Since 1986 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Language Flags

2013 International Supercomputing Conference

isc13

 

The Top 500 Visualized

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year’s rankings. In this visual feature, we’ve provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the…

LIVEwire Extra – the ISC’13 Photo Gallery Collection

It’s often said that every picture tells a story, and our latest edition to the HPCwire Photo Gallery collection from ISC’13 is no exception. This year’s conference held in Liepzig, Germany exceeded all expectations, uniting the largest international audience-to-date of technical computing luminaries, attendees, and industry leaders across the HPC community and beyond. Whether you were at the event or following the conference from afar, we hope you enjoy our favorite photos captured live from the show. View the ISC’13 photo gallery now.

Feature Articles from ISC13

China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

(06/20/2013) – China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur’s Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national…
Read more…

HPC Systems Post Solid Revenue Growth in Q1

(06/20/2013) – Worldwide sales of HPC servers perked up by 5.3 percent during the first quarter of 2013, to $2.5 billion, industry watchers at IDC reported last week. The increase was driven by sales of small and midrange HPC systems, as sales of high-end supercomputers declined.
Read more…

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

(06/20/2013) – During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….
Read more…

My Supercomputer is Bigger Than Yours!

(06/18/2013) – Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national “size matters” contest means for the U.S. and other nations…
Read more…

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

(06/18/2013) – Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point….
Read more…

Intel Snaps New Grips to HPC Hook

(06/17/2013) – Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products–all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company’s Raj….
Read more…

Top 500 Results Reveal Global Acceleration, Balance Shift

(06/17/2013) – The Top 500 list of the world’s fastest computers has just been announced. Not surprisingly, since it’s been reported on prior to the official announcement, the Chinese Tianhe-2 system tops the list. And that is an understatement. We talk with Jack Dongarra, Horst Simon, Hans Meuer and others from the….
Read more…

Six Can’t Miss Sessions for ISC’13

(06/13/2013) – Outside of the main attractions, including the keynote sessions, vendor showdowns, Think Tank panels, BoFs, and tutorial elements, the International Supercomputing Conference has balanced its five-day agenda with some striking panels, discussions and topic areas that are worthy of some attention….
Read more…

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

(06/12/2013) – Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how….
Read more…

Special Commentary from ISC13

Podcast: Reviewing ISC13 Live from Leipzig, Germany
Nicole and Addison discuss some of the pressing topics at this ISC13 live from Leipzig, Germany. Included among those issues is the possibility of a new benchmark for the Top500, how Intel stole the show, and China’s plans for Tianhe-2. Read more…

Podcast: A New Top of the Top500; ISC Kicks Off in Leipzig
Intersect360’s Chris Willard fills in for Nicole as he and Addison discuss the opening day of ISC13 from Leipzig, Germany in this special edition of HPCwire soundbite. Read more…

Podcast: A Conversation with the Founding Fathers of the Top500
In this special edition of HPCwire Soundbite live from ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany, Nicole and Addison sit down with Top500 founders Horst Simon, Jack Dongarra, Hans Meuer, and Erich Strohmaier to discuss the implications of this year’s newly released list and the future trends of the Top500. Read more…

Podcast: Intel Ushers Lustre into the Mainstream; A Look Ahead to Germany and ISC13
Isaac and Addison discuss Intel’s big data push and the upcoming International Supercomputing conference in Germany. Read more…

Podcast: T-Platforms CEO Responds to US Blacklist; Dell Boxes Up HPC for Life Sciences
Nicole and Addison discuss Nicole’s interview with blacklisted T-Platforms’ CEO along with Dell’s new genomics offering and its contribution to HPC in the life sciences. Read more…

Podcast: Chinese Scale Top500 Wall; Preparing for a New No. 1 at ISC
Nicole and Addison discuss the implications of the Chinese Tianhe-2 system primed to sit atop next month’s Top500 list. Read more…

Podcast: ISC13 Preview and A Look Ahead at HPC Trends to Watch
This week Nicole and Addison discussed the upcoming ISC13 conference and HPC trends to keep an eye out for, like interconnects. Read more…

Off the Wire from ISC13