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NIH Receives Major Supercomputer Upgrade

CSRA, a system integrator and service company, has installed the second phase of the Biowulf supercomputer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than doubling the system’s capacity.

Chinese Supercomputer Runs Record-Breaking Simulation of Universe

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Science have run the largest simulation of the universe on TaihuLight, the world’s fastest supercomputer. 

AMD Demos Petaflop-in-a-Rack Supercomputer

AMD has demonstrated a supercomputer based on its latest AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs that can deliver one petaflop of single precision floating point performance in a single rack.

Cray Picks Up ClusterStor from Seagate; India Advances Supercomputing Plans

Episode187: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's ClusterStor move and India's progress toward home-grown supercomputers.

China Puts Forth Plan to Become World Leader in Artificial Intelligence

The Chinese government has released a three-phase plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence. According to a document published by the country’s State Council, the development and deployment of AI is seen as a strategic opportunity to the country, and will be worth 10 trillion yuan (1.49 trillion USD) to the nation’s economy by 2030.

Cray Brings ClusterStor Product Line In-House

Cray has signed an agreement with Seagate to take over its ClusterStor high performance storage array business.

NVIDIA Releases First V100 GPUs into the Wild

NVIDIA has donated 15 V100 Tesla GPUs to researchers attending the recent Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Honolulu. The giveaway was described in a blog posted by the company on July 22.

EPYC vs Skylake Round One; Cray Right-Sizes to Market Conditions

Episode 186: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss real-world comparisons of Skylake and EPYC, and consider Cray's latest layoffs.

India Gearing Up for Big Supercomputing Expansion

A number of news outlets in India are reporting the government is close to deploying six new supercomputers, two of which will deliver a peak performance of two petaflops.

With EPYC, AMD Offers Serious Competition to Intel in HPC

While a number of commentators have written off AMD’s prospects of competing against Intel in HPC, testing of the latest server silicon from each chipmaker has revealed that the EPYC chip offers some surprising performance advantages against Intel’s newest "Skylake" Xeon destined for the datacenter.