SC15 Video: Mellanox’s Gilad Shainer on Co-design, Exascale, UCX, and More

Smart switches, major deployment wins, HPC Centers of Excellence, NICs with on-board FPGAs, and UCX progress were all part of Mellanox’s hectic agenda at SC15. In mid-December DoD approved Mell

By John Russell

SC15 Video: IBM’s Dave Turek on Big Data, CORAL, and HPC’s Evolution

Accelerated computing certainly dominated the IBM message at SC15 but there were many sub-themes in Austin. Big data, the beneficial impact of software frameworks (think Apache Spark), workflow o

By John Russell

SC15 Video: Intel’s Saleh on OpenHPC, Rise of Big Data, and More

Intel always has a lot going on at SC. This year, its Scalable System Framework, Omni-Path Architecture, Knights Landing (up & running) and leading role in OpenHPC were all on the docket. Of

By John Russell

  • Off The Wire

  • Breaking News

More Off The Wire

Subscribe to HPCwire's Weekly Update!

Be the most informed person in the room! Stay ahead of the tech trends with industy updates delivered to you every week!

OpenPOWER Academic Discussion Group Holds First Workshop

December 7, 2015

Since its founding in 2013, OpenPOWER Foundation membership has grown to more than 170 including roughly 40 academic members; the latter have formed an Academic Read more…

TOP500 Reanalysis Shows ‘Nothing Wrong with Moore’s Law’

November 20, 2015

In Tuesday night's TOP500 session, list co-creator and co-author Erich Strohmaier brought perspective to what could at first appear to be a land grab of unprece Read more…

Australian Teens Pick Up Supercomputing Knowledge, Souvenirs on Trip to SC15

November 20, 2015

Eight students from three specialized science schools in eastern Australia spent a week at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, with the goal of bringing home Read more…

4th HPCG List Features 240% Growth In Machine Entries

November 20, 2015

The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced at SC’15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designe Read more…

HP(E) Still Stands Solidly Astride the HPC Server Market

November 20, 2015

On November 1 – not quite three weeks ago – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) emerged from the Big Split. That’s old news given the yearlong lead-up. Throu Read more…

Thursday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

November 19, 2015

As SC15 winds down, we present our final Twitter Roundup for the event. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in Austin and gets home safely. Be sure to check in Read more…

Gene Amdahl – A Personal Tribute

November 19, 2015

Amidst all the other awful news of last week, the fact that we lost an amazing and wonderful man might have gotten pushed off the front page: Gene Amdahl Read more…

China’s Team Diablo Turns Up the Heat to Win SC15 Student Cluster Competition

November 18, 2015

Team Diablo, a team of undergraduate students from Tsinghua University in China, won the top prize in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC15 conference in Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

November 18, 2015

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets tha Read more…

HPC ROI: Invest a Dollar to Make $500-plus Reports IDC

November 18, 2015

Perhaps the most eye-popping numbers in IDC’s HPC market report presented yesterday at its annual SC15 breakfast were ROI figures IDC has been developing as p Read more…

Sugon VP on Global Market Strategy, the VMware Venture and Robotic Immersive Cooling

November 18, 2015

One of the dominant themes of the latest TOP500 edition, released Monday in time for the opening of the SC15 show in Austin, was China's leap in list share by Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

November 17, 2015

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we've decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that Read more…

Intel’s Bryant Outlines Drive to Exascale

November 17, 2015

It was a celebratory review of the HPC industry’s achievements to date, a look at the industry’s evolution from its roots in scientific research to providin Read more…

Survey: HPC Storage Sector is Booming

November 17, 2015

Nearly one-third of storage systems spanning storage area networks to cloud platforms reached 1 petabyte or greater capacity in 2015, according to a user census Read more…

Dell Charts HPC Course to the Enterprise

November 17, 2015

SC15 is starting to feel like EnterpriseHPC15 -- not that there isn’t a lot of extreme scale computing on the menu -- but the big systems and chip makers all Read more…

SADC: Off the Grid for the Last African Mile?

