Co-founder and co-editor Nicole Hemsoth brings insight from the world of high performance computing hardware and software as well as data-intensive systems and frameworks. Hemsoth is former Editor in Chief of long-standing supercomputing magazine, HPCwire. She was founding editor and conceptual creator of the data-intensive computing magazine Datanami, as well as the conceptual creator and founding Senior Editor for the large-scale infrastructure focused EnterpriseTech.
February 21, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth, Timothy Prickettt Morgan, Co-Founders, The Next Platform
Former Harvard Computer Science Lead Brings Distributed Systems Experience to Top Publication’s Readers
The Next Platform is proud to announce that former Assistant Dean and Distinguished Engineer for Research Computing at Harvard, Dr. James Cuff, has joined the editorial team in a full-time capacity as Distinguished Technical Author.
As the leading publication covering distributed systems in research and large enterprise, Dr. Cuff rounds out a seasoned editorial team that delivers in-depth analysis from the worlds of supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cloud and hyperscale datacenters, and the many other technology areas that comprise the highest end of today’s IT ecosystems.
Dr. Cuff …Read more
February 20, 2018
On today’s episode of “The Interview” with The Next Platform, we talk about quantum computing performance and functionality with Rigetti Computing quantum hardware engineer, Matt Reagor.
We talked with Rigetti not long ago about the challenges of having an end-to-end quantum computing startup (developing the full stack—from hardware to software to the fabs that make the quantum processing units). This conversation takes that one step further by looking at how performance can be considered via an analogy of wine glasses and their various resonances. Before we get to that, however, we talk more generally about Reagor’s early work …Read more
February 19, 2018
On today’s podcast episode of “The Interview” with The Next Platform, we talk with computer architecture researcher Roman Kaplan about the role memristors might play in accelerating common machine learning algorithms including K-means. Kaplan and team have been looking at performance and efficiency gains by letting ReRAM pick up some of the data movement tab on traditional architectures.
Kaplan, a researcher at the Viterbi faculty of Electrical Engineering in Israel, along with his team, have produced some interesting benchmarks comparing K-means and K-nearest neighbor computations on CPU, GPU, FPGA, and most notably, the Automata Processor from Micron to their …Read more
February 19, 2018 Nicola Sessions, Senior Product Marketing Manager, NVIDIA
High performance computing (HPC) enables organizations to work more quickly and effectively than traditional compute platforms—but that might not be enough to succeed in today’s evolving digital marketplace.
Mainstream HPC usage is transforming the modern workplace as organizations utilize individually deployed HPC clusters and composable infrastructures to increase IT speed and performance and help employees achieve higher levels of productivity. However, maintaining disparate and isolated systems can pose a significant challenge—such as preventing workloads from reaching optimal efficiency. By converging the muscle of HPC and virtualized environments, organizations can deliver a superior virtual graphics experience to any device in order …Read more
February 15, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth
Two important changes to the datacenter are happening in the same year—one on the hardware side, another in software. And together, they create a force big enough to blow away the clouds, at least over the long haul.
As we covered this year from a datacentric (and even supercomputing) point of view, 2018 is the time for Arm to shine. With a bevy of inroads to commercial markets at the high-end all the way down to the micro-device level, the architecture presents a genuine challenge to the processor establishment. And now, coupled with the biggest trend since cloud or …Read more
February 14, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth
On today’s podcast episode of “The Interview” with The Next Platform, we talk about exascale power and resiliency by way of a historical overview of architectures with long-time HPC researcher, Dr. Robert Fowler.
Fowler’s career in HPC began at his alma mater, Harvard in the early seventies with scientific codes and expanded across the decades to include roles at several universities, including the University of Washington, the University of Rochester, Rice University, and most recently, RENCI at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he spearheads high performance computing initiatives and projects, including one we will …Read more
February 13, 2018
Today’s podcast episode of “The Interview” with The Next Platform will focus on an effort to standardize key neural network features to make development and innovation easier and more productive.
While it is still too early to standardize across major frameworks for training, for instance, portability for new architectures via a common file format is a critical first step toward more interoperability between frameworks and between training and inferencing tools.
To explore this, we are joined by Neil Trevett, Vice President of the Developer Ecosystem at Nvidia and President of the Khronos Group, an industry consortium focused on creating open …Read more
February 13, 2018 Pankaj Goyal, VP, AI Business & Data Center Strategy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Massive data growth and advances in acceleration technologies are pushing modern computing capabilities to unprecedented levels and changing the face of entire industries.
Today’s organizations are quickly realizing that the more data they have the more they can learn, and powerful new techniques like artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning are helping them convert that data into actionable intelligence that can transform nearly every aspect of their business. NVIDIA GPUs and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) high performance computing (HPC) platforms are accelerating these capabilities and helping organizations arrive at deeper insights, enable dynamic correlation, and deliver predictive outcomes with superhuman …Read more
February 12, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth
Alex St. John is a familiar name in the GPU and gaming industry given his role at Microsoft in the creation of DirectX technology in the 90s. And while his fame may be rooted in graphics for PC players, his newest venture has sparked the attention of both the supercomputing and enterprise storage crowds—and for good reason.
It likely helps to have some notoriety when it comes to securing funding, especially one that has roots in notoriously venture capital-denied supercomputing ecosystem. While St. John’s startup Nyriad may be a spin-out of technology developed for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the …Read more
February 12, 2018
On today’s podcast episode of “The Interview” with The Next Platform, we focus on some of the recent quantum computing developments out of Oak Ridge National Lab’s Quantum Computing Institute with the center’s director, Dr. Travis Humble.
Regular readers will recall previous work Humble has done on the quantum simulator, as well as other lab and Quantum Insitute efforts on creating hybrid quantum and neuromorphic supercomputers and building software frameworks to support quantum interfacing. In our discussion we check in on progress along all of these fronts, including a more detailed conversation about the XACC programming framework for …Read more