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Tiffany Trader

With over a decade’s experience covering the HPC space, Tiffany Trader is one of the preeminent voices reporting on advanced scale computing today.

Google Pulls Back the Covers on Its First Machine Learning Chip

April 7th, 2017 (0)
This week Google released a report detailing the design and performance characteristics of the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), its custom ASIC for the inference phase of neural networks (NN). Google has been using the machine learning accelerator in its datacenters since ...

IBM Bare Metal Cloud Targets AI with New P100 GPUs

April 5th, 2017 (0)
IBM announced today that it will be adding Nvidia P100 graphics processors to its Bluemix cloud later this month, becoming the "first major global cloud vendor" to provide the high-end "Pascal" GPUs. Big Blue is targeting the new hardware at ...

Data-Hungry Algorithms and the Thirst for AI

March 29th, 2017 (0)
At Tabor Communications’ Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC Summit in Florida last week, esteemed HPC professional Jay Boisseau, chief HPC technology strategist at Dell EMC, engaged the audience with his presentation, “Big Computing, Big Data, Big Trends, Big Results.” ...

‘Strategies in Biomedical Data Science’ Advances IT-Research Synergies

March 23rd, 2017 (0)
“Strategies in Biomedical Data Science: Driving Force for Innovation” by Jay A. Etchings (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Jan. 2017) is both an introductory text and a field guide for anyone working with biomedical data, IT professionals as well ...

HPC4Mfg Advances State-of-the-Art for American Manufacturing

March 10th, 2017 (0)
Last Friday (March 3, 2017), the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program held an industry engagement day workshop in San Diego, bringing together members of the US manufacturing community, national laboratories and universities to discuss the role of ...

Propelling Deep Learning at Scale at Baidu AI Lab

February 21st, 2017 (0)
Researchers from Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) have adapted a well-known HPC communication technique to boost the speed and scale of their neural network training and now they are sharing their implementation with the larger deep learning community. The ...

Cray Posts Best-Ever Quarter, Visibility Still Limited

February 14th, 2017 (0)
On its recent earnings call, Cray announced the largest revenue quarter in the company’s history and the second-highest revenue year. The Seattle-based supercomputer maker recorded $346.6 million in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016, a 30 percent year-over-year improvement. ...

Stathis Papaefstathiou Takes R&D Reins at Cray

January 26th, 2017 (0)
Earlier this month, Cray announced that tech veteran Stathis Papaefstathiou had joined the ranks of the iconic HPC company. As senior vice president of R&D, Papaefstathiou will be responsible for leading the software and hardware engineering efforts for all ...

IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group

January 19th, 2017 (0)
US-based publishing and investment firm International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) will be acquired by a pair of Chinese investors, China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. and IDG Capital, the companies announced today (Thursday). The official announcement comes after months ...

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

October 2nd, 2016 (0)
Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who ...
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