High-Performance Computing (HPC)

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Toy street lamps shed new light on quantum computing

If you've ever had a train set, you might remember the tiny street lamps that are often part of the model landscape. Today, the bulbs from those toy lamps are helping to shed light on quantum computing.


How cloudbursting could accelerate discovery

Cloudbursting has its pluses and minuses, with one of the pluses being the ability for researchers to advance and accelerate their research programs, helping them achieve meaningful results in a shorter amount of time.

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IBM makes quantum computing available in the cloud

IBM Research is making its quantum processor available to the public via IBM's cloud to any desktop or mobile device.

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Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

It's no secret that quantum computers could render many of today's encryption methods useless, and now the National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the public to help it head off that threat.

European Union

Europe places a billion-euro bet on quantum computing

The European Commission plans to invest more than $1 billion in quantum computing as part of a larger initiative to strengthen Europe's competitiveness in the digital economy.

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

The goal is now an exascale computer by 2023.

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Quantum computing, here we come: A qubit data bus may soon be possible

Transporting information from one place to another is a key part of any computing platform, and now researchers have figured out a way to make it possible in the quantum world.

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Ninja desktops zoom with Intel's 72-core Knights Landing chip

Colfax's new Ninja desktops are anything but invisible; the workstations can roar with the unprecedented computing power of Intel's latest 72-core supercomputing chips.

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A.I. still needs us -- to build quantum computers

We humans may still be licking our wounds following A.I.'s victory at the ancient game of Go, but it turns out we still have something to be proud of.

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Atos aims to deliver an exaflop supercomputer to French government by 2020

Computer manufacturer Atos has named its first customer for Bull sequana, a supercomputer design it hopes will reach exaflop levels of performance by 2020.

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Diamonds may be quantum computing's best friend

MIT researchers have announced a new approach that uses diamonds to solve a tricky problem with quantum computers.

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Nvidia's Tesla P100 GPU will power one of the world's fastest computers

It didn't take long for Nvidia's Tesla P100 GPU to make its mark in an ongoing race to build the world's fastest computers.


Nvidia's DGX-1 supercomputer packs the power of 250 servers

Your electric bills could soar if you kept Nvidia's monster DGX-1 computer running continuously for one month.

Network servers

Supercomputing shifts from power to purpose

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is now producing high performance computing systems for specific needs.

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AMD's new FirePro S9300 X2 is its latest monster GPU

AMD is releasing one monster graphics card after another as the GPU speed battle with Nvidia heats up.

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This 'brain-inspired' supercomputer will explore deep learning for the U.S. nuclear program

A new low-power, "brain-inspired" supercomputing platform based on IBM chip technology will soon start exploring deep learning for the U.S. nuclear program.

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Total cranks up computing power to better see below earth's surface

Oil company Total has almost tripled the performance of Pangea, a supercomputer it uses for analyzing subsurface imaging in search of new oilfields.

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Breakthrough brings quantum computing a big step closer

Quantum computing is now within closer reach thanks to a major breakthrough in which scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a key building block can be assembled.

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