TOP500 News

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.

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.

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.

DOE Takes Earth Modeling to Exascale; UK Bets Big On AI

Episode 221: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the DOE's exascale whole-earth model announcement and the UK's AI initiative.

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.

Dell EMC Offers FPGA and GPU Options on New Servers

Dell EMC has launched the PowerEdge R840 and R940xa, two new four-socket servers that offer GPU and FPGA coprocessors for accelerating machine learning, analytics, and other data-intensive workloads.

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Receives $70M for New HPC Gear

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced that the Australian government is investing $70 million in the center to replace its aging supercomputers.

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?