June 2, 2021

Nvidia Expands Its Certified Server Models, Unveils DGX SuperPod Subscriptions at Computex 2021

Nvidia is busy this week at the virtual Computex 2021 Taipei technology show, announcing an expansion of its nascent Nvidia-certified server program, a range of new Nvidia BlueField DPU-equipped server models and the coming availability of its Base Command Platform which will include a subscription option for its DGX SuperPods so customers can give them a try. ... Read article
June 1, 2021

OpenAI Launches $100M AI Startup Fund to Propel New Ideas in AI

OpenAI, the research company behind the GPT-3 natural language generator, has unveiled a $100 million AI startup fund that will provide investment money to startups that are driving intriguing AI technologies. ... Read article
May 5, 2021

Quantum Computing Hits Growing Pains

Quantum computing at the edge offers immense compute capabilities for Internet of Things devices, particularly at the edge. But make no mistake: quantum is still in transition. ... Read article
May 5, 2021

Excelero adds option to pool NVMe storage on Azure cloud

A new deployment option for Excelero's NVMesh software-defined storage will target some of the most demanding applications running on Microsoft Azure virtual machines. ... Read article
February 24, 2021

Hyperion Research Releases Worldwide Study of HPC Buyers and Users

Hyperion Research today announced that the new, sixth edition of its worldwide study of high performance computing (HPC) buyers and users is now available for purchase. The study details the resources, practices and purchasing intent of a large, representative group of 194 government, academic and industrial HPC data centers in 26 countries that together host nearly 2,000 HPC systems (28% of the centers manage more than 15 systems each). As always, Hyperion Research placed special emphasis on the private sector, to enable drilling down into specific industries. ... Read article
December 11, 2020

At SC20: Hyperion Sees COVID HPC Impact Sharp but Short; HPE in Server Lead; Aurora 12+/- Months Late; Cloud HPC Heating Up

One thing – another thing – regular SC conference attendees have to do without this pandemic year is industry analyst firm Hyperion Research’s annual HPC market update breakfast, always held in a large hotel function room before a well-fed, SRO crowd. Instead, Hyperion delivered its update virtually, and much of the discussion, not surprisingly, revolved around COVID-19’s impact on HPC industry revenue and end-user strategies. ... Read article
December 11, 2020

Hyperion Research: COVID-19 Changing the Global 2020 HPC Market Landscape

Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 to $14.5 billion in 2020, according to estimates from Hyperion Research. Things since then have certainly changed, with Hyperion’s latest November forecast calling for global HPC server revenue for 2020 of $11.9 billion, a 17.9 percent decline from its earlier estimate, led by the global business shrinkage due to the devastating pandemic. ... Read article
September 22, 2020

IBM, CQC Enable Cloud-based Quantum Random Number Generation

IBM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business aspirations for quantum computing – the goal of generating verified, truly random numbers that can be used for a wide range of scientific, research and business tasks. Certified, verified random or nature-based numbers aren’t possible using classical computers, which only generate numbers based on specific patterns. ... Read article
June 23, 2020

Honeywell touts quantum computer speed, but how fast is fast?

Making good on its promise from March, Honeywell formally delivered its first quantum computer and claims it is the fastest system in the world. The Honeywell system has a quantum volume of 64, twice that of any available quantum system, including those from IBM, Rigetti and IonQ. The system targets several markets facing computational problems that can't be solved by classical computers, in particular the financial market. ... Read article
June 23, 2020

‘Rocky Year’ – Hyperion’s HPC Market Update: COVID-19 Hits Q1 Revenues, Cloud HPC Boom, Shift in Server Vendor Standings

Instead of its usual mid-year HPC market update presented at the ISC conference in Frankfurt, industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has virtually released its latest findings – including estimates of COVID-19 ‘s impact on the industry, on growth of HPC in public clouds and a significant shift in the competitive standing among the leading HPC server vendors. ... Read article
May 6, 2020

Commercial Quantum Computing Made Possible

Intels Horse Ridge chip (here on a printed circuit board) reduces the size of quantum computers from that of an oil drum to a rack-mountable size by integrating the bulky copper tubing down to a single CMOS chip that can be situated within the supercooled refrigerator alongside the qubits. ... Read article
April 28, 2020

Hyperion Research Forecasts Widespread Covid-19 Disruption to HPC Market

Today Hyperion Research released its updated analysis of the potential impact areas of the covid-19 pandemic on the HPC market based on recent discussions with HPC system vendors and ... Read article