Viewing posts from July, 2017

High Performance Storage Provider WekaIO Emerges from Stealth Mode

WekaIO, a startup offering a cloud-based storage platform that can support exabytes of data in single namespace, emerged from stealth earlier this week. The company is touting the new product as “the world’s fastest distributed file system.”

Growing Core Count Led Intel to Mesh Architecture

One of the more significant architectural advancements in Intel’s new Xeon scalable processor, aka Skylake, is the use of a mesh interconnect that link cores and other on-chip componentry.

Intel Forges New Xeon Line Under Scalable Processor Banner

After already shipping more than half a million of its next-generation Xeon products to customers, Intel officially launched its new Xeon scalable processor product line. The chipmaker is calling it the “biggest data center advancement in a decade.”

Fujitsu Will Pursue AI with Custom-Built Processor

Japanese computer-maker Fujitsu is developing an AI-specific microprocessor called the Deep Learning Unit (DLU). The company’s goal is to produce a chip that delivers 10 times better performance per watt than the competition.

Mellanox Opens Up Ethernet Performance Lead with 200GbE Switches

Mellanox has entered new territory with its recently announced Spectrum-2 line of Ethernet switches, which supports speeds of 200 gigabits per second and beyond.

Mellanox Jumps Ahead in Ethernet Race; Atos Enters Quantum Computing Realm

Episode 184: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the Spectrum-2 announcement from Mellanox and Atos' quantum simulator.

Baidu Deepens Partnership with NVIDIA, Will Bring Volta GPUs Into Their Cloud

Chinese web giant Baidu announced it will use some of the latest NVIDIA hardware and software to augment a number of its AI-based services.

Atos Launches 40-Qubit Quantum Computing Simulator

With universal quantum computers on the horizon, Atos has developed a simulation platform for programming the qubit-based machines.

Jülich Supercomputing Center Turns to Modular Approach to Deal with HPC-HPDA Divide

The Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) has kicked off DEEP-EST, an EU-funded project that aims to build a supercomputer capable of handling both high performance computing and high performance data analytics workloads.

TOP500 Meanderings: Sluggish Performance Growth May Portend Slowing HPC Market

For all the supercomputing trends revealed on recent TOP500 lists, the most worrisome is the decline in performance growth that has taken place over the over the last several years – worrisome not only because performance is the lifeblood of the HPC industry, but also because there is no definitive cause of the slowdown.