Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its intention to make Arm a full citiz

By Tiffany Trader

First All-Petaflops Top500 List Debuts; US Maintains Performance Lead

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafloppers only. The entry point for th

Cascade Lake Shows Up to 84 Percent Gen-on-Gen Advantage on STAC Benchmarking

The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) issued a report Friday comparing the performance of Intel's Cascade Lake processors with previous-gen Skylake under the STAC-A2 benchmarking suite

By Tiffany Trader

Pfizer HPC Engineer Aims to Automate Software Stack Testing

Seeking to reign in the tediousness of manual software testing, Pfizer HPC Engineer Shahzeb Siddiqui is developing an open source software tool called buildtest, aimed at automating software stac

By Tiffany Trader

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New Panasas High Performance Storage Straddles Commercial-Traditional HPC

November 13, 2018

High performance storage vendor Panasas has launched a new version of its ActiveStor product line this morning featuring what the company said is the industry’s first plug-and-play, portable parallel file system that delivers up to 75 Gb/s per rack on industry standard hardware combined with “enterprise-grade reliability and manageability.” Read more…

By Doug Black

European Project to Build Programming Frameworks for Exascale Computing

October 25, 2018

EXA2PRO (Enhancing Programmability and boosting Performance Portability for Exascale Computing Systems) is a three-year project launched in May 2018 with €3. Read more…

By the EXA2PRO Team

Automated Optimization Boosts ResNet50 Performance by 1.77x

October 23, 2018

From supercomputers to cell phones, every system and software device in our digital panoply has a growing number of settings that, if not optimized, constrain  Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

October 10, 2018

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end enterprise and scientific workloads (and gaming, of course) Read more…

By Doug Black

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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Nvidia Accelerates AI Inference in the Datacenter with T4 GPU

September 14, 2018

Nvidia is upping its game for AI inference in the datacenter with a new platform consisting of an inference accelerator chip--the new Turing-based Tesla T4 GPU- Read more…

By George Leopold

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…

By John Russell

Baidu Rolls ‘No Code’ Deep Learning Platform

September 6, 2018

Two software technologies advancing in parallel are merging in a platform designed to use low-code application development to ease development of machine learning models. Baidu, the Chinese e-commerce giant and AI pioneer, unveiled its EZDL "service” platform this week during an industry event in San Francisco, promoting it as a way to build custom machine learning models using a drag-and-drop interface. Read more…

By George Leopold

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