Why governments need HPC and HPC needs governments

Oct. 17, 2014, 9:02 a.m.

The US needs to invest in high-performance computing (HPC) so that its industry can continue to stay competitive in global marketplaces, according to a report from the market consultancy company Intersect 360, entitled ‘The Exascale Effect: the Benefits of Supercomputing Investment for U.S. Industry.’


Aug. 14, 2014, 5:30 a.m.

Last year we organized the first ISC Big Data Conference and the acceptance of the conference across the high performance and enterprise computing communities has encouraged us to bring you this event once more. This year’s theme, From Data to Knowledge, reflects the fundamental value of all big data applications, encapsulating the challenges as well as the solutions.


Aug. 14, 2014, 5:16 a.m.

We launched the ISC Cloud Conference series five years ago when cloud computing was still an unfamiliar concept to a large portion of high performance computing (HPC) practitioners. As many as 250 members of the HPC community attended our first cloud meeting in 2010. These early adopters continue to support the ISC Cloud Conference with their attendance as well as sponsorships.

TOP500 List Presented at ISC'14

July 1, 2014, 6:01 a.m.

Jack Dongarra, Erich Strohmaier and Michael Resch discussing the current TOP500 list at ISC'14.

Slides for the 43rd TOP500 list now available.

June 24, 2014, 7:54 a.m.

The 43rd Top500 List was released Monday June 23rd, during the opening session of the ISC'14 conference in Leipzig, Germany. 

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Retains Top Spot on 43rd Edition of the TOP500 List

June 22, 2014, 9:09 a.m.

LEIPZIG, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the third 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 with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 43rd edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.