Building a quantum computer that can outperform conventional systems on certain types of algorithms looks to be tantalizingly close. As it stands today, Google and IBM appear to be the most likely candidates to claim that achievement.
The lack of memory capacity in traditional computer clusters is a significant limitation to application performance in the datacenter. A new memory disaggregation technology developed at the University of Michigan is designed to help alleviate this critical obstacle.
The FY 2018 Congressional budget request for the Department of Energy has been released, reflecting a White House that favors supercomputing infrastucture over scientific research. That turns out to be both good news and bad news for the HPC community.