Google I/O 2018: AI Everywhere; TPU 3.0 Delivers 100+ Petaflops but Requires Liquid Cooling

All things AI dominated discussion at yesterday’s opening of Google’s I/O 2018 developers meeting covering much of Google's near-term product roadmap. The engine supporting these activities i

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Nvidia Claims New ResNet-50 Top Marks; Microsoft Previews Brainwave

It’s becoming tough to sort out competing AI performance claims and to keep track of new AI initiatives. Perhaps the new MLPerf benchmark will eventually help. Yesterday, Nvidia claimed its Vo

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Cavium Announces GA for ThunderX2; Touts OEM Support

Cavium today announced general availability of ThunderX2 – its second generation 64-bit Armv8-A SoC line of processor. Cavium is claiming superior price-performance versus Intel Skylake counter

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Google Is Latest ‘Big Three’ Cloud Provider to Offer V100 GPUs

April 30, 2018

Google announced today that Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs are now available in public beta on its Google Cloud Platform (GCP), accessible through its infrastructure-as Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

RiseML Benchmarks Google TPUv2 against Nvidia V100 GPU

April 30, 2018

RiseML Blog last week reported benchmarks that suggest Google’s custom TPUv2 chips and Nvidia V100 GPUs offer roughly comparable performance on select deep le Read more…

By John Russell

Australia Pumps Another $70 Million Into Tier-1 Supercomputing

April 28, 2018

The Australian government has committed $70 million in funding for a next-generation number cruncher at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, located in Perth, Read more…

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AMD Continues to Nip at Intel’s Heels

April 27, 2018

Advanced Micro Devices appears to making market share headway at the expense of long-time rival Intel Corp. based on quarterly results released this week. AMD reported quarterly revenue totaling $1.65 billion, up 40 percent from the same quarter last year. Read more…

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Former AMD Chip Chief and ‘Zen’ Architect Jim Keller Joins Intel

April 26, 2018

Intel announced today it has hired top microprocessor architect Jim Keller as senior vice president to lead the company’s silicon engineering group, focusing Read more…

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Google Charts Two-Dimensional Quantum Course

April 26, 2018

Quantum error correction, essential for achieving universal fault-tolerant quantum computation, is one of the main challenges of the quantum computing field and it’s top of mind for Google’s John Martinis. At a presentation last week at the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Martinis, one of the world's foremost experts in quantum computing, emphasized... Read more…

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RSC Reports 500Tflops, Hot Water Cooled System Deployed at JINR

April 18, 2018

RSC, developer of supercomputers and advanced HPC systems based in Russia, today reported deployment of “the world's first 100% ‘hot water’ liquid cooled Read more…

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Cray Rolls Out AMD-Based CS500; More to Follow?

April 18, 2018

Cray was the latest OEM to bring AMD back into the fold with introduction today of a CS500 option based on AMD’s Epyc processor line. The move follows Cray’ Read more…

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