SC21 Was Unlike Any Other — Was That a Good Thing?

For a long time, the promised in-person SC21 seemed like an impossible fever dream, the assurances of a prominent physical component persisting across years of canceled conferences, including two

By Oliver Peckham and Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Dominates Latest MLPerf Results but Competitors Start Speaking Up

MLCommons today released its fifth round of MLPerf training benchmark results with Nvidia GPUs again dominating. That said, a few other AI accelerator companies participated and, one of them, Gra

By John Russell

MLPerf Issues HPC 1.0 Benchmark Results Featuring Impressive Systems (Think Fugaku)

Earlier this week MLCommons issued results from its latest MLPerf HPC training benchmarking exercise. Unlike other MLPerf benchmarks, which mostly measure the training and inference performance o

By John Russell

Gordon Bell Special Prize Goes to World-Shaping COVID Droplet Work

For the second (and, hopefully, final) year in a row, SC21 included a second major research award alongside the ACM 2021 Gordon Bell Prize: the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Comp

By Oliver Peckham

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Hyperion SC21 Market Update: 2021 Looks Strong (Surprise!); Big Systems, Cloud and AI Are Drivers

November 15, 2021

Hyperion Research delivered its annual HPC market update at SC21 today. Much of it echoed Hyperion’s earlier mid-year report: the 2020 HPC market (on-premise) finished around $28B slightly up (~1.1 percent), roughly what was forecast in June. The gain was mostly due to the early standing-up of Fugaku. Read more…

Top500: No Exascale, Fugaku Still Reigns, Polaris Debuts at #12

November 15, 2021

No exascale for you* -- at least, not within the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) territory of the latest Top500 list, issued today from the 33rd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC21), held in-person in St. Louis, Mo., and virtually, from Nov. 14–19. "We were hoping to have the first exascale system on this list but that didn’t happen," said Top500 co-author... Read more…

‘Forever’ Chemicals? Maybe Not, Thanks to Supercomputing

November 11, 2021

Nonbiodegradable “forever chemicals” like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively, PFASs) were invented in the 1930s as a way to advance Read more…

AMD Launches Milan-X CPU with 3D V-Cache and Multichip Instinct MI200 GPU

November 8, 2021

At a virtual event this morning, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled the company’s latest and much-anticipated server products: the new Milan-X CPU, which leverages AMD’s new 3D V-Cache technology; and its new Instinct MI200 GPU, which provides up to 220 compute units across two Infinity Fabric-connected dies, delivering an astounding 47.9 peak double-precision teraflops. “We're in a high-performance computing megacycle, driven by the growing need to deploy additional compute performance... Read more…

San Diego Supercomputers Investigate Drug Repurposing for COVID-19

November 4, 2021

While there are now a slew of approved, effective vaccines that curb COVID-19 infections, there is only one FDA-approved therapeutic to fight ongoing COVID-19 i Read more…

USDA-Backed Agrivoltaics Project to Use New NCSA Supercomputer

October 28, 2021

“Agrivoltaic,” a portmanteau of agriculture and photovoltaic, describes crop fields that include photovoltaic solar panels. It’s an efficient proposition Read more…

SPEC Introduces SPEChpc 2021Suite for Heterogeneous Systems

October 28, 2021

SPEC – the Standard Performance Evaluation Company – introduced its newest benchmark suite today, SPEChpc 2021, intended to measure “intense compute paral Read more…

D-Wave Embraces Gate-Based Quantum Computing; Charts Path Forward

October 21, 2021

Earlier this month D-Wave Systems, the quantum computing pioneer that has long championed quantum annealing-based quantum computing (and sometimes taken heat fo Read more…

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