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European Program to Develop Supercomputing Chips Begins to Take Shape

The European Processor Initiative (EPI), an ambitious program to develop a pair of chips for domestic supercomputers, is poised to change the way Europe does HPC. And although the work is still very much in its early stages, it looks like the Europeans have selected their preferred processor architectures: Arm and RISC-V.

JUWELS Becomes Germany’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

The first module of JUWELS, a supercomputer that is expected to be a model for future exascale systems, is now up and running at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC).

World’s Largest CFD Simulation Upends Conventional Wisdom in Bicycle Racing

ANSYS, Cray, and a university researcher have conducted the first aerodynamic simulations of a full peloton of road cyclists, yielding some unexpected results.

Benchmarks in Hand, UK Academics See Promising Future for Arm Chips in HPC

Researchers at the Great Western 4 (GW4) Alliance have benchmarked the Cavium ThunderX2 processor that will soon power the Isambard supercomputer. But the most significant advantage of the Arm processor may have nothing to do with performance numbers.

Cloud Computing in HPC Surges

According to the two leading analyst firms covering the high performance computing market, the use of the cloud for HPC workloads is looking a lot more attractive to users these days.

Lustre, Machine Learning, GPUs and Quantum; an ISC Wrap-Up

Episode 232: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman wrap up their coverage of ISC18 with an analysis of the biggest news items of the show.

TOP500 Reaches a New Summit

Episode 231: Addison Snell talks with IBM's David Turek about Summit, the #1 system heading up the new TOP500 list.

ISC 2018 Kicks Off; TOP500 Gets a Makeover

Episode 230: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman talk TOP500, HPCG, and Green500 live from the ISC18 show floor.

DDN Acquires Lustre Business from Intel

DataDirect Network (DDN) announced this week that it has bought Intel’s Lustre file system business and related assets.

New GPU-Accelerated Supercomputers Change the Balance of Power on the TOP500

For the first time in history, most of the flops added to the TOP500 list came from GPUs instead of CPUs. Is this the shape of things to come?