TOP500 News

U.S. Looks to Aurora for Exascale; Oracle Boots up to GPU Cloud

Episode 195: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the DOE's change of course on U.S. exascale plans, plus Oracle's GPU Cloud announcement.

Intel Enters Quantum Computing Race, Reveals 17-Qubit Chip

Intel has developed a 17-qubit quantum computing chip, which the company has delivered to QuTech, its research partner in the Netherlands.

Fujitsu to Build Japan’s Fastest Supercomputer

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo has selected Fujitsu to construct the AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI). The system will deliver 37 double precision petaflops and will be the fastest supercomputer in Japan when it begins operations in 2018.

Study Ranks Google as Most Intelligent AI

Chinese researchers have developed a method to measure the intelligence quotient (IQ) of AI applications and found that Google’s technology scored nearly as well as a human six-year old. The researchers also measured applications developed by Baidu, Microsoft and Apple, all of which fared less well.

Procter & Gamble Turns to Supercomputing for Paper Product Design

A team of supercomputer programmers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working with Procter & Gamble to help the company design better paper products.

Fusion Energy Startup is Counting on Exascale Computing

Tri Alpha Energy (TAE) is on a mission is to build the world’s first commercially viable fusion reactor. But to do that, the Orange County-based startup thinks it will need exascale supercomputers.

Intel Enters Neuromorphic Realm; Server Vendors Catch Volta Fever

Episode 194: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss Intel's new neuromorphic chip, the future of AI, and ClusterStor.

Oracle Jumpstarts GPU Computing Business

Oracle announced it is now offering NVIDIA’s P100 GPU instances in its public cloud, with plans to add the more powerful V100 GPUs in the near future.

Retooled Aurora Supercomputer Will Be America’s First Exascale System

The US Department of Energy is in the process of revamping the contract for the Aurora supercomputer, shifting its deployment from 2018 to 2021, and increasing its performance from 180 petaflops to over 1 exaflop. That will more than likely make it the first supercomputer in the US to leap over the exascale hurdle.

Intel Unveils Programmable Acceleration Card for Servers

Intel has announced its first full-fledged FPGA card for accelerating datacenter workloads. Known as the Intel Programmable Acceleration Card, or PAC for short, the device is powered by the Arria 10 GX FPGA.