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Europeans Budget 1.4 Billion Euros to Build Next-Generation Supercomputers

Funding for the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking has been allocated to deploy the region’s initial batch of pre-exascale supercomputers, as well as drive development of an indigenous ecosystem for high performance computing.

Germany’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Comes Online

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) has flipped the switch on the 26.7-petaflop SuperMUC-NG, making it Germany’s highest-performing HPC machine.

Azure Receives Another Set of HPC Upgrades

Microsoft is introducing yet another set of high-performance Azure instances for its HPC and AI customers.

New Report Finds Emerging Computing Technologies Will Radically Transform Workforce Over Next Four Years

A report conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that machines are rapidly replacing human labor across all major industries. That offers both good news and bad news for workers and the companies that employ them.

U.S. Advances Bill for Quantum Leadership; Gordon Bell Finalists Enter Exascale Era

Episode 241: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss a $1.2 billion initiative in Congress to keep the U.S. at the forefront of the quantum computing landscape, and take a look at exascale and the Gordon Bell finalists.

IBM Introduces Software to Alleviate AI Bias

In an effort to improve AI transparency, IBM has introduced an open source toolkit that provides algorithms that can detect and mitigate bias in machine learning applications.

Cray Picks Up Two Supercomputer Wins in Asia

Cray has announced two new XC50 supercomputers that were purchased by research organizations in Japan and South Korea.

Record-Breaking Exascale Application Selected as Gordon Bell Finalist

A finalist for 2018 Gordon Bell Prize is for a science application that uses the mixed-precision capabilities of the GPU-powered Summit supercomputer to achieve 2.36 exops of performance.

AI Startup Sets High-Water Mark with New Inference Accelerator

Habana Labs emerged from stealth mode this week with the announcement of its custom-built AI inference processor that can outrun the fastest GPUs.

US House Passes Bill to Invest More Than $1.2 Billion in Quantum Information Science

A bill that aims to keep the United States at the forefront of quantum information technology has been passed by the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate.