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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.

Server Vendors Jump on Volta GPU Bandwagon

The world’s largest server OEMs announced they will be soon be shipping systems equipped with NVIDIA’s latest Volta-generation V100 GPU accelerator. Included in this group are Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell EMC, IBM, Supermicro, Lenovo, Huawei, and Inspur, all of which took the opportunity to reveal their Volta-powered servers at this week’s GPU Technology Conference in China.

Intel Takes Aim at AI with New Neuromorphic Chip

Intel Labs has developed a neuromorphic processor that researchers there believe can perform machine learning faster and more efficiently than that of conventional architectures like GPUs or CPUs. The new chip, codenamed Loihi, has been six years in the making.

DARPA Seeks Workarounds to Moore’s Law; Tianhe-2 Gets Its Upgrade

Episode 193: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss DARPA's latest initiative and the upgrade to Tianhe-2.

Cray Closes Seagate Deal, Folds in ClusterStor Business

On Monday, Cray announced it had completed the acquisition of Seagate’s ClusterStor business and would begin transitioning the new storage line into its array of HPC offerings.