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Dec 20, 2022

Europe Gets an Exascale Supercomputer

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Germany will host JUPITER, Europe’s entry into the exascale realm.

Dec 13, 2022

Europe’s fastest supercomputer is now connected to a quantum computer

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, supercomputing

A quantum computer has been connected to Europe’s fastest supercomputer. It may be a step towards a new type of computing that combines traditional and quantum computers to quickly solve complex problems.

The promise of quantum computers is that they will eventually complete calculations that are impossible for the most powerful conventional computers. Though many researchers are working on perfecting quantum computers, many are also suggesting that existing, imperfect quantum computers could be more useful if connected to traditional supercomputers.

Dec 10, 2022

Why European researchers hooked up a quantum machine to a supercomputer

Posted by in categories: information science, quantum physics, supercomputing

In the cons column, quantum computers are hard to use, require a very controlled set up to operate, and have to contend with “decoherence” or losing their quantum state which gives weird results. They’re also rare, expensive, and for most tasks, way less efficient than a traditional computer.

Still, a lot of these issues can be offset by combining a quantum computer with a traditional computer, just as VTT has done. Researchers can create a hybrid algorithm that has LUMI, the traditional supercomputer, handle the parts it does best while handing off anything that could benefit from quantum computing to HELMI. LUMI can then integrate the results of HELMI’s quantum calculations, perform any additional calculations necessary or even send more calculations to HELMI, and return the complete results to the researchers.

Finland is now one of few nations in the world with a quantum computer and a supercomputer, and LUMI is the most powerful quantum-enabled supercomputer. While quantum computers are still a way from being broadly commercially viable, these kinds of integrated research programs are likely to accelerate progress. VTT is currently developing a 20-qubit quantum computer with a 50-qubit upgrade planned for 2024.

Dec 8, 2022

Tesla AI Day 2 will feature “hardware demos” and tons of technical details: Elon Musk

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently provided a teaser on what will be happening during the company’s AI Day 2 event this Friday. Considering Musk’s recent comments, it appears that AI Day 2 will be filled to the brim with exciting discussions and demos of next-generation tech.

This is not Tesla’s first AI Day. Last year, the electric vehicle maker held a similar event, outlining the company’s work in artificial intelligence. During the event, Tesla held an extensive discussion on its neural networks, Dojo supercomputer, and humanoid robot, the Tesla Bot (Optimus). Interestingly enough, mainstream coverage of the event later suggested that AI Day was underwhelming or disappointing.

Dec 7, 2022

Europe’s fastest supercomputer just connected to a quantum computer in Finland — here’s why

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

The merged computing power can give rise to faster and more accurate machine learning applications.

Last month, LUMI, the fastest supercomputer in Europe, was connected to HELMI, Finland’s first quantum computer, a five-qubit system operational since 2021. This makes Finland the first country in Europe to have created such a hybrid system — it is one of the few countries worldwide to have done the same.

LUMI is famous — the supercomputer ranks third in the latest Top 500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputer and can carry out 309 petaflops. LUMI, too became operational in 2021.

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Dec 6, 2022

Fractal parallel computing, a geometry-inspired productivity booster

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When trying to make a purchase with a shopping app, we may quickly browse the recommendation list while admitting that the machine does know about us—at least, it is learning to do so. As an effective emerging technology, machine learning (ML) has become pretty much pervasive with an application spectrum ranging from miscellaneous apps to supercomputing.

Dedicated ML computers are thus being developed at various scales, but their productivity is somewhat limited: the workload and development cost are largely concentrated in their software stacks, which need to be developed or reworked on an ad hoc basis to support every scaled model.

To solve the problem, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a parallel computing model and published their research in Intelligent Computing on Sept. 5.

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Dec 5, 2022


Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, space, supercomputing, sustainability

Elon musk JUST REVEALED powerful dojo supercomputer that tripped the power grid!

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Dec 1, 2022

[ML News] GPT-4 Rumors | AI Mind Reading | Neuron Interaction Solved | AI Theorem Proving

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Your weekly news from the AI & Machine Learning world.

0:00 — Introduction.
0:25 — AI reads brain signals to predict what you’re thinking.
3:00 — Closed-form solution for neuron interactions.
4:15 — GPT-4 rumors.
6:50 — Cerebras supercomputer.
7:45 — Meta releases metagenomics atlas.
9:15 — AI advances in theorem proving.
10:40 — Better diffusion models with expert denoisers.
12:00 — BLOOMZ & mT0
13:05 — ICLR reviewers going mad.
21:40 — Scaling Transformer inference.
22:10 — Infinite nature flythrough generation.
23:55 — Blazing fast denoising.
24:45 — Large-scale AI training with MultiRay.
25:30 — arXiv to include Hugging Face spaces.
26:10 — Multilingual Diffusion.
26:30 — Music source separation.
26:50 — Multilingual CLIP
27:20 — Drug response prediction.
27:50 — Helpful Things.

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Nov 30, 2022

NASA uses a climate simulation supercomputer to better understand black hole jets

Posted by in categories: climatology, cosmology, evolution, particle physics, supercomputing

NASA’s Discover supercomputer simulated the extreme conditions of the distant cosmos.

A team of scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center used the U.S. space agency’s Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Discover supercomputer to run 100 simulations of jets emerging from supermassive black holes.

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Nov 28, 2022

Researchers publish 31,618 molecules with potential for energy storage in batteries

Posted by in categories: chemistry, information science, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Scientists from the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) have created a database of 31,618 molecules that could potentially be used in future redox-flow batteries. These batteries hold great promise for energy storage. Among other things, the researchers used artificial intelligence and supercomputers to identify the molecules’ properties. Today, they publish their findings in the journal Scientific Data.

In recent years, chemists have designed hundreds of molecules that could potentially be useful in flow batteries for energy storage. It would be wonderful, researchers from DIFFER in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) imagined, if the properties of these molecules were quickly and easily accessible in a database. The problem, however, is that for many molecules the properties are not known. Examples of molecular properties are redox potential and water solubility. Those are important since they are related to the power generation capability and energy density of redox flow batteries.

To find out the still-unknown properties of molecules, the researchers performed four steps. First, they used a and smart algorithms to create thousands of virtual variants of two types of molecules. These molecule families, the quinones and aza aromatics, are good at reversibly accepting and donating electrons. That is important for batteries. The researchers fed the computer with backbone structures of 24 quinones and 28 aza-aromatics plus five different chemically relevant side groups. From that, the computer created 31,618 different molecules.

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