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Advancing Modular Supercomputing with DEEP and DEEP-ER Architectures

Knowing that the jump to exascale will require novel architectural approaches capable of delivering dramatic

By Sean Thielen

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HPC Technique Propels Deep Learning at Scale

Researchers from Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) have adapted a well-known HPC communication technique

By Tiffany Trader

IDC: Will the Real Exascale Race Please Stand Up?

So the exascale race is on. And lots of organizations are in the pack. Government

By Bob Sorensen

TSUBAME3.0 Points to Future HPE Pascal-NVLink-OPA Server

Since our initial coverage of the TSUBAME3.0 supercomputer yesterday, more details have come to light on this innovative project. Of particular interest is a new board design for NVLink-equipped Pascal P100 GPUs that will create another entrant to the space currently occupied by Nvidia's DGX-1 system, IBM's "Minsky" platform and the Supermicro SuperServer (1028GQ-TXR).

By Tiffany Trader

People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAME3.0 Will Be First HPE-SGI Super

February 16, 2017

In a press event Friday afternoon local time in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announced its plans for the TSUBAME3.0 supercomputer, which will be Japan’s “fastest AI supercomputer,” Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

February 15, 2017

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Tit for Tat? New $10B Fab Deal Announced for China

February 10, 2017

GlobalFoundaries today announced a $10B project to build an advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant in the central Chinese city of Chengdu. Read more…

By John Russell

Intel and Trump Announce $7B for Fab 42 Targeting 7nm

February 8, 2017

In what may be an attempt by President Trump to reset his turbulent relationship with the high tech industry, he and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today announced plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42. Read more…

By John Russell

UMass Rolls Out New GPU Cluster for Deep Learning

February 8, 2017

UMass today rolled out its new GPU cluster – Gypsum – aimed at deep learning. Like many institutions, UMass is seeking to attract Ph.D. students drawn to deep learning and artificial intelligence. At 400 GPUs, Gypsum is on the large side for academic GPU clusters according the university. Read more…

By John Russell

Van Andel Research Optimizes HPC Pipeline with DDN

February 7, 2017

For more than a decade the swelling output from life sciences experimental instruments has been overwhelming research computing infrastructures intended to support them. Read more…

By John Russell

Intersect360 on 2016 Top Performers and Trends

January 31, 2017

HPC supplier consolidation in 2016 is showing up on market watcher scorecards with Dell EMC (15.7 percent) slipping ahead of HPE (14.7 percent) as the top HPC system supplier according Intersect360 Research’s just released report, Top of All Things in HPC, 2016. Once HPE absorbs SGI (7.3 percent), it will likely edge back into first. Lenovo (10.1 percent) and Cray (4.9 percent) were also in the top five. NVIDIA again dominated the accelerator use (systems and number of accelerators). Read more…

By John Russell

PRACE Posts 2017 Best Practice Guide for KNL

January 26, 2017

If you are looking for guidance with programming and working with Intel’s Xeon Phi (Knights Landing) processors, a solid resource was posted today on the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) Researcher Infrastructure site: Read more…

By John Russell

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