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ASC17 Makes Splash at Wuxi Supercomputing Center

A record-breaking twenty student teams plus scores of company representatives, media professionals, staff and student volunteers transformed a formerly empty hall inside the Wuxi Supercomputing Center into a bustling hub of HPC activity, kicking off day one of 2017 Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17).

By Tiffany Trader

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ASC17 Championship to Challenge Front-end Science

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Groq This: New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing

By Alex Woodie

NERSC Cori Shows the World How Many-Cores for the Masses Works

As its mission, the high performance computing center for the U.S. Department of Energy

By Rob Farber

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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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 to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. 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 “cross-region” features to its WOS object storage platform that support multi-site AWS connectivity as well as new data protection and disaster recovery capabilities. 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 reported in Nature last week. 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 and cooling the machines. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Weekly Twitter Roundup (March 2, 2017)

March 2, 2017

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Feb. 23, 2017)

February 23, 2017

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

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