Thomas Sterling’s ISC 2016 Closing Keynote

Capturing the sparkle, wit, and selective skewering in Thomas Sterling’s annual closing ISC keynote is challenging. This year was his 13th, which perhaps conveys the engaging manner and substan

By John Russell

South Africa Team Claims Third ISC Student Cluster Championship

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cl

By Tiffany Trader

Around the HPC World in 81 Slides with IDC

IDC presented its annual HPC Update at ISC yesterday. As usual it was a whirlwind tour encompassing HPC market data, technology trends, new IDC initiatives, announcement of the ISC16 Innovation A

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Intel Launches ‘Knights Landing’ Phi Family for HPC, Machine Learning

From ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, this week, Intel Corp. announced that its new Xeon Phi product family, formerly code-named Knights Landing, is now shipping for high-performance computing and

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ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

June 22, 2016

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this Read more…

HPE Tackles Phi, Debuts Mfg. Solution and New HPC Software Environment

June 20, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the prestige of fielding the most systems of any ven Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

June 20, 2016

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this Read more…

Baidu Researcher Pushes GPU Scalability for Deep Learning

June 20, 2016

Greg Diamos, senior researcher, Silicon Valley AI Lab, Baidu, is on the front lines of the reinvigorated frontier of machine learning. Before joining Baidu, Diamos was in the employ of NVIDIA, first as a research scientist and then an architect (for the GPU streaming multiprocessor and the CUDA software). Given this background, it's natural that Diamos' research is focused on advancing breakthroughs in GPU-based deep learning. Ahead of a paper he is presenting at the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning, Diamos answered questions about his research and his vision for the future of machine learning. Read more…

China Debuts 93-Petaflops ‘Sunway’ with Homegrown Processors

June 19, 2016

You may have heard the rumors, but now it's official: China has built and deployed a 93 petaflops LINPACK (125 petaflops peak) Chinese-made supercomputer at it Read more…

NVIDIA Debuts PCIe-based P100; Broadens Aim at CPU Dominance

June 19, 2016

NVIDIA seems to be mounting a vigorous effort to dethrone the CPU as the leader of the processor pack for HPC and demanding datacenter workloads. That’s a tal Read more…

What Knights Landing Is Not

June 18, 2016

As we get ready to launch the newest member of the Intel Xeon Phi family, code named Knights Landing, it is natural that there be some questions and potentially Read more…

Offloading vs. Onloading: The Case of CPU Utilization

June 18, 2016

One of the primary conversations these days in the field of networking is whether it is better to onload network functions onto the CPU or better to offload the Read more…

Dongarra Honored with Pair of Prestigious Supercomputing Awards

June 16, 2016

Jack Dongarra, one of today’s most distinguished HPC leaders, is adding two awards to his long list. The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) recently honored Dongarra with the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award at the annual High Performance and Distributed Computing Conference in Kyoto, Japan, while the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will bestow him with the Super Computing (SC) 2016 Test of Time Award at its conference in November. Read more…

Heading into ISC16, OpenHPC Releases Latest Stack with 60-plus Packages

June 16, 2016

SC15 was sort of a muted launch party for OpenHPC – the nascent effort to develop a ‘plug-and-play’ software framework for HPC. There seemed to be widespread agreement the idea had merit, not a lot of knowledge of details, and some wariness because Intel was a founding member and vocal advocate. Next week, ISC16 will mark the next milestone for OpenHPC, which has since grown into a full-fledged Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and today released version 1.0.1 of OpenHPC (build and test tools). Read more…

Paul Messina Shares Deep Dive Into US Exascale Roadmap

June 14, 2016

Ahead of ISC 2016, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, next week, HPCwire reached out to Paul Messina to get an update on the deliverables and timeline for the United States' Exascale Computing Project. The ten-year project has been charged with standing up at least two capable exascale supercomputers in 2023 as part of the larger National Strategic Computing Initiative launched by the Obama Administration in July 2015. Read more…

OpenACC Adds Support for OpenPOWER; Touts Growing Traction

June 13, 2016

In a show of strength leading up to ISC the OpenACC standards group today announced its first OpenPOWER implementation, the addition of three new members – University of Illinois, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Stony Brook University – and details of its expanding 2016 training schedule. Michael Wolfe, technical director of OpenACC, also talked with HPCwire about thorny compiler challenges still remaining as... Read more…

