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MLPerf Releases Over 500 Inference Benchmarks

Today the MLPerf consortium released over 500 inference benchmark results from 14 organizations. “Having independent benchmarks help customers understand and evaluate hardware products in a comparable light. MLPerf is helping drive transparency and oversight into machine learning performance that will enable vendors to mature and build out the AI ecosystem. Intel is excited to be part of the MLPerf effort to realize the vision of AI Everywhere,” stated Dr Naveen Rao, Corp VP Intel, GM AI Products.

Podcast: Modernizing the Electric Grid with HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how Lawrence Livermore National Lab is working to simulate and help modernize the electric grid. They discuss how the ‘new grid’ will need to be two-way, both delivering and accepting electricity. The new grid will also have to communicate with smart homes and other buildings in order to predict demand and adjust real time pricing.

Radio Free Noodles on Remarkable in Growth in the HPC Server Market

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at remarkable growth in the HPC Server Market reported by Hyperion Research. “Hyperion Research reports that worldwide factory revenue for the HPC technical server market jumped 27.6% to $3.7 billion in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), up from $2.9 billion in the same period of 2017, according to the newly released Hyperion Research Worldwide High-Performance Technical Server QView.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at how How Blockchain Could Prevent Fake News

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Henry Newman’s recent proposal to use Blockchain as a way to combat Fake News. Henry shares that this rant result from what he saw as an egregious story that was going around that could have been easily quashed.

Intel Joins Open Neural Network Exchange

Jason Knight from Intel writes that the company has joined Microsoft, Facebook, and others to participate in the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) project. “By joining the project, we plan to further expand the choices developers have on top of frameworks powered by the Intel Nervana Graph library and deployment through our Deep Learning Deployment Toolkit. Developers should have the freedom to choose the best software and hardware to build their artificial intelligence model and not be locked into one solution based on a framework. Deep learning is better when developers can move models from framework to framework and use the best hardware platform for the job.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Past and Future of the OS

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the future of Operating Systems in the new world of computing. In a world that seems to be moving to the cloud and microservices, what will happen to the monolithic OS we have come to know and love?

ACM Awards 2016 Gödel Prize to Inventors of Concurrent Separation Logic

Today the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) announced that Stephen Brookes and Peter W. O’Hearn are the recipients of the 2016 Gödel Prize for their invention of Concurrent Separation Logic.