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.
Legal tech startup LawGeex has published a study demonstrating their artificial intelligence software is able to identify issues in Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) faster and more accurately than experienced lawyers.
Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkSystem SD650, a densely constructed, direct water cooled server aimed at the HPC market. Its first big test will come later this year when it's deployed in Germany's most powerful supercomputer, the SuperMUC-NG.
During Congressional testimony last week, Intel and NVIDIA proposed that the US government institute policies that would speed development of artificial intelligence. The testimony was submitted to the House Subcommittee on Information Technology, headed by Texas Congressman Will Hurd.
Closing the books on 2017, Cray announced one of the worst financial reports in recent memory, reporting a net loss of $133.8 million. It marks the first time since 2009 that the company went into the red and represents the second worst net loss in its history.