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DOE Researchers Build Automated Neural Network Generator

Using the Titan supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a research team has developed an evolutionary algorithm that they claim can generate custom neural networks that “match or exceed the performance of handcrafted artificial intelligence systems.”

LANL Turns to Raspberry Pi for Supercomputing Solution

Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) has installed a 750-node HPC testbed using Raspberry Pi technology.

Stephen Hawkings Research Group Will Use HPE Supercomputer for Cosmology Work

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has found a high-profile customer for its newly minted Superdome Flex in-memory computing platform.

ORNL Expands Quantum Computing Effort

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently acquired the Atos Quantum Learning Machine (QLM), a quantum computing simulator that lets researchers create qubit-friendly algorithms. The deployment is part of a larger effort at ORNL to develop quantum computing technologies at the US Department of Energy.

Inspur Will Build Volta GPU-Powered Supercomputer for Chinese University

Inspur has been tasked to build a one petaflop supercomputer for Central China Normal University (CCNU), which will use the system to host both traditional HPC applications and deep learning workloads.

Cavium Notches Another ARM Win in HPC

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory announced it will install a ThunderX2-powered cluster built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as part of a collaboration to expand the ARM ecosystem for high performance computing.

AMD Solidifies HPC Story with Latest Chips, Vendor Partnerships

After largely ignoring the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2017) in Frankfurt this past June, AMD made good use of its time at SC17 in Denver last week to flesh out its high performance computing strategy and show off its latest EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs.

Hyperion Offers Public Database Tool That Maps HPC Sites Across the US

HPC market analyst firm Hyperion Research has released an online interactive tool that maps more than 750 high performance computing sites across the United States.

Cavium ThunderX2 Chip Lures Server Makers

A handful of OEMs and other system builders have signed on to build high-performance servers using ThunderX2, Cavium’s newest 64-bit ARM chip for the datacenter.

The 50th TOP500 List Live From the Beowulf Bash

Episode 201: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman are joined by guests Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Don Becker as they talk TOP500, SC17 early highlights, and the Beowulf Bash.