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DOE Takes Earth Modeling to Exascale; UK Bets Big On AI

Episode 221: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the DOE's exascale whole-earth model announcement and the UK's AI initiative.

Eni Supercomputer Pumps Out Reservoir Simulations at Record Speed

Italian multinational Eni is putting its new HPC4 supercomputer to good use, using all 3,200 of the system’s GPUs to run 100,000 oil reservoir simulations in record time.

Dell EMC Offers FPGA and GPU Options on New Servers

Dell EMC has launched the PowerEdge R840 and R940xa, two new four-socket servers that offer GPU and FPGA coprocessors for accelerating machine learning, analytics, and other data-intensive workloads.

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Receives $70M for New HPC Gear

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced that the Australian government is investing $70 million in the center to replace its aging supercomputers.

Google Expands Its GPU Cloud Options

Google has announced it is offering NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs for its HPC and machine learning cloud customers. But how will the company square this with its TPU cloud offering?

UK Commits a Billion Pounds to AI Development

The British government and the private sector are investing close to £1 billion pounds to boost the country’s artificial intelligence sector. The investment, which was announced on Thursday, is part of a wide-ranging strategy to make the UK a global leader in AI and big data.

HPE Sends AI Supercomputer to Belgium

Research university KU Leuven has installed a new HPE supercomputer designed to run artificial intelligence workloads.

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DOE Unveils Exascale Earth Modeling System

After four years of development, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a computational platform for performing high-resolutions simulation of the weather and other earth systems.

Cray Introduces EPYC Supercomputers; HPE Supplies ARMs to UK

Episode 220: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's EPYC introduction and HPE's UK ARM move.

Fujitsu Boosts RIKEN AI Supercomputer to 54 Petaflops

Fujitsu has performed a massive upgrade to RIKEN’s RAIDEN supercomputer using NVIDIA DGX-1 servers outfitted with the latest V100 Tesla GPUs.