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Video: Former IBMer Dave Turek Explains DNA-based Storage and its Place in the Compute Landscape to Come

New compute architectures, with the potential to propel systems power forward even as Moore’s Law winds down, are emerging — a phenomenon sometimes referred to as “technology disaggregation.” Hence the explosive growth of accelerated CPU/GPU-based computing within the von Neumann domain and the intensive activity and investment in quantum. While classical von Neumann computing will […]

Lenovo Data Center Group Releases Cloud-Based Business Agility Solutions for the New, Smarter Normal

Sept. 3, 2020 – Research Triangle Park, NC – Today, Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announces a range of new and updated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions and Lenovo Cloud Services to enable customers to keep pace with evolving business needs. As remote work becomes the new, smarter normal, businesses need to adapt their hybrid cloud […]

Dell Technologies HPC Community: Cancer Computer Founder Roy Chartier Talks HPC in Support of Cancer, COVID Research

Roy Chartier, founder and CTO of Cancer Computer, Ottawa, with more than 25 years in HPC, HPDA and AI, has assembled a team of  volunteers who support cancer researchers by connecting them with the computer hardware, processing capacity and IT support they need to save lives. During this pandemic year, the organizations has expanded its mission to support COVID-19 researchers. A member of the Dell Technologies HPC Community, Chartier in this interview talks about Cancer Computer’s work, its partnership with Dell and the value of cross-discipline meetings, such as those held organized by Dell for its HPC community members.

IDC: Led by U.S., Global AI Spending Will More than Double by 2024

Those predicting another “AI winter” will have a quarrel on their hands with industry analyst firm International Data Corp., which forecasts global spending on AI will more than than double over the next four years, from $50.1 billion in 2020 to more than $110 billion in 2024. According to IDC’s Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Spending Guide, AI […]

Radio Free HPC:  MLperf Wars and AMD’s Gawdy Earnings

Summer inventory clearance days for Radio Free HPC! In this episode, we talk about the spate of MLperf benchmarks and how AMD hit it out of the park on their most recent quarterly earnings.

Managing Complexity in the New Era of HPC

In this contributed article, Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing, discusses how the HPC industry has entered an era of change in the past few years. New technologies, cloud, edge, and a broadening set of commercial use cases in the areas of data analytics and machine learning have set in motion a tsunami of change for HPC. This is no longer a tool for rocket scientists and the research elite. HPC is quickly becoming a strategic necessity for all industries that want to gain a competitive advantage in their markets, or at least keep pace with their industry peers in order to survive.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Simon Burbridge Gives ARM a Hand – ‘Maybe We Don’t Need to Have Accelerators’

At this point in the career of HPC luminary Simon Burbridge of the University of Bristol, he’s focused on HPC system design based on ARM-designed processors. Citing the world’s top ranked supercomputer, Japan’s Fugaku, Burbridge says in this interview: “If you redesign your CPUs to have the capability of doing the amount of math that you need and if you have, for example, the memory bandwidth to get those vectors and matrices in and out of the memory, then why wouldn’t they be better than a GPU?”

DOE, White House Announce Members of U.S. Quantum Advisory Committee

Technologists from the national labs, universities, federal agencies and industry have been named by the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC). Announced today, the NQAIC’s mission is to “counsel the Administration on ways to ensure continued American leadership […]

Radio Free HPC: Is Amazon’s Graviton2 Ready for Prime (Time)?

The show starts on a high note, with Henry’s audio being amazingly echo free. Usually we hear a lot of echo as Henry talks, which is due to the rammed earth walls of his new abode, plus the fact that there isn’t any carpeting or anything else to absorb his nasal tones. But somehow Henry […]

Arm and DARPA Announce 3-Year Development Agreement

Arm and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have announced a three-year partnership agreement to “enable the research community that supports DARPA’s programs to quickly and easily take advantage of Arm’s leading IP, tools and support, accelerating innovation in a variety of fields.” Under the auspices of DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative, the agreement establishes […]