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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.