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IBM Advances Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning

Sep 29, 2016 |

Deep learning efforts today are run on standard computer hardware using convolutional neural networks. Indeed the approach has proven powerful by pioneers such as Google and Microsoft. In contrast neuromorphic computing, whose spiking neuron architecture more closely mimics human brain function, has generated less enthusiasm in the deep learning community.

Supermicro Unveils Several New SuperServer Solutions at GTC Europe 2016

Sep 29, 2016 |

Sept. 29 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing today is introducing several new SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Europe 2016, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, September 28-29 in booth #G1. Supermicro’s SuperServer 1028GQ-TXR(T) Read more…

Allinea Launches CUDA 8 Support to Enable Code Development for Newest NVIDIA GPU Technology

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — Allinea Software today announces availability of its new software release, version 6.1, which offers full support for programming parallel code on the Pascal GPU architecture, CUDA 8 from NVIDIA. Customers can now take advantage of the latest developments in GPU technology to advance their work, whether through traditional areas of digital research Read more…

Vectors: How the Old Became New Again in Supercomputing

Sep 26, 2016 |

Vector instructions, once a powerful performance innovation of supercomputing in the 1970s and 1980s became an obsolete technology in the 1990s. But like the mythical phoenix bird, vector instructions have arisen from the ashes. Here is the history of a technology that went from new to old then back to new.

New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2016 |

Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations – think 5000 subjects now, but many more thousands soon – presents a formidable computational challenge to researchers attempting to make sense of large cohort datasets. No single architecture is best. This month researchers report developing a hybrid Read more…

TYAN HPC Platforms Add Support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs

Sep 21, 2016 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 21 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support and availability of the NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPU accelerators with the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. Incorporating NVIDIA’s state-of-the-art technologies allows TYAN to offer the exceptional performance and data-intensive applications features to HPC Read more…

Larry Smarr Helps NCSA Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Sep 20, 2016 |

Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA.

Deep Learning Paves Way for Better Diagnostics

Sep 19, 2016 |

Stanford researchers are leveraging GPU-based machines in the Amazon EC2 cloud to run deep learning workloads with the goal of improving diagnostics for a chronic eye disease, called diabetic retinopathy. The disease is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness if blood sugar is poorly controlled. It affects about 45 percent of diabetics and 100 million people worldwide, many in developing nations.

In Search of the Next Circuit Building Method – ORNL has Ideas

Sep 14, 2016 |

No one knows what the next, best way to build electronic circuits will be. That said there’s no shortage of efforts to invent something beyond current lithography. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, perhaps not surprisingly, is in the thick of the race and two recent studies from ORNL researchers showcase promising but very different approaches. One Read more…

On-Chip Device Accelerates Core-to-Core Communication

Sep 13, 2016 |

A team of engineers from North Carolina State University and Intel have joined forces to address on-chip communications bottlenecks that hamper performance scaling for workloads that share data frequently. Their paper, “CAF: Core to Core Communication Acceleration Framework,” describes a novel core-to-core Communication Acceleration Framework (CAF). The technique could provide relief for many HPC applications Read more…

Nvidia Launches Pascal GPUs for Deep Learning Inferencing

Sep 12, 2016 |

Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing Tuesday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the latest additions to the Tesla line, Pascal-based P4 and P40 GPU accelerators, as well as new software all aimed at improving performance for inferencing workloads that undergird applications like voice-activated assistants, spam filters, and recommendation engines.

Supermicro Unveils NVIDIA Pascal GPU-Enabled Server Offerings

Sep 9, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing, has announced the general availability of its SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture. Supermicro’s density optimized 4U SuperServer 4028GR-TR(T)2 supports up to 10 PCI-E Tesla P100 accelerators Read more…

Cirrascale Launches Expanded Multi-GPU Solutions With NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerated Computing Platform

Sep 9, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 9 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of blade and rackmount solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced it will begin shipping the recently announced NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators with 16GB HBM2 memory throughout its high-performance, deep learning product lines. Utilizing the company’s proprietary 96-lane Gen3 PCIe switch-enabled risers, the GX Series and GB5600 Read more…

Japan’s Post-K Computer Hits 1-2 Year Speed Bump

Sep 8, 2016 |

At the HPC User Forum in Austin, Texas, Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa, project lead for RIKEN AICS, confirmed that Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, the Post-K computer, has been delayed by one-to-two years, slipping from its original 2020 target to either 2021 or 2022. The additional time is needed to ensure sufficient processor volume, sources report. With the adjusted Read more…

OSS Announces Availability of NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe With GPUs for Demanding Datacenters

Sep 8, 2016 |

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Sept. 8 — One Stop Systems (OSS), a leading provider of high performance computing appliances for HPC applications, today announced that its High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCA) and its Express Box 3600 (EB3600) are now available for purchase with the NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe GPU. These high-density platforms deliver teraflop performance with greatly Read more…

IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and 3 New Systems

Sep 8, 2016 |

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM today rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing – uses the new chip (Power8 with NVLink) to Read more…

SAVE Project to Improve HSA Energy Use Wraps Up

Sep 6, 2016 |

The three-year European SAVE project, which wraps up this week, has produced tools and technologies that can help reduce heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) energy costs by 20 percent say its organizers. SAVE is the somewhat abbreviated acronym for Self-Adaptive Virtualization-Aware High-Performance/Low-Energy Heterogeneous System Architectures, a EU collaborative research project, funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Read more…

Intel’s Fryman: “It’s not that we love CMOS; it’s the only real choice.”

Sep 1, 2016 |

Forget for a moment the prevailing high anxiety over Moore’s Law’s fate. In the near-term – which could easily mean a decade – CMOS will remain the only viable, volume technology driving computing. Pursue alternatives? Of course, urged Josh Fryman, principal engineer and engineering manager, Intel.

AMD, GlobalFoundries Renew Vows, Focus on Path to 7nm

Sep 1, 2016 |

AMD and its primary fab partner GlobalFoundries have signed an updated five-year wafer supply agreement that will extend through the end of 2020. The restructuring simultaneously deepens the commitment between the partners and gives AMD limited freedom to see other…

IBM Advances Against x86 with Power9

Aug 30, 2016 |

After offering OpenPower Summit attendees a limited preview in April, IBM is unveiling further details of its next-gen CPU, Power9, which the tech mainstay is counting on to regain market share ceded to rival Intel. Built on GlobalFoundries 14nm finFET process technology, Power9 will be the centerpiece in Power-based servers starting in the second half of Read more…