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IBM Takes Aim at Reduced Precision for New Generation of AI Chips

IBM researchers claim they have come up with a much more efficient model for processing neural networks, using just 8 bits for training and only 4 bits for inferencing. The research is being presented this week at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

DeepMind Stops Playing Games, Debuts AI Software for Predicting Protein Structures

Having moved on from beating up on world champion Go players, DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence system that just captured top honors in a protein folding prediction competition. Known as AlphaFold, the technology has been two years in the making.

AWS Adds New Instances, Network Enhancements for HPC

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched two new HPC cloud instances that support 100Gbps networking, as well as a network interface that supports MPI communication that can scale to tens of thousands of cores.

Russian Company Develops Mobile Petascale Supercomputer

Roselectronika, a holding company of Rostec State Corporation, claims to have built a “compact mobile supercomputer” that can achieve 2.2 petaflops and has a storage capacity of 2.2 petabytes.

NVIDIA Expands GPU Computing Mindshare with HGX-2

NVIDIA continues to rack up wins with HGX-2, the company’s 16-GPU server platform for accelerating artificial intelligence, analytics, and HPC.