Archive for the ‘supercomputing’ category

Dec 2, 2021

Microsoft’s Azure AI Supercomputer delivers record MLPerf benchmarks

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Recently, Microsoft Azure joined the Top 10 club of the TOP500 super computer rankings by delivering 30.05 Petaflops. It was based on Microsoft’s recently announced Azure NDm A100 80GB v4, available on demand. These Azure NDm A100 v4 instances are powered by NVIDIA GPU acceleration and NVIDIA InfiniBand networking.

Microsoft today highlighted the latest (December 2021) MLPerf 1.1 results in which Azure delivered the #2 performance overall and the #1 performance by a cloud provider.

Nov 26, 2021

SC21: Chinese Supercomputer Approaches Quantum Performance

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

A roundup of news from SC21: With Frontier still not online, still no official Exascale systems in the Top500.

Nov 25, 2021

What can Artificial Intelligence do?

Posted by in categories: biological, Elon Musk, information science, robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

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Nov 23, 2021

Supercomputers Flex Their AI Muscles

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, climatology, cosmology, existential risks, robotics/AI, supercomputing

New ways to measure the top supercomputers’ smarts in the AI field include searching for dark energy, predicting hurricanes, and finding new materials for energy storage.

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Nov 19, 2021

China makes massive strides in supercomputing — so why is it keeping quiet?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

Supercomputer recorded a 75,839-fold boost in handling data for machine learning after a breakthrough in memory management.

Nov 18, 2021

This Insane Quantum Computer is IBM’s Last Chance

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI, supercomputing

IBM’s new Quantum Computer breaks the current world record in terms of Qubits and ushers in a new era of quantum supremacy. It’s also IBM’s last chance of potentially undoing its rise and fall among the biggest tech companies in the world that has been occuring these last few years. The Eagle Quantum computer has 127 qubits and can outperform the fastest supercomputers in the world in certain tasks and calculations. Whether or not Google’s Quantum AI company will come back from behind is currently uncertain. But one thing is for sure: The future of Quantum Computers does look very bright.

00:00 IBM’s Last Chance.
01:23 The competetive field of Quantum Computing.
02:19 How this Quantum Computer was made.
04:00 What is Neven’s Law?
06:35 And the goal of all this is…
09:22 Last Words.

#ibm #quantumcomputer #ai

Nov 16, 2021

Why Did China Keep Its Exascale Supercomputers Quiet?

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There are no greater bragging rights in supercomputing than those that come with top ten listing on the bi-annual list of the world’s most powerful systems—the Top 500. And there are no countries more inclined to throw themselves (and billions) into that competition this decade than the U.S. and China.

Today, the latest results were announced (much more on those here) but notably absent, aside from the expected first exascale machine in the U.S., “Frontier” at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S., are China’s results, which if published, would have shown two separate exascale-class machines.

This would have been a major mainstream news story had China decided to publicize its results–and on several fronts.

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Nov 15, 2021

Exclusive: IBM achieves quantum computing breakthrough

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics, supercomputing

IBM has created a quantum processor able to process information so complex the work can’t be done or simulated on a traditional computer, CEO Arvind Krishna told “Axios on HBO” ahead of a planned announcement.

Why it matters: Quantum computing could help address problems that are too challenging for even today’s most powerful supercomputers, such as figuring out how to make better batteries or sequester carbon emissions.

Driving the news: IBM says its new Eagle processor can handle 127 qubits, a measure of quantum computing power. In topping 100 qubits, IBM says it has reached a milestone that allows quantum to surpass the power of a traditional computer.

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Nov 13, 2021

NVIDIA to Build Earth-2 Supercomputer to See Our Future

Posted by in categories: climatology, robotics/AI, supercomputing, sustainability

NVIDIA plans to build the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer dedicated to predicting climate change, named Earth-2.

The earth is warming. The past seven years are on track to be the seven warmest on record. The emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of average warming since the period 1850–1900.

What we’re experiencing is very different from the global average. We experience extreme weather — historic droughts, unprecedented heatwaves, intense hurricanes, violent storms and catastrophic floods. Climate disasters are the new norm.

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Nov 12, 2021

NVIDIA Thinks we Live Inside a Simulation — Earth 2.0 Supercomputer

Posted by in categories: climatology, government, supercomputing

The Hardware Giant NVIDIA is now working on one of the craziest projects I’ve ever seen. They’re attempting to build the fastest supercomputer ever made in hopes of simulating the entire earth in real time for climate research and potentially even more. They call this super computer Earth 2 and it’s going to feature their most powerful next generation GPU’s in the world. It’ll feature multiple exaflops of performance and be supported by the government. I can’t wait to see how this crazy project works out. It was announced by Jensen Huang at NVIDIA GTC 2021.

00:00 The Simulation Hypothesis.
01:29 What is Nvidia attempting to do?
03:10 What are supercomputers usually used for?
05:54 What is NVIDIA doing differently now?
07:02 Last Words.

#nvidia #gtc #supercomputer

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