June 30, 2022

The Mainstreaming of MLPerf? Nvidia Dominates Training v2.0 but Challengers Are Rising

MLCommons’ latest MLPerf Training results (v2.0) issued today are broadly similar to v1.1 released last December. Nvidia still dominates, but less so (no grand sweep of wins). Relative newcomers to the exercise – AI chip/system makers Graphcore and Habana Labs/Intel – along with Google again posted strong showings. ... Read article
May 10, 2022

IBM Unveils Expanded Quantum Roadmap; Talks Up ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputer’

IBM today issued an extensive and detailed expansion of its Quantum Roadmap that calls for developing a new 1386-qubit processor – Kookaburra – built from modularly scaled chips, and delivering a 4,158-qubit POC system built using three connected Kookaburra processors by 2025. ... Read article
May 10, 2022

Panasas Debuts New Products as It Emphasizes Storage Software in Business Shift

Panasas started off specializing in storage hardware, but more than 20 years on, the company is placing a big bet on its software stack to meet storage needs for high-performance applications. ... Read article
May 6, 2022

Hyperion Research Expands Analyst Team

Responding to the company’s steady year-over-year growth and new business opportunities, including over 20 new clients this past year alone, Hyperion Research, the leading industry analyst and market intelligence firm for high performance computing (HPC), AI, cloud, quantum, and associated emerging markets, is adding new analysts and announcing promotions among existing staff members. ... Read article
April 19, 2022

How Cerebras CS-2 update stands up to competitors’ offerings

The AI vendor's update now includes tighter support for PyTorch and TensorFlow. Focused on complex deep learning applications, Cerebras competes with Microsoft Azure and Nvidia. ... Read article
April 19, 2022

Opening New Vistas for Firms with High Performance Computing as a Service

Chennai-headquartered automobile major TVS Motor Company uses high-performance computing (HPC) for running R&D simulations and testing the aerodynamics of two-wheelers, which allows it to make the vehicles stable at speed and more efficient, cool engines faster, and achieve better top speeds, quicker. It has been doing this for, like, forever, but something changed in 2020. ... Read article
April 5, 2022

Single-Chip Processors Have Reached Their Limits Announcements from Apple and Nvidia prove that chiplets are the future, but interconnects remain a battleground

Apple once again surprised enthusiasts and analysts with its announcement of the M1 Ultra, a variant of the M1 Max that effectively fuses two chips into one. The result is a dual-chip design viewed by software as a single piece of silicon. Nvidia delivered similar news at the GPU Technology Conference 2022, where CEO Jensen Huang announced that the company will fuse two of the company’s new Grace CPU processors into a single “Superchip.” ... Read article
March 24, 2022

Hyperion Research Announces 2021 HPC Market Growth: 13.8 Percent Over Previous Year

ST PAUL, Minn., March 24, 2022 — Hyperion Research, the leading industry analyst and market intelligence firm for high performance computing (HPC) and associated emerging technologies including, Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA), Quantum Computing, Cloud and Edge Computing, has announced the results of their 2021 HPC market growth tracking. ... Read article
March 3, 2022

Hyperion Research Announces March 2022 HPC User Forum

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced that registration is open for the HPC User Forum’s March 2022 virtual meeting. As with previous HPC User Forum virtual events, the upcoming March meeting will be streamed multiple times to accommodate participants in different global time zones. ... Read article
January 31, 2022

Quantum Watch: Neutral Atoms Draw Growing Attention as Promising Qubit Technology

Currently, there are many qubit technologies vying for sway in quantum computing. So far, superconducting (IBM, Google) and trapped ion (IonQ, Quantinuum) have dominated the conversation. Microsoft’s proposed topological qubit, which relies on the existence of a still-unproven particle (Majorana), may be the most intriguing ... Read article
December 28, 2021

@HPCpodcast: Quantum Computing Is on the Way to a $1B Market – Sooner Than You Might Think

Quantum computing is as eagerly anticipated a technology as there’s ever been. The scientific and Wall Street communities, to name just two market segments, can’t wait to get their hands on quantum systems able to handle workloads beyond the reach of classical HPC. In the meantime, the technology world waits impatiently while quantum R&D proceeds. ... Read article
December 1, 2021

Quantinuum Launches With Over $270 Million To Tackle Quantum Computing’s Biggest Challenges

The world of quantum computing now has another big player vying for business. Quantinuum, which launched today, is the product of a combination between Cambridge Quantum, a British company that’s a leader in quantum software and operating systems, and Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS), which has been carved out of U.S. parent company Honeywell and specializes in building quantum computers. ... Read article