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Server Vendors Jump on Volta GPU Bandwagon

The world’s largest server OEMs announced they will be soon be shipping systems equipped with NVIDIA’s latest Volta-generation V100 GPU accelerator. Included in this group are Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell EMC, IBM, Supermicro, Lenovo, Huawei, and Inspur, all of which took the opportunity to reveal their Volta-powered servers at this week’s GPU Technology Conference in China.

Intel Takes Aim at AI with New Neuromorphic Chip

Intel Labs has developed a neuromorphic processor that researchers there believe can perform machine learning faster and more efficiently than that of conventional architectures like GPUs or CPUs. The new chip, codenamed Loihi, has been six years in the making.

DARPA Seeks Workarounds to Moore’s Law; Tianhe-2 Gets Its Upgrade

Episode 193: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss DARPA's latest initiative and the upgrade to Tianhe-2.

Cray Closes Seagate Deal, Folds in ClusterStor Business

On Monday, Cray announced it had completed the acquisition of Seagate’s ClusterStor business and would begin transitioning the new storage line into its array of HPC offerings.

Paderborn University Will Offer Intel CPU-FPGA Cluster for Researchers

Paderborn University, in Germany, has announced it has been selected to host an Intel cluster, powered by Intel Xeon CPUs and Arria 10 FPGAs.

Cray Racking Up Big Wins in Asia

Cray has announced three new supercomputers in Asia: one in the pipeline that will be installed in South Korea next year, and two Japanese systems that went into production earlier this week.

Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Being Upgraded to 95 Petaflops

The number two-ranked Tianhe-2 supercomputer, installed at the National Super Computer Center in Guangzhou, is being upgraded to 94.97 petaflops, nearly doubling its current peak performance of 54.9 petaflops.

DARPA Looks for Life Beyond Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law, the engine that has driven the electronics industry for the past 50 years, is running on fumes. But DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Project Agency, is looking to refill the gas tank with new research initiatives, backed by a $216 million investment.

Argonne Supercomputer Aims to Map All the Neurons in the Brain

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are going to be using the Theta supercomputer to generate a map of all the neural connections in a brain.

TSMC Teams Up with Xilinx, Cadence, and ARM on CCIX Chip

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is collaborating with Xilinx, Cadence Design Systems, and ARM to develop a test chip that support the new high performance interconnect standard, known as CCIX.