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UK Commits a Billion Pounds to AI Development

The British government and the private sector are investing close to £1 billion pounds to boost the country’s artificial intelligence sector. The investment, which was announced on Thursday, is part of a wide-ranging strategy to make the UK a global leader in AI and big data.

HPE Sends AI Supercomputer to Belgium

Research university KU Leuven has installed a new HPE supercomputer designed to run artificial intelligence workloads.

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DOE Unveils Exascale Earth Modeling System

After four years of development, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM), a computational platform for performing high-resolutions simulation of the weather and other earth systems.

Cray Introduces EPYC Supercomputers; HPE Supplies ARMs to UK

Episode 220: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze Cray's EPYC introduction and HPE's UK ARM move.

Fujitsu Boosts RIKEN AI Supercomputer to 54 Petaflops

Fujitsu has performed a massive upgrade to RIKEN’s RAIDEN supercomputer using NVIDIA DGX-1 servers outfitted with the latest V100 Tesla GPUs.

Jülich Rolls Out JUQUEEN’s Successor

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) has installed the first module of JUWELS, a supercomputer that will succeed JUQEEN as the center’s premier HPC system and pave the way for future exascale machines.

AMD Makes EPYC Return to Cray Supercomputers

For the first time in five years, Cray will be offering supercomputers equipped with AMD chips. On Wednesday the company announced it has added support for EPYC 7000 processors in its CS500 product line.

HPE Will Supply ARM-Powered HPC Systems to Three UK Universities

A trio of UK universities will install a set of HPE Apollo 70 clusters powered by Cavium’s ThunderX2 ARM processors. The effort is part of a three-year project, known as Catalyst UK, which is evaluating the potential of ARM-based supercomputing.

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DOE Opens RFP for Exascale; Up to $1.8 Billion for CORAL-2

Episode 219: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the DOE’s newly-announced RFP for U.S. Exascale projects.

Fujitsu and Dell EMC Add Intel FPGA Option to Server Offerings

Intel announced Fujitsu and Dell EMC will offer servers with Intel’s Arria 10 GX field programmable gate array (FPGA) accelerators, along with a supporting software stack.