MLPerf Expands Toolset; Launches Inferencing Suite

MLPerf today launched a benchmark suite for inferencing, v0.5, which joins the MLPerf training suite launched a little over a year ago. The new inferencing benchmark, which has been anticipated,

By John Russell

Jack Wells Joins OpenACC; Arm Support Coming

Perhaps the most significant ISC19 news for OpenACC wasn’t in its official press release yesterday which touted growing user traction and the notable addition of HPC leader Jack Wells, director

By John Russell

Qualcomm Invests in RISC-V Startup SiFive

Investors are zeroing in on the open standard RISC-V instruction set architecture and the processor intellectual property being developed by a batch of high-flying chip startups. Last fall, Espe

By George Leopold

Digging into MLPerf Benchmark Suite to Inform AI Infrastructure Decisions

With machine learning and deep learning storming into the datacenter, the new challenge is optimizing infrastructure choices to support diverse ML and DL workflows. How many accelerators do you (

By John Russell

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DARPA, NSF Seek Real-Time ML Processor

March 18, 2019

A new U.S. research initiative seeks to develop a processor capable of real-time learning while operating with the “efficiency of the human brain.” The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency jointly announced a “Real Time Machine Learning” project on March 15 soliciting industry proposals for “foundational breakthroughs” in hardware required to “build systems that respond and adapt in real time.” Read more…

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HPC in Life Sciences Part 2: Penetrating AI’s Hype and the Cloud’s Haze

February 25, 2019

Weary of the constant din of AI hype. So is Ari Berman, vice president and general manager of consulting services for BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences. “Every vendor is selling AI. I think it has become the gluten-free tag of life sciences because it is everywhere.... Read more…

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Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand

May 16, 2018

Making HPC resources readily available and easier to use for scientists who may have less HPC expertise is an ongoing challenge. Open OnDemand is a project by t Read more…

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SC17: Singularity Preps Version 3.0, Nears 1M Containers Served Daily

November 1, 2017

Just a few months ago about half a million jobs were being run daily using Singularity containers, the LBNL-founded container platform intended for HPC. That wa Read more…

By John Russell

Google Releases Deeplearn.js to Further Democratize Machine Learning

August 17, 2017

Spreading the use of machine learning tools is one of the goals of Google’s PAIR (People + AI Research) initiative, which was introduced in early July. Last w Read more…

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OpenACC Shows Growing Strength at ISC

June 19, 2017

OpenACC is strutting its stuff at ISC this year touting expanding membership, a jump in downloads, favorable benchmarks across several architectures, new staff Read more…

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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…

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Nvidia Shares Recipe to Accelerate AI Cloud Adoption

May 29, 2017

In March, Nvidia revealed blueprints for a new open source Tesla GPU-based accelerator – HGX-1 – developed for clouds with Microsoft under its Project Olym Read more…

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