Tag Archive for supercomputer

RPI to Design a Supercomputer with a Neuromorphic Processor

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by Angela Guess Mary L. Martialay recently reported for RPI News, “With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explore the design and potential of next-generation supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. In…

Baidu Has Built a Supercomputer for Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Chinese search engine company Baidu says it has built the world’s most-accurate computer vision system, dubbed Deep Image, which runs on a supercomputer optimized for deep learning algorithms. Baidu claims a 5.98 percent error rate on the ImageNet object classification benchmark; a team from Google won the…

Nvidia Unveils Super-Charged Tesla GPU Accelerator

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by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet reports, “Nvidia today has released a new super-charged Tesla GPU accelerator that is its fastest to date. Designed for a bevy of high performance computing applications, the Tesla K80 dual-GPU crams in twice as many flops and double the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, the Tesla K40 GPU…

IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM [on Friday] introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers.The…

Nova Southeastern University Will Ramp Up Research with Supercomputer from IBM

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by Angela Guess An announcement out of the university reports, “Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has received a multimillion dollar IBM Supercomputer that will place NSU’s research at the forefront of computational biology, data mining, graphic visualization and software engineering. ‘The addition of the supercomputer allows NSU to join an…

The Return of the Supercomputer

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by Angela Guess Bill Rigby of Reuters reports, “Big data means big computers, and good news for Cray Inc. The pioneer of supercomputers in the 1970s stood on the brink of obscurity 20 years ago but is now surging back to prominence. Its shares have almost doubled over the past 12 months. The explosion of data -…

When supercomputers meet the Semantic Web…

Cray. Despite everything that has happened over the years, from technological advances to organisational wobbles, bankruptcies and buy-outs, the name retains a certain cachet. They make super computers! Their computers come (came) with seats and bubbling coolant systems and everything! To someone growing up with early examples of rudimentary computing in the home, Cray was…