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IBM TechU 2016 – An attendees view

The IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University rolled into Hammersmith in London this week, and it has not disappointed! We’re in full flow right now and, similar to previous events the week has been excellent. The ‘TechU’ is a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded people, learn about the latest technology, and sharpen […]

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The New Age of Aquarius

Is Intel’s processor dominance in HPC at an end? Is this the dawning of a new age? IBM’s POWER8 systems seem to be gaining some traction, especially with interest in the new Minsky platform, specifically the NVlink performance and integration into the system. Accelerator-based computation is progressively seen as a way of increasing HPC performance […]

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Will Brexit have an impact on University research in the UK?

Brexit has been at the forefront of our minds for the past few months and there have been concerns about how the vote to leave the European Union will impact University-based research in the UK. In many walks of life there is the temptation to use the news of a huge ‘macro’ event to cover […]

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GTC 2016: Is this the final frontier?

For the first time, NVIDIA’s largest conference, the GPU Technology Conference, came to Europe. The hot topic of the conference has been Deep Learning on GPUs – this is, of course, a GPU technology event! Right from the get-go, from the Keynote to the talks and seminars of the event, it has all been about […]

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