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Czech Automaker Preps For 15 Petaflops; Quantum Computing Comes to Life

Episode 244: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman review developments in the Chinese Supermicro spy scandal, plus announcements about HPC in the Czech automotive industry and IBM's quantum modeling of evolution.

Europeans Launch Next Phase of Exascale Weather Forecasting Project

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and its partners have begun the second phase of an EU-funded project to develop extreme-scale computing for numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate modeling.

NVIDIA Makes Big Push Into GPU-Powered Analytics with Open-Source Software

NVIDIA has announced a set of open-source libraries intended to bring GPU acceleration to a wide swathe of data analytics applications. The new software suite has attracted support from IBM, HPE, Oracle and a number of other key providers.

Chinese Military Implicated in Server Hacking; Supermicro Under Scrutiny

Episode 243: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the potential effects of the Chinese Supermicro spy scandal on the HPC industry.

Czech Auto Manufacturer Expanding Supercomputing Capacity to 15 Petaflops

Škoda Auto is planning to increase it computational capacity to 15 petaflops, making it the owner of the most powerful privately owned HPC infrastructure in the Czech Republic.

Scientists Create Quantum Life on Five-Qubit IBM Computer

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country claim they have successfully mimicked Darwinian evolution using a quantum computer.

DDN Introduces Purpose-Built AI Storage Solution for NVIDIA DGX-1

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has launched a trio of specialized storage appliances that are designed to support the data needs of NVIDIA DGX-1 servers running artificial intelligence and deep learning workloads.

Xilinx Unveils Its Most Ambitious Accelerator Platform

Xilinx has introduced Versal, a new product family based on its heterogeneous Adaptive Computer Accelerator Platform (ACAP). The initial product offerings integrate FPGA technology with Arm CPU cores, DSPs, and AI processing engines. The new platform aims to accelerate a wide array of machine learning and data-intensive workloads running in the datacenter and on edge devices.

IBM Takes a Crack at Machine Bias; New Study Predicts Workforce Disruption

Episode 242: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the pitfalls of machine bias in AI and a new study that predicts coming disruption to a substantial percentage of the workforce.

Intel Launches New Datacenter Accelerator with Its Most Powerful FPGA

Intel has expanded its Programmer Accelerator Card (PAC) portfolio with a new product based on the top-of-the-line Stratix 10 SX FPGA.