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BlueField SmartNIC Backs Transformation to Bare Metal Kubernetes

Hardware vendors are betting the transition to 5G wireless networks supporting myriad connected consumer and industrial devices also will accelerate the shift to heavy-duty bare-metal servers as a way to provision cloud-native tools like the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The expansion of the Kubernetes ecosystem as a de facto standard for managing application containers is reflected […]

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Register Now for the 2019 Introductory Linux Clusters Institute Workshop

May 21, 2019 — Registration is now open for the 2019 Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) Introductory Workshop,which will be held August 19-23, 2019 at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center in New Brunswick, NJ. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster and will be led by leading […]

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The Silicon Photonics Key to Building Better Neural Networks

The commercial realization of artificial intelligence has companies scrambling to develop the next big hardware technology breakthrough for this multi-billion dollar market.

The Silicon Photonics Key to Building Better Neural Networks was written by Michael Feldman at .

GCS Sponsors University Teams for ISC19 Student Cluster Competition

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing is sponsoring the two German student teams for the Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. The teams, representing the University of Hamburg and Heidelberg University, are among the 14 student teams from Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe that will go head to head on the exhibition show floor.

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Forum Teratec to Spotlight HPC, AI, and Digital Transformation in Europe

Registration is now open for the Forum Teratec in France. The event takes place June 11-12 in Palaiseau. "The Forum Teratec is the premier international meeting for all players in HPC, Simulation, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI). It is a unique place of exchange and sharing for professionals in the sector. Come and discover the innovations that will revolutionize practices in industry and in many other fields of activity."

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FPGA Upstart Takes Careful Aim at High-End Market

When it comes to competition at the high end of the FPGA market, Xilinx and Altera (now part of Intel) are the two monolithic players, capturing the lions share of use cases.

FPGA Upstart Takes Careful Aim at High-End Market was written by Nicole Hemsoth at .

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