November 17, 2015

In rural regions around the world, it’s not only distance that prevents people from accessing goods and services, markets, healthcare, and education. There is Read more…

Monday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

November 16, 2015

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we've decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that Read more…

HPCwire Debuts Outstanding Leadership Awards at SC15

November 16, 2015

This year HPCwire has established a new category within its Annual Readers and Editors Choice Awards program to recognize Outstanding Leadership in HPC. We real Read more…

Mellanox, ORNL to Deliver UCX Progress Report at SC15

November 16, 2015

At ISC2015 Mellanox introduced a new open-source network communication framework – United Communication X Framework (UCX) – for high-performance and data-ce Read more…

Think Fast: IBM Talks Acceleration in HPC and the Enterprise

November 16, 2015

At SC15 today, IBM provided a glimpse of its broadening vision for accelerator-assisted computing with announcements around Watson, a strategic alliance with FP Read more…

TOP500 Trends That Cannot Be Ignored

November 16, 2015

The 46th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list is hot off the presses and while there's not much to break the monotony at the peak, this is in many ways a pi Read more…

Mellanox Touts Arrival of Intelligent Interconnect

November 16, 2015

Intelligence and integration are the watchwords of an era in which the insatiable demand for faster, more powerful computers can no longer ride the coattails of Read more…

Podcast: Why HPC is Ready for the Cloud

November 15, 2015

Not surprisingly Tim Carroll is unambiguous about whether HPC is ready for the cloud. It absolutely is says Carroll. He is, after all, VP of Sales and Ecosystem Read more…

Diane Bryant Comments on Upcoming SC15 HPC Matters Plenary

November 13, 2015

Back in September, the news broke that Intel’s Senior Vice President Diane Bryant was named the HPC Matters plenary speaker for the SC15 conference taking pla Read more…

HPC at the Crossroads with DDN’s Alex Bouzari

November 13, 2015

A company standing in the crossroads, one that is usually ready for whatever is onrushing, is DataDirect Networks, the scalable storage specialist founded in 19 Read more…

Hadoop and Spark Get RADICAL at SC15

November 13, 2015

The rapid maturation of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem has caught the eyes of HPC professionals who are eager to take advantage of emerging big data tools, such as Read more…

PNNL Launches Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation

November 13, 2015

With the recent launch of the Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation (CENATE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is well positioned to serve as a nexus f Read more…

Off to Supercomputing 15 and the Top 10 Things I’m Looking Forward To

November 12, 2015

Here we are again, finalizing our plans before we all take off for Austin. The Supercomputing show is one of my favorite shows of the year. In the tradition I s Read more…

OpenACC Reviews Latest Developments and Future Plans

November 11, 2015

This week during the lead up to SC15 the OpenACC standards group announced several new developments including the release and ratification of the 2.5 version of Read more…

Nineteen SADC Delegates to Attend SC15 and TACC Workshop

November 10, 2015

On Nov. 12-20, 2015, 19 Southern African Development Community (SADC) delegates will travel to Austin, Texas to attend a two-day workshop at the Texas Advance Read more…

The Beowulf Bash: Give a Little, Get a Lot

November 10, 2015

Sixteen years ago at SC99 in Portland OR, a group of individuals met in a room on Monday night after the opening gala. The affair was not fancy — some chips Read more…

DDN Starts Pulling Wraps off Complete Product Refresh

November 10, 2015

As part of a comprehensive product line refresh and rollout that will extend through SC next week, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today launched the next generation Read more…

Will SC15 Talk Provide Glimpse into NSCI Implementation Plans?

October 15, 2015

With Randy Bryant (OSTP) and Tim Polk (NIST) slated the to give an invited talk at SC15 explaining the National Strategic Computing Initiative, the timing seems Read more…

SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin

March 3, 2015

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern is hardly new to the HPC community. A member of the SC planning committee since 2003, Kern led the building of SCINET in 2007. Th Read more…

Leading Solution Providers

Off the Wire from SC15

SC15 Breaks Exhibits and Attendance Records While in Austin - (11/20/2015)

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to IBM and Leading University Researchers - (11/19/2015)

HLRS Runs Europe’s Fastest Supercomputer - (11/19/2015)

iRODS Consortium Welcomes NICS as Newest Member at SC15 - (11/19/2015)

SDSC Receives HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Comet Supercomputer - (11/18/2015)

DDN Wins Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/18/2015)

Alan Alda Gives Inspiring Keynote to Open SC15 in Austin Yesterday - (11/18/2015)

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards - (11/18/2015)

Inspur Unveils I9000 Blade System at SC15 - (11/18/2015)

Huawei to Deliver HPC Cluster for Apache Spark to University of Warsaw - (11/18/2015)

Omnibond Announces Integration of Globus With CloudyCluster - (11/18/2015)

Mangstor New NX Series All-Flash Storage Arrays Now Available - (11/18/2015)

