Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University NTHU-CM team has emerged as champion and won the best big data analytics performance at the APAC HPC-AI student competition. Southern University of Science and Technology and National Tsing Hua […]
HPE makes supercomputing accessible to more enterprises
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has expanded its supercomputer offerings to make supercomputing accessible to more enterprises. The new supercomputers are the HPE Cray EX2500, XD2000 and XD6500. Based on the same architecture as the HPE […]
Baidu launches first superconducting quantum computer
Baidu has introduced Qian Shi (乾始), its first superconducting quantum computer that fully integrates hardware, software and applications. Located at Baidu’s Quantum Computing Hardware Lab in Beijing, Qian Shi incorporates its hardware platform with Baidu’s […]
NVIDIA to accelerate quantum breakthroughs with new hybrid platform
Quantum research and development (R&D) has received a boost with the announcement of the NVIDIA Quantum Optimized Device Architecture (QODA). The unified computing platform aims to make quantum computing more accessible with a coherent hybrid […]
NVIDIA’s Arm deal off
Seventeen months after NVIDIA announced its intention to acquire Arm, the deal has been called off. Rumours of the end of the agreement were swirling this morning with the media working on overdrive to confirm […]
Meta builds massive AI research supercomputer powered by NVIDIA
Meta has just taken AI up another notch with its newly-designed and built AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) which is believed to be among the fastest AI supercomputers running today with 760 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems […]
NVIDIA acquires Bright Computing
NVIDIA has acquired Bright Computing which develops software for managing high performance computing (HPC) systems. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Bright Computing is used by more than 700 organisations worldwide, including Boeing, Johns […]
Thai research agency builds SEA’s largest HPC system
Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is serious about its mission to accelerate science, technology and innovation development in the country. It is deploying a whopping 704 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs for […]
See the future with Earth-2 supercomputer
Earth-2 was first mentioned by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at the close of his GPU Technology keynote address earlier this week. It’s obviously a topic that’s close to his heart because he has written a […]
NTHU wins ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge again
Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has done it again — winning the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge for the second year running. It outperformed more than 300 teams from prestigious universities around the world to […]
NERSC dedicates world’s fastest AI supercomputer
The numbers are insane. 1 powerful AI supercomputer = 4 exaflops of AI performance.driven by 6,159 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. That’s the Perlmutter, the new fastest AI supercomputer named after astrophysicist Saul Permutter. It […]
NVIDIA unveils first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer
At GTC21, NVIDIA unveiled the next-generation NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, the world’s first cloud-native, multi-tenant AI supercomputer. It features BlueField-2 data processing units that offload, accelerate and isolate users’ data to provide users with secure connections […]
US blacklists 7 China supercomputing organisations
Under the Biden Administraion, the US Department of Commerce is continuing on its trend of blacklisting China companies deemed to be linked to or supporting China’s military. The latest strike involves seven supercomputing — Shanghai […]
NVIDIA and Thai universities collaborate on AI and HPC
NVIDIA and a consortium of Thai universities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on driving research and accelerating scientific breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance computing (HPC). The partnership will help spur […]
Chengdu to advance next gen AI
Chengdu plans to make a strong push to advance next generation artificial intelligence (AI). The capital of China’s Sichuan province is working on developing an AI-centreed pilot zone. More than 100 billion yuan (US$15.2 billion) […]
NVIDIA dominates Top 500 supercomputer list
Eight out of the top 10 supercomputers in the world are powered by NVIDIA technology. In fact, the GPU giant is at the heart of nearly 70 percent of the world’s top 500 fastest supercomputers, […]
Japan’s AIST orders supercomputer to accelerate AI R&D
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has commissioned Fujitsu to build the “AI Bridging Green Cloud Infrastructure” (ABCI) supercomputer to accelerate AI research and development (R&D) in industry, government, and academia. […]
Transforming the data centre into an AI supercomputer
NVIDIA Founder Jensen Huang and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMworld 2020.
VMware and NVIDIA are teaming up to transform the enterprise data centre architecture and turn it into an end-to-end AI platform.
It’s official! NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$40b
After weeks of speculation, it’s now official. NVIDIA will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group Corp (SBG) for US$40 billion.
Supermicro and PFN build world’s most efficient supercomputer
A Super Micro Computer (Supermicro)-Preferred Networks (PFN) collaboration has achieved the top ranking for the Green500 semi-annual industry assessment.
Fugaku supercomputer tops world’s fastest list
The Fugaku supercomputer jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu has been crowed the world’s fastest supercomputer in the Top500 list. This follows its achievement as the world’s most efficient supercomputer on the Green500 list in November 2019.
New NVIDIA AI platform cuts downtime for supercomputing datacentres
The new NVIDIA Mellanox UFM CyberAI platform minimises downtime in InfiniBand datacentres by harnessing AI-powered analytics to detect security threats and operational issues, as well as predict network failures.
2 Singapore IT events shelved, Computex Taipei to go on
COVID-19 is leaving a trail of cancelled events in its footpath. Two IT events scheduled this week in Singapore have been canned.
NVIDIA unveils Jetson Xavier NX for AI supercomputing at the edge
NVIDIA has introduced the Jetson Xavier NX, which it dubbed as “the world’s smallest, most powerful AI supercomputer for robotic and embedded computing devices at the edge”.
NVIDIA announces EGX edge supercomputing platform for AI, IoT and 5G
NVIDIA has announced the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform which lets organisations deliver next-generation AI, IoT and 5G-based services at scale and with low latency. Along with annoucing this at his keynote address at the opening of Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang declared that we have entered a new era, where billions of always-on IoT sensors will be connected by 5G and processed by AI.
NVIDIA empowers Arm with AI and HPC software
Giving customers choices and enabling innovation in the high performance computing (HPC) space are the key reasons why NVIDIA is providing support for Arm CPUs.
Taiwan’s fastest supercomputer goes online
Taiwan’s new and fastest supercomputer, Taiwania 2 is also the world’s 20th fastest and 10th most energy efficient. Made in Taiwan, it will be used by the academic and research communities at the Taiwan Computing Cloud.
HP Enterprise buys Cray for US$1.3b
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) is on the acquisition trail again with the purchase of supercomputing pioneer Cray for US$1.3 billion.
Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer for US government
The race to have the world’s fastest supercomputer has taken on a new spin with the US Department of Energy commissioning Cray to build the most powerful yet by 2021. Called Frontier, the new 1.5-exaflop supercomputer will be built on built on Cray’s Shasta supercomputing platform using AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs.
NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox
NVIDIA has reached a US$6.9 billion agreement to acquire Mellanox, a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.