Viewing posts from May, 2016

Genomic Research Institute Installs Pair of SGI UV Machines

The Genomic Analysis Centre (TGAC) has deployed what SGI says are the two largest UV 300 supercomputers in the world used for life sciences applications. The systems will be used to analyze genomic data, and in particular wheat genomes, for the bioscience research community.

Japanese Universities Order 25 Petaflop Supercomputer from Fujitsu

By Michael Feldman, Managing Editor; Fujitsu is building what will be Japan’s floppiest supercomputer to date. On Tuesday, the company announced it received an order from the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba for a 25 petaflop system, which will be used for scientific research and engineering. The supercomputer will be housed at the Joint Center for Advanced High-Performance Computing (JCAHPC) and is scheduled to be operational in December 2016.

Facebook Lifts Curtain on Its Machine Learning Platform

Machine learning is all the rage these days at hyperscale companies, which are using them to drive key applications like search, image recognition, and language translation. Mostly these companies keep such proprietary technology under wraps, but occasionally the unwashed masses get a glimpse of the kind of software that is shaping their online lives.

Watson Makes a Korean Connection

IBM Watson, Big Blue’s iconic AI-style supercomputing system, has made its way to the Korean Peninsula. Under an agreement with SK Holdings C&C Ltd., a South Korean IT services company, IBM will offer Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities for native applications in the country. SK Holdings C&C will be the preferred distributor for these services.


FRANKFURT, Germany; May 10 – The ISC Group, promoter of the TOP500 list, is pleased to announce the appointment of high performance computing (HPC) industry journalist Michael Feldman to the position of managing editor of TOP500 News. In his new role, Feldman will expand the TOP500 project’s information portal into a comprehensive news site reporting on the HPC industry.