Viewing posts from December, 2018

High Performance Computing in 2018: Hits and Misses

A number of established trends in HPC continued to gather momentum in 2018.  But there were also a few surprises. Let’s take a closer look at the more notable developments.

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.