The Deep500 – Researchers Tackle an HPC Benchmark for Deep Learning

How do you know if an HPC system, particularly a larger-scale system, is well-suited for deep learning workloads? Today, that’s not an easy question to answer in the sense there is no widely ag

By John Russell

HPCwire Awards Highlight Supercomputing Achievements in the Sciences

In November at SC18 in Dallas, HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice awards program commemorated its 15th year of honoring achievement in HPC, with categories ranging from Best Use of AI to th

By the Editorial Team

Revisiting the 2008 Exascale Computing Study at SC18

A report published a decade ago conveyed the results of a study aimed at determining if it were possible to achieve 1000X the computational power of the then-emerging petascale systems at a s

By Scott Gibson

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

Is BeeGFS – the parallel file system with European roots – on a path to compete with Lustre and Spectrum Scale worldwide in HPC environments? Frank Herold’s unsurprising answer is yes. Hero

By John Russell

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Original Cray-1 on Display at SC18

November 27, 2018

The historic Cray-1 (serial number 001), on loan from the Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology, was a popular centerpiece of the SC 30th annivers Read more…

DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar Interviewed at SC18

November 21, 2018

During the 30th annual SC conference in Dallas last week, SC18 hosted U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Paul M. Dabbar. In attendance Nov. 13-14, Dabbar delivered remarks at the Top500 panel, met with a number of industry stakeholders and toured the show floor. He also met with HPCwire for an interview, where we discussed the role of the DOE in advancing leadership computing. Read more…

AMD Sets Up for Epyc Epoch

November 16, 2018

It’s been a good two weeks, AMD’s Gary Silcott and Andy Parma told me on the last day of SC18 in Dallas at the restaurant where we met to discuss their show news and recent successes. Heck, it’s been a good year. Read more…

Dell EMC’s HPC Chief on Strategy and Emerging Processor Diversity

November 16, 2018

Last January Thierry Pellegrino, a long-time Dell/Dell EMC veteran, became vice president of HPC. His tenure comes at a time when the very definition of HPC is Read more…

IBM’s AI-HPC Combine for ‘Intelligent Simulation’: Eliminating the Unnecessary 

November 16, 2018

A powerhouse concept in attaining new knowledge is the notion of the “emergent property,” the combination of formerly stovepiped scientific disciplines and Read more…

How the United States Invests in Supercomputing

November 14, 2018

The CORAL supercomputers Summit and Sierra are now the world's fastest computers and are already contributing to science with early applications. Ahead of SC18, Maciej Chojnowski with ICM at the University of Warsaw discussed the details of the CORAL project with Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more…

At SC18: Humanitarianism Amid Boom Times for HPC

November 14, 2018

At SC18 in Dallas, the feeling on the ground is one of forward-looking buoyancy. Like boom times that cycle through the Texas oil fields, the HPC industry is en Read more…

Nvidia’s Jensen Huang Delivers Vision for the New HPC

November 14, 2018

For nearly two hours on Monday at SC18, Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, presented his expansive view of the future of HPC (and computing in general) as only he can do. Animated. Backstopped by a stream of data charts, product photos, and even a beautiful image of supernovae... Read more…

New Panasas High Performance Storage Straddles Commercial-Traditional HPC

November 13, 2018

High performance storage vendor Panasas has launched a new version of its ActiveStor product line this morning featuring what the company said is the industry’s first plug-and-play, portable parallel file system that delivers up to 75 Gb/s per rack on industry standard hardware combined with “enterprise-grade reliability and manageability.” Read more…

SC18 Student Cluster Competition – Revealing the Field

November 13, 2018

It’s November again and we’re almost ready for the kick-off of one of the greatest computer sports events in the world – the SC Student Cluster Competitio Read more…

US Leads Supercomputing with #1, #2 Systems & Petascale Arm

November 12, 2018

The 31st Supercomputing Conference (SC) - commemorating 30 years since the first Supercomputing in 1988 - kicked off in Dallas yesterday, taking over the Kay Ba Read more…

OpenACC Talks Up Summit and Community Momentum at SC18

November 12, 2018

OpenACC – the directives-based parallel programing model for optimizing applications on heterogeneous architectures – is showcasing user traction and HPC im Read more…

