Update: Digital Europe Program Targets Deployment Path for AI, HPC, and Cybersecurity
Authors: Michael Feldman, Steve Conway
Publication Date: February 2021
Length: 3 pages
The European Commission (EC) has announced the Digital Europe Program, a new €7.5 billion effort designed to accelerate supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and advanced digital skills, across the economy and society. Its overall goal is to help EU member states increase their capabilities in crucial areas of high-end computing and the relevant technologies to provide a foundation for driving Europe’s 21st century economy.
RIKEN Supercomputer Is Number One in the World on the Demanding HPCG Benchmark Test
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
At SC17 in Denver, the Japanese RIKEN K computer emerged for the third straight time as the world's most powerful supercomputer based on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark list. Although China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has been widely seen as number one in the world based on its LINPAC rating, the HPCG test that the K computer excelled on may be more representative of the range of real-world HPC problems encounter by users. Riken's K computer has been either number one or two since the HPCG list came out in 2014.
June 2018 | Quick Take
Cloud-based Quantum Computing: A Growing Assortment of Opportunities for QC Application Developers
Bob Sorensen, Steve Conway, Alex Norton and Earl Joseph
This Quick Take looks at the growing availability of commercial cloud-based quantum computing (QC), supported through either direct access to true QC systems or QC simulators based on traditional digital hardware. In addition to QC hardware, most cloud-based QC providers are also rolling out their own software development environments to help existing and new QC software developers more effectively explore QC programming. The choice of options for potential QC users is growing, and each of the QC providers offers a distinct take on QC architecture and programming.
October 2018 | Quick Take