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AMD Radeon Technology Will Be Available on Google Cloud Platform in 2017

At SC16, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced that Radeon™ GPU technology will be available to Google Cloud Platform users worldwide. Starting in 2017, Google will use AMD's fastest available single-precision dual GPU compute accelerators, Radeon-based AMD FirePro™ S9300 x2 Server GPUs, to help accelerate Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Machine Learning services.(1) AMD FirePro S9300 x2 GPUs...
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Huawei Showcases FusionServer X6000 at SC16

This week at SC16, Huawei launched their next-generation FusionServer X6000 HPC platform. Designed for compute-intensive workloads, the FusionServer X6000 offers higher efficiency and greater flexibility than previous systems. The X6000 HPC platform uses an innovative liquid cooling solution that features a skive fin micro-channel heat sink for CPU heat dissipation and processing technology...
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Intel Unveils Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

Intel Corporation has announced a range of new products, technologies and investments from the edge to the data center to help expand and accelerate the growth of artificial intelligence (AI). Intel sees AI transforming the way businesses operate and how people engage with the world. Intel is assembling the broadest set of technology options to drive AI capabilities in everything from smart...
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SC Says Farewell to Salt Lake City, See You in Denver

After an intense four-day flurry of activity (and a cold snap that brought some actual snow flurries), the SC16 show floor closed yesterday (Thursday) and the always-extensive technical program wound down today. This year, 11,000-plus visitors, participants and volunteers from 65 countries came to Salt Lake City for the largest HPC conference in the world to take part in the four-day expo...
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Google, Facebook Cut Ad Revenue to 'fake' News Sites

Google and Facebook moved Tuesday to cut off advertising revenue to bogus news sites, acting after criticism of the role fake news played in the US presidential election. "We've been working on an update to our publisher policies and will start prohibiting Google ads from being placed on misrepresentative content, just as we disallow misrepresentation in our ads policies," a Google statement...
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Cray’s New Pascal XC50 Supercomputer Points to Richer HPC Future

Over the course of the last five years, GPU computing has featured prominently in supercomputing as an accelerator on some of the world’s fastest machines. If some supercomputer makers are correct, GPUs will continue to play a major role in high performance computing, but the acceleration they provide will go beyond boosts to numerical simulations. This has been great news for Nvidia’s...
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Texas Advanced Computing Center Receives Honors in 2016 HPCWire Awards

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been recognized in the annual HPCWire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, presented at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah. The list of winners was revealed at the HPCWire booth at the event, and on the HPCWire website, located at www.HPCwire.com....
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JCAHPC’s Oakforest-PACS Certified by Top500 as Japan’s Highest Performance Supercomputer

The University of Tokyo, the University of Tsukuba, and Fujitsu Limited today announced that the Oakforest-PACS massively parallel cluster-type supercomputer, built by Fujitsu and operated by the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC), has achieved a LINPACK performance result of 13.55 petaflops, as ranked in the November Top500 list for supercomputer performance....
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Engility Awarded $112M Contract for Scientific Computing by the FDA

Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL), today announced it was awarded a $112 million single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scientific Computing Board and Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT). Engility will deliver services unique to computational science and bioinformatics, a discipline that promotes...
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SC16 Releases SCC Focus on Team SegFAUlt

When asked to provide an interesting fact about their group, Team SegFAUlt from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany was tempted to write a funny story, but then remembered, “We’re German – we are efficient and have no sense of humor! ;).” For the university’s third time in the SCC, they wanted to come up with a team name that was characteristic, but also smart and...
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