In the second installment of our two-part report on the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), we trace the history of the top three teams at the recent ISC High Performance conference (ISC18) and look at the factors that drove their success.
Every contest has winners and losers. If you have spent much time following student cluster competitions at HPC conferences, you may wonder, as I have, why some win time and again, while others have a difficult time placing. You may also wonder why some never make it on the field.
In a bid to reinvent computer graphics and visualization, NVIDIA has developed a new architecture that merges AI, ray tracing, rasterization, and computation.The new architecture, known as Turing, was unveiled this week by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang in his keynote address at SIGGRAPH 2018.
In my role as an independent advisor to industry users of high performance computing, I recently helped to coordinate a private gathering of leading industry users of HPC – no HPC centers, or vendors, just the users of HPC in industry meeting as peers. One key topic we discussed was things that might significantly change how industry deploys and uses high performance computing, what I refer to as “HPC disruptors.”
The upcoming battle between AMD’s “Rome” server CPU and Intel’s “Ice Lake” Xeon scalable processor promises to be an interesting matchup. But this time around, AMD could have an advantage it has never had before.