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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…

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…

Intel Will Ship Knights Corner Chip in 2012

June 18, 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 company also released a few more details about the upcoming product line, including the creation of a new Xeon brand for the architecture, some performance updates on pre-production silicon, and Cray's adoption of MIC as part of its future Cascade supercomputer. Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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