Tag: ISC

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.

Future Challenges of Large-Scale Computing

Apr 15, 2013 |

Ahead of his opening conference keynote at ISC’13, Bill Dally, chief scientist at NVIDIA and senior vice president of NVIDIA Research, shares his views on where HPC is headed. Among the key topics covered are the demand for heterogenous computing, overcoming the memory wall, the implications of government belt-tightening, and much more…

TOP500: The Missing Puzzle Pieces

Feb 27, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/puzzle.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”95″ />The TOP500 list provides a valuable source of information to the HPC community. But every year, some of the data requested by the organizers is missing. And wouldn’t it be a good idea to add some new data points to the list?

How College Students Compete to Build the Fastest Supercomputers

Feb 14, 2013 |

If you have an office betting pool about which college students are likely to win the next cluster challenge, here are some things you should know.

A Sterling Future For HPC

Feb 11, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Sterling_Title_1.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”94″ />At ISC ’13 in Leipzig, Germany in June, Thomas Sterling will deliver a keynote that examines the accomplishments in HPC over the last decade. He plans to reveal “the true achievement of our field.” The Father of Beowulf will also offer a collection of predictions for the next decade from key HPC leaders. <em>HPCwire</em> asked him to make a few predictions of his own.

Introducing the First ISC Think Tank Series, Sponsored by HPCwire

Jun 28, 2011 |

Caroline shares her experience filming the first <em>’ISC Think Tank Series, hosted by HPCwire'</em> live at ISC ’11 and her thoughts on why capturing an annual “meeting of the minds” between the best and brightest in the industry is important for the HPC community.

Supercomputing in Transition

Jun 16, 2011 |

ISC to shine spotlight on heterogeneous computing.