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Hyperion (IDC) Paints a Bullish Picture of HPC Future

Hyperion Research – formerly IDC’s HPC group – yesterday painted a fascinating and complicated portrait of the HPC community’s health and prospects at the HPC User Forum held in Albuquerque, NM. HPC sales are up and growing ($22 billion, all HPC segments, 2016).

By John Russell

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Expanded use of New Microscopy Technology Requires an Innovative Approach to Storage

Life sciences organizations have been grappling with large and growing volumes of data for

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Knights Landing Processor with Omni-Path Makes Cloud Debut

HPC cloud specialist Rescale is partnering with Intel and HPC resource provider R Systems to offer first-ever cloud access to Xeon Phi "Knights Landing" processors. The infrastructure is based on the 68-core Intel Knights Landing processor with integrated Omni-Path fabric (the 7250F Xeon Phi).

By Tiffany Trader

CERN openlab Explores New CPU/FPGA Processing Solutions

Through a CERN openlab project known as the ‘High-Throughput Computing Collaboration,’ researchers are investigating the use of various Intel technologies in data filtering and data acquisition systems.

By Linda Barney

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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IBM Coils Anaconda Around Power Processor

April 17, 2017

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

By George Leopold

DOE Supercomputer Achieves Record 45-Qubit Quantum Simulation

April 13, 2017

In order to simulate larger and larger quantum systems and usher in an age of “quantum supremacy,” researchers are stretching the limits of today’s most advanced supercomputers. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Dutch Researchers Build Little Green Machine II Out of IBM Minsky Servers

April 11, 2017

The newest Dutch HPC cluster is only four “pizza boxes” high, small enough to be carried around on a bicycle, but Little Green Machine II, as the new system is called, will be a big boon for Dutch research in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Fujitsu Launches M12 Servers; Emphasizes Commitment to SPARC

April 4, 2017

Delivering on their promised SPARC roadmap, Fujitsu and Oracle today introduced two new servers – the M12-2 and M12-2S – featuring the new SPARC64 XII chip announced last year and a new hybrid liquid/vapor cooling system. Read more…

By John Russell

ORNL Studies Quantum, HPC, and Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning

April 3, 2017

Deep learning presents many opportunities and challenges. Training is a good example of the latter – it can take months or longer. Read more…

By John Russell

Idaho National Laboratory Set for $90M Cybersec/HPC Expansion

March 30, 2017

Idaho lawmakers this week approved a $90 million bond to fund the construction of two new Idaho National Laboratory buildings: the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

EU Ratchets up the Race to Exascale Computing

March 29, 2017

The race to expand HPC infrastructure, including exascale machines, to advance national and regional interests ratcheted up a notch yesterday with announcement that seven European countries – Read more…

By John Russell

Bill Gropp – Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA

March 28, 2017

About eight months ago Bill Gropp was elevated to acting director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Read more…

By John Russell

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