Hazel Hen of HLRS Captures Position 8 on New TOP500 List - (11/17/2015)

Latest Graph500 Ranking of Fastest Supercomputers Released by Leading Universities at SC15 - (11/17/2015)

HLRS Receives HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in Automotive - (11/17/2015)

Indiana University Releases Version 2.0 of HPX-5 Runtime System - (11/17/2015)

Seagate Introduces ClusterStor G200 Spectrum Scale - (11/17/2015)

TACC Recognized in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/17/2015)

SGI Introduces New Customers and Earns HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/17/2015)

Aspera to Showcase Data Transfer Innovations for HPC at SC15 - (11/17/2015)

SC15 HPC Matters Plenary Session Available Now Online - (11/17/2015)

HPC Leading Institutes to Form UCX Consortium to Expand Collaboration Within HPC Community - (11/17/2015)

Altair Receives 2015 HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award in Oil and Gas - (11/17/2015)

Penguin Computing Reports Customer Deployment of Tundra ES Servers Based on Cavium ThunderX Processors - (11/17/2015)

IDC Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards - (11/17/2015)

Silicon Mechanics Sponsors Joint Venture Between BioTeam and TACC - (11/17/2015)

Adaptive Computing Unveils Moab 9.0 - (11/17/2015)

Inventec Unveils Server Platforms Based on Cavium ARMv8 ThunderX Product Family - (11/17/2015)

Ethernet Alliance Maps Out Ethernet’s Future in SC15 Panel - (11/17/2015)

Crossroads StrongBox NAS Integrated With DDN GRIDScaler - (11/17/2015)

South African Centre for HPC Selects Bright Infrastructure Management Solution - (11/17/2015)

Cavium to Showcase ThunderX ARM-Based Server Platforms for HPC at SC15 - (11/17/2015)

ClusterStor L300 Introduced by Seagate - (11/17/2015)

Bright Computing to Release Version 7.2 of Cluster Manager Software Solutions in Early 2016 - (11/17/2015)

InfiniBand Continues Its Position as Preferred Top500 Supercomputing Interconnect - (11/17/2015)

Seagate Engineers Tiered Archive System for HPC Storage - (11/17/2015)

Cavium Receives Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Award From HPCwire - (11/17/2015)

E4 Announces Availability and Deployment of Cavium ThunderX-Based ARKA Servers - (11/17/2015)

OSS Features HDCA With Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors at SC15 - (11/17/2015)

Georgia Tech Students Named Finalists for Best Student Research Paper at SC15 - (11/17/2015)

Bright Computing Receives Honors in 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/16/2015)

Stephen Hawking CTC Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/16/2015)

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2015 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC15 in Austin - (11/16/2015)

Silicon Mechanics Announces 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant - (11/16/2015)

Intel Announces Advancements to Scalable System Framework - (11/16/2015)

AMD Launches Boltzmann Initiative - (11/16/2015)

Huawei Introduces Latest PCIe SSD Product for HPC at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Supermicro Debuts New 100Gbps HPC Cluster Solution at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Pica8 Drives High-Speed SDN at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Dell Unveils Advancements to HPC Portfolio - (11/16/2015)

Supermicro Debuts New Storage Server at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Accelerator Use Surges in World’s Top Supercomputers - (11/16/2015)

Molex Showcases High-Speed Interconnect Offerings at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Nexenta and Supermicro to Showcase Unified Product Portfolio at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

CHPC Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solution to Accelerate New Petaflop-Capable System - (11/16/2015)

CALIENT to Showcase HPC Optical Networking Solutions at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

World’s Most Powerful Computer Network is Live in Austin - (11/16/2015)

TYAN Exhibits HPC Optimized Server Platforms Featuring Intel Xeon Processor E7-4800 v3 and E5-2600 v3 at SC15 - (11/16/2015)

Fixstars to Attend SC15 - (11/16/2015)

improvscience Returns to SC - (11/16/2015)

Mellanox InfiniBand Continues Growth and Interconnect Leadership on the TOP500 - (11/16/2015)

Infinera and Corsa Announce SC15 Demonstration - (11/16/2015)

SC15 Releases Exclusive Podcast With Alan Alda - (11/13/2015)

Xilinx to Showcase Solutions for Datacenter and HPC Applications at SC15 - (11/13/2015)

Brookhaven Lab to Present Cutting-Edge Computing Capabilities at SC15 - (11/13/2015)

Altera to Demonstrate FPGA-Based Datacenter and Search Acceleration Solutions at SC15 - (11/13/2015)

