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.
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…
<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?
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.
<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.
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.
ISC to shine spotlight on heterogeneous computing.
The remarkable success of the first international ISC Cloud’10 Conference held last October in Frankfurt, Germany, has motivated ISC Events to continue this series and organize a similar cloud computing conference this year, with an even more profound focus on the use of clouds for High Performance Computing (HPC).
Tom Tabor, publisher of HPCwire and HPC in the Cloud, gives his perspective on SC’10, which just celebrated its 25th year with the biggest turnout yet.
Last week, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) used the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’10) to unveil the new roadmap for InfiniBand. In a nutshell, the IBTA is moving the technology to 104 Gbps, using a new coding scheme that promises 100 Gbps of useful data in a 4-lane configuration.