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Startup Launches Language Translator That Taps into Five-Petaflop Supercomputer

German-based startup DeepL has unveiled an AI-powered language translator that the company says outperforms the best available from some of the largest internet firms in the world. 

Deep Learning Hits 15 Petaflops on Cori Supercomputer

Researchers using the Department of Energy’s Cori supercomputer have broken the 10-petaflop barrier on two separate deep learning applications, one of which attained a peak throughput of 15 petaflops.

Machine Learning Pulls Processor Architectures onto New Path

If there was any question that machine learning would spawn chip designs aimed specifically at those applications, those doubts were laid to rest this year. The last 12 months have seen a veritable of explosion of silicon built for this new application space.

Microsoft Grabs Cycle in Cloud Computing Race; NASA Launches HPC Equipment

Episode 190: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss Microsoft's acquisition of Cycle Computing, plus HPE's supercomputer in space.

Landmark Microbiome Project Enlists IBM Supercomputing Grid

IBM is teaming up with four research institutions in an effort to study the effects of the human microbiome on autoimmune diseases. The effort, known as the Microbiome Immunity Project, is purported to be the “largest study to date of the bacteria in the human microbiome.”

Intel Spills Details on Knights Mill Processor

At the Hot Chips conference this week, Intel lifted the curtain a little higher on Knights Mill, a Xeon Phi processor tweaked for machine learning applications.

Microsoft Takes FPGA-Powered Deep Learning to the Next Level

At the Hot Chips conference this week, Microsoft has revealed its latest deep learning acceleration platform, known as Project Brainwave, which the company claims can deliver “real-time AI.” The new platform uses Intel's latest Stratix 10 FPGAs. 

US Healthcare is Ripe for an AI Intervention

While AI is poised to sweep through major sectors of the economy over the next decade, perhaps no industry should be more welcoming to this technology than that of healthcare. And given that the US is the most technologically advanced nation in the world, and the one with the most expensive healthcare, the country could end up being the proving ground for AI-powered medicine.

Next Big Academic Supercomputer Set for Debut in 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting proposals from US universities to acquire a $60 million next-generation supercomputer two to three times as powerful as Blue Waters.

IBM Brews Strong Caffe; Oak Ridge Begins Climb to Summit

Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss IBM's record benchmark and Oak Ridge's Summit build.