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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.

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

March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Strategies in Biomedical Data Science’ Advances IT-Research Synergies
“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 Comments Off on HPC4Mfg Advances State-of-the-Art for American Manufacturing
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 Comments Off on Propelling Deep Learning at Scale at Baidu AI Lab
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 Comments Off on Cray Posts Best-Ever Quarter, Visibility Still Limited
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 Comments Off on Stathis Papaefstathiou Takes R&D Reins at Cray
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 Comments Off on IDG to Be Bought by Chinese Investors; IDC to Spin Out HPC Group
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 Comments Off on AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability
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 ...

Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

September 30th, 2016 Comments Off on Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC
The freshly minted Dell EMC division of Dell Technologies is on a mission to take HPC mainstream with a strategy that hinges on engineered solutions, beginning with a focus on three industry verticals: manufacturing, research and life sciences. “Unlike traditional HPC ...

Nvidia Launches Pascal GPUs for Deep Learning Inferencing

September 13th, 2016 Comments Off on Nvidia Launches Pascal GPUs for Deep Learning Inferencing
Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing today (Tuesday), Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the ...

HPE Gobbles SGI for Larger Slice of HPC-Big Data Pie

August 11th, 2016 Comments Off on HPE Gobbles SGI for Larger Slice of HPC-Big Data Pie
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it will acquire rival HPC server maker SGI for $7.75 per share, or about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt. The deal ends the seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI banner flying ...
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