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Intel Brings Knights to the Roundtable at SC13

November 23, 2013

This week during SC13, Intel hosted a roundtable session to discuss the future of its upcoming Knights Landing product, hitting on where the key benefits are expected for technical computing users and how Knight’s Landing might influence the shape of next generation systems and applications. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Micron Exposes the Double Life of Memory with Automata Processor

November 22, 2013

If we had to take a pick from some of the most compelling announcements from SC13, the news from memory vendor (although that narrow distinction may soon change) Micron about its new Automata processor is at the top of the list. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

November 22, 2013

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Mont Blanc Forges Cluster from Smartphone Chips

November 22, 2013

The Mont Blanc project, an effort by a number of European supercomputing centers and vendors that seeks to create an energy-efficient supercomputer based on ARM processors and GPU coprocessors, has put together its third prototype. Read more…

By Timothy Prickett Morgan

NVIDIA Kepler Parts Top Green500

November 22, 2013

Twice a year, in step with the biannual TOP500 list, the Green500 list ranks the most powerful systems in the world based on energy-efficiency. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

SC Launches HPC Matters Video Challenge

November 21, 2013

With SC13 in Denver, Colorado, starting to wind down, this mostly-volunteer organization is looking ahead to SC14, where the conference will reprise its SC10 venue: Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC Power Efficiency and the Green500

November 20, 2013

The first Green500 List was launched in November 2007 ranking the energy efficiency of supercomputers. Read more…

By Kirk W. Cameron

HPC Quiz: How Do Your SC Credentials Stack Up?

November 19, 2013

How do your SC skills stack up? Take this quiz and share the results with its author, Andrew Jones, aka @HPCnotes on Twitter or (maybe not) with your boss… Read more…

By Andrew Jones

SC13 Talk Pushes HPC in New Educational Directions

November 19, 2013

According to Dr. Thom Dunning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, science and engineering research has been revolutionized by computation but, to date computing has largely been used to organize, prepare for and disseminate courses. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Top 500 Interconnect History Highlights Ethernet Trends

November 19, 2013

As we related earlier when the news of the Top 500 rankings broke this morning, this November’s SC list was a rather static one in terms of the top ten systems. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

LINPACK Creator Sheds Light on Emerging HPC Benchmark

November 18, 2013

Back in June during the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), we discussed the need for a potential alternative to the current LINPACK benchmark, which is the sturdy yardstick by which supercomputing might is measured, with its creator, Dr. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Extreme Computational Biology at SC13: An Interview with Dr. Klaus Schulten

November 18, 2013

According to Dr. Klaus Schulten from the University of Illinois, the molecular dynamics and visualization programs NAMD and VMD, which serve over 300,000 registered users in many fields of biology and medicine, are pushing the limits of extreme scale computational biology. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Tesla GPU Accelerators Hit the Gas with GPU Boost

November 18, 2013

Nvidia is rolling out a new top-end GPU accelerator, called the Tesla K40, that has both more processing capacity and more memory than the current K20X accelerator that is popular in high-end clusters – particularly those that need double precision floating point math. Read more…

By Timothy Prickett Morgan

Breaking: Results in for this Year’s Top500 Supercomputer List

November 18, 2013

While we hope you’ll stay tuned this morning for a detailed analysis of major trends on this year’s Top500 list, for now, we wanted to deliver the breaking results of this year’s systems, many of which are not surprising when compared to last year’s June list. Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: Dynamic Electric Pricing for Energy Aware Scheduling

November 16, 2013

As supercomputers continue to grow, so do the associated electricity bills. These costs are now a leading component of total cost of ownership (TCO) of HPC systems. Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: Large Graph Processing Without the Overhead

November 16, 2013

Many real world information networks consist of millions or billions of vertices representing heterogeneous entities and billions or trillions of edges representing heterogeneous types of relationships among entities. Read more…

By Dr. Ling Liu and Kisung Lee

SC13 Research Highlight: Extreme Scale Plasma Turbulence Simulation

November 16, 2013

As the global energy economy makes the transition from fossil fuels toward cleaner alternatives, fusion becomes an attractive potential solution for satisfying the growing needs. Read more…

By Bei Wang, Stephane Ethier & William Tang

SC13 Research Highlight: COCA Targets Datacenter Costs, Carbon Neutrality

November 16, 2013

The rapid growth of high performance computing and cloud computing services in recent years has contributed to the dramatic increase in the number and scale of data centers, resulting in a huge demand for electricity. Read more…

By Shaolei Ren and Yuxiong He

SC13 Research Highlight: There Goes the Performance Neighborhood…

November 16, 2013

Message passing can take up a significant fraction of the run time for massively parallel science simulation codes. Read more…

By Drs. Abhinav Bhatele, Kathryn Mohror, Steven Langer & Katherine Isaacs

SC13 Research Highlight: Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow

November 15, 2013

Whether a car on the highway, a plane flying through the air, or a ship in the ocean, all of these transport systems move through fluids. Read more…

By Myoungkyu Lee, Nicholas Malaya, and Robert Moser

Cosmic Supercomputing Code Selected as Gordon Bell Finalist

November 13, 2013

The illuminated compact region shining from the center of an active galaxy is known as an active galactic nucleus (AGN). Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Beowulf Community Comes Together at SC13

