IBM Unveils Expanded Quantum Roadmap; Talks Up ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputer’

IBM today issued an extensive and detailed expansion of its Quantum Roadmap that calls for developing a new 1386-qubit processor – Kookaburra – built from modularly scaled chips, and deliveri

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PsiQuantum’s Path to 1 Million Qubits

PsiQuantum, founded in 2016 by four researchers with roots at Bristol University, Stanford University, and York University, is one of a few quantum computing startups that’s kept a moderately l

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Nvidia R&D Chief on How AI is Improving Chip Design

Getting a glimpse into Nvidia’s R&D has become a regular feature of the spring GTC conference with Bill Dally, chief scientist and senior vice president of research, providing an overview of Nv

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Today is World Quantum Day – What’s That?

Thanks to Planck’s constant — 4.14 x 10-15 eV seconds, rounded up (or 6.63 x 10-34 Joule seconds, if you prefer) — April 14 has been designated World Quantum Day by a loosely affiliated gro

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Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

April 6, 2022

MLCommons today released its latest MLPerf inferencing results, with another strong showing by Nvidia accelerators inside a diverse array of systems. Roughly fo Read more…

Nvidia Launches Clara Holoscan MGX, Spotlights Extensive Healthcare Portfolio

March 24, 2022

Digital biology and healthcare have been a long time coming. In fact, they’re hardly here in any complete sense. But they seem much closer and were on impressive virtual display at GTC22 in a blend of product introductions/updates and promising case histories underpinned by – no surprise – Nvidia technology and collaborator expertise. It is Nvidia’s conference... Read more…

Nvidia Debuts Spectrum-4 Ethernet Platform with Eyes on the Enterprise

March 22, 2022

Amid the stream of news from GTC22 today was Nvidia’s launch of a new Ethernet networking platform – Spectrum-4 – and a new 51.2 terabit Spectrum-4 Ethern Read more…

Nvidia Launches Hopper H100 GPU, New DGXs and Grace Superchips

March 22, 2022

The battle for datacenter dominance keeps getting hotter. Today, Nvidia kicked off its spring GTC event with new silicon, new software and a new supercomputer. Speaking from a virtual environment in the Nvidia Omniverse 3D collaboration and simulation platform, CEO Jensen Huang introduced the new Hopper GPU architecture and the H100 GPU... Read more…

Intel Invests €33B in Europe, Announces ‘Silicon Junction’ Megasite

March 16, 2022

Intel has announced that it is making an “initial” €33 billion (~$36 billion) investment across the semiconductor value chain in Europe. The investment — which spans R&D, manufacturing and packaging — comes at a time when sovereignty is, more than ever, a headline priority for the continent. What was announced? A “Silicon Junction” in Germany with two new fabs... Read more…

PNNL, Micron Work on New Memory Architecture for Blended HPC/AI Workflows

March 9, 2022

Memory-bound computing performance has become the way of life in much of HPC. While processor speeds have improved, mostly through specialization and parallelis Read more…

AMD/Xilinx Takes Aim at Nvidia with Improved VCK5000 Inferencing Card

March 8, 2022

AMD/Xilinx has released an improved version of its VCK5000 AI inferencing card along with a series of competitive benchmarks aimed directly at Nvidia’s GPU line. AMD says the new VCK5000 has 3x better performance than earlier versions and delivers 2x TCO over Nvidia T4. AMD also showed favorable benchmarks against several Nvidia GPUs, claiming its VCK5000 achieved... Read more…

SambaNova Adds GPT Banking to its Growing Dataflow-as-a-Service Lineup

February 23, 2022

AI chip and systems specialist SambaNova today announced a new offering – SambaNova GPT Banking – intended to simplify and speed deployment of GPT models in the financial services industry. The new service is available now and becomes part of SambaNova’s expanding dataflow-as-a-service portfolio although pricing was not disclosed. “Think of dataflow-as-a-service as the umbrella product family... Read more…

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