Viewing posts from May, 2013

HLRS’ Hornet to deliver four petaflops peak performance

The supercomputing infrastructure of GCS centre HLRS (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart) at the University of Stuttgart will soon enter the next stage of its HPC systems installation phase. Code-named Hornet, the future HLRS supercomputer will gradually be installed at the Stuttgart HPC facility, so that the vast user community of HLRS has a smooth transition from current supercomputer Hermit to Cray’s next generation high-end HPC system. In its final configuration, Hornet will deliver a peak performance of four petaflops, outperforming Hermit’s maximum performance by a rough factor of four.

NICE! The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers

The brain’s repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But, in the second round, the brain is back.

The race to understand the human brain

International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) recently announced that it will be giving the Human Brain project, led by Henry Markram of EPFL, Switzerland, a platform at the annual event for the next 10 years to share their latest research findings . Their first talk, 'Supercomputing & the Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on their 10-Year Quest', will be held on Tuesday, June 18.

"No Exascale for You!" An Interview with Berkeley Lab's Horst Simon

Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences. Twice during the week of May 6, Simon gave back-to-back presentations of a new talk on “Why We Need Exascale and Why We Won’t Get There by 2020.” Not only was the talk a hit with conference attendees, but it also made its way onto Slashdot.