TOP500 News

As Moore’s Law Winds Down, Chipmakers Consider the Path Forward

At this month’s ISC High Performance conference, representatives from Intel, NVIDIA, Xilinx, and NEC will speak about the challenges they face as applications like machine learning and analytics are demanding greater performance at a time when CMOS technology is approaching its physical limits.

UK AI Startups Will Get Access to Cray Supercomputers

Cray has teamed up with Digital Catapult to help UK-based startups building artificial intelligence products get access to HPC resources in Cray’s Accel AI Lab.

Intel Updates AI Strategy; Big Claims from New Chip Startup

Episode 225: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze this week's top HPC stories, including Intel’s AI push and a new player in the chip arena.

World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Astronomy Begins Operation

A three-petaflop Cray XC50 supercomputer has been installed at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and is now up and running.

Intel Announces Optane DIMMs, Aims to Disrupt Memory/Storage Hierarchy

Intel has unveiled its much-anticipated non-volatile memory (NVM) modules based on its 3D XPoint technology.

Intel Launches New Xeon-FPGA Hybrid; Google Raises Bar on Natural Language AI

Episode 224: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman examine Intel’s latest offering and the evolution of natural-language AI at Google.

NVIDIA Brings HPC and AI Under Single Platform with HGX-2

At Taiwan’s GPU Technology Conference this week, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced the HGX-2, a 16-GPU reference design aimed at some of the most computationally demanding HPC and AI workloads. As a reflection of its tightly integrated design, Jensen characterized the platform as the “the world’s largest GPU.”

Slovenia and China Team Up on New HPC Lab

On Monday, a joint Slovenian-Chinese virtual laboratory for high performance computing was launched, kicking off a multi-year collaboration between the two countries.

Fujitsu Boots Up Quantum Computing Cloud Service

Earlier this month Fujitsu launched a quantum computing cloud service based on its very own quantum computing processor, known as the Digital Annealing Unit (DAU).

Intel Lays Out New Roadmap for AI Portfolio

At Intel’s inaugural AI DevCon conference this week, AI Products Group chief Naveen Rao updated their roadmap for its artificial intelligence chips. The changes will impact the much-anticipated Neural Network Processor, and to a lesser degree, its general-purpose products like Xeons and FPGAs.