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Huawei HPC Aspirations Grow with the Cloud; EU Jumpstarts Another Exascale Project

Episode 192: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss HPC announcements coming out of Huawei Connect 2017 and the EU's latest Exascale project.

HPC Market Hits Record Revenues in 2016, Looks Ahead to Double-Digit Growth in AI

Hyperion Research says 2016 was a banner year for sales of HPC servers. According to the analyst firm, HPC system sales reached $11.2 billion for the year, and is expected to grow more than 6 percent annually over the next five years. But it is the emerging sub-segment of artificial intelligence that will provide the highest growth rates during this period.

Huawei Launches Intelligent Cloud Platform using New Heterogeneous Servers

 Huawei intends to be a big player in the public cloud space and is starting out by building a new intelligent cloud hardware platform powered by its with own FusionServer gear.

NVIDIA Ships First Volta DGX-1

Researchers at the Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) are the proud owners of the world’s first DGX-1 appliance powered by the new Tesla V100 GPUs.

IBM Commits $240 Million to Joint AI Lab with MIT

IBM and MIT announced they will team up to create a new AI lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will advance technologies driving artificial intelligence.

Microsoft Touts New FPGA Platform; Startup Translator Service Takes on Hyperscale Giants

Episode 191:Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss Microsoft's latest move and a startup entry into online translation services.

Walmart to Build GPU Cloud for Machine Learning

Retail giant Walmart is going to deploy an GPU-accelerated cloud to be used for machine learning – that according to an investor note penned by Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research.

EU Pledges 20 Million Euros for New Exascale Computing Project

A new European exascale computing project, known as EuroEXA, kicked off at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center this week during a meeting that brought together the 16 organizations involved in the effort.

TOP500 Meanderings: Supercomputers Take Big Green Leap in 2017

Over the last year, the greenest supercomputers in the world more than doubled their energy efficiency – the biggest jump since the Green500 started ranking these systems more than a decade ago. If such a pace can be maintained, exascale supercomputers operating at less than 20 MW will be possible in as little as two years. But that’s a big if.