TOP500 News Ceases Operations; The List Continues to Expand

Happy New Year! We hope you took some time to enjoy the holidays. We write with great reluctance to inform you that we will be discontinuing our news publication. Over the past two and half years your support and encouragement helped make TOP500 News one of the most widely read in our industry – thank you! On the brighter side, the TOP500 project will continue to broaden, as is already evident from the integration of the Green500 and High-Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark data into the list. Considering what is now happening in the HPC application space with the rise of data analytics, machine learning, and AI, we expect more changes lie ahead.

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Finnish Science Center to Install Two Petascale Supercomputers

Over the next couple of years, Atos will be delivering two BullSequana supercomputers to the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC) representing 11 peak petaflops of additional capacity.

Intel Goes Vertical, Will Stack Logic Chips Into 3D Packages

In what could be Intel’s most significant architectural advance in decades, the chipmaker unveiled a technology that will enable processors and other logic chips to be integrated into 3D packages.

Injecting Deep Learning into Climate Models

A group of researchers are using deep learning to improve the speed and accuracy of supercomputer-powered climate simulations.

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis

A set of academic articles recently published on post-exascale supercomputing paint a picture of an HPC landscape that will be fundamentally different from the one we now inhabit. But the writeups avoid one obvious conclusion.

Intel Ramps Up Neuromorphic Computing Effort with New Research Partners

More than a dozen research groups from government, academia and the corporate world have joined Intel to help advance its neuromorphic computing technology. More News

This Week in HPC

Scaling Beyond Exa; Intel Goes 3D

Episode 254: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the prospects for supercomputing architectures after exascale and Intel's plans, including the pursuit of 3-D memory technology.

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