NVIDIA Breaks New Ground with Turing GPU Architecture

In a bid to reinvent computer graphics and visualization, NVIDIA has developed a new architecture that merges AI, ray tracing, rasterization, and computation.The new architecture, known as Turing, was unveiled this week by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang in his keynote address at SIGGRAPH 2018.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Will Install New HPE Supercomputer

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is getting ready to deploy Eagle, an HPE SGI 8600 cluster that will deliver a peak performance of eight petaflops.

Zimbabwe to Deploy 300-Teraflop Supercomputer from Inspur

The Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC) is planning to upgrade its 36-teraflop Inspur cluster with a new system that will deliver over 300 teraflops.

Quantum Computing Startup Takes on Tech Giants

Rigetti Computing is planning to deploy a 128-qubit quantum computing system, challenging Google, IBM, and Intel for leadership in this emerging technology.

Samsung to Invest $22 Billion in AI, Other Emerging Technologies

Samsung has committed $22 billion over the next three years to fund technology development in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G telecommunications, automotive electronics components, and biopharmaceuticals.

UCLA Researchers Develop Optical AI Device That Mimics Human Brain

A team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has built a gadget that can detect and classify images at the speed of light.

Japanese University to Deploy Petascale Supercomputer and Cloud System

Fujitsu and Mirantis are teaming up to build four petaflops of new HPC infrastructure for Hokkaido University, consisting of a supercomputer and cloud system.

Next Big NSF-Funded Supercomputer Headed to TACC

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has won the competition for the NSF’s latest leadership-class supercomputer.

Leaked Intel Roadmap Reveals Some Surprises for HPC Customers

A slide from what appears to be an Intel presentation delivered in China illustrates the company’s roadmap for its Xeon Scalable Processor, Omni-Path fabric, and HPC server chip line.

DARPA Sets Up Fast Track for Third Wave AI

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a program that aims to bring new ideas in artificial intelligence to proof-of-concept within 18 months.

Indian Research Community Plans to Add Three More Supercomputers This Year

India is planning to add three more supercomputers before the end of the year as part of Rs 4,500-crore expansion of the country’s HPC infrastructure. More News

In Depth

Intel Lays Out Roadmap for Next Three Xeon Products

Intel used this week’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit to reveal the timeline and technology updates for its upcoming Cascade Lake, Cooper Lake and Ice Lake Xeon processors.

Prototypes of China’s Exascale Supercomputers Point to Some New Realities

Two prototypes of China’s initial batch of exascale supercomputers are now up and running according to local news reports. And neither of them appears to be based on x86 technology.

DARPA Picks Research Teams for Post-Moore’s Law Work

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the teams for two research programs that the agency hopes will provide technologies to transcend the limits of Moore’s Law.

HPC Disruptors

In my role as an independent advisor to industry users of high performance computing, I recently helped to coordinate a private gathering of leading industry users of HPC – no HPC centers, or vendors, just the users of HPC in industry meeting as peers. One key topic we discussed was things that might significantly change how industry deploys and uses high performance computing, what I refer to as “HPC disruptors.”

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Achieving Zen in China; HPE Wins Blue Brain 5

Episode 234: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss China's Zen and Switzerland's Big Blue Brain.

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