Tsinghua University Won the Overall Champion of ASC15

May 22, 2015 |

On May 22th, the final round of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15), the largest supercomputer contest in the world, ended in Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan city, Shanxi province, China. Tsinghua University won the champion, National University of Defense Technology was Silver Winner, Nanyang Technological University from Singapore gained Highest LINPACK, Sun Yat-sen University Read more…

Jetstream: Targeting the Long Tail of Science

May 21, 2015 |

Improving HPC access to the so-called long tail of science is an ongoing NSF priority. Several initiatives, funded at least in part by NSF, are underway and one – Jetstream – is the first NSF-funded HPC Cloud targeted directly at domain scientists and engineers who typically have limited access to HPC resources and limited expertise. Read more…

ASC15 Rewrote the World Record

May 20, 2015 |

Nanyang Technological University Lead Computing Performance On May 20, the first day of ASC15 Student Supercomputer Challenge in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, the team of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from Singapore accomplished impressive high performance on floating point computing with the rate of 11.92 Tflop/s and broke the world record under 3000W power budget.   Read more…

ASC15 Towards Universe, Life, and Smog

May 19, 2015 |

Since thousands of scientists have been devoting their efforts to studying the disturbing problems on universe, life and smog, it sounds to be the pie in the sky for college students to challenge the three conundrums. However, on May 18, 2015 ASC Students Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) will be held in Taiyuan University of Technology. On Read more…

25 Percent of Life Scientists Will Require HPC in 2015

May 18, 2015 |

Life science research has long been compute-intensive but requirements have largely been satisfied with traditional workstations and simple clusters. That’s changing: “Roughly 25 percent of life scientists, and this includes bench-level scientists, will require HPC capabilities in 2015, few of whom have ever used a command line,” said Ari Berman, GM of Government Services, the Read more…

ASC15 Final Will Issue¥250,000 Award

May 18, 2015 |

On May 18, 2015, the 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) final will be held in Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi province, China. Students of 16 university teams from all over the world will compete for six type awards including the Champion, the Silver Prize, the e Prize Computing Challenge Award, the Highest Linpack Award, Read more…

ISC Keynote Preview: Why Mercedes-Benz Uses HPC

May 15, 2015 |

World-renowned for automotive quality and safety, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars are also highly innovative. To share the inside story, Dr. Jürgen Kohler, the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, will talk about “High-Performance Computing – Highly Efficient Development – Mercedes-Benz Cars” at the opening keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference.

Tech Giants Battle for Image Recognition Supremacy

May 13, 2015 |

The race to exascale isn’t the only rivalry stirring up the advanced computing space. Artificial intelligence sub-fields, like deep learning, are also inspiring heated competition from tech conglomerates around the globe. When it comes to image recognition, computers have already passed the threshold of average human competency, leaving tech titans, like Baidu, Google and Microsoft, vying to Read more…

Purdue Lights Up Eighth Cluster in Eight Years

May 12, 2015 |

At Purdue, installing cluster computers is a tradition that inspires teamwork. The university’s central computing organization, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP),  just built its eighth cluster in as many years – seven of these are TOP500-level machines – with help from more than 100 staff and volunteers. On Friday morning, the crew got to work unboxing and assembling Read more…

Cluster Lifecycle Management: Capacity Planning and Reporting

May 8, 2015 |

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the best practices for proper care and feeding of your cluster to keep it running smoothly on a daily basis. In this column, we will look into the future and consider options for making sure your HPC system has the capacity to meet the needs of Read more…