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Momentum Builds for Intel’s HPC Scalable System Framework

Jul 13, 2015 |

At a press conference on Friday, Intel delivered a progress report on the state of its unfolding HPC portfolio. With key products like Omni-Path and Knights Landing set to launch later this year, Intel is focusing on the momentum that is building for its HPC Scalable System Framework. The company also announced that it is entering into a deeper alliance Read more…

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ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Jun 23, 2015 |

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…

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Japan Preps for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Jun 18, 2015 |

The task of drawing discrete boundaries around the tech spheres known as HPC and big data is getting more complicated with each passing year. Many are anticipating convergence between these camps. One prominent HPCer waving the convergence flag is Satoshi Matsuoka, a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information and Computing Center. In his Read more…

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HP Removes Memristors from Its ‘Machine’ Roadmap Until Further Notice

Jun 11, 2015 |

One year after Hewlett-Packard launched its ambitious “this will change everything” project called “The Machine,” the company is making some concessions to its initial vision, something it says is necessary in order to deliver a working prototype by next year. Announced with great fanfare at last year’s HP Discovery event, the Machine was to be Read more…

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AMD Refreshes Roadmap, Transitions Back to HPC

May 7, 2015 |

AMD revealed key elements of its multi-year strategy as part of its 2015 Financial Analyst Day event in New York on Wednesday. Out of the gate, CEO Lisa Su acknowledged the company’s recent challenges, pointing to a weak PC market and market share losses, before turning her attention to the game plan that AMD is Read more…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 18, 2015 |

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 that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #ISC16 is already taking Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 11, 2015 |

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 that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   .@NERSC's Francesca Verdier to Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 28, 2015 |

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 that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Congratulations #ASC15 Champions China's Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 7, 2015 |

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 that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. What a mere $208M Read more…

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CMU’s Claudico Goes All-In Against World-Class Poker Pros

May 1, 2015 |

Last Friday (April 24), the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition kicked-off at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, exactly halfway through the event, computer program “Claudico,” a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Carnegie Mellon, has played over 40,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker against four of the game’s professionals. The Read more…

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Off the Wire

PMC and Mellanox to Showcase NVMe Solutions at Flash Memory Summit

Aug 11, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11 — PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the companies will showcase two breakthrough NVM Express (NVMe) solutions at Flash Memory Summit in booth Read more…

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Submission Deadline for SC15 Doctoral Showcase Extended to August 21

Aug 10, 2015 |

Aug. 10 — As part of the Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.  Unlike technical paper and poster presentations, Doctoral Showcase highlights the entire contents of each dissertation, Read more…

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Historical Perspective: Getting to Know the SC Perennials

Aug 7, 2015 |

Aug. 7 — The SC Perennials is a name affectionately given to the 18 hardy individuals who have demonstrated an unswerving commitment to the HPC community, having attended all 27 of the SC conferences, starting with SC88.  The Perennials just keep coming back – year after year after. Just as a point of reference, we Read more…

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Nominations for Openings on SC Steering Committee Are Now Being Accepted

Aug 6, 2015 |

Aug. 6 — Nominations for two openings on the SC Steering committee are now open and will close on September 8, 2015. To nominate someone, or to nominate yourself, for a position on the Steering Committee, send an email giving the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the candidate meets the following criteria, and Read more…

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SIGHPC Travel Grants Now Open

Aug 6, 2015 |

Aug. 6 — The SIGHPC Grant application process is now open for applications, and offers full-time students the chance to fund a portion of their travel to SC15 in Austin, Texas. In addition to a maximum of $600 to travel from within North America, or $1200 to travel from outside of North America, grant awardees Read more…

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