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HPC Dodges Budget Axe; China Claims Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Episode 172: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman react to U.S. HPC budget news, and China's announcement of a quantum computing breakthrough.

AMD Sets Launch Date for Next-Generation Processor

AMD has revealed that servers based on its future x86 datacenter processors, codenamed “Naples,” will be available in June. The company has branded the upcoming family of Zen-based server SoCs with the moniker, EPYC.

HPE Unveils New Prototype of Memory-Driven Computer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has introduced what looks to be the final prototype of “The Machine,” an HPE research project aimed at developing a memory-driven computing architecture for the era of big data. According to HPE CTO Mark Potter: “The architecture we have unveiled can be applied to every computing category—from intelligent edge devices to supercomputers.”

With Volta, NVIDIA Pushes Harder into the Cloud

Amid all the fireworks around the Volta V100 processor at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) last week, NVIDIA also devoted a good deal of time to their new cloud offering, the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC). With NGC, along with its new Volta offerings, the company is now poised to play both ends of the cloud market: as a hardware provider and as a platform-as-a service provider.

Cray Storms Machine Learning Market with New Accelerated Clusters

Cray has launched two variants of its CS-Storm platform, which are designed principally for the fast-moving AI and data analytics markets. The new systems can be configured with up to 10 GPUs or FPGAs per node, offering some of the most computationally dense accelerator solutions on the market today.