Intel, Micro Debut Quad-Level Cell NAND Flash

May 22, 2018

Chipmakers continue to gear designs toward AI and other demanding cloud workloads that take advantage of datacenter flash storage capacity. To that end, memory Read more…

By George Leopold

ASC18: Tough Applications & Tough Luck

May 17, 2018

The applications at the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition were tough. Tougher than the $3.99 steak special at your local greasy spoon restaurant. The apps are s Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: New HPCG Record (Barely) Set!!

May 16, 2018

When it comes to HPC benchmarks, very few are tougher on the hardware than HPCG. Designed to complement HPL (LINPACK), HPCG much more closely mimics today’s r Read more…

By Dan Olds

Students Pack Many LINs at ASC18

May 16, 2018

The first task facing the university teams at the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition was running the venerable LINPACK benchmark. It was a hard fought battle, but in the end, Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) came out on top with a score of 42.99 teraflops. Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Students Grapple with Grueling Applications

May 15, 2018

The ASC competitions are known for the punishingly difficult application tasks they ladle out to students at their annual student cluster competitions. As one long time student participant commented “The applications at ASC just keep getting harder and harder, it never stops.” This year, the competition, held in Nanchang, China, is even more difficult since it’s a day shorter. Read more…

By Dan Olds

Allen Institute Releases AI-based Model of Human Cell

May 14, 2018

Productive use of AI in bioresearch, still in its early stages, took a step forward last week with the release the Allen Integrated Cell – a predictive 3D mod Read more…

By Staff

Meet Your ASC18 Teams; Watch Me Struggle with Chinese Words

May 13, 2018

It’s time for our annual video meet ‘n greet with the ASC18 Student Cluster Competition teams. Each team took a little time out from their fierce competitio Read more…

By Dan Olds

ASC18: Team Configurations – Less is Still More

May 10, 2018

When it comes to hardware, the ASC Student Cluster Competitions are markedly different than what you see at ISC and SC. At the ISC and SC competitions, each tea Read more…

By Dan Olds

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