COVID-19 HPC Consortium Expands to Europe, Reports on Research Projects

The COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a public-private effort delivering free access to HPC processing for scientists pursuing coronavirus research – some utilizing AI-based techniques – has expanded

By Doug Black

Supercomputer Simulations Reveal the Fate of the Neanderthals

For hundreds of thousands of years, neanderthals roamed the planet, eventually (almost 50,000 years ago) giving way to homo sapiens, which quickly became the dominant primate species, with the ne

By Oliver Peckham

Discovering Alternative Solar Panel Materials with Supercomputing

Solar power is quickly growing in the world’s energy mix, but silicon – a crucial material in the construction of photovoltaic solar panels – remains expensive, hindering solar’s expansio

By Oliver Peckham

Nvidia Q1 Earnings Top Expectations, Datacenter Revenue Breaks $1B

Nvidia’s seemingly endless roll continued in the first quarter with the company announcing blockbuster earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Nvidia said revenues for the period ended

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Microsoft’s Massive AI Supercomputer on Azure: 285k CPU Cores, 10k GPUs

May 20, 2020

Microsoft has unveiled a supercomputing monster – among the world’s five most powerful, according to the company – aimed at what is known in scientific an Read more…

By Doug Black

HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 1: Rise of AMD, Data Management’s Wild West, More 

May 20, 2020

Given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive enlistment of major HPC resources to fight the pandemic, it is especially appropriate to re Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Epyc Rome Picked for New Nvidia DGX, but HGX Preserves Intel Option

May 19, 2020

AMD continues to make inroads into the datacenter with its second-generation Epyc "Rome" processor, which last week scored a win with Nvidia's announcement that Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Exascale: Cleaner-burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors That Fit on a Tabletop

May 18, 2020

When the US Department of Energy (DOE) boots up the world’s first generation of exascale supercomputers next year, researchers hope to find some of the most e Read more…

By Matt Lakin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

What’s New in Computing vs. COVID-19: Cerebras, Nvidia, OpenMP & More

May 18, 2020

Supercomputing, big data and artificial intelligence are crucial tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Around the world, researchers, corporation Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

GCS Awards 2.3 Billion Core Hours – a New Record

May 15, 2020

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) has completed its 23rd Call for Large-Scale Projects, allocating a total of 2.3 billion core hours across 20 national Read more…

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Nvidia Expands Clara Healthcare Platform to Combat COVID

May 14, 2020

A new set of AI models released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Nvidia is designed to help clinicians detect and examine n Read more…

By George Leopold

Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU: Up to 2.5X the HPC, 20X the AI

May 14, 2020

Nvidia's first Ampere-based graphics card, the A100 GPU, packs a whopping 54 billion transistors on 826mm2 of silicon, making it the world's largest seven-nanom Read more…

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