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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.

HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards Turns 15

July 15th, 2018 Comments Off on HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards Turns 15
Editor’s note: Stay tuned for sister publication HPCwire’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award nominations! These annual awards are our way of giving back, community, but we cannot do it without you. To make sure you have the chance to submit your favorite ...

GPUs Power Five of World’s Seven Most Powerful Systems

July 1st, 2018 Comments Off on GPUs Power Five of World’s Seven Most Powerful Systems
The top 10 echelon of the world's most powerful new systems with one common engine: the Nvidia Volta V100 general-purpose graphics processor. With the rollout of the 50th Top500 listing at ISC18 in Frankfurt, Nvidia highlighted its role in ...

Google Is Latest ‘Big Three’ Cloud Provider to Offer V100 GPUs

May 1st, 2018 Comments Off on Google Is Latest ‘Big Three’ Cloud Provider to Offer V100 GPUs
Google announced today that Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs are now available in public beta on its Google Cloud Platform (GCP), accessible through its infrastructure-as-a-service offering Compute Engine and on Kubernetes Engine, its managed environment for deploying containerized applications. The cloud ...

Quantum Error Correction: Google Takes on Qubit Accuracy

April 27th, 2018 Comments Off on Quantum Error Correction: Google Takes on Qubit Accuracy
The more we hear and read about quantum computing, the more we develop a dawning comprehension for what it seems to be - along with appreciation for why it's so hard to understand. A major reason for this, as ...

Intel Reverses Course on Patching Older Chips for Spectre/Meltdown

April 5th, 2018 Comments Off on Intel Reverses Course on Patching Older Chips for Spectre/Meltdown
In Intel’s latest (and possibly final) update to its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, published April 3, the company revealed that a number of its older CPU models will not receive microcode updates intended to protect against one of ...

Nvidia Ups Hardware Game with 16-GPU DGX-2 Server and 18-Port NVSwitch

March 28th, 2018 Comments Off on Nvidia Ups Hardware Game with 16-GPU DGX-2 Server and 18-Port NVSwitch
Nvidia unveiled a raft of new products from its annual technology conference in San Jose today, and as expected, there was no major new silicon announcement (or any mention of what’s next on the roadmap for that matter). Chip ...

HPE Unleashes AI, Deep Learning Platforms

March 21st, 2018 Comments Off on HPE Unleashes AI, Deep Learning Platforms
HPE today announced the latest rev of its HPE Apollo 6500 platform, Gen10, along with a spate of new AI-oriented offerings designed to help customers optimize and scale up their AI and deep learning usage. Like its Gen9 predecessor, ...

AliCloud Takes on AWS with ‘Bare Metal’ HPC Instances in Europe

March 1st, 2018 Comments Off on AliCloud Takes on AWS with ‘Bare Metal’ HPC Instances in Europe
Alibaba, the e-commerce giant from China, is taking a run at AWS in the global public cloud computing market with new offerings aimed at the surging demand for AI and HPC solutions among European enterprises. From Mobile World Congress ...

Deep Learning Portends ‘Sea Change’ for Oil and Gas Sector

February 2nd, 2018 Comments Off on Deep Learning Portends ‘Sea Change’ for Oil and Gas Sector
The billowing compute and data demands that spurred the oil and gas industry to be the largest commercial users of high-performance computing are now propelling the competitive sector to deploy the latest AI technologies. Beyond the requirement for accurate ...

Eni Takes the Lead in Industrial Supercomputing

January 24th, 2018 Comments Off on Eni Takes the Lead in Industrial Supercomputing
No sooner had one system, used by BP, been declared the most powerful supercomputer in the industrial sphere than it quickly has been displaced. Last Thursday (Jan. 18) it was Italian energy company Eni’s turn to take the lead ...
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