Amazon adds FPGAs to its public cloud

Amazon Web Services chief evangelist Jeff Barr announced in a recent blog post that the company was adding Xilinx FPGAs to its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Cray achieves a new performance milestone for deep learning research

At the 2016 Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference in Barcelona, Spain, supercomputing provider Cray announced the results of a deep learning collaboration between Cray, Microsoft, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) – to increase the performance of large-scale deep learning algorithms using Cray supercomputers

The next generation of HPC technology dominates Green500

The new Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers has demonstrated that the top supercomputers have made large leaps in energy efficiency over the last 12 months.  This is largely due to the presence of new technologies taking advantage of the latest semiconductor technologies in the HPC space, as new manycore processors from Intel and NVIDIA begin to penetrate the top systems and overall performance per watt rises considerably.


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