Simulating Combustion at Exascale: a Q&A with ISC Keynoter Jacqueline Chen

March 14, 2016

At the 2016 ISC High Performance conference this June, distinguished Sandia computational combustion scientist Jacqueline H. Chen will deliver a keynote highlighting the latest advances in combustion modeling and simulation. In this interesting and informative Q&A, Chen describes the challenges and opportunities involved in preparing combustion codes for exascale machines. Read more…

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Penguin Computing Announces Production Systems Based on Intel Xeon Phi Processors - (06/22/2016)

Boston Limited Unveils the Quattro 12256-T - (06/22/2016)

Boston Limited Introduces New Deep Learning Platform at ISC 2016 - (06/22/2016)

Bright Computing and BOSTON Germany Collaborate - (06/22/2016)

Penguin Computing Unveils FrostByte Storage Solution - (06/21/2016)

Bright Computing Extends Partnership With Huawei in EMEA - (06/21/2016)

Cray Announces Multiple New Contracts for Supercomputing Solutions - (06/21/2016)

SGI Opens European Joint Research Centre in Collaboration With EPCC - (06/21/2016)

IDC Announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award Recipients at ISC16 - (06/21/2016)

Inspur and Intel Announce KEEP User Migration Program - (06/21/2016)

SGI’s Pangea Recognized as Industry’s Top Commercial Supercomputer on TOP500 List - (06/21/2016)

Boston Limited Introduces Latest All-Flash Solution at ISC16 - (06/21/2016)

Sugon Unveils ThunderX Blades for Galaxias SDC1000 Datacenter Server Platform - (06/21/2016)

Cray Boosts Performance of XC Supercomputers and High Performance Storage Systems - (06/20/2016)

Supermicro Showcasing HPC Solutions at ISC16 - (06/20/2016)

CoolIT Systems to Supply Liquid Cooling Architecture for Lenovo’s NeXtScale M5 System - (06/20/2016)

Allinea Previews Latest Release at ISC16 - (06/20/2016)

University of Tokyo to Utilize New SGI Supercomputer - (06/20/2016)

NVIDIA Introduces Tesla P100 GPU Accelerator for PCIe Servers - (06/20/2016)

Mellanox HPC-X Framework Extends Smart In-Network Computing - (06/20/2016)

Mellanox Interconnect Solutions Accelerate World’s Fastest Supercomputer - (06/20/2016)

OSS Exhibits GPUltima With New NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU for PCIe at ISC16 - (06/20/2016)

Oracle and Mellanox to Collaborate on High Speed Cloud Networking Standards - (06/20/2016)

Univa Grid Engine Version 8.4.0 Now Available - (06/20/2016)

Cavium and Partners to Demonstrate ThunderX Servers at ISC 2016 - (06/20/2016)

ERI Selects Bright Computing and Brightskies to Manage its Hybrid HPC, Cloud & Big Data Infrastructure - (06/20/2016)

Asetek Liquid Cooling for NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU to be Shown at ISC16 - (06/17/2016)

CoolIT Systems Launches Rack DCLC CHx80 Heat Exchange Module - (06/17/2016)

ASRock Rack to Showcase 2U and 3U Systems at ISC 2016 - (06/17/2016)

E4 Computer Engineering to Sponsor Two Student Cluster Competition Teams at ISC16 - (06/16/2016)

Asetek to Highlight Liquid Cooling Solutions at ISC16 - (06/16/2016)

E4 Computer Engineering to Showcase Newest Accelerated OpenPOWER Systems at ISC16 - (06/16/2016)

Gidel Unveils HawkEye Family of Arria 10 FPGA Accelerator Boards - (06/16/2016)

CoolIT Systems Returns to ISC With Next Generation Liquid Cooling Innovations - (06/14/2016)

Bright Computing Unveils Plans for ISC 2016 - (06/13/2016)

Women in HPC Lead the Change to Improve Diversity at ISC 2016 - (06/10/2016)

HPC Community Gears Up for ISC 2016 - (06/08/2016)


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