Exascale Computing: The View from Argonne

As a result of the dissolution of DARPA's UHPC program, the driving force behind exascale research in the US now resides with the Department of Energy, which has embarked upon a program to help d

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC and the Spirit of St. Louis

Every year, as the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany approaches, our good friends here at HPCwire invite me to reflect on the trends of the past 12 months, not so much to provide

By Thomas Sterling

TOP500 Gets Dressed Up with New Blue Genes

The 39th TOP500 list was released today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany, with a new machine at the top. Sequoia, an IBM Blue Gene/Q machine, delivered a world r

By Michael Feldman

Intel Will Ship Knights Corner Chip in 2012

On Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Intel announced that Knights Corner, the company's first manycore product, would be in production before the end of 2012. The

By Michael Feldman

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InfiniBand Hits 100G; Winners and Losers at ISC’12

June 21, 2012

Addison and Michael wrap up the news from ISC'12 and pick the event's winners and losers. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

US Recaptures TOP500 Title; Intel MIC Gets Its Own Brand

June 20, 2012

At ISC'12 in Hamburg, Addison and Michael review the new TOP500 results and discuss Intel's latest MIC moves. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Mellanox Cracks 100 Gbps with New InfiniBand Adapters

June 18, 2012

Mellanox has developed a new architecture for high performance InfiniBand. Known as Connect-IB, this is the company’s fourth major InfiniBand adapter redesign, following in the footsteps of its InfiniHost, InfiniHost III and ConnectX lines. The new adapters double the throughput of the company’s FDR InfinBand gear, supporting speeds beyond 100 Gbps. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

TOP500 Brain Trust Gathers for 20th Anniversary of List

June 17, 2012

In this exclusive interview, Hans Meuer, Erich Strohmaier, Jack Dongarra, and Horst Simon discuss why performance of the world's top 500 supercomputers has increased so rapidly and so constantly over the years, and consider whether this will continue to be the case through the current petascale era and beyond. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Lists We’d Like to See

June 15, 2012

Since the release of the first TOP500 list in June of 1993, the HPC community has been motivated by the competition to place high on that list. We’re now approaching the twentieth anniversary of the TOP500. In recent years, two additional lists have gained traction: the Green500 and the Graph 500. Would a few more lists be useful? Read more…

By Gary Johnson

SGI, Xyratex Refresh HPC Offerings; ISC’12 Preview

June 15, 2012

Addison and Michael review SGI's new UV 2 supercomputer and Xyratex' second-generation Lustre storage platform. They also preview next week's happenings at ISC'12 in Hamburg. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Student Cluster Challenge Makes ISC Debut

June 13, 2012

For the first time in its history, ISC will host its first international Student Cluster Challenge (SCC), heretofore a mainstay of the US-based SC conference in November. Now the competition is moving far beyond its “fan favorite” origins to take center stage this June in an international venue. Read more…

By Brian Sparks

The TOP500 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Will it Survive 20 More?

June 12, 2012

With the upcoming release of the TOP500 next week, the latest rankings are usually a hot topic of discussion this time of year. Over the past 20 years, the list has proven to be a useful and popular compilation of supercomputers for the HPC community. In this exclusive interview, Professor Hans Meuer, considered by many to be the driving force behind the project, offers his thoughts on the TOP500; its past, present, and future. Read more…

By Tom Tabor

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