The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2015 to the American mathematicians John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg “for striking and seminal contributions to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and its applications to geometric analysis.”
Quantum Computing has been a concept since the 1980’s that has remained outside the domain of real-world high performance computing. Through the era of Moore’s Law and exponential progress in feature size, clock rates, and resulting performance, the need for alternative paradigms and technologies has attracted little attention or interest. But there has remained a curiosity among a limited community.
Hosting one of of the most powerful supercomputer centers in the world, Moscow State University is deeply committed to all aspects of supercomputing technology development. As a reflection of this mission, MSU has been a CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) for the last four years, using and disseminating GPU technology within Russian science, education and industry.
The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms, according to Intersect360 Research’s Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.