Women in HPC Luncheon Shines Light on Female-Friendly Hiring Practices

The second annual Women in HPC luncheon was held on June 20, 2017, during the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The luncheon provides participants the opportunity to

By Tiffany Trader

How ‘Knights Mill’ Gets Its Deep Learning Flops

Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “pre-exascale” award), parsed out

By Tiffany Trader

Tsinghua Crowned Eight-Time Student Cluster Champions at ISC

Always a hard-fought competition, the Student Cluster Competition awards were announced Wednesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance Conference 2017. Amid whoops and hollers from the crowd, Th

By Kim McMahon

GPUs, Power9, Figure Prominently in IBM’s Bet on Weather Forecasting

IBM jumped into the weather forecasting business roughly a year and a half ago by purchasing The Weather Company. This week at ISC 2017, Big Blue rolled out plans to push deeper into climate scie

By John Russell

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Intersect 360 at ISC: HPC Industry at $44B by 2021

June 22, 2017

The care, feeding and sustained growth of the HPC industry increasingly is in the hands of the commercial market sector – in particular, it’s the hyperscale Read more…

By Doug Black

At ISC – Goh on Go: Humans Can’t Scale, the Data-Centric Learning Machine Can

June 22, 2017

I've seen the future this week at ISC, it’s on display in prototype or Powerpoint form, and it’s going to dumbfound you. The future is an AI neural network Read more…

By Doug Black

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

June 20, 2017

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big d Read more…

By Alex Woodie

AMD Charges Back into the Datacenter and HPC Workflows with EPYC Processor

June 20, 2017

AMD is charging back into the enterprise datacenter and select HPC workflows with its new EPYC 7000 processor line, code-named Naples, announced today at a “g Read more…

By John Russell

Hyperion: Deep Learning, AI Helping Drive Healthy HPC Industry Growth

June 20, 2017

To be at the ISC conference in Frankfurt this week is to experience deep immersion in deep learning. Users want to learn about it, vendors want to talk about it Read more…

By Doug Black

OpenACC Shows Growing Strength at ISC

June 19, 2017

OpenACC is strutting its stuff at ISC this year touting expanding membership, a jump in downloads, favorable benchmarks across several architectures, new staff Read more…

By John Russell

Top500 Results: Latest List Trends and What’s in Store

June 19, 2017

Greetings from Frankfurt and the 2017 International Supercomputing Conference where the latest Top500 list has just been revealed. Although there were no major Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC: Extreme-Scale Requirements to Push the Frontiers of Deep Learning

June 17, 2017

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But cont Read more…

By Doug Black

Six Exascale PathForward Vendors Selected; DoE Providing $258M

June 15, 2017

The much-anticipated PathForward awards for hardware R&D in support of the Exascale Computing Project were announced today with six vendors selected – AMD Read more…

By John Russell

OpenSuCo: Advancing Open Source Supercomputing at ISC

June 15, 2017

As open source hardware gains traction, the potential for a completely open source supercomputing system becomes a compelling proposition, one that is being inv Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

June 15, 2017

High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for int Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC Industrial Day: Bridging Academia and Industrial HPC Users

June 14, 2017

As deputy chair of Industrial Day at ISC next week, my goal is to help bring clarity to the key opportunities and challenges afforded by HPC-scale technologies, including the specific barriers commercial companies are likely to encounter... Read more…

By Dr. Marie-Christine Sawley

RIKEN Posts Extensive Study of Global Supercomputer Plans in Time for ISC 2017

June 13, 2017

On the eve of ISC 2017 and the next release of the Top500 list, Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has posted an extensive study by IDC that compares and contrasts international efforts on pre-exascale and early exascale plans. Read more…

By John Russell

ISC 2017 Student Day Tackles the Worldwide HPC Workforce Shortage

June 12, 2017

At a time when university graduates in science and engineering may find job markets difficult, thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled across the world becaus Read more…

By Steve Conway, Hyperion Research

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ACM and IEEE Honor the Late Chuck Thacker - (06/21/2017)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Promotion of Antonio Neri to President - (06/21/2017)

Supermicro Announces Server Portfolio for AMD EPYC Processors - (06/21/2017)

Mellanox InfiniBand Chosen by AMD for EPYC Datacenter Platforms - (06/21/2017)

D.A.V.I.D.E. Supercomputer Named to TOP500, Green500 Lists - (06/21/2017)

TYAN Launches AMD EPYC Processor-Based Server Platform - (06/20/2017)

AMD Unveils Record-Setting EPYC Datacenter Processor - (06/20/2017)

Univa Contributes Universal Resource Broker to the Open Source Community - (06/20/2017)

Supermicro Announces X11 SuperBlade - (06/20/2017)

ACRI-ST Extends Quantum Xcellis Storage to Manage 8 Petabytes of Research Data - (06/20/2017)

Inspur Unveils GX4 AI Accelerating Box at ISC17 - (06/20/2017)

Dell EMC Highlights Momentum in Advancing HPC Community at ISC17 - (06/20/2017)

Inspur and Intel Announce Enhanced KEEP Program - (06/20/2017)

SPEC Releases Major New CPU Benchmark Suite - (06/20/2017)

CoolIT Systems Teams with Dell EMC as Liquid Cooling Supplier for Greener Datacenters - (06/20/2017)

Cray Supercomputers Launches Analytics Suite - (06/20/2017)

GENCI to Boost Industrial Innovation with New Petascale Supercomputer - (06/19/2017)

Hyperion Research Announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award Winners - (06/19/2017)

Supermicro Introduces Workload Optimized HPC Solutions at ISC17 - (06/19/2017)

NASA Ames Research Center Selects Mellanox InfiniBand New Scalable Supercomputer - (06/19/2017)

OpenACC Highlights Advancements at ISC17 - (06/19/2017)

Spectra Logic Adds GPFS Integration through ArcaStream Ngenea BlackPearl Certification - (06/19/2017)

TYAN Highlights HPC, Cloud Platforms at ISC17 - (06/19/2017)

Penguin Computing Announces Next-Gen Tundra Open Compute Servers - (06/19/2017)

Cavium Expands the ThunderX2 Server Ecosystem for Cloud and HPC - (06/19/2017)

InfiniBand Accelerates Majority of New Systems on TOP500 List - (06/19/2017)

Lenovo Delivers Largest Next-Gen Intel-Based Supercomputer at BSC - (06/19/2017)

NVIDIA Powers World’s Top 13 Most Energy Efficient Supercomputers - (06/19/2017)

ISC 2017 Sets New Record with 3200 Attendees - (06/19/2017)

Atos Previews Exascale-focused ARM-based Bull Sequana X1310 - (06/19/2017)

Cray Awarded $18M Supercomputer Contract from New Zealand’s NIWA - (06/19/2017)

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