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HPC Powers Evolution of Defects for Superconductors

Researchers are using supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconductor. "When people think of targeted evolution, they might think of people who breed dogs or horses,” said Argonne materials scientist Andreas Glatz, the corresponding author of the study. ​“Ours is an example of materials by design, where the computer learns from prior generations the best possible arrangement of defects.”

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New Blueprint lays out Strategic Research Agenda for HPC in Europe

The European ETP4HPC initiative has published a blueprint for the new Strategic Research Agenda for High Performance Computing. "This blueprint sketches the big picture of the major trends in the deployment of HPC and HPDA methods and systems, driven by the economic and societal needs of Europe, taking into account the changes expected in the underlying technologies and the overall architecture of the expanding underlying HPC infrastructure."

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I/O Bubbles to Top of AI Infrastructure Conversations

At The Next AI Platform event on May 9 in San Jose, we brought together a wide range of people leading the charge throughout the AI infrastructure stack.

I/O Bubbles to Top of AI Infrastructure Conversations was written by Nicole Hemsoth at .

In the Age of AI, Storage is No Longer an Afterthought

Storage is no longer an afterthought when it comes to systems of any reasonable scale.

In the Age of AI, Storage is No Longer an Afterthought was written by Nicole Hemsoth at .

HPE Delivers Q2 Results & Raises FY19 EPS Outlook

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2019 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter, ended April 30, 2019. Q2 2019 Financial Highlights: • Revenue: $7.2 billion • Diluted Net Earnings Per Share: • GAAP $0.30, down 44% from the prior-year period EPS from continuing operations due primarily […]

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RIKEN Post-K Supercomputer Named After Japan’s Tallest Peak

May 23 — RIKEN President Hiroshi Matsumoto announced that the successor to the K computer will be named Fugaku, another name for Mount Fuji, which is the tallest mountain peak in Japan. Supercomputer Fugaku, developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu with a custom ARM chip, called A64FX, is expected to debut in 2021. Fujitsu recently announced […]

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Atos delivers world's highest-performing quantum simulator to multinational energy company Total

Atos, a global expert in digital transformation, has delivered its Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the world's highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, to French multinational energy company Total. As part of an ambitious cross-functional research project, the Total group intends to use the Atos QLM to support all of its businesses..

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap

D-Wave Systems Inc., an expert in quantum computing systems, software, and services, has made available a lower-noise D-Wave 2000Q processor in the Leap quantum Cloud service. Reflecting years of customer feedback, the lower-noise processor demonstrates improved performance, precision, and impact on quantum effects by reducing environmental noise in quantum annealing systems..

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11/2018 Highlights

  • Summit and Sierra improved in performance and brought the #1 and #2 spot back to the USA

  • The No 7 system SuperMuc is newly installed. A few other systems (No 1, 2, 6) improved in performance.

  • Summit, an IBM-built system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA, remains at the #1 spot with an improved performance of 143.5 Pflop/s on the HPL benchmark, which is used to rank the TOP500 list. Summit has 4,356 nodes, each one housing two Power9 CPUs with 22 cores each and six NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs each with 80 streaming multiprocessors (SM). The nodes are linked together with a Mellanox dual-rail EDR InfiniBand network.

  • Sierra, a system at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, USA moved up one rank and is now listed at #2. It’s architecture is very similar to the new #1 systems Summit. It is build with 4,320 nodes with two Power9 CPUs and four NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs. Sierra achieved 94.6 Pflop/s.

  • Sunway TaihuLight, a system developed by China’s National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, which is in China's Jiangsu province was in the lead for 2 years, but was mow pushed to the #3 position with 93 Pflop/s.

  • Tianhe-2A (Milky Way-2A), a system developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and deployed at the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzho, China was upgraded earlier this year by replacing the Xeon PHI accelerators with the new proprietary Matrix-2000 chips. It is now the No. 4 system with 61.4 Pflop/s.

  • The No. 5 is the Piz Daint, a Cray XC50 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland and the most powerful system in Europe.

List Statistics


1
Summit - IBM Power System AC922, IBM POWER9 22C 3.07GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM
2
Sierra - IBM Power System S922LC, IBM POWER9 22C 3.1GHz, NVIDIA Volta GV100, Dual-rail Mellanox EDR Infiniband
IBM / NVIDIA / Mellanox
3
Sunway TaihuLight - Sunway MPP, Sunway SW26010 260C 1.45GHz, Sunway
NRCPC
4
Tianhe-2A - TH-IVB-FEP Cluster, Intel Xeon E5-2692v2 12C 2.2GHz, TH Express-2, Matrix-2000
NUDT
5
Piz Daint - Cray XC50, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Aries interconnect , NVIDIA Tesla P100
Cray Inc.
6
Trinity - Cray XC40, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Aries interconnect
Cray Inc.
7
AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) - PRIMERGY CX2570 M4, Xeon Gold 6148 20C 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2, Infiniband EDR
Fujitsu
8
SuperMUC-NG - ThinkSystem SD530, Xeon Platinum 8174 24C 3.1GHz, Intel Omni-Path
Lenovo
9
Titan - Cray XK7, Opteron 6274 16C 2.200GHz, Cray Gemini interconnect, NVIDIA K20x
Cray Inc.
10
Sequoia - BlueGene/Q, Power BQC 16C 1.60 GHz, Custom
IBM