DOE Launches Chicago Quantum Exchange

While many of us were preoccupied with ISC 2017 last week, the launch of the Chicago Quantum Exchange went largely unnoticed. So what is such a thing? It is a Department of Energy sponsored colla

By John Russell

AI: Scaling Neural Networks Through Cost-Effective Memory Expansion

Neural networks offer a powerful new resource for analyzing large volumes of complex, unstructured data. However, most of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning frameworks rely on i

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How ‘Knights Mill’ Gets Its Deep Learning Flops

Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “pre-exascale” award), parsed out

By Tiffany Trader

Tsinghua Crowned Eight-Time Student Cluster Champions at ISC

Always a hard-fought competition, the Student Cluster Competition awards were announced Wednesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance Conference 2017. Amid whoops and hollers from the crowd, Th

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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

Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DoE Providing $258M

June 15, 2017

The much-anticipated PathForward awards for hardware R&D in support of the Exascale Computing Project were announced today with six vendors selected – AMD Read more…

By John Russell

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

June 15, 2017

High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for int Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

RIKEN Posts Extensive Study of Global Supercomputer Plans in Time for ISC 2017

June 13, 2017

On the eve of ISC 2017 and the next release of the Top500 list, Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has posted an extensive study by IDC that compares and contrasts international efforts on pre-exascale and early exascale plans. Read more…

By John Russell

ISC 2017 Student Day Tackles the Worldwide HPC Workforce Shortage

June 12, 2017

At a time when university graduates in science and engineering may find job markets difficult, thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled across the world becaus Read more…

By Steve Conway, Hyperion Research

Microsoft, Purdue Tackle Topological Quantum Computer

May 31, 2017

Topological qubits are among the more baffling, and if practical, more promising ways to approach scalable quantum computing. At least that’s what Microsoft, Read more…

By John Russell

The Meaning of the FY18 Exascale Request – A Former Insider’s Perspective

May 30, 2017

“No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” These words are from the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, Sectio Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Doug Kothe on the Race to Build Exascale Applications

May 29, 2017

Ensuring there are applications ready to churn out useful science when the first U.S. exascale computers arrive in the 2021-2023 timeframe is Doug Kothe’s job Read more…

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