Europeans Launch Next Phase of Exascale Weather Forecasting Project

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECWMF) 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.

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MIT is Reinventing Itself as an AI-Based Educational Institution

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is investing $1 billion dollars to create a new AI-Centric College of Computing that is being cast as the Institute’s “most significant structural change since 1950.”

NVIDIA Makes Big Push Into GPU-Powered Analytics with Open-Source Software

NVIDIA has announced a set of open-source libraries intended to bring GPU acceleration to a wide swathe of data analytics applications. The new software suite has attracted support from IBM, HPE, Oracle and a number of other key providers.

Czech Auto Manufacturer Expanding Supercomputing Capacity to 15 Petaflops

Škoda Auto is planning to increase it computational capacity to 15 petaflops, making it the owner of the most powerful privately owned HPC infrastructure in the Czech Republic.

Scientists Create Quantum Life on Five-Qubit IBM Computer

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country claim they have successfully mimicked Darwinian evolution using a quantum computer.

DDN Introduces Purpose-Built AI Storage Solution for NVIDIA DGX-1

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has launched a trio of specialized storage appliances that are designed to support the data needs of NVIDIA DGX-1 servers running artificial intelligence and deep learning workloads.

Intel Launches New Datacenter Accelerator with Its Most Powerful FPGA

Intel has expanded its Programmer Accelerator Card (PAC) portfolio with a new product based on the top-of-the-line Stratix 10 SX FPGA.

Germany’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Comes Online

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) has flipped the switch on the 26.7-petaflop SuperMUC-NG, making it Germany’s highest-performing HPC machine.

Azure Receives Another Set of HPC Upgrades

Microsoft is introducing yet another set of high-performance Azure instances for its HPC and AI customers.

IBM Introduces Software to Alleviate AI Bias

In an effort to improve AI transparency, IBM has introduced an open source toolkit that provides algorithms that can detect and mitigate bias in machine learning applications.

Cray Picks Up Two Supercomputer Wins in Asia

Cray has announced two new XC50 supercomputers that were purchased by research organizations in Japan and South Korea. More News

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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.

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Czech Automaker Preps For 15 Petaflops; Quantum Computing Comes to Life

Episode 244: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman review developments in the Chinese Supermicro spy scandal, plus announcements about HPC in the Czech automotive industry and IBM's quantum modeling of evolution.

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