November 9, 2013

A Personal Take on the Big Event…

When I first started in HPC I used the classic supercomputers such as the CDC 6600, the Cyber 205, and the ETA-10. Read more…

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Off the Wire from SC13

University of Reims Supercomputer Ranked 5th on Green500 List - (11/21/2013)

Heterogeneous Systems Dominate the Green500 - (11/20/2013)

Mellanox InfiniBand Adoption Grows Across TOP500 Systems - (11/20/2013)

Molex Introduces New Active Optical Cables at SC13 - (11/20/2013)

IBM Supercomputers Take Top Spots on Graph500 List - (11/20/2013)

University of Oslo Utilizing NumaConnect Cluster - (11/20/2013)

ATTO Technology Presents High Performance Products at SC13 - (11/20/2013)

AppliedMicro to Demonstrate Scale-Out Solution at SC13 - (11/20/2013)

CAPS Engineering Created to Provide Parallel Consulting Services - (11/20/2013)

Scalable Informatics Releases Unison Storage Cloud Appliance - (11/19/2013)

Huawei Unveils Enterprise Storage for the HPC Cloud - (11/19/2013)

NAG Awarded for HPC Innovation at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

Huawei Introduces Blade Servers for the HPC Cloud at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

Intel Unveils HPC Innovations and New Software Tools - (11/19/2013)

Finisar Broadens Optical Interconnect Portfolio at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

Convey Computer Announces Deal with Dell - (11/19/2013)

Xyratex Announces ClusterStor 9000 - (11/19/2013)

Terascala Announces the Release of TeraOS 5 at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

Brocade ICX 7750 Network Switch Launched - (11/19/2013)

Mellanox InfiniBand Adapter Performance Revealed - (11/19/2013)

MetaFlows Secures Network at SC13 with MSS - (11/19/2013)

Adaptive Computing Introduces Moab Task Manager - (11/19/2013)

Xyratex to Exhibit at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

Quantum Selects Mellanox as InfiniBand Partner - (11/19/2013)

Molex Showcases New EMI Cages at SC13 - (11/19/2013)

OpenMP 4.0 Released by Consortium - (11/19/2013)

Supermicro Debuts SuperServer Optimized for NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU - (11/18/2013)

Intel Selects CoolIT Systems to Liquid Cool Top500 Cluster - (11/18/2013)

Eurotech Introduces New HPC Systems at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Boston Limited to Offer NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Accelerators in Venom Server Line - (11/18/2013)

OSS Unveils Latest Appliances for HPC Market at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

PLX to Demonstrate ExpressFabric Technology at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Solarflare to Host “TechTalks” at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Dot Hill Showcases AssuredSAN Storage Solutions at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Molex and CALIENT Demo HPC Networking Solution at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Imation Introduces New Storage Array Product Line - (11/18/2013)

Penguin Computing Introduces Tundra Open HPC - (11/18/2013)

Huawei to Showcase HPC Offerings at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

HP Servers Support TOP500 Supercomputers - (11/18/2013)

Altair Announces Availability of Display Manager - (11/18/2013)

Altera’s SDK for OpenCL Supports IBM Servers - (11/18/2013)

Dell Renews Commitment to HPC in Research - (11/18/2013)

InMon Demonstrates Network Analytics at SCinet - (11/18/2013)

Purdue Supercomputer Utilizes Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters - (11/18/2013)

Mindspeed Introduces New Device Targeted at 100Gbps Applications - (11/18/2013)

Xilinx to Showcase Datacenter Solutions at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

Super Micro Exhibits Latest HPC Solutions at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

IBM, LLNL, ETH and the Technical University of Munich Set New Record - (11/18/2013)

Extreme Networks Showcases High Performance Networking Portfolio at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

3M and Allied Control Debut Immersion Cooling Datacenter at SC13 - (11/18/2013)

SCinet to Utilize Spirent Ethernet Solutions - (11/18/2013)

Zayo to Deliver Terabit Capacity for SC13 with Infinera DTN-X - (11/18/2013)

ADVA, Juniper and University of Michigan Announce Demo for SC13 - (11/18/2013)

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC Management Released - (11/18/2013)

SC13 Launches with Weeklong Look at New Research and Technologies - (11/18/2013)

SCinet NRE Showcases Internet Innovations - (11/18/2013)

Bright Computing Previews Next-Generation Bright Cluster Manager at SC13 - (11/15/2013)

TACC to Test Pilot Toopher Authentication Technology at SC13 - (11/15/2013)

NASA to Showcase Computational Achievements at SC13 - (11/15/2013)

Ace Computers to Showcase HPC Products at SC13 - (11/15/2013)

Indiana University Innovations on Display at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Asetek to Demonstrate RackCDU Liquid Cooled HPC Cluster at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Silicon Mechanics to Highlight Saint Louis University’s Accomplishments at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Intel Invites Fovia to Present at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

ScaleMP Announces Participation at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Kitware to Exhibit Advancements in HPC at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Fusion-io to Showcase Alliance Partner Solutions at SC13 - (11/14/2013)

Fujitsu to Deploy Packet ONP at SC13 - (11/13/2013)

SC13 to Hold Opening Press Conference Followed by Private Media Tour - (11/13/2013)

DDN to Preview New Technology at SC13 - (11/12/2013)

Ciena Solutions to Support SCinet at SC13 - (11/11/2013)

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