Intel Delivers 17-Qubit Quantum Chip to European Research Partner

On Tuesday, Intel delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip to research partner QuTech, the quantum research institute of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The an

By Tiffany Trader

Fujitsu Tapped to Build 37-Petaflops ABCI System for AIST

Fujitsu announced today it will build the long-planned AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) which is set to become the fastest supercomputer system in Japan and will begin operation in fiscal

HPC Chips – A Veritable Smorgasbord?

For the first time since AMD's ill-fated launch of Bulldozer the answer to the question, 'Which CPU will be in my next HPC system?' doesn't have to be 'Whichever variety of Intel Xeon E5 they are

By Dairsie Latimer

Delays, Smoke, Records & Markets – A Candid Conversation with Cray CEO Peter Ungaro

Earlier this month, Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire and I had a very personal conversation with Cray CEO Peter Ungaro. Cray has been on something of a Cinderella journey the last three years. It

By Tiffany Trader & Tom Tabor

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400Gb Open Ethernet Switch from Mellanox

July 6, 2017

Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering Read more…

By Doug Black

Intersect360 Survey Shows Continued InfiniBand Dominance

July 4, 2017

There were few surprises in Intersect360 Research’s just released report on interconnect use in HPC. InfiniBand and Ethernet remain the dominant protocols acr 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

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

February 15, 2017

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept ma Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 23, 2017

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.” This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as o Read more…

By Doug Black

Clemson Software Optimizes Big Data Transfers

January 11, 2017

Data-intensive science is not a new phenomenon as the high-energy physics and astrophysics communities can certainly attest, but today more and more scientists Read more…

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Wednesday’s SC16 Twitter Roundup

November 16, 2016

The highly anticipated SC16 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’re bringing you a list of some of the top SC16 tweets that were t Read more…

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