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HPE Puts the Machine in Motion; U.S. Embarks on Faster Path to Exascale

Episode155: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss HPE's future-looking concept car and the new DOE roadmap to an earlier exascale system.

AMD Gets in Machine Learning Game with New Radeon GPUs

AMD has announced Radeon Instinct, a new line of GPUs aimed at accelerating machine learning applications in the datacenter. Designed to go up against the best NVIDIA can offer, the Instinct products deliver lots of performance and a number of high-end features. The products were unveiled at AMD Technology Summit, which took place last week.

First US Exascale Supercomputer Now On Track for 2021

The US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has changed its timeline for getting the first post-petascale system into the field. The new goal is to get an initial exascale system deployed sometime in 2021, with acceptance nine months after that. That shrinks the schedule significantly and puts the country back on a more competitive trajectory with regard to China and Japan.

Apple’s Covert Machine Learning Strategy Takes a Step Out of the Shadows

For anyone that hasn’t been hiding under a rock for the last few years, it’s become abundantly clear that the largest IT firms on the planet are moving quickly to build up their capabilities in artificial intelligence. But the largest of them all, Apple Inc., has been the least public about its plans. A revelation about a closed-door meeting in Europe suggests that might change.

Japanese Government Funds AI Supercomputer; Intel Unveils AI Chip Road Map

Episode154: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss A.I. news from Intel and Japan, plus Seagate's latest platform.