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Prototypes of China’s Exascale Supercomputers Point to Some New Realities

Two prototypes of China’s initial batch of exascale supercomputers are now up and running according to local news reports. And neither of them appears to be based on x86 technology.

Japanese University to Deploy Petascale Supercomputer and Cloud System

Fujitsu and Mirantis are teaming up to build four petaflops of new HPC infrastructure for Hokkaido University, consisting of a supercomputer and cloud system.

DARPA Picks Research Teams for Post-Moore’s Law Work

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the teams for two research programs that the agency hopes will provide technologies to transcend the limits of Moore’s Law.

Next Big NSF-Funded Supercomputer Headed to TACC

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has won the competition for the NSF’s latest leadership-class supercomputer.

HPC Disruptors

In my role as an independent advisor to industry users of high performance computing, I recently helped to coordinate a private gathering of leading industry users of HPC – no HPC centers, or vendors, just the users of HPC in industry meeting as peers. One key topic we discussed was things that might significantly change how industry deploys and uses high performance computing, what I refer to as “HPC disruptors.”

Leaked Intel Roadmap Reveals Some Surprises for HPC Customers

A slide from what appears to be an Intel presentation delivered in China illustrates the company’s roadmap for its Xeon Scalable Processor, Omni-Path fabric, and HPC server chip line.

DARPA Sets Up Fast Track for Third Wave AI

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a program that aims to bring new ideas in artificial intelligence to proof-of-concept within 18 months.

Indian Research Community Plans to Add Three More Supercomputers This Year

India is planning to add three more supercomputers before the end of the year as part of Rs 4,500-crore expansion of the country’s HPC infrastructure.

Exascale Computing Project Establishes Machine Learning Center

The US Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has set up its sixth co-design center, this one focused on machine learning (ML) technologies.

AMD May Be About to Beat Intel at Its Own Game

The upcoming battle between AMD’s “Rome” server CPU and Intel’s “Ice Lake” Xeon scalable processor promises to be an interesting matchup. But this time around, AMD could have an advantage it has never had before.