPC Luncheon Shines Light on Female-Friendly Hiring Practices

July 13, 2017

The second annual Women in HPC luncheon was held on June 20, 2017, during the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The luncheon provid Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Why Tech is Failing at Diversity and How It Can Succeed

July 11, 2017

The sectors that are supposed to be all about innovation and the future continue to fail spectacularly at gender equity and diversity. UK, US and Canada still haven’t managed to break the average 20 percent threshold for gender equity across STEM academic disciplines. Read more…

By Kelly Nolan

Tsinghua Crowned Eight-Time Student Cluster Champions at ISC

June 22, 2017

Always a hard-fought competition, the Student Cluster Competition awards were announced Wednesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance Conference 2017. Amid wh Read more…

By Kim McMahon

At ISC – Goh on Go: Humans Can’t Scale, the Data-Centric Learning Machine Can

June 22, 2017

I've seen the future this week at ISC, it’s on display in prototype or Powerpoint form, and it’s going to dumbfound you. The future is an AI neural network Read more…

By Doug Black

Top500 Results: Latest List Trends and What’s in Store

June 19, 2017

Greetings from Frankfurt and the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference where the latest Top500 list has just been revealed. Although there were no major Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC: Extreme-Scale Requirements to Push the Frontiers of Deep Learning

June 17, 2017

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But cont Read more…

By Doug Black

OpenSuCo: Advancing Open Source Supercomputing at ISC

June 15, 2017

As open source hardware gains traction, the potential for a completely open source supercomputing system becomes a compelling proposition, one that is being inv Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC Industrial Day: Bridging Academia and Industrial HPC Users

June 14, 2017

As deputy chair of Industrial Day at ISC next week, my goal is to help bring clarity to the key opportunities and challenges afforded by HPC-scale technologies, including the specific barriers commercial companies are likely to encounter... Read more…

By Dr. Marie-Christine Sawley

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