Graphcore Readies Launch of 16nm Colossus-IPU Chip

A second $30 million funding round for U.K. AI chip developer Graphcore sets up the company to go to market with its “intelligent processing unit” (IPU) in 2017 with scale-up production for e

By Tiffany Trader

Fine-Tuning Severe Hail Forecasting with Machine Learning

Depending on whether you’ve been caught outside during a severe hail storm, the sight of greenish tinted clouds on the horizon may cause serious knots in the pit of your stomach, or at least gi

Fujitsu Continues HPC, AI Push

Summer is well under way, but the so-called summertime slowdown, linked with hot temperatures and longer vacations, does not seem to have impacted Fujitsu's output. The Japanese multinational has

By Tiffany Trader

Researchers Use DNA to Store and Retrieve Digital Movie

From abacus to pencil and paper to semiconductor chips, the technology of computing has always been an ever-changing target. The human brain is probably the computer we use most (hopefully) and u

By John Russell

Highlights from ISC High Performance 2017

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Intersect360 Survey Shows Continued InfiniBand Dominance

July 4, 2017

There were few surprises in Intersect360 Research’s just released report on interconnect use in HPC. InfiniBand and Ethernet remain the dominant protocols acr Read more…

By John Russell

Intersect 360 at ISC: HPC Industry at $44B by 2021

June 22, 2017

The care, feeding and sustained growth of the HPC industry increasingly is in the hands of the commercial market sector – in particular, it’s the hyperscale Read more…

By Doug Black

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

April 20, 2017

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier Read more…

By Alex Woodie

DDN Claims Faster Object Storage ‘Cross-Region’ S3 Connectivity than AWS

April 11, 2017

Advanced-scale storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN), whose solutions populate the upper-rung of the Top500 supercomputing list, today announced new “c Read more…

By Doug Black

Scalable Informatics Ceases Operations

March 23, 2017

On the same day we reported on the uncertain future for HPC compiler company PathScale, we are sad to learn that another HPC vendor, Scalable Informatics, is closing its doors. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Ships Drives Based on 3D XPoint Non-volatile Memory

March 20, 2017

Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads. Intel’s new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the same device. Read more…

By George Leopold

Researchers Write/Read Bits using Single Atoms

March 15, 2017

While commercial application isn’t imminent researchers have successfully scaled storage down to the classical limit of a single atom according to work report Read more…

By John Russell

SDSC’s Flash ‘Gordon’ Too Fast for Retirement

March 15, 2017

They say a dog year is equivalent to about seven human years, but the average supercomputer's lifespan is even shorter due mainly to the economics of powering a Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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