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Air Force Enlists IBM Research to Build Neuromorphic Supercomputer

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is working with IBM Research to construct a “brain-inspired supercomputing system” for deep neural network learning and information discovery.

Makers of TaihuLight Supercomputer Offer Commercial Version

One of the more unusual pieces of news at this year’s ISC High Performance conference was the announcement by the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi that it will be offering a cut-down version of the Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer for more mainstream HPC users.

New Systems for ARM, ShenWei and Skylake: Updates from ISC 17

Episode 181: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman explore the most compelling stories coming out of ISC 17.

AMD Challenges Intel’s Datacenter Dominance with New EPYC Processors

For the first time in several years, AMD has brought a server chip to market that provides some real competition to Intel and its near total domination of the datacenter market. The new AMD silicon, known as the EPYC 7000 series processors, come with up to 32 cores, along with a number of features that offer some useful differentiation against its Xeon competition.

New MareNostrum Supercomputer Reflects Processor Choices Confronting HPC Users

The fourth-generation MareNostrum supercomputer is up and running at the Barcelona Supercomputer Centre (BSC), or at last the first phase of it is.  When completed, it will contain the most interesting medley of processors of any supercomputer in existence. We asked Sergi Girona, Director of Operations at BSC, to describe the makeup of the new system and explain the rationale for building such a diverse machine.