Fluid HPC: How Extreme-Scale Computing Should Respond to Meltdown and Spectre

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities are proving difficult to fix, and initial experiments suggest security patches will cause significant performance penalties to HPC applications. Even as t

By Pete Beckman

Brookhaven Ramps Up Computing for National Security Effort

Last week, Dan Coats, the director of Director of National Intelligence for the U.S., warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2018 mid-term U.S. elections

AI Cloud Competition Heats Up: Google’s TPUs, Amazon Building AI Chip

Competition in the white hot AI (and public cloud) market pits Google against Amazon this week, with Google offering AI hardware on its cloud platform intended to make it easier, faster and cheap

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Russian Nuclear Engineers Caught Cryptomining on Lab Supercomputer

Nuclear scientists working at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) have been arrested for using lab supercomputing resources to mine crypto-currency, according

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IARPA Ramps Up Molecular Information Storage Program

February 6, 2018

Later this month IARPA will hold a Proposers’ Day to kick off its planned, four-year Molecular Information Storage (MIST) project. “Today’s exabyte-scale Read more…

By John Russell

CFO Steps down in Executive Shuffle at Supermicro

January 31, 2018

Supermicro yesterday announced senior management shuffling including prominent departures, the completion of an audit linked to its delayed Nasdaq filings, and Read more…

By John Russell

Fostering Lustre Advancement Through Development and Contributions

January 17, 2018

Six months after organizational changes at Intel's High Performance Data (HPDD) division, most in the Lustre community have shed any initial apprehension aroun Read more…

By Carlos Aoki Thomaz

SRC Spends $200M on University Research Centers

January 16, 2018

The Semiconductor Research Corporation, as part of its JUMP initiative, has awarded $200 million to fund six research centers whose areas of focus span cognitiv Read more…

By John Russell

Microsoft Extends Hybrid Cloud Push with Avere Deal

January 3, 2018

Microsoft continued its foray into the high-end cloud storage sector with a deal this week to acquire hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor Avere Systems. The deal announced on Wednesday follows Microsoft's acquisition last August of Cycle Computing to bolster its "big compute" initiatives on the Azure cloud. Read more…

By George Leopold

HPC Iron, Soft, Data, People – It Takes an Ecosystem!

December 11, 2017

Cutting edge advanced computing hardware (aka big iron) does not stand by itself. These computers are the pinnacle of a myriad of technologies that must be care Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Azure Debuts AMD EPYC Instances for Storage Optimized Workloads

December 5, 2017

AMD’s return to the data center received a boost today when Microsoft Azure announced introduction of instances based on AMD’s EPYC microprocessors. The new Read more…

By John Russell

HPE Launches ARM-based Apollo System for HPC, AI

November 14, 2017

HPE doubled down on its memory-driven computing vision while expanding its processor portfolio with the announcement yesterday of the company’s first ARM-base Read more…

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