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IonQ posts benchmarks for quantum computer

Today quantum computing startup IonQ released the results of two rigorous real-world tests that show that its quantum computer can solve significantly more complex problems with greater accuracy than results published for any other quantum computer. “The real test of any computer is what can it do in a real-world setting. We challenged our machine with tough versions of two well-known algorithms that demonstrate the advantages of quantum computing over conventional devices. The IonQ quantum computer proved it could handle them. Practical benchmarks like these are what we need to see throughout the industry.”

UberCloud Publishes Compendium Of CFD Case Studies

If you are considering moving some of your HPC workload to the Cloud, nothing leads the way like a good set of case studies in your scientific domain. To this end, our good friends at the UberCloud have published their Compendium Of Case Studies In Computational Fluid Dynamics. The document includes 36 CFD case studies summarizing HPC Cloud projects that the UberCloud has performed together with the engineering community over the last six years.

Video: LANL Open Sources DeltaFS software for Wrangling Trillions of Files

A new distributed file system for HPC being distributed today via GitHub provides unprecedented performance for creating, updating and managing extreme numbers of files. “We designed DeltaFS to enable the creation of trillions of files,” said Brad Settlemyer, a Los Alamos computer scientist and project leader. “Such a tool aids researchers in solving classical problems in high-performance computing, such as particle trajectory tracking or vortex detection.”

Exploring Today’s AI Resources — A Portal to a Growing Sector

When Accenture Federal Services researched how current AI technologies could be used by the U.S. federal government, Accenture documented nearly 100 use cases for AI adoption. Artificial intelligence is making a difference to government right now. For more information on how to get involved in this important and growing sector, take advantage of the resources outlined in this excerpt from an insideHPC Guide.

NREL Report Looks at Aquila’s Cold Plate Cooling System for HPC

Liquid cooling has long been an enabling technology for high performance computing, but cost, complexity, and facility requirements continue to be concerns. Enter the Aquila Group, whose cold-plate technology looks to offer the advantages of liquid cooling with less risk. Based on a 10-month trial, a new paper gives an overview of the Aquarius fixed cold plate cooling technology and provides results from early energy performance evaluation testing.

Augmenting & Automating Operations in Government

The Air Force’s top training official said it is moving toward a new “paradigm” for how it teaches airmen to fly airplanes. A new special report from insideHPC, courtesy of Dell EMC and NIVIDA, explores current machine learning applications in government. This excerpt covers recent research on the potential of AI technology in the U.S. Federal government, as well as how government AI is being used in U.S.Air Force pilot training strategies.

UberCloud Recognized with three HPC Industry Awards

Today the UberCloud announced that it has been recognized in three leading HPC industry awards for two of its innovative engineering projects in the cloud. “We are proud and humbled for the two prestigious Hyperion Innovation Excellence Awards and the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud, “Our innovative projects on UberCloud’s Cloud Simulation Platform showcase engineers, how they can benefit from the cloud to accelerate their simulations and innovate.”

Advancement in AI & Machine Learning Calls For New HPC Solutions

High performance computing has gone through numerous shifts in the past few years. The new HPC, inclusive of analytics and AI, and with its wide range of technology components and choices, presents significant challenges to a commercial enterprise. A new report from Lenovo explores the intersection of HPC and AI, as well tips on how to choose the right HPC provider for your enterprise. 

Hyperion Research Launches Cloud Application Assessment Tool

Today Hyperion Research launched a new Cloud Application Assessment Tool. Available free of charge to the public, this tool is an interactive grading system to assess the characteristics of HPC applications to help understand whether they fit better on an on-premise HPC system or are they well suited for running in a public cloud. “By using this tool, end users will be able to see which characteristics of their applications drive or restrict the ability to run them in clouds, and what future improvements in public clouds may make their application fit better in the cloud. It also shows the characteristics that drive certain applications to stay on-premise.”

Finding a Solution for Ai in Government

A new special report from insideHPC, courtesy of Dell EMC and NIVIDa explores current machine learning applications in government. And this excerpt breaks down solutions for AI in government, including Dell EMC Ready Solutions. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI are validated hardware and software stacks optimized to accelerate AI initiatives, shortening the time to architect a new solution by six to 12 months.