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Canadian Researchers Get Their Third Multi-Petaflop Supercomputer

Niagara, Canada’s newest multi-petaflop supercomputer tasked for academic use, is now available to researchers across the country. 

Alibaba Launches European Supercomputing Cloud Service, Quantum Computing Platform

Chinese-base tech giant Alibaba is challenging American cloud providers in Europe with an HPC service designed for users running a variety of compute-intensive and data-intensive workloads. The company also unveiled a new cloud-based quantum computing platform.

President’s Budget Requests $636 Million for US Exascale Computing

The US Department of Energy (DOE) would reap $636 million for exascale computing next year if Congress gives the go-ahead to President Trump’s budget request for FY 2019. The amount requested is $376 million above the funding level for FY 2017.

AI Proves to Be the Best Legal Mind for Contract Reviews

Legal tech startup LawGeex has published a study demonstrating their artificial intelligence software is able to identify issues in Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) faster and more accurately than experienced lawyers.

Lenovo Launches New HPC Server, Will Power Germany’s Top Supercomputer

Lenovo has unveiled the ThinkSystem SD650, a densely constructed, direct water cooled server aimed at the HPC market. Its first big test will come later this year when it's deployed in Germany's most powerful supercomputer, the SuperMUC-NG.

Google Rents Out TPUs; Cray Financials Take a Nosedive

Episode 213: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Google's latest move and what Cray's financials say about the HPC industry.

Optical Computing Startup Demos Training of Neural Networks

Silicon Valley startup Fathom Computing has announced that it is building an optical computer that can train large-scale neural networks much more efficiently than GPUs.

HPE to Deliver Seven Supercomputers to Department of Defense

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected to supply seven new supercomputers for the US Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

Intel, NVIDIA Call for Government Support of AI

During Congressional testimony last week, Intel and NVIDIA proposed that the US government institute policies that would speed development of artificial intelligence. The testimony was submitted to the House Subcommittee on Information Technology, headed by Texas Congressman Will Hurd.

Silicon Photonics, 64-bit ARM, and Singularity Containers; New Startups Take On HPC and Hyperscale

Episode 212: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the offerings and outlook for several new HPC startups.