DoE Awards 24 ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) Projects

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program awarded 24 projects a total of 2.1 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computi

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AI: Scaling Neural Networks Through Cost-Effective Memory Expansion

Neural networks offer a powerful new resource for analyzing large volumes of complex, unstructured data. However, most of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning frameworks rely on i

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DOE Launches Chicago Quantum Exchange

While many of us were preoccupied with ISC 2017 last week, the launch of the Chicago Quantum Exchange went largely unnoticed. So what is such a thing? It is a Department of Energy sponsored colla

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How ‘Knights Mill’ Gets Its Deep Learning Flops

Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “pre-exascale” award), parsed out

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Highlights from ISC High Performance 2017

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GPUs, Power9, Figure Prominently in IBM’s Bet on Weather Forecasting

June 22, 2017

IBM jumped into the weather forecasting business roughly a year and a half ago by purchasing The Weather Company. This week at ISC 2017, Big Blue rolled out pla Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Charges Back into the Datacenter and HPC Workflows with EPYC Processor

June 20, 2017

AMD is charging back into the enterprise datacenter and select HPC workflows with its new EPYC 7000 processor line, code-named Naples, announced today at a “g Read more…

By John Russell

Top500 Results: Latest List Trends and What’s in Store

June 19, 2017

Greetings from Frankfurt and the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference where the latest Top500 list has just been revealed. Although there were no major Read more…

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Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DoE Providing $258M

June 15, 2017

The much-anticipated PathForward awards for hardware R&D in support of the Exascale Computing Project were announced today with six vendors selected – AMD Read more…

By John Russell

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

GlobalFoundries: 7nm Chips Coming in 2018, EUV in 2019

June 13, 2017

GlobalFoundries has formally announced that its 7nm technology is ready for customer engagement with product tape outs expected for the first half of 2018. The Read more…

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Erik Lindahl on Bio-Research Advances, the March to Mixed-Precision and AI-HPC Synergies

June 8, 2017

At PRACEdays in Barcelona, HPCwire had the opportunity to interview Dr. Erik Lindahl, Stockholm University biophysics professor and chair of the PRACE Scientific Steering Committee about the goals of PRACE, the evolution of PRACEdays, and the latest bioscience and computing trends. Read more…

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Promising Spintronic Switch Proposed by UTD Researcher-led Team

June 8, 2017

Spintronics has for some time been a promising research area in efforts to develop alternative computing systems. Among its many prospects are smaller ‘transi Read more…

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