After just three years in the field, the High Performance Gradients (HPCG) benchmark is emerging as the first viable new metric for the high performance computing crowd in decades. The latest HPCG list compiled last November shows 115 supercomputer entries spread across 16 countries.
Chinese-base tech giant Alibaba is challenging American cloud providers in Europe with an HPC service designed for users running a variety of compute-intensive and data-intensive workloads. The company also unveiled a new cloud-based quantum computing platform.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) would reap $636 million for exascale computing next year if Congress gives the go-ahead to President Trump’s budget request for FY 2019. The amount requested is $376 million above the funding level for FY 2017.