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Developing Next Generation Autonomous Vehicles using ‘AI on the Fly’

The quest to remove humans from behind the wheel with truly autonomous vehicles will drive billions of dollars in investment by car manufacturers and transportation service providers to develop and acquire the required technology. In this sponsored post from One Stop Systems, Tim Miller, Vice President of Strategic Development, explores how autonomous vehicles will change the transportation landscape, and the role AI has in this shift. 

The Convergence of HPC and AI Workloads Requires Flexibility and Performance

Finding the best solution to meet the requirements for intertwined HPC and AI workloads requires us tolook at the overall platform benefits versus the benefits of individual technologies. With exascale on the horizon, the blending of HPC and AI algorithms, and ever-increasing data sets, having an overall robust platform is more important than ever. Intel makes the case for HPC and AI to share a common platform. 

High Performance Computing in the World of Artificial Intelligence

In this special guest feature, Thierry Pellegrino from Dell EMC writes that data analytics powered by HPC & AI solutions are delivering new insights for research and the enterprise. “HPC is clearly no longer reserved for large companies or research organizations. It is meant for those who want to achieve more innovation, discoveries, and the elusive competitive edge.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the coming wave of 40+ Different AI Chips

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC Team asks, “What are we going to do with 40+ AI chips?” One such chip, Graphcore, is touted as “the most complex processor” ever at some 20 billion transistors. The VC-backed company out of Bristol, UK is also valued on paper at $1.7b, gaining it the coveted “unicorn” status, apparently the “only western semi-conductor unicorn.”

Report: Machine Learning Workloads Bolstering HPC Market

Intersect360 Research has completed its market sizing and new five-year forecast for the High Performance Computing industry. “AI workloads are sweeping through all types of enterprises and research, which is affecting both the HPC and Hyperscale markets. In HPC, we’re seeing not only a measurable affect on top-line budget expectations, but also different technology choices being made to accommodate machine learning workloads.”

Epic HPC Road Trip leads to Gary Grider at Los Alamos

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at LANL in new Mexico. “Our conversation started with the open question: where do you see HPC going? He’s not wild about the fact that today’s machines are still being designed for dense matrix type problems along the lines of LINPACK rather than the sparse matrix problems that are much more prevalent today.”

The Convergence of HPC & AI: Why it’s Great for Supercomputing and the Enterprise

By the end of 2019, worldwide AI spend is expected to reach $35 billion and more than double by 2022, according to IDC. While AI market projections may be speculative, there’s a general consensus the investment will be significant and the impact will be transformative. Lenovo explores innovation at the convergence of HPC and AI, including early detection of prostate cancer, mitigating the impact of deforestation, preventing visual impairment and more. 

Exascale for Everyone

The exascale hype has been gaining a lot of steam in the press lately, and for good reason. Ever since the petascale barrier was broken in 2008, technology users, companies and research institutions have set their ‘sites’ on the holy grail of computing milestones. In this guest article, Matt Ziegler, Director HPC & AI Product Management, HPC Product Marketing at Lenovo, explores the evolution of and potential of exascale computing.

Welcome to ISC High Performance 2019

In this special guest feature, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer set the stage for the ISC High Performance conference, which takes place June 16-20 in Frankfurt. “The opening keynote also reflects our devotion to raising the level scientific research that is presented at the conference. Our commitment to this goal and the academic program, in general, has helped make ISC High Performance a showcase for some of the best HPC-backed research in the world.”

Radio Free HPC Ponders Amdahl’s Law, GPUs, and the ASC19 Student Cluster Competition

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the results of the ASC19 Student Cluster Competition and HPC workshop in China. “For the first time, a non-mainland-Chinese team wins the top spot. Taiwan takes the gold in part by their stellar performance in HPCG benchmark where they achieved 2 TFlops, some 25% better than the 2nd best team. The system was a 5-node cluster with Infiniband FDR interconnect.”