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

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’s introduction of an ARM-based syst

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IBM: Software Ecosystem for OpenPOWER is Ready for Prime Time

With key pieces of the IBM/OpenPOWER versus Intel/x86 gambit settling into place – e.g., the arrival of Power9 chips and Power9-based systems, hyperscaler support including a vote of confidence

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US Plans $1.8 Billion Spend on DOE Exascale Supercomputing

On Monday, the United States Department of Energy announced its intention to procure up to three exascale supercomputers at a cost of up to $1.8 billion with the release of the much-anticipated C

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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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DARPA Scales Its Electronics Effort

April 13, 2018

The Pentagon’s top research agency is kicking off a multi-year effort to jumpstart U.S. electronics innovation with a July summit in Silicon Valley. The $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last June to plot a post-Moore’s Law course for the U.S. electronics industry. Read more…

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Intel Accelerates FPGAs into Server Mainstream with Dell EMC, Fujitsu

April 11, 2018

This morning, Intel announced adoption of its Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC), with Arria 10 GX FPGA and the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU, w Read more…

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IBM Expands Quantum Computing Network

April 5, 2018

IBM is positioning itself as a first mover in establishing the era of commercial quantum computing. The company believes in order for quantum to work, taming qu Read more…

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Intel Won’t Secure Some Older Chips Against Spectre, Citing Limited Ecosystem Support

April 4, 2018

In Intel's latest (and possibly its final) update to its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, published April 3, the company revealed that a number of its old Read more…

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Nvidia Unveils Clara: an AI-driven Medical Imaging Supercomputer

March 28, 2018

During his wide-ranging keynote yesterday at GTC, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang outlined the company’s ambitious plan to build a medical imaging supercomputer – C Read more…

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Nvidia Ups Hardware Game with 16-GPU DGX-2 Server and 18-Port NVSwitch

March 27, 2018

Nvidia unveiled a raft of new products from its annual technology conference in San Jose today, and despite not offering up a new chip architecture, there were still a few surprises in store for HPC hardware aficionados. Read more…

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HPC Cloud Provider Nimbix Rolls Out IBM Power9 Targeting AI

March 22, 2018

HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” Read more…

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