Intel Dumps Knights Hill, Future of Xeon Phi Product Line Uncertain

While vendors are busy announcing new HPC offerings at this week’s Supercomputing Conference (SC17), Intel announced it is removing its next-generation “Knights Hill” Xeon Phi product from its roadmap. And that might just be the beginning.

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Hyperion Offers Public Database Tool That Maps HPC Sites Across the US

HPC market analyst firm Hyperion Research has released an online interactive tool that maps more than 750 high performance computing sites across the United States.

Cavium ThunderX2 Chip Lures Server Makers

A handful of OEMs and other system builders have signed on to build high-performance servers using ThunderX2, Cavium’s newest 64-bit ARM chip for the datacenter.

Cray Adds ARM Option to XC50 Supercomputer

Cray has announced it is offering an ARM blade option on its XC50 supercomputer, which will be based on Cavium’s second-generation ThunderX2 processor.

IBM Ups Its Quantum Computing Game

IBM has revealed it has a working prototype of 50-qubit quantum computer, along with a 20-qubit system that will be made available to clients before the end of the year.

University of Michigan Opts for ARM-Powered Cluster Using Cavium ThunderX Chips

The University of Michigan is deploying a $3.5 million “big data” compute cluster powered by Cavium’s ARM ThunderX SoC. 

HPE Bring SGI HPC Technology Into Superdome Product Line

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced a new in-memory computing platform that brings the SGI NUMAlink technology into its Superdome portfolio.

Technical University of Denmark Amps Up HPC Capability with Huawei Cluster

Huawei has chalked up a win in Europe, delivering an upgrade to the Niflheim HPC cluster at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), one of premier technical institutions in Europe.

Top Australian Supercomputer Gets Infusion of Power8 Nodes

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Canberra has integrated IBM Power8 nodes into its Raijin petascale supercomputer. 

Amazon is First Cloud Provider to Launch V100 GPU Instances

Amazon has created three new EC2 instances based on NVIDIA’s Volta V100 GPU, making them the first public cloud provider to offer the blazingly fast accelerators.

NEC Unveils New HPC Platform with Vector Engine Offload

NEC Corporation has launched SX-Aurora TSUBASA, the company’s latest vector-based product line for high performance computing. More News

In Depth

Oak Ridge Readies Summit Supercomputer for 2018 Debut

Summit, the most powerful supercomputer in the United States, is currently under construction at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). ORNL director Thomas Zacharia updates us on its status and reveals the opportunities the new machine will provide scientists when it comes online next summer.

China Pulls Ahead of U.S. in Latest TOP500 List

The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list’s inception 25 years ago.

Square Kilometre Array Project Takes Center Stage at SC17

On Tuesday, November 14, attendees to this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC17) keynote address will get an in-depth look into the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project, one of the most ambitious international research efforts ever undertaken. We talked with SKA principles Professor Phil Diamond and Dr. Rosie Bolton about what the project entails and what kinds of supercomputing resources that will be needed to drive the science.

How to Measure HPC

Measuring high performance computing can be very powerful for the businesses that rely on it and the end users that directly employ it. Based on NAG’s experience helping organizations with HPC measurement, we have put together this overview of the subject for TOP500 News.

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The 50th TOP500 List Live From the Beowulf Bash

Episode 201: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman are joined by guests Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Don Becker as they talk TOP500, SC17 early highlights, and the Beowulf Bash.

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