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Intel Steers Back to HPC with Cascade Lake AP Processor

Intel has officially unveiled Cascade Lake Advance Performance (AP), a 48-core Xeon variant aimed at the high performance computing crowd.

Cray Unveils Shasta, Its Supercomputer Platform for the Exascale Era

Cray has introduced Shasta, its next-generation supercomputer platform that will serve as the company entry into the realm of exascale computing. The architecture will offer a flexible design that supports a wide array of processors, coprocessors, node configurations, and system interconnects, including one developed by Cray itself.

Intel on Defensive Again Regarding Chip Manufacturing Plans

Intel has issued a firm denial of a media report alleging the chipmaker is abandoning its 10nm semiconductor manufacturing process. The truth may be lie somewhere between those two claims.

Europeans Launch Next Phase of Exascale Weather Forecasting Project

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and its partners have begun the second phase of an EU-funded project to develop extreme-scale computing for numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate modeling.

Xilinx Unveils Its Most Ambitious Accelerator Platform

Xilinx has introduced Versal, a new product family based on its heterogeneous Adaptive Computer Accelerator Platform (ACAP). The initial product offerings integrate FPGA technology with Arm CPU cores, DSPs, and AI processing engines. The new platform aims to accelerate a wide array of machine learning and data-intensive workloads running in the datacenter and on edge devices.

Europeans Budget 1.4 Billion Euros to Build Next-Generation Supercomputers

Funding for the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking has been allocated to deploy the region’s initial batch of pre-exascale supercomputers, as well as drive development of an indigenous ecosystem for high performance computing.

New Report Finds Emerging Computing Technologies Will Radically Transform Workforce Over Next Four Years

A report conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that machines are rapidly replacing human labor across all major industries. That offers both good news and bad news for workers and the companies that employ them.

NVIDIA Unveils New Inferencing GPU for Datacenter

At GTC Japan, NVIDIA announced the Tesla T4 GPU, the company’s first datacenter product that incorporates the capabilities of the Turing architecture. To go along with the new hardware, the GPU-maker is also releasing enhanced TensorRT software.

Hyperion Provides Update to Exascale Efforts in US, China, Japan, and Europe

According to the latest analysis from Hyperion Research, the various global efforts to reach exascale supercomputing are making good headway. But in some cases, the decision to develop domestically-produced processors for these systems and the inclusion of new application use cases appears to be stretching out the timelines.

In Intel’s Arduous Journey to 10 nm, Moore's Law Comes Up Short

With a share price riding high and dominance in the datacentre market, it may seem perverse to state that Intel is a company facing a range of significant problems. So what caused the technology behemoth on the occasion of its 50th birthday to find itself so spectacularly on its back foot?