D-Wave Delivers 5000-qubit System; Targets Quantum Advantage

D-Wave today launched its newest and largest quantum annealing computer, a 5000-qubit goliath named Advantage that features 15-way qubit interconnectivity. It also introduced the D-Wave Launch pr

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DoE’s ASCAC Backs AI for Science Program that Emulates the Exascale Initiative

Roughly a year after beginning formal efforts to explore an AI for Science initiative the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee last week accepted a subcommitt

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AI Silicon Startup Graphcore Launches Channel Partner Program

AI compute platform vendor Graphcore has launched its first formal global channel partner program to promote and boost the sales of its AI processors and blade computing products. The formalized,

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European Commission Declares €8 Billion Investment in Supercomputing

Just under two years ago, the European Commission formalized the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (JU): a concerted HPC effort (comprising 32 participating states at current count) across the European U

By Oliver Peckham

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Swiss Supercomputer Enables Ultra-Precise Climate Simulations

September 17, 2020

As smoke from the record-breaking West Coast wildfires pours across the globe and tropical storms continue to form at unprecedented rates, the state of the glob Read more…

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Legacy HPC System Seeds Supercomputing Excellence at UT Dallas

September 16, 2020

What happens to supercomputers after their productive life at an academic research center ends? The question often arises when people hear that the average age of a top supercomputer at retirement is about five years. Rest assured — systems aren’t simply scrapped. Instead, they’re donated to organizations and institutions that can make... Read more…

By Aaron Dubrow

Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

September 14, 2020

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helping troubled SoftBank reverse its financial woes. The deal, which has been rumored for... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

AMD’s Massive COVID-19 HPC Fund Adds 18 Institutions, 5 Petaflops of Power

September 14, 2020

Almost exactly five months ago, AMD announced its COVID-19 HPC Fund, an ongoing flow of resources and equipment to research institutions studying COVID-19 that began with an initial donation of $15 million. In June, AMD announced major equipment donations to several major institutions. Now, AMD is making its third major COVID-19 HPC Fund... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Gearing Up for SC20 with the General Chair and Vice Chair

September 9, 2020

In advance of the SC20 conference, now fully virtual and extended from November 9-19, HPCwire interviewed two of the people leading the effort to put on the 32nd annual, and first virtual, SC. In this special video edition... Read more…

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HPC + AI Wall Street Spotlights Cryptocurrencies, Infrastructure, More

September 8, 2020

High performance computing has long been a driver of competitive advantage in banking and finance. Some of the first supercomputers deployed by industry were us Read more…

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Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

Supermicro Details Its Hardware for MN-3, the Most Efficient Supercomputer in the World

September 2, 2020

In June, HPCwire highlighted the new MN-3 supercomputer: a 1.6 Linpack petaflops system delivering 21.1 gigaflops per watt of power, making it the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world – at least, according to the latest Green500 list, the Top500’s energy-conscious cousin. Read more…

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