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NVIDIA Looks to Revolutionize Medical Imaging with Virtual GPUs

One of the more practical applications unveiled this week at the GPU Technology Conference was Project Clara, a “medical imaging supercomputer” that marries the graphics power of NVIDIA’s chips with it deep learning capabilities.

IBM Bets the House on AI in Las Vegas; Cray Wins Bid for Fusion Science Supercomputer

Episode 216: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss IBM's focus on AI at the IBM Think Conference, plus Cray's Fusion Science supercomputer win.

Startup Launches GPU-Powered Stream Processing Software

This week at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), fastdata.io is introducing FDIO Engine, the company’s GPU-native high performance computing software for real-time stream processing.

NVIDIA Refreshes V100 GPUs, Upgrades DGX Lineup

NVIDIA kicked off this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2018) with a trio of announcements about new Tesla products, including an upgraded V100, an NVLink switch, and a new DGX-2 machine learning platform.

New IBM Machine Learning Framework Demonstrates 46x Speedup

Using the newly developed SNAP Machine Learning (SNAP ML) framework and Power9/V100 GPU servers, IBM researchers were able to blow past Google’s previous benchmark for training an online advertising application.

Google Targets Quantum Supremacy; Brain Simulation Gets Ready for Exascale

Episode 215: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the advent of quantum and brain mapping in HPC.

Xilinx Pursues Datacenter Market with New Heterogeneous FPGA Platform

Xilinx has unveiled its adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), a new FPGA product category that will form the basis for the company’s push into the datacenter.

OpenPower Gathers Momentum with Major Deployments

The prospects for OpenPower got a big boost this week, with the announcement that Google has deployed Power9 servers in its datacenters. That revelation was joined by the news that Tencent, PayPal, Uber, Alibaba, and LimeLight Networks are all adopting Power-based technology to support their various businesses. The announcements were made at the OpenPower Summit taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Optalysys Claims AI Breakthrough Using Optical Processing Technology

Optalysys says they have built the world’s first implementation of a convolutional neural network using its optical coprocessor.

Japan Will Deploy the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Dedicated to Fusion Science

The National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) has selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to support its mission to advance nuclear fusion research and development.