NVIDIA Unveils New Inferencing GPU for Datacenter

At GTC Japan, NVIDIA announced the Tesla T4 GPU, the company’s first datacenter product that incorporates the capabilities of the Turing architecture. To go along with the new hardware, the GPU-maker is also releasing enhanced TensorRT software.

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Cray Picks Up Two Supercomputer Wins in Asia

Cray has announced two new XC50 supercomputers that were purchased by research organizations in Japan and South Korea.

Record-Breaking Exascale Application Selected as Gordon Bell Finalist

A finalist for 2018 Gordon Bell Prize is for a science application that uses the mixed-precision capabilities of the GPU-powered Summit supercomputer to achieve 2.36 exops of performance.

AI Startup Sets High-Water Mark with New Inference Accelerator

Habana Labs emerged from stealth mode this week with the announcement of its custom-built AI inference processor that can outrun the fastest GPUs.

US House Passes Bill to Invest More Than $1.2 Billion in Quantum Information Science

A bill that aims to keep the United States at the forefront of quantum information technology has been passed by the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate.

Google Unveils Dataset Search for Scientists and Other Data Junkies

Google has added a Dataset Search app to its empire of web-based tools, making it easier for researchers, analysts, and anyone else with an affection for data to access publicly available repositories.

Cisco Gets Into AI Biz with New GPU-Powered Servers

Cisco has unveiled the UCS C480 ML M5 Rack Server, the company’s first purpose-built offering for the burgeoning AI/machine learning market.

Rigetti Launches Quantum Computing Cloud Service

Rigetti Computing has announced its Quantum Cloud Services (QCS), a platform the company hopes will run the world’s first application demonstrating “quantum advantage.”

Baidu Launches 'No-Code' Tool for Building Machine Learning Models

Search giant Baidu has released EZDL, a software development platform for non-programmers who want to build production-level machine learning models.

Azure Boosts HPC, AI Appeal with CycleCloud and NVIDIA GPU Containers

Leveraging technology from Cycle Computing and NVIDIA, Microsoft is continuing to add Azure capabilities features that will draw in HPC and AI customers.

New TACC Supercomputer Will Go Into Production Next Year

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced “Frontera,” a Dell EMC cluster that will be the world’s most powerful academic supercomputer when it comes online in the summer of 2019. More News

In Depth

Hyperion Provides Update to Exascale Efforts in US, China, Japan, and Europe

According to the latest analysis from Hyperion Research, the various global efforts to reach exascale supercomputing are making good headway. But in some cases, the decision to develop domestically-produced processors for these systems and the inclusion of new application use cases appears to be stretching out the timelines.

In Intel’s Arduous Journey to 10 nm, Moore's Law Comes Up Short

With a share price riding high and dominance in the datacentre market, it may seem perverse to state that Intel is a company facing a range of significant problems. So what caused the technology behemoth on the occasion of its 50th birthday to find itself so spectacularly on its back foot?

China Aims to Be Global Leader in Superconducting Computers

China is investing $145 million to become a world leader in superconductor-based computing, a technology that could make semiconductor-powered supercomputers and datacenter servers obsolete.

The Anatomy of Winning Teams

In the second installment of our two-part report on the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), we trace the history of the top three teams at the recent ISC High Performance conference (ISC18) and look at the factors that drove their success.

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This Week in HPC

Lenovo and NetApp Partner Up; NVIDIA Puts Turing into Tesla

Episode 240: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss Lenovo's newly-announced partnership with NetApp, NVIDIA's Tesla move, HPC on Wall Street, and Lenovo Transform 2.0.

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Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
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Sunway TaihuLight - Sunway MPP, Sunway SW26010 260C 1.45GHz, Sunway
NRCPC
3
Sierra - IBM Power System S922LC, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
4
Tianhe-2A - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Matrix-2000
NUDT
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AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) - PRIMERGY CX2550 M4, Xeon Gold 6148 20C 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, Infiniband EDR
Fujitsu
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Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100
Cray Inc.
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Titan - Cray XK7, Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x
Cray Inc.
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Sequoia - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom
IBM
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Trinity - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
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Cori - Cray XC40, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.