From Exasperation to Exascale: HPE’s Nic Dubé on Frontier’s Untold Story

The Frontier supercomputer – still fresh off its chart-topping 1.1 Linpack exaflops run and maintaining its number-one spot on the Top500 list – was still very much in the spotlight at SC22 i

By Tiffany Trader

HPC Career Notes: December 2022 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, o

By Mariana Iriarte

IBM Quantum Summit: Osprey Flies; Error Handling Progress; Quantum-centric Supercomputing

Part scorecard, part grand vision, IBM’s annual Quantum Summit held last month is a fascinating snapshot of IBM’s progress, evolving technology roadmap, and issues facing the quantum landscap

By John Russell

2022 Road Trip: NASA Ames Takes Off

I left Dallas very early Friday morning after the conclusion of SC22. I had a race with the devil to get from Dallas to Mountain View, Calif., by Sunday. According to Google Maps, this 1,957 mile

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2022 Road Trip: Sandia Brain Trust Sounds Off

November 24, 2022

As the 2022 Great American Supercomputing Road Trip carries on, it’s Sandia’s turn. It was a bright sunny day when I rolled into Albuquerque after a high-sp Read more…

2022 HPC Road Trip: Los Alamos

November 23, 2022

With SC22 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back to the 2022 Great American Supercomputing Road Trip. To refresh everyone’s memory, I jumped in the c Read more…

Chipmakers Looking at New Architecture to Drive Computing Ahead

November 23, 2022

The ability to scale current computing designs is reaching a breaking point, and chipmakers such as Intel, Qualcomm and AMD are putting their brains together on an alternate architecture to push computing forward. The chipmakers are coalescing around the new concept of sparse computing, which involves bringing computing to data... Read more…

Quantum – Are We There (or Close) Yet? No, Says the Panel

November 19, 2022

For all of its politeness, a fascinating panel on the last day of SC22 – Quantum Computing: A Future for HPC Acceleration? – mostly served to illustrate the Read more…

RISC-V Is Far from Being an Alternative to x86 and Arm in HPC

November 18, 2022

One of the original RISC-V designers this week boldly predicted that the open architecture will surpass rival chip architectures in performance. "The prediction is two or three years we'll be surpassing your architectures and available performance with... Read more…

Jack Dongarra: A Not So Simple Matter of Software

November 16, 2022

For a few moments, the atmosphere was more Rock Concert than Supercomputing Conference with many members of a packed audience standing, cheering, and waving signs as Jack Dongarra took the stage to deliver the annual ACM Turing Award lecture at SC22. Read more…

Europe’s Chip Sovereignty Altering US Chip Companies’ Exascale Approach

November 16, 2022

Europe’s sovereign approach to exascale computing is complicating plans for U.S. chipmakers to breakthrough in the market, and in the process, empowering local chipmakers. For one, a European chip startup called SiPearl is emerging as an early... Read more…

MLCommons Issues MLPerf HPC Training Results for Larger Systems

November 14, 2022

MLCommons last week issued its third annual set of MLPerf HPC (v2.0) results intended to showcase the performance of larger systems when training more rigorous Read more…

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