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May 24, 2013
Heterogeneous processing or co-processing on chips other than the CPU is the most recent trend in HPC. To some extent there has always been a small fringe element pursuing this direction, but in the past few years, there has been a rich diversity of efforts and support from major HPC vendors.
- Last week's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) was a convenient excuse for vendors to announce a raft of new products, but three, in particular, stood out.
- HPC guru Thomas Sterling has labeled 2009 as "Year 1 AP -- After Petaflops." HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Thomas to expand on that theme and talk about where high performance computing is headed next.
- Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany, is speaking at this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg about his experiences with the exotic systems that lead the TOP500 list of the HPC community's preeminent supercomputers, and the scientific breakthroughs that they enable. We caught up with Dr. Lippert by email before the conference to get a sneak peak at his thoughts on working at the extremes of computation.
- When 1,500 leading members of the world’s high performance computing community convene June 23-26 at the 2009 International Supercomputing Conference, The opening keynote address will be presented by Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim, the legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems and founder and Chief Development Officer of Arista Networks. Von Bechtolsheim will discuss “The Evolution of Interconnects for High Performance Computing.”
- This year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) in Hamburg, Germany, promises to offer some respite from the gloomy news affecting the HPC community in these tough economic times.
- The 24th International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) convenes June 23-26 in the Congress Center Hamburg, and organizers are expecting more than 1,500 participants and about 120 exhibitors from around the world. As final preparations are being made, Prof. Hans Meuer took a break from his duties as general conference chair to discuss the event's new venue in Hamburg as well as this year's highlights.
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Podcast: ISC Special Edition - TOP500; InfiniBand vs. Ethernet, Getting to Exaflops by 2020
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Podcast: Horst Simon Says; Google and NASA Take Quantum Leap
Nicole and Addison continue to discuss the exascale race in light of Horst Simon's recent Q-and-A and consider the possibilities of D-Wave's quantum computer.
Podcast: New HPC Products in the Mid-Range and A Strong Yen for Exascale
Nicole and Addison discuss mid-range HPC products, the Japanese exascale initiative and the Irish500 this week.
Podcast: End Users Speak Up on Accelerators and Leadership Changes in HPC
This week Nicole and Addison discussed the growing trend of accelerators and leadership changes in HPC, including Intel's new CEO.
James Reinders is a senior engineer for Intel and has helped develop supercomputers, microprocessors and software tools for 25 years. James focuses on parallel programming models and is the author of a number of books on the topic.More > >
Gary M. Johnson is the founder of Computational Science Solutions, LLC, and a specialist in HPC management as well as the development of national science and technology policy. He is also involved in the creation of education and research programs in computational engineering and science.More > >
Andrew Jones has over 15 years of experience in HPC, in supercomputer center management and as a research user in industry. He now leads the HPC Services & Consulting at Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).More > >
Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the high performance computing industry. During his tenure, he has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis and consulting.More > >
Michael Wolfe has developed compilers for over 30 years in both academia and industry, and is now a senior compiler engineer at The Portland Group, Inc. More > >