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May 22, 2018 -- Visitors to San Marco Basilica in Venice, Italy are likely to feel a sense of awe: the sheer mass of the thousand-year-old structure and the details of its ostentatious decoratio

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Cray has supplied two identical Cray XC50 supercomputers to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in northwestern Tokyo. Boasting more than 18 petaflops combined peak computing capacity, the new

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IA^3 2018 Workshop on Irregular Applications Issues Call for Papers

May 18, 2018 -- The IA^3 2018 8th Workshop on Irregular Applications: Architectures and Algorithms has issued a call for papers.

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Irregular applications occur in many subject

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ASC18: Final Results Revealed & Wrapped Up

May 17, 2018

It was an exciting week at ASC18 in Nanyang, China. The student teams braved extreme heat, extremely difficult applications, and extreme competition in order to cross the cluster competition finish line. The gala awards ceremony took place on Wednesday. The auditorium was packed with student teams, various dignitaries, the media, and other interested parties. So what happened? Read more…

By Dan Olds

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

Spring Meetings Underscore Quantum Computing’s Rise

May 17, 2018

The month of April 2018 saw four very important and interesting meetings to discuss the state of quantum computing technologies, their potential impacts, and th Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Quantum Network Hub Opens in Japan

May 17, 2018

Following on the launch of its Q Commercial quantum network last December with 12 industrial and academic partners, the official Japanese hub at Keio University is now open to facilitate the exploration of quantum applications important to science and business. The news comes a week after IBM announced that North Carolina State University was the first U.S. university to join its Q Network. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Democratizing HPC: OSC Releases Version 1.3 of OnDemand

May 16, 2018

Making HPC resources readily available and easier to use for scientists who may have less HPC expertise is an ongoing challenge. Open OnDemand is a project by t Read more…

By John Russell

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

PRACE 2017 Annual Report: Exascale Aspirations; Industry Collaboration; HPC Training

May 15, 2018

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) today released its annual report showcasing 2017 activities and providing a glimpse into thinking about Read more…

By John Russell

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

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