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U.S. Blacklists Sugon, 4 Others from Access to Advanced Technology

June 21, 2019

Just as ISC19 wrapped up yesterday, showcasing the latest in supercomputing technology, the U.S. added five Chinese entities including Sugon to its blacklist pr Read more…

IBM Claims No. 1 Commercial Supercomputer with Total Oil & Gas System 

June 20, 2019

IBM can now boast not only the two most powerful supercomputers in the world, it also has claimed the top spot for a supercomputer used in a commercial setting. Read more…

HPC on Pace for 5-Year 6.8% CAGR; Guess Which Hyperscaler Spent $10B on IT Last Year?

June 20, 2019

In the neck-and-neck horse race for HPC server market share, HPE has hung on to a slim, shrinking lead over Dell EMC – but if server and storage market shares Read more…

ISC 2019 Research Paper Award Winners Announced

June 19, 2019

At the 2019 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this week, the ISC committee awarded the event's top prizes for outstanding research pape Read more…

ISC Keynote: The Algorithms of Life – Scientific Computing for Systems Biology

June 19, 2019

Systems biology has existed loosely under many definitions for a couple of decades. It’s the notion of describing living systems using first-principle physics Read more…

Summit Achieves 445 Petaflops on New ‘HPL-AI’ Benchmark

June 19, 2019

Summit -- the world's top-ranking supercomputer -- has been used to test-drive a new mixed-precision Linpack benchmark, which for now is being called HPL-AI. Traditionally, supercomputer performance is measured using the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, which is the basis for the Top500 list that biannually ranks world's fastest supercomputers. Read more…

By the Numbers: For the HPC Industry, These Are the Good Old Days

June 18, 2019

For technology vendors in HPC and HPC-related markets driven by increased demand for AI, enterprise and exascale solutions, this is the best of times – with better times likely in the offing. HPC analyst firm Hyperion Research took the occasion of its semi-annual HPC market update breakfast today in Frankfurt... Read more…

Top500 Purely Petaflops; US Maintains Performance Lead

June 17, 2019

With the kick-off of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt this morning, the 53rd Top500 list made its debut, and this one's for petafl Read more…

Nvidia Embraces Arm, Declares Intent to Accelerate All CPU Architectures

June 17, 2019

As the Top500 list was being announced at ISC in Frankfurt today with an upgraded petascale Arm supercomputer in the top third of the list, Nvidia announced its Read more…

Jack Wells Joins OpenACC; Arm Support Coming

June 17, 2019

Perhaps the most significant ISC19 news for OpenACC wasn’t in its official press release yesterday which touted growing user traction and the notable addition Read more…

DDN Launches EXA5 for AI, Big Data, HPC Workloads

June 17, 2019

DDN, for two decades competing at the headwaters of high performance storage, this morning announced an enterprise-oriented end-to-end high performance storage Read more…

Final Countdown to ISC19: What to See

June 13, 2019

If you're attending the International Supercomputing Conference, taking place in Frankfurt next week (June 16-20), you're either packing, in transit, or are alr Read more…

ISC19 Panel: When’s enough, enough? With so many parallel programming technologies, is it time to focus on consolidating them?

June 10, 2019

ISC is looming fast and on the Wednesday we will be holding a panel asking the question whether it is time to focus more on the consolidation and interoperabili Read more…

Want More Science and Tech Funding? Learn from the Science Slam Meisters at ISC 2019!

June 4, 2019

Every two years, the United States National Science Foundation (US-NSF) asks a few thousand random citizens to take a science quiz to determine how much they understand about science and technology. As stewards of the public taxpayer investment, NSF knows that public perception ultimately drives legislative decisions. Read more…

ThinkParQ Readies BeeGFS for Prime Time

May 28, 2019

With ISC19 fast approaching (June 16-20) ThinkParQ is ramping efforts to showcase its BeeGFS parallel file system’s growing market traction and to draw atten Read more…

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Xelera Announces Availability of Xelera Suite for Edge Computing - (06/19/2019)

MSU’s Supercomputer Ranks 4th Fastest in U.S. Academia - (06/19/2019)

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DDN Selected for Top Position and Places Five Systems in Top Ten of the IO500 10-Node Benchmark - (06/19/2019)

Mississippi State University to Host Supercomputer to Power NOAA Research - (06/19/2019)

WekaIO Named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 - (06/19/2019)

NVIDIA Launches Technology Center to Advance AI Research Across UK - (06/19/2019)

Mellanox Liquid Cooled HDR 200G Multi-Host InfiniBand Adapters Available on Lenovo’s Liquid Cooled Server Platform - (06/19/2019)

