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Signal AI: External Intelligence Graph for Unstructured Data 

New York and London, 12th July 2022 — Signal AI has announced the launch of its External Intelligence Graph, designed to deliver “a comprehensive view of an organization’s external world built on real-time data and content,” the company said. Signal AI said the External Intelligence Graph maps the relationships between the things a modern organization […]

Overcome Form Factor and Field Limitations with AI/HPC Workloads on the Edge

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Silicon Mechanics discuss how form factor, latency, and power can all be key limitations, but find out how key advancements in technology will allow higher performance at the edge. For this discussion, the edge means any compute workloads taking place outside of both cloud and traditional on-prem data centers.

Micron: DDR5 Server DRAM Now Available

BOISE, Idaho, July 06, 2022 — Memory and storage company Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), today announced the availability of Micron DDR5 server DRAM in support of industry qualification of next-generation Intel and AMD DDR5 server and workstation platforms. Micron said the move to DDR5 memory enables up to an 85 percent increase in system […]

@HPCpodcast: Horst Simon on DOE’s Post-Exascale HPC Vision – More Flexibility, More Vendor Diversity; the Start of a New Leadership-class Supercomputing Market?

Following DOE’s next-gen supercomputing Request for Information (RFI) issued last week, we discussed what it all may mean with Dr. Horst Simon, Special Advisor to the Laboratory Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and co-editor of the TOP500 list since 2000. He takes us through the current (though fungible) state of DOE’s post-exascale vision, the implications of an Advanced Computing Ecosystem (ACE) outlined in the RFI and the possible emergence of a new, more vendor-diverse leadership-class systems market.

DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Faster Upgrade Cycles

Less than a month after its Frontier system broke the exascale performance barrier and won the no. 1 supercomputing world ranking, the U.S. Department of Energy today issued an RFI revealing its strategic thinking for the next generation of leadership-class supercomputers extending out to 2030. The documentis calls for “the development of an approach that […]

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 […]

Scalable Inferencing for Autonomous Trucking

In this sponsored post, Tim Miller, Vice President, Product Marketing, One Stop Systems, discusses autonomous trucking and that to achieve AI Level 4 (no driver) in the vehicles, powerful AI inference hardware supporting many different inferencing engines operating and coordinating simultaneously is required.

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.

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 […]