China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Systems Post Solid Revenue Growth in Q1

Worldwide sales of HPC servers perked up by 5.3 percent during the first quarter of 2013, to $2.5 billion, industry watchers at IDC reported last week. The increase was driven by sales of small a

By Alex Woodie

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically--at least in supercomput

By Nicole Hemsoth

My Supercomputer is Bigger Than Yours!

Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national "size matters" contest means for the U.S. and other nations...

By Andrew Jones

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Reviewing ISC13 Live from Leipzig, Germany

June 20, 2013

Nicole and Addison discuss some of the pressing topics at this ISC13 live from Leipzig, Germany. Included among those issues is the possibility of a new benchmark for the Top500, how Intel stole the show, and China's plans for Tianhe-2. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

June 18, 2013

Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Snaps New Grips to HPC Hook

June 17, 2013

Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products--all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company's Raj.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Top 500 Results Reveal Global Acceleration, Balance Shift

June 17, 2013

The Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers has just been announced. Not surprisingly, since it's been reported on prior to the official announcement, the Chinese Tianhe-2 system tops the list. And that is an understatement. We talk with Jack Dongarra, Horst Simon, Hans Meuer and others from the.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

A New Top of the Top500; ISC Kicks Off in Leipzig

June 17, 2013

Intersect360's Chris Willard fills in for Nicole as he and Addison discuss the opening day of ISC13 from Leipzig, Germany in this special edition of HPCwire soundbite. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

A Conversation with the Founding Fathers of the Top500

June 17, 2013

In this special edition of HPCwire Soundbite live from ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany, Nicole and Addison sit down with Top500 founders Horst Simon, Jack Dongarra, Hans Meuer, and Erich Strohmaier to discuss the implications of this year's newly released list and the future trends of the Top500. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Ushers Lustre into the Mainstream; A Look Ahead to Germany and ISC13

June 14, 2013

Isaac and Addison discuss Intel's big data push and the upcoming International Supercomputing conference in Germany. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Six Can’t Miss Sessions for ISC’13

June 13, 2013

Outside of the main attractions, including the keynote sessions, vendor showdowns, Think Tank panels, BoFs, and tutorial elements, the International Supercomputing Conference has balanced its five-day agenda with some striking panels, discussions and topic areas that are worthy of some attention.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Carves Mainstream Highway for Lustre

June 12, 2013

Today Intel announced some new pitches to push Lustre in front of enterprise eyeballs with usability features for Lustre and a total rip and replace for the native Hadoop file system designed to appeal to the HPC-oriented Hadoop set. We talked with Brent Gorda, former CEO and founder of Whamcloud, which Intel acquired just a tick under a year ago about how.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

T-Platforms CEO Responds to US Blacklist; Dell Boxes Up HPC for Life Sciences

June 7, 2013

Nicole and Addison discuss Nicole's interview with blacklisted T-Platforms' CEO along with Dell's new genomics offering and its contribution to HPC in the life sciences. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Chinese Scale Top500 Wall; Preparing for a New No. 1 at ISC

May 31, 2013

Nicole and Addison discuss the implications of the Chinese Tianhe-2 system primed to sit atop next month's Top500 list Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

ISC13 Preview and A Look Ahead at HPC Trends to Watch

April 26, 2013

This week Nicole and Addison discussed the upcoming ISC13 conference and HPC trends to keep an eye out for, like interconnects. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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