Japan’s AIST Benchmarks Intel Optane; Cites Benefit for HPC and AI

Last April Intel released its Optane Data Center Persistent Memory Module (DCPMM) – byte addressable nonvolatile memory – to increase main memory capacity and provide performance closer to DR

By John Russell

TACC Highlights Its Upcoming ‘IsoBank’ Isotope Database

Isotopes – elemental variations that contain different numbers of neutrons – can help researchers unearth the past of an object, especially the few hundred isotopes that are known to be stabl

By Oliver Peckham

DNA-Based Storage Nears Scalable Reality with New $25 Million Project

DNA-based storage, which involves storing binary code in the four nucleotides that constitute DNA, has been a moonshot for high-density data storage since the 1960s. Since the first successful ex

By Oliver Peckham

Tackling HPC’s Memory and I/O Bottlenecks with On-Node, Non-Volatile RAM

On-node, non-volatile memory (NVRAM) is a game-changing technology that can remove many I/O and memory bottlenecks and provide a key enabler for exascale. That’s the conclusion drawn by the sci

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Cray Debuts ClusterStor E1000 Finishing Remake of Portfolio for ‘Exascale Era’

October 30, 2019

Cray, now owned by HPE, today introduced the ClusterStor E1000 storage platform, which leverages Cray software and mixes hard disk drives (HDD) and flash memory Read more…

By John Russell

Micron Delivers 3D XPoint Drive, Acquires FPGA Device Maker

October 25, 2019

Micron Technology unveiled the X100, a new solid-state drive based on 3D XPoint technology that the company claims is the fastest in the world. It introduced tw Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Trovares Drives Memory-Driven, Property Graph Analytics Strategy with HPE

October 10, 2019

Trovares, a high performance property graph analytics company, has partnered with HPE and its Superdome Flex memory-driven servers on a cybersecurity capability the companies say “routinely” runs near-time workloads on 24TB-capacity systems... Read more…

By Doug Black

DNA Data Storage Innovation Reduces Write Times, Boosts Density

September 20, 2019

Storing digital data inside of DNA has been an idea since the 1960s, and recent developments have addressed some of the obstacles facing its scaled implementation. Now, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

When Dense Matrix Representations Beat Sparse

September 9, 2019

In our world filled with unintended consequences, it turns out that saving memory space to help deal with GPU limitations, knowing it introduces performance pen Read more…

By James Reinders

HPC & AI on Wall Street: Covering the High Performance FinTech Landscape

September 5, 2019

HPC & AI on Wall Street, one of the most important annual fintech conferences of the year, will take place next week at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York City on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12. The conference this year has added a major focus... Read more…

By Doug Black

Fastest Academic Supercomputer Enters Full Production at TACC, Just in Time for Hurricane Season

September 3, 2019

Frontera, the NSF supercomputer installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in June, passed its formal acceptance last week and is now officially la Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Baidu Embraces Intel Optane for In-Memory Databases

August 29, 2019

Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu is building a new platform based on Intel Corp.’s Optane DC persistent memory as a means of upgrading search engine results del Read more…

By George Leopold

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