What’s After Exascale? The Internet of Workflows Says HPE’s Nicolas Dubé

With the race to exascale computing in its final leg, it’s natural to wonder what the Post Exascale Era will look like. Nicolas Dubé, VP and chief technologist for HPE’s HPC business unit, a

By John Russell

Intel Unveils New Node Names; Sapphire Rapids Is Now an ‘Intel 7’ CPU

What's a preeminent chip company to do when its process node technology lags the competition by (roughly) one generation, but outmoded naming conventions make it seem like it's two nodes behind?

By Tiffany Trader

Will Approximation Drive Post-Moore’s Law HPC Gains?

“Hardware-based improvements are going to get more and more difficult,” said Neil Thompson, an innovation scholar at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). “I thi

By Oliver Peckham

Summer Reading: “High-Performance Computing Is at an Inflection Point”

At last month’s 11th International Symposium on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies (HEART), a group of researchers led by Martin Schulz of the Leibniz Supercomputing

By John Russell

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PEARC21 Panel: Wafer-Scale-Engine Technology Accelerates Machine Learning, HPC

July 21, 2021

Early use of Cerebras’ CS-1 server and wafer-scale engine (WSE) has demonstrated promising acceleration of machine-learning algorithms, according to participa Read more…

Google Reports 100-Fold Improved Quantum Error Suppression

July 19, 2021

Error mitigation is perhaps the biggest challenge and barrier to implementing practical quantum computing in the era of noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) Read more…

HPC Conversation: HPE’s Bill Mannel on Exascale, Processor Proliferation, and More

July 14, 2021

As part of ISC21 and in keeping with its ‘virtual nature’ several HPC community leaders were video interviewed on a range of topics. HPCwire participated in Read more…

Quantum Roundup: IBM, Rigetti, Phasecraft, Oxford QC, China, and More

July 13, 2021

IBM yesterday announced a proof for a quantum ML algorithm. A week ago, it unveiled a new topology for its quantum processors. Last Friday, the Technical Univer Read more…

Nvidia’s Cambridge-1 Supercomputer Is Now UK’s Fastest Supercomputer

July 6, 2021

Nvidia today formally launched Cambridge-1, its SuperPOD-based supercomputer that is located in the U.K. and dedicated to life sciences research. At nearly 10 p Read more…

ISC 2021 Keynote: Thomas Sterling on Urgent Computing, Big Machines, China Speculation

July 1, 2021

In a somewhat shortened version of his annual ISC keynote surveying the HPC landscape Thomas Sterling, lauded the community’s effort in bringing HPC to bear in the fight against the pandemic, welcomed the start of the exascale – if not yet exaflops – era with quick tour of some big machines, speculated a little on what China may be planning, and paid tribute to new and ongoing efforts to bring fresh talent into HPC. Sterling is a longtime HPC leader... Read more…

Latest MLPerf Results: Nvidia Shines but Intel, Graphcore, Google Increase Their Presence

June 30, 2021

While Nvidia (again) dominated the latest round of MLPerf training benchmark results, the range of participants expanded. Notably, Google’s forthcoming TPU v4 Read more…

ISC Keynote: Why Quantum Computing Matters and the Race for Practical Uses

June 29, 2021

Matthias Troyer, who leads Microsoft’s quantum computing research, is on a mission, actually two missions. One is to develop practical applications for quantum computing. The other, also important, is to convince the HPC community that efforts to develop quantum computing – so frequently overhyped and off-putting... Read more…

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