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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.

U of Illinois, NCSA Launch First US Nanomanufacturing Node

September 15th, 2017 (0)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have launched the United States’s first computational node aimed at the development of nanomanufacturing simulation tools. NanoMFG Node, as the five-year project is called, ...

Intel Intros Tools to Ease FPGA Adoption in the Datacenter

September 6th, 2017 (0)
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have a reputation for being difficult to program, requiring expertise in specialty languages, like Verilog or VHDL. Easing the programming burden is key to unlocking broader adoption for FPGAs and it’s a prime goal ...

Best Practices for HPC Centers and Their Industrial Partners

August 23rd, 2017 (0)
What’s the best way for HPC centers in the public sphere to engage with private industry partners to boost the competitiveness of the companies and the larger communities? That question is at the heart of a new study published ...

IBM Scales AI with Distributed Deep Learning

August 8th, 2017 (0)
IBM announced today an enhancement to its PowerAI software platform aimed at scaling AI models on today’s fastest GPUs. Scaling to 256 GPUs with its new distributed deep learning (DDL) library, IBM reported it has bested previous scaling records ...

IBM Storage Breakthrough Paves Way for 330TB Tape Cartridges

August 4th, 2017 (0)
IBM has announced a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore’s Law-like path far into the next decade. In collaboration with Sony, IBM scientists recorded 201 gigabits on one ...

Cray Moves to Acquire the Seagate ClusterStor Line

July 28th, 2017 (0)
This week Cray announced that it is picking up Seagate's ClusterStor HPC array business for an undisclosed sum as part of a "strategic deal and partnership." "In short we're effectively transitioning the bulk of the ClusterStor product line to ...

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

June 15th, 2017 (0)
High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for inteLligent Datacenters.” Enabled within Mellanox’s 100G EDR and 200G HDR InfiniBand solutions, SHIELD improves the ability for switches to ...

Nvidia Shares Recipe to Accelerate AI Cloud Adoption

May 31st, 2017 (0)
In March, Nvidia revealed blueprints for a new open source Tesla GPU-based accelerator – HGX-1 – developed for clouds with Microsoft under its Project Olympus. Turns out HGX-1 was actually the first embodiment of Nvidia’s HGX reference architecture and partner ...

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

May 11th, 2017 (0)
At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., this morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an ...

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

April 18th, 2017 (0)
From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. Caffe2’s ...
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