The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream’s FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA’s latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel’s extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s new hybrid cluster.
With exascale predictions all the rage, here’s a more sobering look at the next big thing in supercomputing.
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected four “performers” to develop prototype systems for its Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) program. According to a press release issued on August 6, the organizations include Intel, NVIDIA, MIT, and Sandia National Lab. Georgia Tech was also tapped to head up an evaluation team for the systems under development.
Agency announces Omnipresent High Performance Computing program.
DARPA program looks to create useful intelligent machines.
Berkeley symposium calls for changes from circuits to networks.
Start from scratch or extend the legacy languages?
Bob Graybill, whose high-profile roles have included heading the DARPA High Productivity Computing Systems (HPCS) program and working with USC-ISI, the Council on Competitiveness and half a dozen big defense contractors, is now CEO and president of a start-up. Nimbis Services aims to expand HPC use in manufacturing by brokering cycles, storage and expertise.