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SRC Debuts Defense-Hardened FPGA Server

May 28, 2015 |

The SRC Saturn 1 server debuted today, built by reconfigurable computing specialists SRC Computers and positioned as an x86 alternative for high-volume workloads in hyperscale computing and big data analytics. While we have seen several FPGA-based server solutions come to market in the past year, the Saturn-1 is distinguished by its pedigree and insulation from Read more…

Fourth Annual Asian Supercomputing Challenge Winners Revealed

May 27, 2015 |

The fourth annual Asian Student Supercomputing Challenge concluded last Friday evening with a grand celebration dinner for all the finalists, their advisers, and invited guests at the old Taiyuan University of Technology campus in Taiyuan, China. All 16 teams, nearly 100 students total, were being honored not only for their efforts over a grueling five-day Read more…

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…