Viewing posts from August, 2016

Bridges Supercomputer Boots Up at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has announced its newest supercomputer, known as Bridges, is up and running. According to the press release, the system entered production in July and already supports about 400 research projects across its university network.

Chinese Supercomputer Becomes Testbed for Square Kilometer Array Software

The Tianhe-2 supercomputer may be number two in the TOP500 rankings, but it’s tops in radio telescope applications. An early version of the software that will analyze data from the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is now running on the Chinese petaflopper. When completed, the software will act as the “brain” of the future SKA system, which will be the largest radio telescope every built.

Market for Artificial Intelligence Projected to Hit $36 Billion by 2025

A new report from market research firm Tractica forecasts that the annual global revenue for artificial intelligence products and services will grow from 643.7 million in 2016 to $36.8 billion by 2025, a 57-fold increase over that time period. As such, it represents the fastest growing segment of any size in the IT sector.

ARM Unveils Supercomputing Design and IBM Talks up Power9

Addison Snell and Michael Feldman dissect the HPC news from the Hot Chips symposium.

Chinese Chipmaker Unveils Speedy 64-Core ARM Processor

Phytium Technology has announced a 64-core ARM server CPU, which according to the press release will deliver 512 gigaflops of performance. The new chip, known as FT-2000/64, is aimed at “high throughput and high performance servers.”