Viewing posts from June, 2017

ISC Launches First STEM Student Day, Aims to Bridge Skills Gap

The whole point of supercomputing is to enable new scientific discovery. The whole point of a conference about supercomputing is to further the conversation about how we’re going to achieve that.

Cray Brings Graph Analytics, Deep Learning Capabilities to XC Supercomputers

Cray has launched the Urika-XC, a software suite that brings the capabilities of the Urika-GX big data appliance machine to the XC supercomputer platform. The idea is to offer customers a single system that can host both simulations and advanced data analytics.

Atos Reveals First Commercial ARM-Based Supercomputer

On the opening day of the ISC High Performance conference, Atos announced the Bull Sequana X1310, an ARM-based variant of the company’s Sequana X1000 supercomputer line.

Swiss Deploy World’s Fastest GPU-Powered Supercomputer

The recent upgrade to the Piz Daint supercomputer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), has thrust the machine into limelight here at the ISC High Performance conference on opening day. The Cray XC50 system turned in a Linpack result of 19.6 petaflops, which was good enough to capture the number three spot on the latest TOP500 list, and displace Titan, the former GPU supercomputing champ, running at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

GPUs, OmniPath, and Piz Daint; Highlights of the new TOP500 list

Episode 180: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman react to the news from the Top500 list at SC 17.

TOP500 List Refreshed, US Edged Out of Third Place

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— The 49th edition of the TOP500 list was released today in conjunction with the opening session of the ISC High Performance conference, which is taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany. The list ranks the world’s most powerful supercomputers based on the Linpack benchmark and is released twice per year.

DOE PathForward Awards for Exascale; A Look Ahead at ISC 17

Episode 179: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman comment on the DOE's exascale awards and discuss the things to watch at ISC 17.

DOE Shells Out $258 Million to Six Vendors to Develop Exascale Hardware

The US Department of Energy announced that it will funnel $258 million into six tech companies as part of its PathForward program to develop new HPC technologies for exascale supercomputers. The awardees include AMD, Cray, HPE, IBM, Intel, and NVIDIA.

IBM Paves Path to Five Nanometers; DARPA Hires Intel for a New Project

Episode 178: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss interesting chip developments coming from IBM and Intel.

Lustre Architect Peter Braam Talks About His Latest Venture

In 1999, Peter Braam introduced Lustre, an open-source parallel file system which went on to become one the most popular software packages for supercomputing. Braam’s success with Lustre was just the start of a career in which he founded five companies and guided technology development in numerous others -- Sun Microsystem, Red Hat, and Xyratex, among them. He’s currently working with Cambridge University on the Square Kilometer Array project and its Science Data Processor effort.