The San Diego Supercomputer Center is home to a potential proving ground for flash-based systems.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover SDSC’s newest supercomputing addition; Canada’s big supercomputing allocation; NVIDIA’s CUDA Toolkit enhancements; a joint public-private manufacturing initiative; and Supermicro’s latest offerings.
The naming of Michael Norman as director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) last week was long overdue. SDSC has been without an official director for more than 14 months, with Norman filling the spot as the interim head since last July. The appointment could mark something of a comeback for the center, which has not only gone director-less during this time, but has been operating without a high-end supercomputer as well.