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ORNL Expands Quantum Computing Effort

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently acquired the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), a quantum computing simulator that lets researchers create qubit-friendly algorithms. The deployment is part of a larger effort at ORNL to develop quantum computing technologies at the US Department of Energy.

Inspur Will Build Volta GPU-Powered Supercomputer for Chinese University

Inspur has been tasked to build a one petaflop supercomputer for Central China Normal University (CCNU), which will use the system to host both traditional HPC applications and deep learning workloads.

Cavium Notches Another ARM Win in HPC

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced it will install a ThunderX2-powered cluster built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as part of a collaboration to expand the ARM ecosystem for high performance computing.

AMD Solidifies HPC Story with Latest Chips, Vendor Partnerships

After largely ignoring the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2017) in Frankfurt this past June, AMD made good use of its time at SC17 in Denver last week to flesh out its high performance computing strategy and show off its latest EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs.

Hyperion Offers Public Database Tool That Maps HPC Sites Across the US

HPC market analyst firm Hyperion Research has released an online interactive tool that maps more than 750 high performance computing sites across the United States.

Cavium ThunderX2 Chip Lures Server Makers

A handful of OEMs and other system builders have signed on to build high-performance servers using ThunderX2, Cavium’s newest 64-bit ARM chip for the datacenter.

The 50th TOP500 List Live From the Beowulf Bash

Episode 201: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman are joined by guests Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Don Becker as they talk TOP500, SC17 early highlights, and the Beowulf Bash.

Intel Dumps Knights Hill, Future of Xeon Phi Product Line Uncertain

While vendors are busy announcing new HPC offerings at this week’s Supercomputing Conference (SC17), Intel announced it is removing its next-generation “Knights Hill” Xeon Phi product from its roadmap. And that might just be the beginning.

Oak Ridge Readies Summit Supercomputer for 2018 Debut

Summit, the most powerful supercomputer in the United States, is currently under construction at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). ORNL director Thomas Zacharia updates us on its status and reveals the opportunities the new machine will provide scientists when it comes online next summer.

China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List

The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list’s inception 25 years ago.