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German University Will Deploy FPGA-Powered Cray Supercomputer

Paderborn University has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer.

Where Memory Meets Storage

The last 18 months have seen NVMe drives rise to the forefront of high-performance storage technology, becoming the preferred option for anyone with sufficient budget to include them in their procurement. Only a paucity of PCI lanes and the unfortunately timed spike in NAND prices have tempered the growth in these high-end storage sales. But both are temporary problems.

AI, Graphics, and Scientific Computing; All Things GPU at GTC18

Episode 217: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman review the news from NVIDIA's GTC18 conference.

Satoshi Matsuoka Moves to RIKEN to Head Up Its Supercomputing Center

Japan’s foremost supercomputing authority, Satoshi Matsuoka, has become the new director of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), the organization that oversees the K computer and its upcoming exascale successor, the Post-K supercomputer.

NVIDIA Looks to Revolutionize Medical Imaging with Virtual GPUs

One of the more practical applications unveiled this week at the GPU Technology Conference was Project Clara, a “medical imaging supercomputer” that marries the graphics power of NVIDIA’s chips with it deep learning capabilities.

IBM Bets the House on AI in Las Vegas; Cray Wins Bid for Fusion Science Supercomputer

Episode 216: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss IBM's focus on AI at the IBM Think Conference, plus Cray's Fusion Science supercomputer win.

Startup Launches GPU-Powered Stream Processing Software

This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), fastdata.io is introducing FDIO Engine, the company’s GPU-native high performance computing software for real-time stream processing.

NVIDIA Refreshes V100 GPUs, Upgrades DGX Lineup

NVIDIA kicked off this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2018) with a trio of announcements about new Tesla products, including an upgraded V100, an NVLink switch, and a new DGX-2 machine learning platform.

New IBM Machine Learning Framework Demonstrates 46x Speedup

Using the newly developed SNAP Machine Learning (SNAP ML) framework and Power9/V100 GPU servers, IBM researchers were able to blow past Google’s previous benchmark for training an online advertising application.

Google Targets Quantum Supremacy; Brain Simulation Gets Ready for Exascale

Episode 215: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the advent of quantum and brain mapping in HPC.