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IBM Demos AI Debater That Can Hold Its Own Against the Pros

An impressive demonstration of an artificial intelligence system that can debate humans was witnessed by an audience at a recent IBM event in San Francisco.

Cray Unveils All-Flash ClusterStor Solution

Supercomputer-maker Cray has announced the ClusterStor L300F, a Lustre-based SSD storage system that joins a growing list of all-flash solutions.

Sandia to Install First Petascale Supercomputer Powered by ARM Processors

Sandia National Laboratories will soon be taking delivery of the world’s most powerful supercomputer using ARM processors. The system, known as Astra, is being built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and will deliver 2.3 petaflops of peak performance when it’s installed later this year.

MIPS Acquired by AI Startup Wave Computing

Wave Computing, one of the myriad Silicon Valley startups designing custom-built hardware for artificial intelligence, has bought MIPS Tech Inc.

Penguin Computing Sold to Holding Company; MareNostrum Supercomputer Gets IBM Upgrade

Episode 228: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the unexpected acquisition of Penguin Computing, MareNostrum's upgrade, and stories to watch at ISC.

MareNostrum Supercomputer Adds Power9/V100 Racks

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has installed three new racks of IBM servers in its MareNostrum 4 supercomputer, increasing the capacity of the system by 1.5 petaflops.

DOE Launches Summit Supercomputer; US Poised to Reclaim TOP500 Lead

Episode 227: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the Summit news out of Oak Ridge National Labs and its probable impact on the TOP500 list.

Penguin Computing Acquired by SMART Global Holdings

SMART Global Holdings, a provider of specialty memory products, ruggedized SSDs, and supply chain services, has purchased Penguin Computing, a maker of clusters, servers, storage, and switches for HPC and cloud customers.

Summit Up and Running at Oak Ridge, Claims First Exascale Application

The Department of Energy’s 200-petaflop Summit supercomputer is now in operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  The new system is being touted as “the most powerful and smartest machine in the world.”

NVIDIA Intros New GPU Reference Platform; Intel Unveils Optane Memory Modules

Episode 226: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman talk AI, Optane, and NVIDIA's "secret sauce.”