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New Intel HPC Lead Tracks Phi Momentum

Mar 13, 2014 |

While there may not be a distinct, publicly available roadmap laying out the exact course for the next generation of Xeon Phi, conversations are brewing about how smooth the highway to Knight’s Landing will be, what the destination will look like, and of course, exactly how long it will take to arrive. The unofficial landing Read more…

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…

Focus Sharpens on New HPC Benchmark

Jan 6, 2014 |

Over the last few years in particular, discussions about the limitations of the current measurement for the Top500, the LINPACK benchmark, have echoed louder. The result of these lines of questioning have led to a new benchmarking possibility–one that takes real world application needs and current architectural and system design trends into greater account. LINPACK Read more…

HPC and Science & Technology Policy

Nov 26, 2013 |

Policies, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. This is a loose paraphrase of a common analogy. Is it apt when applied to science and technology policy? In particular, how – and where – is HPC policy made? Is it currently being made at all? Given the Read more…

Intel Brings Knights to the Roundtable at SC13

Nov 23, 2013 |

This week during SC13, Intel hosted a roundtable session to discuss the future of its upcoming Knights Landing product, hitting on where the key benefits are expected for technical computing users and how Knight’s Landing might influence the shape of next generation systems and applications. As Intel turns its focus on the Xeon front to Read more…

Short Takes

Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Steve Oberlin to Lead NVIDIA’s HPC Unit

Nov 20, 2013 |

HPC veteran and former Cray Research alum Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the graphic chipmakers’s high-performance computing initiative. Oberlin’s new role as chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit puts him in charge of NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture. “Steve has decades of experience in high performance computing, going back to Read more…

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

Dongarra Honored with Ken Kennedy Award for Contributions to Supercomputing

Oct 8, 2013 |

HPC luminary Jack Dongarra has been selected to receive an ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for “his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing (HPC).” Dongarra is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he is the founder and Read more…

Off the Wire

ORNL’s John Wagner Receives E.O. Lawrence Award

Apr 16, 2014 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 16 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences. Wagner, a nuclear engineer who serves as national technical director for DOE’s Nuclear Fuels Storage and Transportation Read more…

Susan Estrada Inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Apr 8, 2014 |

SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 8 – Today Susan Estrada joins the elite ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted Estrada for her contributions to the early Internet growth. Estrada has been named Read more…

Qualters Appointed Division Director for ACI at NSF

Apr 3, 2014 |

April 3 — Ms. Irene Qualters has been appointed to the position of Division Director for the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation, effective April 6, 2014. In this role, Irene will lead ACI in its mission to support and coordinate the prototyping, development, acquisition, and provisioning of state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure resources, tools, Read more…

College of Computing Picks Bader to Lead School of CSE

Mar 26, 2014 |

March 26 — Following a national search for new leadership of its School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has selected its own David A. Bader, a renowned leader in high-performance computing, to chair the school. Bader, a professor in the School of CSE and executive director of the High-Performance Computing Lab, Read more…

ORNL Mourns Loss of Ricky Kendall

Mar 24, 2014 |

March 24 — Ricky Kendall, former Group Leader for Scientific Computing and NCCS Chief Computational Scientist, passed away on Tuesday, 18 March 2014, following a heart attack. He was 53 years old. Ricky was critical to building the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, and building our Scientific Computing Group in particular. His ‘whatever it takes’ Read more…