German university getting multi-petaflop Cray CS500 supercomputer

Paderborn University (Germany) has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer. The new supercomputer will be comprised of 272 compute nodes, connected by Intel’s 100 Gbps Omni-Path fabric. Each node will be equipped with two 20-core Xeon Gold (Skylake) processors, yielding a system core count …

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Breakthrough AI convolutional neural network using an optical coprocessor

Optalysys has created convolutional neural network using its optical coprocessor. The UK-based company has developed optical computing hardware that uses lasers and spatial light modulators (SLMs) to perform complex numerical processing at extremely high speeds and using very little power. The optical laser technology enables them to process this model several orders of magnitude faster …

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4 petaflop Cray computer will be used for nuclear fusion research in Japan

Japan has selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to support its mission to advance nuclear fusion research and development. It will be a 4 petaflop computer that will replace a 1.5-petaflop Bullx cluster known as Helios that was shutdown already. It will be the world’s fastest supercomputer used for fusion energy research. Currently the most powerful …

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China’s 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing in a few months

China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China’s first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said. Above – Phytium FT2000/64 ARM chip that is expected to power the new 240 petaflop …

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China leads in top 500 supercomputers with 202 versus the US with 143

China has overtaking the US in the total number of ranked supercomputer systems in the top 500 by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list’s inception 25 years ago. …

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Intel AI accelerator capable of Trillion operations per second per watt

Intel today introduced its new Movidius™ Myriad™ X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Myriad X is world’s first system-on-chip (SOC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine …

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Deep Learning at 15 Petaflops from Intel and partners

An Arxiv paper, presents the first, 15-PetaFLOP Deep Learning system for solving scientific pattern classification problems on contemporary HPC architectures. Intel researchers and parters developed supervised convolutional architectures for discriminating signals in high-energy physics data as well as semi-supervised architectures for localizing and classifying extreme weather in climate data. Our Intelcaffe based implementation obtains ∼2TFLOP/s …

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Google will put mini-TPUs into upcoming cellphones

Nextbigfuture talked to an attendee of 2017 Google IO and he reported that Google will be putting mini versions of the second generation TPU (tensor processing unit) into all new google cellphones. The TPU is optimized for artificial intelligence and deep learning. The new TPU has 180 teraflops of processing power. It was not revealed …

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World’s first spintronics-based artificial intelligence

Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence, which emulates the information processing function of the brain that can quickly execute complex and complicated tasks such as image recognition and weather prediction, has attracted growing attention and has already been partly put to …

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