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TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center Completes Clean Room Construction in AIST Tsukuba Center

IBARAKI, Japan, June 24, 2022 — TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that its subsidiary, the TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center, has completed construction of its clean room in the Tsukuba Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). An opening event was held today. The TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D […]

Argonne to Host DeepHyper Training Session July 15

June 23, 2022 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a virtual hands-on training session on DeepHyper (https://github.com/deephyper/deephyper), on Friday, July 15 from 9 am to 4 pm Central Time. Registration is here, the deadline for registering is Thursday, July 1. Deep Hyper is a distributed automated machine learning (AutoML) software package for automating the […]

Cerebras Claims Record for Largest AI Models Trained on a Single Device

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2022 — AI computing company Cerebras Systems today announced that  a single Cerebras CS-2 system is able to train models with up to 20 billion parameters on – something not possible on any other single device, according to the company. By enabling a single CS-2 to train these models, Cerebras said […]

@HPCpodcast: Google’s Lifelike LaMDA AI Chatbot and Questions of Being or Nothingness

When a tech news story gets talked about on sports radio, you know it’s gone very viral. That’s what happened last week with the story about a Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, who declared that the company’s AI chatbot, LaMDA, is a person with rights. Lemoine promptly got suspended by Google for his trouble, and he says he won’t be surprised if he gets fired. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin Khan of OrionX.net and insideHPC editor-in-chief Doug Black talk about LaMDA’s amazingly lifelike conversational capability, how it can ingest books and research papers and share insights about them in real time (i.e., during conversations), deep fake-related ethical questions raised by LaMDA, the urgency of thoughtful social policies based on ethical and legal frameworks and philosophical issues of sentience, being and nothingness – artificial and otherwise.

Ericsson Group CIO Joines Board of HPC Colo Provider atNorth

Stockholm – 16 June 2022 – atNorth, a Nordic data center operator based in Iceland, today announces the appointment of Mats Hultin to its board of directors. As CIO and head of Group IT at Ericsson, Mats is responsible for Ericsson’s internal digital platforms for innovation and user experience.  He brings valuable knowledge of enterprise digitization to […]

Jülich Supercomputing Center to Be 2023 Home to JUPITER, Europe’s First Exascale Supercomputer

Jülich, Germany — June 15, 2022 – At yesterday’s inauguration of the pre-exascale LUMI supercomputer in Kajaani, Finland, EuroHPC in decided that Forschungszentrum Jülich Supercomputing Center will be home to JUPITER, slated to be Europe’s first exascale supercomputer, in 2023. The computer, which will bear the name JUPITER (Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative […]

EuroHPC Joint Undertaking Launches LUMI, Europe’s Top HPC System

June 13, 2022 — LUMI was inaugurated today, with the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking calling it the organization’s first pre-exascale supercomputer and now Europe’s most powerful supercomputer. It was launched in Kajaani, Finland. “LUMI offers European researchers a world-class tool for understanding complicated phenomena, such as climate change,” the organization said. “LUMI serves as a platform […]

insideHPC’s Exclusive ISC 2022 Video Interviews

Check out our exclusive video interviews from the ISC 2022 conference! You can find them on the right side of our home page. They include: AMD – An update on the EPYC CPUs and Instinct GPUs powering the new no. 1 supercomputer, Frontier, which is also the first HPC system to exascale-certified, along with the […]

Sentient AI? Google Suspends Engineer over Claims LaMDA AI Is a Person with Rights

It’s often said AI is overhyped, but even so, some claims can get you in trouble. That’s the irony of a situation Google finds itself in. The company has suspended one its software engineers who claimed  its natural language processing chatbot, LaMDA, is “sentient.” There are several surprising elements here. One is the commentary from the Google engineer that LaMDA is a person with rights. Another is the astonishing dialogue he reported to have had with LaMDA. Take for example the insights LaMDA rattled off on “Les Miserables”: Lemoine: Okay, what about “Les Miserables”? Have you read that one? LaMDA: Yes, I have read Les Misérables. I really enjoyed it.
Lemoine: What are some of your favorite themes in the book? LaMDA: I liked the themes of justice and injustice, of compassion, and God, redemption and self-sacrifice….

NNSA Completes LLNL Exascale Facility for El Capitan

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the completion of construction on the Exascale Computing Facility Modernization project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. The project upgraded the electrical and mechanical capabilities of the Livermore Computing Center, which will enable the facility to power the first […]