Viewing posts from January, 2018

Eni Launches 18.6-Petaflop Supercomputer

Eni S.p.A., an Italian oil and gas multinational, has deployed an 18.6-petaflop supercomputer, making it the most powerful commercially-owned system in world.

India Installs Multi-Petaflop Supercomputers at Two Weather and Climate Centers

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in India has deployed the country’s two fastest supercomputers, which will be used to conduct earth science research and improve weather and climate forecasts.

AI Software Outperforms Humans on Reading Comprehension Test

Microsoft and Alibaba have independently developed AI models that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading comprehension test.

DOE Selects Seven Companies for Its HPC for Manufacturing Program

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing 1.87 million in seven projects intended to advance manufacturing using high performance computing.

European Commission Looks to Invest a Billion Euros in HPC

The European Commission (EC) has announced a financial framework for investing €1 billion in European supercomputers over the next two years. Under this framework, known as the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, the European Union (EU) would contribute around €486 million, while the remainder would be supplied by EU member states and associated countries.

Intel Reveals 49-Qubit Quantum Computing Chip

Intel announced it has built a 49-qubit processor, suggesting it is on par with the quantum computing efforts at IBM and Google.

NOAA To Add 2.8 Petaflops to Supercomputing Capacity

Later this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will install two Dell supercomputers to its datacenters in Reston, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida.

Microsoft to Acquire Storage Startup; Foxconn Builds Six-Petaflop Supercomputer

Episode 207: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss Microsoft's new storage acquisition, Foxconn's six-petaflop supercomputer, and LRZ's upgrade.

Vendors Scramble to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Two recently uncovered security problems that affect nearly every CPU on the planet have forced companies to issue fixes that could seriously impact performance. While Intel has taken the brunt of bad press, chips supplied by AMD, IBM, and ARM vendors are also affected.

What’s in Store for HPC in 2018

Chris Downing, senior consultant at Red Oak Consulting, takes a look at what's ahead for high performance computing in the coming year. In particular, he focuses on what's in store for some of the major HPC suppliers – AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and niche hardware providers – as well as the prospects for cloud computing.