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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.

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.

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.

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).

Eni Flexes Muscles on New Supercomputer; New Systems in Belgium and Australia

Episode 222: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze new HPC installations in Italy, Belgium and Australia and predict where they may appear on next month’s TOP500 list.

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.

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.

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.