Viewing posts from March, 2017

TACC Supercomputer Used to Help Diagnose Depression

David Schnyer, a cognitive neuroscientist at The University of Texas at Austin has developed machine learning software to diagnose depression based on MRI brain scans. The software was trained on Stampede, a 9.6- petaflop supercomputer housed at the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC).

U.S. Frets Over Chinese Supercomputing; Addison's Testimony From Capitol Hill

Episode 166: U.S. Government report examines China's supercomputing leadership bid and Addison Snell testifies in front of U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Intel Holds Pep Rally for Moore’s Law

This week in San Francisco, Intel held its first Manufacturing and Technology Day, an event designed to reassure investors and customers that Moore’s Law is alive and well and delivering the cost and performance benefits it has for the last 50 years. However, to make that claim viable, the chipmaker has recast the law to deal with the realities of a slowdown in transistor shrinkage.

UK Antes Up £20 Million for Six New Supercomputer Centers

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has allocated £20 million for six new tier 2 supercomputing centers spread across the United Kingdom. The facilities are aimed at supporting both academic and industrial users and will house medium-sized supercomputers for scientific research and engineering.

Tencent Will Outfit Its Public Cloud with Latest NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA has revealed that Chinese internet giant Tencent will deploy Tesla GPUs in its public cloud infrastructure. The GPUs are being deployed to help enterprise customers develop machine learning services.