Supercomputers are clearly important to the ability of the U.S. to compete on the global stage, but some members of Congress don’t understand that, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said at the recent dedication of Mira, the IBM BlueGene/Q supercomputer installed last year at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
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….
We’ve scoured the journals and conference proceedings to bring you the top research stories of the week. This diverse set of items includes advancements in petascale-era development environments; balancing performance with power efficiency; optimizing computer science instruction; and a possible path to extreme heterogeneity.
University of Oklahoma researcher zeros in on why some storms generate tornadoes while others don’t.
Compared to overall IT spending, the supercomputing market is quite healthy. Is this the expected evolution of Moore’s Law or is it something else entirely?
A giant leap in bone structure research paves the way for advances in osteoporosis treatment; details from UCSD’s Research CyberInfrastructure (RCI) Program reveal what PIs really want; and a cloud computing programming model puts the focus on predictable performance. Plus GPU-related research and more…
IDC report highlights the continued shift to large system sales.
Researchers combine quantum chemistry, supercomputing to create a super-class of antioxidants.
By current estimates, we’re about a decade away from having exascale computing capability. Never before has the HPC community focused so intensively on a machine so far beyond its grasp. Nevertheless, stalwart cadres around the globe are drafting strategies, plans, and roadmaps to get from here to exascale.