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IBM powers fastest Summit supercomputer
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Smallest, has NV100 and Power9 combo

It’s been a while since China had the fastest supercomputer and all thathas  just changed with the launch of US government owned Summit computer that is currently the world’s most powerful and smartest artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer.

Fujitsu announces special K supercomputer
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100 times faster than regular K and packed with vitamins and minerals

Fujitsu has unveiled a prototype of a next-generation supercomputer dubbed “post-K” to the media. The machine is expected to calculate 100 times faster than the K supercomputer, which is currently operating in Kobe.

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:47

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List


America not going to be great again anytime soon

China appears to have made the semi-annual Top 500 Supercomputer List its kingdom. Not only does it top the list but also has 202 ranked systems on the list.

Now even the Swiss have a faster supercomputer than the US
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And some of their soldiers have carried pikes for 600 years.

The US has been falling behind in the supercomputer race which it has dominated for 24 years and been losing ground to the Chinese who have the top two slots.

Nvidia creates AI supercomputer with Volta-based DGX-1
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Eight Tesla V100 accelerators equivalent to 800 desktop CPUs

Nvidia had quite a few announcements packed into a single GTC keynote this year, but among the more performance-oriented of them includes a refreshed DGX-1 supercomputer powered by eight Volta-based Tesla V100 GPUs.

US falling behind in supercomputer stakes
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Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:37

US falling behind in supercomputer stakes


Scientists fear America not really that great any more


Advanced computing experts at the National Security Agency and the Department of Energy are worried that that China is "extremely likely" to take the leadership in supercomputing as early as 2020.

Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:39

Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer


An itsy bitsy teeny weeny mobile super brain


Nvidia has been showing off its Jetson TX2 mini supercomputer, which is a tiny PC that is designed for artificial intelligence (AI).

More details on Japanese HPC star in Nvidia’s universe
Published in Graphics


Not a Polaris at all


Details are coming out about the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s new supercomputer which is based around Nvidia GPUs.

Azure is the better HPC
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:53

Azure is the better HPC


Beats Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and a supercomputer


While replacing supercomputers with cloud computing frameworks is becoming a bit of a thing, some clouds are better than others.

Japan plans to build the world's largest super computer
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130 petaflops 

Japan's government  plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer for developing and improving AI, driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics.