Viewing posts from June, 2017

GPU-Accelerated Supercomputers Provide Ground-Breaking Simulations of Universe

Researchers at the University of Zurich have devised software that is able to simulate the entire universe, employing the two fastest GPU-powered supercomputers in the world.

MIT Demos Optical Deep Learning with Nanophotonic Processor

A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a novel approach to deep learning that uses a nanophotonic processor, which they claim can vastly improve the performance and energy efficiency for processing artificial neural networks.

Tracking the World’s Top Storage Systems

When assessing the fastest supercomputers in the world, system performance is king, while the I/O componentry that feeds these computational beasts often escapes notice. But a small group of storage devotees working on a project at the Virtual Institute for I/O (VI4IO) want to change that.

New Zealand to Join Petaflop Club

NIWA, New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is spending $18 million to upgrade its stable of supercomputers used for weather forecasting and climate research.

Power What's Next at ISC - An Interview With Molly Presley of Quantum

Episode 177: Addison Snell and Molly Presley discuss data management trends in HPC and Quantum's ISC plans.

DARPA Taps Intel for Graph Analytics Chip Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Intel to develop a graph analytics processor that will be a thousand times faster than anything available today.

IBM and Google Step Up Quantum Race; Nvidia Adds ODMs to Hyperscale Strategy

Episode 176: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the latest move to up the ante on quantum computing and consider Nvidia's hyperscale strategy.

New Five Nanometer Transistor Unveiled by IBM and Cohorts

IBM and its partners have developed a novel technology to build 5nm chips, based on silicon nanosheet transistors. Compared to 10nm chips using FinFET transistors, the new technology promises to deliver a 40 percent performance increase, a 75 percent power savings, or some combination of the two.

IBM Cloud Adopts Science Grid Used for Humanitarian Causes

IBM has announced its World Community Grid project is now hosted on the company’s own Bluemix cloud. The grid supports scientific research into societal problems affecting human health, energy, and the environment.

NVIDIA Amps Up AI Cloud Strategy with ODM Partnerships

NVIDIA is hooking up with four of the world’s largest original design manufacturers (ODMs) to help accelerate adoption of its GPUs into hyperscale datacenters. The new partner program would give Foxconn, Inventec, Quanta and Wistron early access to the HGX reference architecture, NVIDIA’s server design for machine learning acceleration.