How ASCI Revolutionized the World of High-Performance Computing and Advanced Modeling and Simulation

November 9, 2018

The 1993 Supercomputing Conference was held in Portland, Oregon. That conference and it’s show floor provided a good snapshot of the uncertainty that U.S. supercomputing was facing in the early 1990s. Many of the companies exhibiting that year would soon be gone, either bankrupt or acquired by somebody else. Read more…

At SC18: GM, Boeing, Deere, BP Talk Enterprise HPC Strategies

November 9, 2018

SC18 in Dallas (Nov.11-16) will feature an impressive series of sessions focused on the enterprise HPC deployments at some of the largest industrial companies: Read more…

SC 30th Anniversary Perennials 1988-2018

November 8, 2018

Many conferences try, fewer succeed. Thirty years ago, no one knew if the first SC would also be the last. Thirty years later, we know it’s the biggest annual Read more…

SC18 Preview: Going Big in Dallas

November 6, 2018

The annual festival of supercomputing is only a few days away. Over 10,000 members of the global HPC community will gather in Dallas starting this coming weekend for the SC18 conference. Read more…

Intel Confirms 48-Core Cascade Lake-AP for 2019

November 4, 2018

As part of the run-up to SC18, taking place in Dallas next week (Nov. 11-16), Intel is doling out info on its next-gen Cascade Lake family of Xeon processors, specifically the “Advanced Processor” version (Cascade Lake-AP), architected for high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and infrastructure-as-a-service workloads. Read more…

OpenHPC Gathers Steam, Preps New Release for SC18

November 1, 2018

You may recall at SC15 an Intel-led group introduced OpenHPC – an effort to build a community project around an open source, plug-and-play HPC stack. One goal Read more…

Cray Unveils Shasta, Lands NERSC-9 Contract

October 30, 2018

Cray revealed today the details of its next-gen supercomputing architecture, Shasta, selected to be the next flagship system at NERSC. We've known of the code-name "Shasta" since the Argonne slice of the CORAL project was announced in 2015 and although the details of that plan have changed considerably, Cray didn't slow down its timeline for Shasta. Read more…

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Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize - (11/20/2018)

Atos Chosen to Deliver Finland’s Next Supercomputer - (11/19/2018)

SC18 Supercomputing Conference Sets Records in Dallas, Texas - (11/16/2018)

Most Powerful Supercomputer in the Nordic Region Reaches Petascale - (11/15/2018)

NSF and Internet2 to Explore Cloud Computing to Accelerate Science Frontiers - (11/15/2018)

Xilinx Announces New Alveo U280 HBM2 Accelerator Card - (11/15/2018)

E8 Storage and Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC Deliver High Performance with Hardware Acceleration - (11/14/2018)

ScaleMatrix Launches Second DDC Enabled, Future-Proof Datacenter in the U.S. - (11/14/2018)

CoolIT Systems Partners with Intel to Develop Direct Liquid Cooling Solutions for Xeon Scalable Processors - (11/14/2018)

DDN Storage Supports Mars InSight Lander - (11/14/2018)

Liqid Enables Industry’s First Composable FPGA Platform - (11/14/2018)

Liqid Delivers NVIDIA GPU Supercomputer Rack as It Ramps Innovation in Bare-Metal Composable Infrastructure - (11/14/2018)

SuperMUC-NG Leads the Way in GCS’ Return to Top500 Prominence - (11/14/2018)

Mellanox and Los Alamos National Laboratory Partner to Develop Ultra-Large Scale Mission-Centric Computing Infrastructure - (11/14/2018)

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand Solutions Accelerate New Supercomputer at the University of Michigan - (11/14/2018)

Mellanox InfiniBand and Ethernet Solutions Accelerate the Majority of TOP500 Platforms on November List - (11/14/2018)

The Maui High-Performance Computing Center and the University of Manchester Join the OpenMP Effort - (11/14/2018)

BittWare, Nallatech Join Forces as Part of Molex - (11/13/2018)

Dell EMC Gains HPC Momentum and Expands Portfolio - (11/13/2018)

