Chip Startup Unveils Processor That Aims to Scale the Datacenter Power Wall

Tachyum, a Silicon Valley startup has unveiled a new processor that the company says can tackle a broad range of workloads in HPC, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and web services, while using a fraction of the power of existing chips.

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Intel, Micron Ship First QLC Flash Memory Products

Intel and Micron together announced the industry’s first commercial quad-level cell (QLC) memory products, providing the highest density NAND components on the market.

Cray Continues Hot Streak in Earth Science Wins with JMA Deployment

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has installed two Cray XC50 supercomputers, further cementing Cray’s position as the leading supplier of HPC systems for weather and climate centers.

Intel Ships Xeon Skylake Processor with Integrated FPGA

Intel has come up with a multi-chip module containing a Xeon Skylake processor integrated with an Arria 10 field programmable gate array (FPGA).

Pawsey Adds NVIDIA GPUs to Its Free HPC Cloud Service

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is expanding its Nimbus cloud service with NVIDIA V100 GPU-powered servers in order to provide additional capabilities for researchers.

Irish University Preps for New Supercomputer

The National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway is getting ready to deploy a €5.4 million supercomputer, courtesy of the Science Foundation Ireland.

Google Offers Glimpse of Third-Generation TPU Processor

At the Google I/O conference this week, CEO Sundar Pichai announced TPU 3.0, the third iteration of the company’s Tensor Processing Unit, a custom-built processor for machine learning.

Swedish University to Break New Ground with Scandinavia’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

The National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at Linköping University is gearing up to deploy a four-petaflop ClusterVision system, which will make it the most powerful supercomputer in Scandinavia.

Cavium Releases ThunderX2 ARM Processor

Cavium has released the ThunderX2 processor for general availability, paving the way for the first generation of ARM-powered high performance computing.

Microsoft Launches FPGA-Powered Machine Learning for Azure Customers

At the Microsoft Build conference on Monday, the company kicked off a new cloud offering that would provide machine learning resources to cloud customers using Intel FPGA-accelerated servers.

Eni Supercomputer Pumps Out Reservoir Simulations at Record Speed

Italian multinational Eni is putting its new HPC4 supercomputer to good use, using all 3,200 of the system’s GPUs to run 100,000 oil reservoir simulations in record time. More News

In Depth

Did Google AI Just Pass the Turing Test?

Google has demonstrated an artificial intelligence technology that represents the most sophisticated example to date of a computer engaging in natural conversation with a human. Upon hearing the interaction, some listeners felt the software had convincingly passed the Turing test.

CERN Prepares for New Computing Challenges with Large Hadron Collider

Thanks to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has probably become the most widely recognized science project on the planet. Less well-known is the computing infrastructure that supports this effort and the demands that are placed upon it.

Google Expands Its GPU Cloud Options

Google has announced it is offering NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs for its HPC and machine learning cloud customers. But how will the company square this with its TPU cloud offering?

UK Commits a Billion Pounds to AI Development

The British government and the private sector are investing close to £1 billion pounds to boost the country’s artificial intelligence sector. The investment, which was announced on Thursday, is part of a wide-ranging strategy to make the UK a global leader in AI and big data.

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This Week in HPC

Cavium Finally Releases ThunderX2 Chips; Google Unveils Third-Generation TPU

Episode 223: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze this week's product announcements from Cavium and Google.

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