Forecast Calls for GPU Packed Supercomputer Nodes

In the course of tracking commercial and research supercomputers here at The Platform, it has become apparent that this is the year for massive refreshes and updates to existing weather prediction systems.

This Hospital Computer Knows When Your Days Are Numbered

Chalk “predict death” off the list of “what computers can’t do.” A supercomputer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass., can decipher the likelihood of a patient’s imminent demise with uncanny accuracy.

How One HPC Center Learned to Count

By John West; Given the impact of HPC, it is important that we do everything we can to ensure that we are including the best solutions possible in the technologies that we build, and for that we need to be sure we are asking the broadest sampling of people for their best ideas.

TOP500 Interview at ISC High Performance 2015

Interview with TOP500 authors Erich Strohmaier, NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee and ORNL, on the release of the 45th TOP500 list.

Slides: Highlights of the 45th TOP500 List

TOP500 slides from the opening session of ISC15 in Frankfurt are now available.

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Maintains Top Spot on List of World’s Top Supercomputers

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— For the fifth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system, according to the 45th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, led the list with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark.

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This Week in HPC

HPC Advisory Council Meets in Spain; Predicting Your Death with Big Data

This Week In HPC Episode 87 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.