Intel Goes Vertical, Will Stack Logic Chips Into 3D Packages

In what could be Intel’s most significant architectural advance in decades, the chipmaker unveiled a technology that will enable processors and other logic chips to be integrated into 3D packages.

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Injecting Deep Learning into Climate Models

A group of researchers are using deep learning to improve the speed and accuracy of supercomputer-powered climate simulations.

Intel Ramps Up Neuromorphic Computing Effort with New Research Partners

More than a dozen research groups from government, academia and the corporate world have joined Intel to help advance its neuromorphic computing technology.

UC Berkeley, Intel Explore Potential Replacement for CMOS Technology

Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Berkeley have proposed a new category of logic and memory devices that could offer 10 to 100 times the energy efficiency of microprocessors based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

Russian Company Develops Mobile Petascale Supercomputer

Roselectronika, a holding company of Rostec State Corporation, claims to have built a “compact mobile supercomputer” that can achieve 2.2 petaflops and has a storage capacity of 2.2 petabytes.

NVIDIA Expands GPU Computing Mindshare with HGX-2

NVIDIA continues to rack up wins with HGX-2, the company’s 16-GPU server platform for accelerating artificial intelligence, analytics, and HPC.

Atos Broadens HPC Portfolio with Modular Supercomputer

Atos has announced the BullSequana XH2000, which the company is touting as its most flexible and energy efficient HPC platform to date.

Panasas Unveils Next-Generation ActiveStor, PanFS

Here at SC18, Panasas has announced ActiveStor Ultra and PanFS 8, which according to the company represents the biggest change to its product set in a decade.

AMD Notches EPYC Supercomputer Win with Next-Generation Zen Processor

AMD’s Zen 2 EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome,” has yet to be released, but the chip has already staked out a future home in what will be one of the largest supercomputers in Europe. The upcoming system, known as Hawk, will be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and installed at the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart, also known as HLRS.

NVIDIA Builds Momentum with HPC Offerings

Although NVIDIA isn’t announcing any new hardware at SC18, its GPUs continue to break new ground in the supercomputing space.

CEA to Deploy Arm-Powered Supercomputer

The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) will soon be the proud owners of an Atos BullSequana supercomputer outfitted with ThunderX2 processors. More News

In Depth

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis

A set of academic articles recently published on post-exascale supercomputing paint a picture of an HPC landscape that will be fundamentally different from the one we now inhabit. But the writeups avoid one obvious conclusion.

IBM Takes Aim at Reduced Precision for New Generation of AI Chips

IBM researchers claim they have come up with a much more efficient model for processing neural networks, using just 8 bits for training and only 4 bits for inferencing. The research is being presented this week at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

DeepMind Stops Playing Games, Debuts AI Software for Predicting Protein Structures

Having moved on from beating up on world champion Go players, DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence system that just captured top honors in a protein folding prediction competition. Known as AlphaFold, the technology has been two years in the making.

AWS Adds New Instances, Network Enhancements for HPC

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched two new HPC cloud instances that support 100Gbps networking, as well as a network interface that supports MPI communication that can scale to tens of thousands of cores.

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This Week in HPC

Amazon Web Services Extends Its Reach in HPC, Hyperscale, and Enterprise

Episode 253: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze three big announcements out of Amazon Web Services in HPC, Hyperscale and Enterprise computing.

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