Verne Global Introduces Arm Architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 Processor-Based Servers to hpcDIRECT - (11/13/2018)

Indiana University to Demo World’s First Single-Channel 400G Link in New Network for Research and Education - (11/13/2018)

ScaleMatrix and HPE Launch First Center of Excellence for Hybrid HPC in the U.S. - (11/13/2018)

HPC Systems Inc. Expands the Science Cloud Offering with the Latest Arm-based HPC - (11/13/2018)

Marvell Awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Contract to Accelerate Advanced Server Technology - (11/13/2018)

Cray Partners with Microsoft and Intel to Deliver Early-Access Program for Supercomputing Workloads in Azure - (11/13/2018)

M&A Technology Highlights Its Purpose-Built High Performance Servers - (11/13/2018)

HLRS Taps HPE for Eypc-based Supercomputer that will be Fastest for Industrial Production - (11/13/2018)

TYAN Launches Thunder SX GT62H-B7106 Storage Server - (11/13/2018)

Univa Accelerates Enterprise Migration of HPC Workloads to the Cloud - (11/13/2018)

Excelero Announces Support for Mellanox’s BlueField - (11/13/2018)

WekaIO and Univa Partner to Simplify the On-Ramp of HPC Workloads to the Cloud - (11/13/2018)

Kitware Highlights SC18 VR Demo, Booth Talks and More - (11/12/2018)

TYAN Highlights AMD EPYC Processor-Based HPC and Storage Server Platforms at SC18 - (11/12/2018)

Atos Expands BullSequana X Supercomputer Range to Include AMD Processors - (11/12/2018)

Atos Launches New BullSequana Hybrid Supercomputer for AI-Augmented Simulation - (11/12/2018)

Atos Delivers World’s Highest Performing Quantum Simulator to Argonne National Laboratory - (11/12/2018)

Corsa Technology to Help Protect SCinet from Internet Compromises - (11/12/2018)

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2018 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC18 Conference in Dallas, TX - (11/12/2018)

OSS to Demonstrate World’s First PCIe Gen 4 Cable Adapter at SC18 - (11/12/2018)

Record-Breaking SCinet High-Capacity Network Goes Live for SC18 in Dallas - (11/12/2018)

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18 - (11/12/2018)

Lucd Announces Advancements in Reservoir Computing - (11/12/2018)

GW4, the MET Office, and Cray Power Up the Largest ARM-based Supercomputer in Europe - (11/11/2018)

SC18 Hosts U.S. DOE Under Secretary of Science Paul M. Dabbar in Dallas, Nov. 13-14 - (11/11/2018)

Dolphin Launches New PCIe Gen 3 24-Port Switch - (11/10/2018)

Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) in Force at SC18 - (11/10/2018)

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling Technology for AI and HPC at SC18 - (11/09/2018)

TYAN Showcases HPC, Storage and Cloud Server Platforms Featuring Intel Xeon Scalable Processors at SC18 - (11/09/2018)

OpenMP 5.0 Announced - (11/08/2018)

Beowulf Community to be Featured in SC 30th Anniversary Exhibit - (11/08/2018)

Apstra to Showcase Intent-Based Data Center Automation for HPC at SC18 Conference - (11/07/2018)

Berkeley Lab Staff Bringing Expertise, Computing Artifacts to SC18 - (11/07/2018)

DOE to Feature World-Class Computational Science at SC18 Booth - (11/07/2018)

DDN to Showcase New Innovations at SC18 - (11/06/2018)

DOE Announces Featured Talk Schedule for SC18 - (11/06/2018)

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing Humanity’s Grand Challenges - (11/02/2018)

‘Ask’ Q&A for Scientific Researchers to be Demonstrated at SC18 - (10/31/2018)

Appentra Solutions’ Parallelware Analyzer selected as an SC18 Emerging Technology - (10/31/2018)

Ace Computers Announces HPC Technology Optimized for Simulation with NVIDIA RTX at SC18 - (10/26/2018)

GCS Supports Team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition - (10/24/2018)

Stäubli Showcases Thermal Management Solutions at Supercomputing 2018 - (10/17/2018)


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