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DARPA Seeks Workarounds to Moore’s Law; Tianhe-2 Gets Its Upgrade

Episode 193: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss DARPA's latest initiative and the upgrade to Tianhe-2.

Cray Closes Seagate Deal, Folds in ClusterStor Business

On Monday, Cray announced it had completed the acquisition of Seagate’s ClusterStor business and would begin transitioning the new storage line into its array of HPC offerings.

Paderborn University Will Offer Intel CPU-FPGA Cluster for Researchers

Paderborn University, in Germany, has announced it has been selected to host an Intel cluster, powered by Intel Xeon CPUs and Arria 10 FPGAs.

Cray Racking Up Big Wins in Asia

Cray has announced three new supercomputers in Asia: one in the pipeline that will be installed in South Korea next year, and two Japanese systems that went into production earlier this week.

Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Being Upgraded to 95 Petaflops

The number two-ranked Tianhe-2 supercomputer, installed at the National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, is being upgraded to 94.97 petaflops, nearly doubling its current peak performance of 54.9 petaflops.

DARPA Looks for Life Beyond Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law, the engine that has driven the electronics industry for the past 50 years, is running on fumes. But DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Project Agency, is looking to refill the gas tank with new research initiatives, backed by a $216 million investment.

Argonne Supercomputer Aims to Map All the Neurons in the Brain

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are going to be using the Theta supercomputer to generate a map of all the neural connections in a brain.

TSMC Teams Up with Xilinx, Cadence, and ARM on CCIX Chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is collaborating with Xilinx, Cadence Design Systems, and ARM to develop a test chip that support the new high performance interconnect standard, known as CCIX.

Huawei HPC Aspirations Grow with the Cloud; EU Jumpstarts Another Exascale Project

Episode 192: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss HPC announcements coming out of Huawei Connect 2017 and the EU's latest Exascale project.

HPC Market Hits Record Revenues in 2016, Looks Ahead to Double-Digit Growth in AI

Hyperion Research says 2016 was a banner year for sales of HPC servers. According to the analyst firm, HPC system sales reached $11.2 billion for the year, and is expected to grow more than 6 percent annually over the next five years. But it is the emerging sub-segment of artificial intelligence that will provide the highest growth rates during this period.