LLNL’s Lassen Supercomputer Leaps to No. 10 on top500 List, Sierra Remains No. 2 - (06/19/2019)

Researchers to Take Advantage of DOE’s Advanced Supercomputers - (06/19/2019)

Inspur Launches New AI and HPC Appliance at ISC19 - (06/19/2019)

Bright Cluster Manager Now a Qualified Software Stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling - (06/18/2019)

Penguin Computing Offers Availability Program for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Series Processor-Based Server for AI and HPC - (06/18/2019)

NEC to Deliver Supercomputer NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA to Assist in Innovative European Weather Forecasting - (06/18/2019)

NGD Systems, Orange Silicon Valley, Echostream and CoCoLink Partner to Showcase Computational Storage for High Performance Computing at ISC 2019 - (06/18/2019)

Swiss National Weather Center to Deploy its Third Cray CS-Storm System with Cray ClusterStor Storage - (06/18/2019)

IBM-Powered Supercomputers Lead Semi-Annual Rankings - (06/18/2019)

Hyperion Research Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards - (06/18/2019)

Exascale Systems, AI and Cloud Use Boost Worldwide HPC Market Five-Year Forecast to $44 Billion (€39 Billion) - (06/18/2019)

NVIDIA Announces CUDA-X HPC Updates - (06/18/2019)

NVIDIA Builds DGX SuperPOD for Autonomous Vehicle Development - (06/18/2019)

NEC to Deploy Direct-Liquid Cooled Epyc-Powered Supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) - (06/18/2019)

Cray to Accelerate ENVIRONMENTAL GENOMICS Research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering - (06/18/2019)

Atos Launches New Range of Modular Storage Appliances - (06/18/2019)

Altair Signs Reseller Agreement with NEC for PBS Professional - (06/17/2019)

Tohoku University Boosts Analytical Capacity for Biobank Medical Research - (06/17/2019)

HPC-AI Advisory Council Launches World-Wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List - (06/17/2019)

UCX Networking Layer Adopted by Charm++, Accelerating Charm++ Performance by up to 85% - (06/17/2019)

InfiniBand Accelerates Six of the Top Ten Supercomputers in the World - (06/17/2019)

Automation Announces Two Major Datacenter Installations - (06/17/2019)

DDN Unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI Acceleration & Multicloud Data Management at ISC19 - (06/17/2019)

Supermicro High-Performance Systems Supports Scientific Discovery & Exploration Even to Distant Galaxies - (06/17/2019)

Imperial College Protects Vital Research Data with Software-Defined Storage Infrastructure Using ArcaStream and Excelero - (06/17/2019)

TYAN Powers AI and HPC with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Server Platforms at ISC 2019 - (06/17/2019)

Bright Computing, Cray Reduce Complexity and Cost in Modern HPC Environment for NeSI and NIWA - (06/17/2019)

Cray Powers Geospatial AI Revolution with Deep Learning Performance - (06/17/2019)

Dell Technologies Simplifies Customers’ Path to Innovation with AI and High Performance Computing - (06/17/2019)

WekaIO Updates File System with Advanced Security Features for Multi-User Enterprise HPC - (06/17/2019)

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand Accelerates New Generation of HPC and AI Supercomputers - (06/17/2019)

E4, Marvell Sponsor Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Team at ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition - (06/17/2019)

Cray to Deliver First Exabyte Storage System for the Frontier Exascale System at ORNL - (06/17/2019)

CINECA, E4 Announce the Successful Conclusion of Phase I Evaluation of Arm Clusters - (06/17/2019)

ISC 2019 Kicks Off with Five Days of Non-Stop HPC - (06/16/2019)

Intel at the 2019 International Supercomputer Conference - (06/15/2019)

AMD Announces ISC19 Activities - (06/15/2019)

Six Nines to Attend and Present at ISC High Performance in Frankfurt, Germany - (06/13/2019)

CoolIT Systems to Showcase Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions for OEM Systems at ISC 2019 - (06/12/2019)

Asperitas and Partners Present Sustainable HPC Datacenter Services at ISC 2019 - (06/12/2019)

Colombian and Botswana Researchers Awarded ISC Travel Grant Funds - (05/23/2019)

GCS Supports German University Teams in ISC19 Student Cluster Competition - (05/21/2019)

ISC High Performance Announces David Keyes as 2020 Program Chair - (05/15/2019)

ISC 2019 Student Cluster Competition to Be Held June 17-19 in Frankfurt - (05/10/2019)


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