ASRock Rack to Showcase Latest Products at SC15 - (11/13/2015)

The Beowulf Bash – Where We Know We Belong - (11/12/2015)

Asetek to Showcase Growing Adoption of OEM Solutions at SC15 - (11/12/2015)

SC15 Releases Additional Details for Upcoming Event - (11/12/2015)

Ciena Gives Insight Into Upcoming SC15 Demonstrations - (11/12/2015)

Allinea to Showcase New Product Enhancements at SC15 - (11/11/2015)

Chelsio Communications to Demonstrate at SC15 - (11/11/2015)

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern Previews Conference and Exhibition - (11/11/2015)

SC15 Details Upcoming SCinet Network Research Exhibition - (11/11/2015)

Intel Releases SC15 Community Hub Details - (11/10/2015)

Kitware Announces Exascale Exhibition at SC15 - (11/10/2015)

CoolIT Systems to Launch Latest Liquid Cooling Solutions for HPC Servers and Datacenters at SC15 - (11/10/2015)

Ethernet Alliance Showcases Ethernet’s Growing Speed Diversity at SC15 - (11/10/2015)

X-ISS to Unveil Plans for European Expansion at SC15 - (11/09/2015)

HPC Matters Plenary Session With Diane Bryant to be Webcast - (11/09/2015)

Whitepaper

Meeting AI/ML Compute Needs with the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus

Companies across most industries run workloads that use HPC, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to deliver real-time insights that help their businesses operate more efficiently, respond to changes faster, and innovate. The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System based on the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and both 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Instinct™ MI100 accelerators deliver the needed exceptional performance, fast insights, and advanced security to fuel better business outcomes. Download this white paper to learn about the system’s capabilities, its performance in MLPerf Inference benchmarking tests, and HPE services that complement the system.

Download Now

Sponsored by HPE

Whitepaper

Direct Liquid Cooling: CAPEX and OPEX, the Complete ROI Story

Health data capture, precise data analysis and machine assisted diagnosis are a big focus of the precision medical field. It is critical that medical organizations and researchers have a method for efficiency, simplification, and scalability to run precision medicine workloads. An optimized infrastructure is required to meet the needs of GPU systems capable of running precision medicine applications and workloads. Read this paper now to learn the benefits for:

This paper describes how Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) developed the QCT POD for Medical (QPM) platform specifically designed to meet the needs for life science customers. QCT provides an on-premises rack-level system for the healthcare industry. To reach greater flexibility and scaling, QPM offers common building blocks to meet different medical demands, like Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Molecular Dynamics (MD), and Image Recognition. In addition, QCT optimized the QPM solution to automate launching the NVIDIA Clara application framework for AI-powered imaging and genomics.

Download Now

Sponsored by CoolIT

Whitepaper

Why Storage Infrastructure Choices Matter for Data-Intensive Organizations

Oracle’s next generation HPC architecture with Intel compute instance based on 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, code named "Ice Lake", changes the game for HPC in the Cloud. The new HPC Bare Metal instance delivers performance gains of up to 42% compared to the previous generation HPC instance. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Intel’s 3rd generation processors also offers the flexibility to choose the right combination of cores and memory to suit workloads. The price per core-hour stays the same as the previous HPC instance, across all Oracle Cloud regions. This combination of improved performance and flat pricing translates to faster simulations and big cost savings.

Join Oracle and Intel and learn how customers are increasing performance for HPC workloads across batch processing, video encoding, electronic design automation (EDA), distributed analytics, data science, AI, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Download Now

Sponsored by DDN

Whitepaper

A Modern Converged Platform to Boost Smart Medical Workloads

In this webinar, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell will lead a discussion with AMD HPC Leaders Robert Hormuth, CVP, Architecture and Strategy, Brad McCredie, Corporate Vice President of Data Center GPU and Accelerated Processing and Brock Taylor, Global HPC Solutions Director around AMD's innovative HPC solutions and the momentum AMD has gained across all customer use cases. These AMD executives will discuss the applicability of AMD’s high-performance CPU and GPU approaches in a common environment along with the feature set that can enable small HPC clusters to the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Download Now

Sponsored by QCT

Advanced Scale Career Development & Workforce Enhancement Center

Featured Advanced Scale Jobs:

Receive the Monthly
Advanced Computing Job Bank Resource:

HPCwire Resource Library

HPCwire Product Showcase

Subscribe to the Monthly
Technology Product Showcase:

HPCwire