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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.