Supercomputers

University of Edinburgh acquires Atos supercomputer

The University of Edinburgh has awarded Atos a contract to supply its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer as part of the DiRAC high performance computing facility in the United Kingdom. The company said the supercomputer will be the facility’s extreme scaling service and that it is the largest dedicated GPU (Graphics Processing …

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How national laboratories move more than a petabyte per week

Imagine what it would take to ship more than a petabyte per week from one data center to another. The question of time and cost is only an angle, it takes manual intervention to assemble and manage large transfers. Massive data transfers have always been a challenge for national laboratories, …

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Iranian queen’s gambit meets Sicilian defense of Israel

With its economy on the brink of collapse, the survival of the Islamic regime in Tehran may depend on a new deal with the United States and the West. Iran’s proxy war, using Hamas and Hezbollah, against Israel is a critical tool in pressuring the West to comply with the …

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Letter: First let’s decide what computers are for

Richard Waters (“Advances in Supercomputers Set to Reshape the Technological Landscape,” Inside Business, May 21) is right on one point, when he observes: “We don’t know how far these systems can go to produce really useful products. [human] interactions. But neither he nor anyone else in the tech world seems …

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New AI supercomputer will help create the universe’s largest 3D map

The latest renowned supercomputer could help solve some of the most important questions in astrophysics. VentureBeat reports that the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center has officially dedicated Perlmutter, considered one of the fastest supercomputers for AI, and it will start by helping build the largest 3D map of the …

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Israel Says It Fought World’s First “Artificial Intelligence War” Against Hamas

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed the world’s first use of artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputing in a ensuing war with Hamas earlier this month. During its Operation Guardian of the Walls, the IDF said it had relied heavily on machine learning and data collection for more than two years. …

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Making a Model: European meteorologists strive to make accurate storm forecasts – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(WSVN) – With hurricane season upon us, it probably won’t be long before we pay attention to worrying cones and spaghetti patterns. It turns out that one of the most accurate models comes from the other side of the world. Kevin Ozebek of 7 has tonight’s special mission report, “Making …

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Atlantic Council calls on US government to strengthen cyberstrategy and accelerate quantum technology

Written by John Hewitt Jones May 27, 2021 | FEDSCOOP The U.S. government and its allies should strengthen their cybersecurity strategy and accelerate the operationalization of quantum technologies, according to a leading DC think tank. In a report released Wednesday, the Atlantic Council issued recommendations to maintain the country’s leadership …

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Supercomputer helping solve a slow-sliding puzzle – the Gisborne Herald

Posted on May 27, 2021, 10:41 a.m. The combination of supercomputers and seismic CT scans is the latest approach scientists are using to better understand the causes of slow-slip earthquakes over the Hikurangi Subduction Zone off the East Coast. Slow-slip events can trigger the equivalent of a magnitude 7 earthquake, …

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Supercomputer predicts Manchester United’s chances of winning Europa League final

Manchester United are the favorites to win their Europa League clash against Villarreal tonight – both with the bookies and according to a supercomputer. In pursuit of their first trophy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and since 2017 – United are preparing to shake horns with Unai Emery and his …

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