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University of Bristol Launches 600-Teraflop Supercomputer

The University of Bristol’s newest supercomputer, Blue Crystal 4 (BC4), is three times faster than its predecessor and promises to accelerate the work of more than 1,000 researchers and engineers.

Google and IBM Battle for Quantum Supremacy

Building a quantum computer that can outperform conventional systems on certain types of algorithms looks to be tantalizingly close. As it stands today, Google and IBM appear to be the most likely candidates to claim that achievement. 

HPE Refreshes The Machine; Google Levels up TPU

Episode 174: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman consider HPE's newest iteration of The Machine, and Google's move to leverage its TPU.

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University of Michigan Demonstrates Novel Memory Disaggregation Technology

The lack of memory capacity in traditional computer clusters is a significant limitation to application performance in the datacenter. A new memory disaggregation technology developed at the University of Michigan is designed to help alleviate this critical obstacle.

The New DOE Budget: A Model for Supply-Side Supercomputing

The FY 2018 Congressional budget request for the Department of Energy has been released, reflecting a White House that favors supercomputing infrastucture over scientific research. That turns out to be both good news and bad news for the HPC community.