Inside Advanced Scale Challenges|Thursday, November 23, 2017
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AI’s Cool New Thing: Capsule Networks (explained)

There's a buzz in AI circles around “capsule networks,” a new variant on neural networks that backers say could simplify, cut the costs of, commoditize and, in the end, ...Full Article

SC17 Takeaways: Machine Learning + HPC = ‘Synthesis Modeling’, and Other Developments

The annual supercomputing confab, SC17, was held last week in Denver, and there were many important announcements. Stories about science, silicon and systems all vied for attention and center ...Full Article

Turnaround Complete, HPE’s Whitman Departs

Having turned around the aircraft carrier the Silicon Valley icon had become, Meg Whitman is leaving the helm of a restructured Hewlett Packard. Her successor, technologist Antonio Neri will ...Full Article

How Cities Use HPC at the Edge to Get Smarter

Cities are sensoring up, collecting vast troves of data that they run through predictive models to address problems that, in some cases, city managers didn’t even know existed. Speaking ...Full Article

Hyperion HPC Market Update: ‘Decent’ Growth Led by HPE; AI Transparency a Risk Issue

The HPC market update from Hyperion Research (formerly IDC) at the annual SC conference is a business and social “must,” and this year’s presentation at SC17 played to a ...Full Article

Scaling Commercial CFD Code at 3 Supercomputing Centers

The year isn’t over yet and already we've seen new records posted for proprietary physics-based simulations on two Cray machines – at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) ...Full Article

Nvidia Pushes GPU Access With Containers

Having migrated its top-of-the-line datacenter GPU to the largest cloud vendors, Nvidia is touting its Volta architecture for a range of scientific computing tasks as well as AI development ...Full Article

Memory-driven HPE Launches ARM-based System for HPC, AI

HPE doubled down on its memory-driven computing vision while expanding its processor portfolio with the announcement today of the company’s first ARM-based high performance computing system, along with other ...Full Article

Intel, AMD Moves Rattle GPU Market

Intel Corp. has lured away the former head of AMD's graphics business as the world's largest chipmaker forms a high-end graphics unit to compete with GPU market leader Nvidia. ...Full Article

130,000 frames, 90M core hours: Exascale’s Potential for Animation

The following contribution from a writer at Argonne National Labs is another compelling example of advanced scale computing’s impact on industry – in this case, the movie industry. Animated ...Full Article
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