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Supercomputer Models Critical Protein That Suppresses Cancer

A new report by Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), describes how the center’s Stampede supercomputer is being used by a researchers to find out how the p53 protein helps prevent cancer cells from developing. The p53 protein is considered one of the most critical natural defenses the body has to protect itself against a wide array of human cancers, which has earned it a great deal of attention from medical researchers and other life scientists.

NVDIMMs Poised to Take on Bigger Role in Servers

The prospect of non-volatile DIMMs as an additional memory tier in the server is getting a lot more attention these days. The advent of novel memory technologies like 3D XPoint, resistive RAM/memristors, and NAND-based memory modules, in conjunction with market forces that are demanding much higher memory capacities, lower power usage, and in some cases, memory persistence, are conspiring to drive a new generation of NVDIMM products to market.

In-Depth on OpenCAPI: IBM and Micron Join on This Week in HPC

Episode 146: Special guests Brad McCredie, IBM, VP/IBM Fellow, leading IBM Power Development and Bob Quinn, Micron, VP of Strategy and Business Development, Compute and Networking Business Unit, join Addison Snell to talk about the potential of IBM’s new OpenCAPI consortium.

Microsoft Opens Up Deep Learning Toolkit

This week Microsoft released a beta version of its deep learning software package, the Cognitive Toolkit, into GitHub, the popular open source hosting service. The new release, which was announced in a company blog, marks the transition of the toolkit from an internal research project into something Microsoft plans to support for production work into the foreseeable future.

Looking to Build AI Credibility, Fujitsu Explores Novel Technologies

IT giant Fujitsu has been developing a series of in-house technologies aimed at the burgeoning market of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Although the company has made less fanfare of its ambitions in this regard than companies like IBM, Google and Microsoft, the Japanese multinational seems intent on expanding its datacenter business into this new high-value segment.

CIA’s Investment Partner Invests in GPU Analytics Startup MapD

In-Q-Tel (IQT), the venture capital arm of the CIA and the broader intelligence community, has infused an unknown amount of money into MapD, a startup that offers GPU-accelerated analytics software. IQT joins NVIDIA, Vanedge Capital, Verizon Ventures, and GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) as co-investors in the company.

Dell EMC World Hits Austin; IBM Unveils OpenCAPI

Episode 145: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman review the happenings at Dell EMC World and the surprises surrounding IBM's OpenCAPI consortium announcement.

Intersect360 Publishes New Five-Year HPC Market Forecast

Intersect360 Research has released its latest five-year forecast that projects spending on high performance computing from now through 2020. The report covers the gamut of HPC offerings, including servers, storage, networks, cloud computing, and other services.

White House Ponders the Ramifications of AI

The commercialization of artificial intelligence over the last several years is now getting the attention of governments, which are starting to think about the policy implications presented by these new technologies. A recent report published by the White House attempts to address the challenges presented by AI, but skirts one very important issue.

AMD Notches Big Win in Alibaba Cloud Collaboration

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced a partnership that will bring its Radeon GPUs into the Alibaba Cloud. The GPUs will be used to power some number of the hyperscaler’s cloud servers in order to boost adoption of its cloud-based services.