Indiana University Dedicates ‘Big Red 200’ Cray Shasta Supercomputer

After six months of celebrations, Indiana University (IU) officially marked its bicentennial on Monday – and it saved the best for last, inaugurating Big Red 200, a new AI-focused supercomputer

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In Advanced Computing and HPC, Dell EMC Sets Sights on the Broader Market Middle 

If the leading advanced computing/HPC server vendors were in the batting lineup of a baseball team, Dell EMC would be going for lots of singles and doubles – and some home runs, too – trying

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Exascale Update: Kathy Yelick, Lenny Oliker Discuss Metagenomic Analysis

The importance of the human ‘microbiome’ – the large and diverse population of microbes inside each of us – has become increasingly apparent in recent years. From cancer to diabetes to me

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Study Examines Efforts (and Prospects) for ML Use in Computer Architecture Design

The rush to adopt machine learning (ML) in broad applications hasn’t yet been matched by efforts to use ML to inform computer architecture design. That’s now changing and a paper (A Survey o

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IBM Touts Quantum Network Growth, Improving QC Quality, and Battery Research

January 8, 2020

IBM today announced its Q (quantum) Network community had grown to 100-plus – Delta Airlines and Los Alamos National Laboratory are among most recent addition Read more…

By John Russell

Russia Invests $790M into its Quantum Future

January 6, 2020

Russia's $790 million (₽500 billion) investment marks the country’s official entry to the quantum race. The investment will provide leading Russian research Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

HPC Career Notes: January 2020 Edition

January 3, 2020

In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it's a Read more…

By Mariana Iriarte

Blasts from the (Recent) Past and Hopes for the Future

December 23, 2019

What does 2020 look like to you? What did 2019 look like? Lots happened but the main trends were carryovers from 2018 – AI messaging again blanketed everything; the roll-out of new big machines and exascale announcements continued; processor diversity and system disaggregation kicked up a notch; hyperscalers continued flexing their muscles (think AWS and its Graviton2 processor); and the U.S. and China continued their awkward trade war. Read more…

By John Russell

Argonne’s Mira Supercomputer to Retire After Years of Enabling Groundbreaking Science

December 20, 2019

Mira, the ALCF's 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system, will be retired on December 31, 2019, ending a seven-plus year run of enabling breakthroughs in science and Read more…

By Jared Sagoff and Jim Collins, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

ARPA-E Applies ML to Power Generation Designs

December 19, 2019

The U.S. Energy Department’s research arm is leveraging machine learning technologies to simplify the design process for energy systems ranging from photovolt Read more…

By George Leopold

Quantum Bits: Rigetti Debuts New Gates, D-Wave Cuts NEC Deal, AWS Jumps into the Quantum Pool

December 12, 2019

There’s been flurry of significant news in the quantum computing world. Yesterday, Rigetti introduced a new family of gates that reduces circuit depth require Read more…

By John Russell

RPI Powers Up ‘AiMOS’ AI Supercomputer

December 11, 2019

Designed to push the frontiers of computing chip and systems performance optimized for AI workloads, an 8 petaflops (Linpack) IBM Power9-based supercomputer has Read more…

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