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Hyperion Research Invites Submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 5, 2019 — Hyperion Research today invited members of the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) community to submit entries for the next round of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards. Awards will be presented during Hyperion Research’s popular HPC market update breakfast that happens each year during the ISC European supercomputing conference in […]

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Mellanox Showcases Live System Demonstrations of LinkX 200G & 400G Cables & Transceivers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Mar. 5, 2019 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of optical transceivers and high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the introduction of new 100G, 200G, and 400G technologies and will be demonstrating these at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC 2019) in […]

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NOAA Faces Winds of Architectural Change

When it comes to making swift pivots to keep pace with the newest architectural innovations, organizations like weather and climate prediction-focused NOAA have major constraints.

NOAA Faces Winds of Architectural Change was written by Nicole Hemsoth at .

Agenda Posted for Dell EMC Community Event in Austin

The Dell EMC Community Meeting has published their preliminary speaker agenda. The event takes place March 25-27 in Austin, Texas. The Dell HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, executives, developers, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. The vision of the […]

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Penguin Computing Appoints Martin Rieger as Information Systems Security Manager Focused on Federal Cloud Services

March 5, 2019 — Federal cloud security expert Martin Rieger joins Penguin Computing, a leading provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise data center and cloud solutions,  as Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), helping to expand the cyber security and risk management capabilities Penguin Computing is able to bring to its government clients. In his role […]

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Video: Why InfiniBand is the Way Forward for Ai and Exascale

In this video, Gilad Shainer from the InfiniBand Trade Association describes how InfiniBand offers the optimal interconnect technology for Ai, HPC, and Exascale. "Tthrough Ai, you need the biggest pipes in order to move those giant amount of data in order to create those Ai software algorithms. That's one thing. Latency is important because you need to drive things faster. RDMA is one of the key technology that enables to increase the efficiency of moving data, reducing CPU overhead. And by the way, now, there's all of the Ai frameworks that exist out there, supports RDMA as a default element within the framework itself."

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Exploring Today’s AI Resources — A Portal to a Growing Sector

AI resources

When Accenture Federal Services researched how current AI technologies could be used by the U.S. federal government, Accenture documented nearly 100 use cases for AI adoption. Artificial intelligence is making a difference to government right now. For more information on how to get involved in this important and growing sector, take advantage of the resources outlined in this excerpt from an insideHPC Guide.

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One Step Closer to Deep Learning on Neuromorphic Hardware

A group of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tool that can cross-train standard convolutional neural networks (CNN) to a spiking neural model that can be used on neuromorphic processors.

One Step Closer to Deep Learning on Neuromorphic Hardware was written by Michael Feldman at .

U.S. Air Force Adds to Supercomputer Arsenal

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has officially inaugurated its four newest supercomputers in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the AFRL DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DRSC).

U.S. Air Force Adds to Supercomputer Arsenal was written by Michael Feldman at .

The List

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.

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