SC17 Student Cluster Competition Configurations: Fewer Nodes, Way More Accelerators

The final configurations for each of the SC17 “Donnybrook in Denver” Student Cluster Competition have been released. Fortunately, each team received their equipment shipments on time and unda

By Dan Olds

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

(Nov. 16, Denver) The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2018 (ASC18) officially kicked off today at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17). The registration is now open to university student

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Student Clusterers Demolish HPCG Record! Nanyang Sweeps Benchmarks

Nanyang pulled off the always difficult double-play at this year’s SC Student Cluster Competition. The plucky team from Singapore posted a world record LINPACK, thus taking the Highest LINPACK

By Dan Olds

Student Cluster LINPACK Record Shattered! More LINs Packed Than Ever before!

Nanyang Technological University, the pride of Singapore, utterly destroyed the Student Cluster Competition LINPACK record by posting a score of 51.77 TFlop/s at SC17 in Denver. The previous reco

By Dan Olds

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OpenACC Shines in Global Climate/Weather Codes

November 14, 2017

OpenACC, the directive-based parallel programming model used mostly for porting codes to GPUs for use on heterogeneous systems, came to SC17 touting impressive Read more…

By John Russell

Flipping the Flops and Reading the Top500 Tea Leaves

November 13, 2017

The 50th edition of the Top500 list, the biannual publication of the world’s fastest supercomputers based on public Linpack benchmarking results, was released Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Co-Design Center Develops Next-Gen Simulation Tools

November 8, 2017

The exascale architectures on the horizon for supercomputing pose intricate challenges to the developers of large-scale scientific applications. Running efficie Read more…

By Scott Gibson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Deep Learning for Science: A Q&A with NERSC’s Prabhat

November 7, 2017

Deep learning is enjoying unprecedented success in a variety of commercial applications, but it is also beginning to find its footing in science. Just a decade Read more…

By Kathy Kincade

SC17: AI and Machine Learning are Central to Computational Attack on Cancer

November 7, 2017

Enlisting computational technologies in the war on cancer isn’t new but it has taken on an increasingly decisive role. At SC17, Eric Stahlberg, director of th Read more…

By John Russell

SC17 Preview: The National Strategic Computing Initiative

November 2, 2017

In Washington, the conventional wisdom is that an initiative started by one presidential administration will not survive into a new one. This seemed to be parti Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

House Subcommittee Tackles US Competitiveness in Quantum Computing

November 1, 2017

How important is quantum computing? How are U.S. quantum research efforts stacking up against the rest of the world? What should a national quantum computing po Read more…

By John Russell

SC17: Singularity Preps Version 3.0, Nears 1M Containers Served Daily

November 1, 2017

Just a few months ago about half a million jobs were being run daily using Singularity containers, the LBNL-founded container platform intended for HPC. That wa Read more…

By John Russell

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