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Breaking: Detailed Results from Today’s Top 500 Fastest Supercomputers List

Jun 23, 2014 |

Greetings from Germany and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC14) where, as happens each year, the bi-annual list of the top 500 fastest supercomputers is unveiled. Usually, this happens with a great deal of fanfare and speculation over which machine will take the top position. However, this year, there is little surprise in the finding that Read more…

Sunday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items tweeted throughout the day at ISC14. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow and every day of the ISC event for more live coverage.  

ISC’14

Jun 22, 2014 |

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is the most significant conference and exhibition in Europe for the HPC community. The 2014 focus is on supercomputers solving real life problems, extreme computing challenges, and emerging trends for big data and HPC, and much more. The exhibition will showcase comprehensive range of systems and services from top vendors Read more…

ISC Beyond the Hans Meuer Era

Jun 19, 2014 |

Hans Werner Meuer (1936 – 2014†) and his legacy need little introduction within the high-performance computing (HPC) community. In Europe, he is known as the “Father of European supercomputing.” Hans, as he was fondly known in the community, became involved in data processing in 1960 and for the next 54 years of his life, he Read more…

Young HPC Researchers Take Global Stage

May 15, 2014 |

One of the more compelling HPC community-centered questions that tends to arise is how to snag and maintain interest in supercomputing among the younger ranks of researchers. With opportunities at large companies with massive datacenter and coding needs, it can be difficult for research centers to cling to young talent. To demonstrate that there is Read more…

Remembering Hans Meuer

Jan 22, 2014 |

In the early years of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), when the event was topping out at 150 attendees, the beginning of each session commenced with Dr. Hans Meuer ringing a Salvation Army bell that was meant to bring us all together. The memory is a sweet one, but it is with great sadness that Read more…

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer Passes Away at 77

Jan 21, 2014 |

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer passed away yesterday at the age of 77. A treasured member of the international supercomputing community, Meuer died peacefully at his home in Daisbach, Southern Germany, after a brief battle with cancer. Meuer is survived by his wife, Ursula, his sons, Andreas, Martin and Thomas, daughter-in-laws, his grandchildren, his Read more…

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

Jun 20, 2013 |

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….

Six Can’t Miss Sessions for ISC’13

Jun 13, 2013 |

Outside of the main attractions, including the keynote sessions, vendor showdowns, Think Tank panels, BoFs, and tutorial elements, the International Supercomputing Conference has balanced its five-day agenda with some striking panels, discussions and topic areas that are worthy of some attention….

A Conversation with Dr. Hans Meuer and Dr. Horst Gietl

Apr 22, 2013 |

Gearing up for ISC’13, contributor Miha Ahronovitz examines where HPC has been and where it’s headed. In this in-depth interview, Drs. Hans Meuer and Horst Gietl recount the origins of the TOP500 list and wax prophetic on the future of supercomputing, including the peril and promise of parallel programming as well as the long-term shift away from compute centrism.