Summit Supercomputer is Already Making its Mark on Science

Summit, now the fastest supercomputer in the world, is quickly making its mark in science – five of the six finalists just announced for the prestigious 2018 Gordon Bell Prize used Summit in th

By John Russell

UCF, UCX and a Car Ride on the Road to Exascale

Until a few years ago, bringing a new network or new programming model onto the scene required an enormous amount of repetitious development that effectively shut out innovation opportunities. Th

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Ampere Announces Availability of eMAG for Hyperscale Cloud Computing and Unveils Multi-Generation Roadmap

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2018 -- Ampere, which is developing an Arm-based server platform for the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing, has announced availability of its first gene

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia Accelerates AI Inference in the Datacenter with T4 GPU

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--and a refresh of its inference ser

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Rigetti (and Others) Pursuit of Quantum Advantage

September 11, 2018

Remember ‘quantum supremacy’, the much-touted but little-loved idea that the age of quantum computing would be signaled when quantum computers could tackle Read more…

By John Russell

How FPGAs Accelerate Financial Services Workloads

September 11, 2018

While FSI companies are unlikely, for competitive reasons, to disclose their FPGA strategies, James Reinders offers insights into the case for FPGAs as accelerators for FSI by discussing performance, power, size, latency, jitter and inline processing. Read more…

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Rigetti Launches Quantum Cloud Services, Announces $1Million Challenge

September 7, 2018

Quantum computing pioneer Rigetti Computing today launched Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) – a complete platform for developing and running quantum algor Read more…

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No Go for GloFo at 7nm; and the Fujitsu A64FX post-K CPU

September 5, 2018

It’s been a news worthy couple of weeks in the semiconductor and HPC industry. There were several HPC relevant disclosures at Hot Chips 2018 to whet appetites Read more…

By Dairsie Latimer

Google Sheds Light on Superconducting Quantum Processor Fluctuation

September 5, 2018

The search for robust qubit technology has followed many paths. Superconducting circuits is perhaps the dominant approach but performance fluctuations have impo Read more…

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TACC’s ‘Frontera’ Supercomputer Expands Horizon for Extreme-Scale Science

August 29, 2018

The National Science Foundation and the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced today that a new system, called Frontera, will overtake Stampede 2 as the fast Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

GlobalFoundries Drops 7nm Development Program

August 29, 2018

Under the new leadership of CEO Tom Caulfield, custom semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries has announced the seemingly sudden decision to drop its 7nm FinFET development program and restructure its R&D teams to support what the company calls its “enhanced portfolio initiatives.” In part, this will result in a workforce reduction of approximately 5 percent (of roughly 18,000 employees), though GlobalFoundries said “a significant number of top technologists will be redeployed on 14/12nm FinFET derivatives and other differentiated offerings.” Read more…

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NSF Ramps Quantum Investment, Tabs up to $25M for Q-AMASE-i Foundry Program

August 23, 2018

The National Science Foundation has issued a solicitation for proposals for rapid prototyping and development of quantum materials and devices. The solicitatio Read more…

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