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Tianhe-2, The Arena for ASC14 Student Supercomputer Challenge

Mar 27, 2014 |

A few days ago, 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (hereafter ASC14) announced that the 16 ASC14 finalists will compete an application scalability on the Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is moved to the Sun Yat-Sen University very recently. While, it is the first time that Tianhe 2, or any other giant supercomputer, will be used in a Read more…

NVIDIA Steers Roadmap Around GPU Bottlenecks

Mar 25, 2014 |

The GPU Technology Conference (GTC ’14) kicked off this morning in San Jose with NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, opting to open the event with a preview of what’s ahead for GPUs in big data–and big computing. While the gaming and entertainment eye candy  one expects at GTC did indeed find its way into the mix, Read more…

Swiss Hybrid Petaflopper Opens for Research

Mar 24, 2014 |

During the 2013 NVIDIA GPU Technology conference, the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) revealed that its Cray XC30 “Piz Daint” supercomputer was on track to becoming Europe’s fastest GPU-accelerated number-cruncher, and the first Cray machine to be equipped with Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs. Now, one year later, the revved-up Piz Daint is officially Read more…

16 Universities Qualified for the ASC14 Final

Mar 23, 2014 |

On March 24, 2014 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (hereinafter ASC14) held the press conference in Beijing, and officially announced the 16 teams qualified for the final, which will be held in the Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou) on April 21-25. The conference has speakers from the domestic and overseas teams and embassy related. It also has Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Mar 20, 2014 |

As we prepare to head out to the GPU Technology Conference this weekend (we’ll be reporting from the event in San Jose next week), we’re looking back, as we do each Friday morning, at the week in news. While the news cycle was lighter than usual, there were a few items of broader importance to Read more…

Peek into China’s Plans for Top Supercomputer Shows No Slowdown

Mar 20, 2014 |

This week we learned more about Japan’s exascale plans for the 2020 timeframe, but also on the contender list to be among the first to reach exascale-class computing levels is China. For now, however, the country has its sights set on continuing to dominate the list in 2015 and beyond. To put this and the Read more…

Details Emerging on Japan’s Future Exascale System

Mar 18, 2014 |

The Big Data and Extreme Computing meeting in Fukuoka, Japan concluded recently, pushing a great deal of information about international progress toward exascale initiatives into the global community. As the host country, Japan had ample opportunity to gather many of the researchers building out the next incarnation of the K Computer, which is expected to Read more…

Workflow as a Service Expanding Beyond HPC

Mar 17, 2014 |

At the height of the first wave of the commercial cloud computing boom, around 2008, two HPC industry figures, Brian Schott and Robert Graybill, put their heads together to see how clouds might support high performance computing workloads. Their efforts led them to develop a “clearinghouse” for cloud-based HPC platforms and applications, which in turn Read more…

Flying the Flag for UK Tech Innovation in Europe

Mar 17, 2014 |

Dataflow Computing highlights Great Britain’s Tech Prowess UKTI & Maxeler Technologies Media Release Hannover, March 13, 2014 – As the UK technology sector cements its leading position in tech innovation worldwide, British firm Maxeler credits its growing success to the innovation of its dataflow engine technology. Dataflow is a highly novel compute concept where applications Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Mar 14, 2014 |

It’s been a packed week here at HPCwire, with several news and insight items spanning the globe. We’ll touch on key announcements and insights from the weeks news, which complement some deeper reporting on developments at Intel, Altair, Panasas, and others. But first, let’s hit some highlights from beyond the headlines… One of the more popular Read more…