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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?

China Aims to Be Global Leader in Superconducting Computers

China is investing $145 million to become a world leader in superconductor-based computing, a technology that could make semiconductor-powered supercomputers and datacenter servers obsolete.

The Anatomy of Winning Teams

In the second installment of our two-part report on the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), we trace the history of the top three teams at the recent ISC High Performance conference (ISC18) and look at the factors that drove their success.

Fujitsu Reveals Details of Processor That Will Power Post-K Supercomputer

Fujitsu has announced the specifications for A64FX, an Arm CPU that will power Japan’s first exascale supercomputer. The system, known as Post-K, is scheduled to begin operation in 2021.

The Obstacles of Fielding a Student Cluster Competition Team

Every contest has winners and losers. If you have spent much time following student cluster competitions at HPC conferences, you may wonder, as I have, why some win time and again, while others have a difficult time placing. You may also wonder why some never make it on the field.