Viewing posts from June, 2018

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?

CERN's Maria Girone: "We explain the magic!"

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC18) kicked off Monday in Frankfurt, Germany, with Maria Girone, CTO of CERN openlab delivering the opening keynote address. She explained how CERN’s needs will drive exascale computation and data science innovation in the future. 

Distortions, Trends and Quirks in the June 2018 TOP500 List

The TOP500 list is an intensely valuable tool for the HPC community, tracking aggregate trends over 25 years. However, a few observers have noted that recent publications of the TOP500 list have many duplicate entries, often at anonymous sites.

US Regains TOP500 Crown with Summit Supercomputer, Sierra Grabs Number Three Spot

FRANKFURT, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—The TOP500 celebrates its 25th anniversary with a major shakeup at the top of the list. For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems were either new or substantially upgraded.

Thomas Sterling Talks Exascale, Chinese HPC, Machine Learning, and Non-von Neumann Architectures

On Wednesday evening at the ISC High Performance conference, HPC luminary Dr. Thomas Sterling will deliver his customary keynote address on the state of high performance computing. To get something of a preview of that talk, we caught up with Sterling and asked him about some of the more pressing topics in the space.