OpenPOWER Reboot – New Director, New Silicon Partners, Leveraging Linux Foundation Connections

Earlier this week the OpenPOWER Foundation announced the contribution of IBM’s A21 Power processor core design to the open source community. Roughly this time last year, IBM announced open sour

By John Russell

AMD’s Top500 Showing Points to Progress and Commitment

AMD’s recent return to the upper echelons of HPC was marked by gains on the latest Top500 list announced today in conjunction with ISC 2020, which is has been transformed this year into a digit

By John Russell

Intel Launches Stratix 10 NX FPGAs Targeting AI Workloads

Intel today introduced its first AI-optimized FPGA – the Stratix 10 NX – which features expanded AI Tensor blocks (30 multipliers and 30 accumulators), integrated HBM memory, and high bandwid

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DDN Rebrands, Targeting HPC and Enterprise

Long-time HPC storage technology leader DDN unveiled a new strategy today replete with a new logo, refreshed website, and two distinct business units, DDN, serving its traditional HPC plus AI bas

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HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 2: Setting the Stage for AI’s Opening Act

June 10, 2020

The rise of AI – machine and deep learning – in life sciences has stirred the same excitement and same ‘fits-and-starts’ reality as elsewhere. Today, AI is mostly used in two areas: 1) embedded in life science instruments such as cryo-electron microscopes where it assists in feature recognition and lies largely hidden from users, and... Read more…

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IBM Boosts Deep Learning Accuracy on Memristive Chips

May 27, 2020

IBM researchers have taken another step towards making in-memory computing based on phase change (PCM) memory devices a reality. Papers in Nature and Frontiers Read more…

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

May 22, 2020

Nvidia’s seemingly endless roll continued in the first quarter with the company announcing blockbuster earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Nvidia Read more…

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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

Intel, UPenn Launch Massive Multi-center AI Effort to Refine Brain Cancer Models

May 11, 2020

Intel and the University of Pennsylvania today announced a collaboration involving 29 international medical centers to train models to recognize brain tumors. The project is part of the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and will use ‘federated learning architecture’ to mine relevant data while maintaining... Read more…

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Trump, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

May 10, 2020

The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S. according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Read more…

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ML and Good Luck Take Swipe at COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Not surprisingly the scramble to find treatments for COVID-19 is making productive use of AI. This week Fernanda Foertter, formerly of Nvidia and now a consult Read more…

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IBM Quantum Celebrates Milestone with a Contest to Pump Up Momentum

April 29, 2020

Four years ago IBM made the first quantum computer available via the cloud. It was the start of what remains a rather astounding initiative that has only gotten stronger. Today IBM’s quantum network has around 250,000 users, a fleet of 18 cloud-based quantum systems, more than 100 clients for its IBM Q Network, and IBM has begun a legitimate... Read more…

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