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Supercomputing, big data and artificial intelligence are crucial tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Around the world, researchers, corporations and governments are urgently devo

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GENCI Supercomputer Simulation Illuminates the Dark Universe

What we can see and touch are, in the scheme of the universe, relatively minor components, with visible matter and tangible mass constituting just 16 percent of the universe’s mass and 30 perce

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SC20 Panel – OK, You Hate Storage Tiering. What’s Next Then?

Tiering in HPC storage has a bad rep. No one likes it. It complicates things and slows I/O. At least one storage technology newcomer – VAST Data – advocates dumping the whole idea. One large-

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Exscalate4CoV Runs 70 Billion-Molecule Coronavirus Simulation

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Azure Scaled to Record 86,400 Cores for Molecular Dynamics

November 20, 2020

A new record for HPC scaling on the public cloud has been achieved on Microsoft Azure. Led by Dr. Jer-Ming Chia, the cloud provider partnered with the Beckman I Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Gordon Bell Prize Winner Breaks Ground in AI-Infused Ab Initio Simulation

November 20, 2020

The race to blend deep learning and first-principle simulation to speed up solutions and scale up problems tackled is one of the most exciting research areas in computational science today. This year’s ACM Gordon Bell Prize winner announced today at SC20 makes significant progress in that direction. Read more…

By John Russell

Gordon Bell Special Prize Goes to Massive SARS-CoV-2 Simulations

November 19, 2020

2020 has proven a harrowing year – but it has produced remarkable heroes. To that end, this year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) introduced the Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

SC20 Keynote: Climate, Exascale & the Ultimate Answer

November 19, 2020

SC20’s keynote was delivered by renowned meteorologist and climatologist Bjorn Stevens, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology since 2008 and a professor at the University of Hamburg. In his keynote, Stevens traced the history of climate science from its earliest days through... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Hyperion Research: COVID-19 Changing the Global 2020 HPC Market Landscape

November 18, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

TACC Advances Plans for NSF Leadership-Class Computing Facility for 10X Science

November 18, 2020

Even with the unprecedented computing power currently at our disposal, a tenfold increase in supercomputing capacity is needed to solve many of today's scientific grand challenge problems. Starting in 2019, TACC was formally invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a plan for a Leadership... Read more…

By Aaron Dubrow

On the ‘Frontera’ Lines of COVID-19 Research

November 18, 2020

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and its juggernaut Frontera system (ranked ninth on the most recent Top500 list) have been on the front lines of COVI Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Intel Xe-HP GPU Deployed for Aurora Exascale Development

November 17, 2020

At SC20, Intel announced that it is making its Xe-HP high performance discrete GPUs available to early access developers. Notably, the new chips have been deplo Read more…

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