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LRZ to Install 26.7-Petaflop Supercomputer

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) has contracted Lenovo and Intel to build its next-generation SuperMUC cluster, which is slated to be up and running in 2018.

IBM Enters Quantum Computing Business with First Paying Customers

Twelve organizations, which include top-flight companies like JPMorgan Chase, Daimler AG, and Samsung, have signed up as the first customers for the IBM Q Network, the company’s initial foray into commercial quantum computing.

Microsoft Launches Quantum Computing Toolkit

This week Microsoft is releasing a free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit, a suite of software tools and libraries that developers can use to write quantum computing applications.

Quantum Xcellis Scale-Out NAS

Episode 203: Addison Snell is joined by Quantum's Laura Shepard speaking about the newly-announced Quantum Xcellis Scale-Out NAS on this sponsored podcast.

Intel Drops Next-Gen Xeon Phi; Processor Updates from SC17

Episode 202: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman cover surprising processor coming out of SC17.

TOP500 Meanderings: InfiniBand Fends Off Supercomputing Challengers

Ethernet remains the most popular interconnect on the TOP500 list, but InfiniBand still rules the roost when it comes to true supercomputing performance. We run the numbers and show how InfiniBand still dominates the top supercomputers in the world.

Verne Global Jumps into HPC Cloud Business

Verne Global, a UK company offering Icelandic-based green datacenter services, has launched a bare metal HPC cloud offering.

President of PEZY Computing Arrested, Charged with Fraud

The president of PEZY Computing, Motoaki Saito, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly defrauding the government of 431 million yen ($3.8 million). Daisuke Suzuki, another PEZY employee, was also arrested.

IBM Launches Power9 Servers, Initial Offering Takes Aim at Enterprise AI

IBM today unveiled its first Power9-based server, the AC922, which the company is promoting as a platform for AI workload acceleration. The new dual-socket server was announced in conjunction with the official launch of the Power9 processor.

Google’s Automated AI Tool Surpasses Human Experts

Google researchers have produced an enhanced version of AutoML that outperforms human programmers on two industrial-strength neural networks.