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What’s New in Computing vs. COVID-19: SC20 Edition

November 30, 2020

Supercomputing, big data and artificial intelligence are crucial tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Around the world, researchers, corporation Read more…

EuroHPC Exec. Dir. Talks Procurement, EPI, and Europe’s Efforts to Control its HPC Destiny

November 19, 2020

While much of the HPC community’s attention is fixed on SC20’s flood of news and new product announcements, Anders Dam Jensen, the newly-minted executive di Read more…

Hyperion Research: COVID-19 Changing the Global 2020 HPC Market Landscape

November 18, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially stopped the world in its tracks in March, the global HPC server market was expected to grow from $13.7 billion in 2019 Read more…

MLPerf Debuts HPC Training Benchmark with Small but Impressive List of Participants

November 18, 2020

The AI benchmarking organization dipped a toe into HPC-centric waters today with release of results from its first HPC training run – MLPerf HPC Tr Read more…

TACC Advances Plans for NSF Leadership-Class Computing Facility for 10X Science

November 18, 2020

Even with the unprecedented computing power currently at our disposal, a tenfold increase in supercomputing capacity is needed to solve many of today's scientific grand challenge problems. Starting in 2019, TACC was formally invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a plan for a Leadership... Read more…

On the ‘Frontera’ Lines of COVID-19 Research

November 18, 2020

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and its juggernaut Frontera system (ranked ninth on the most recent Top500 list) have been on the front lines of COVI Read more…

Intel Xe-HP GPU Deployed for Aurora Exascale Development

November 17, 2020

At SC20, Intel announced that it is making its Xe-HP high performance discrete GPUs available to early access developers. Notably, the new chips have been deplo Read more…

Intel Teases Ice Lake-SP, Shows Competitive Benchmarking

November 17, 2020

At SC20 this week, Intel teased its forthcoming third-generation Xeon "Ice Lake-SP" server processor, claiming competitive benchmarking results against AMD's second-generation Epyc "Rome" processor. Ice Lake-SP, Intel's first server processor with 10nm technology... Read more…

At SC20, an Expert Panel Braces for the Next Pandemic

November 17, 2020

COVID-19 isn’t over – not even close. With about six months until broad vaccine distribution is expected, the world will likely face a long, difficult winte Read more…

IBM Launches Bayesian Optimization Appliance

November 17, 2020

At SC19, IBM laid out a vision for accelerating installed HPC infrastructures with a small but potent dose of IBM AI expertise using Bayesian techniques package Read more…

SC20 Showcases DDN’s Evolution towards HPC-plus-Enterprise Storage Power

November 16, 2020

Currently, there’s a lot on DDN’s plate as the long-time leader in HPC storage integrates recent acquisitions and strives to become a comprehensive HPC-plus-enterprise storage technology supplier. SC20 is providing a showcase for those efforts as DDN rolls out product updates, impressive... Read more…

Top500: Fugaku Keeps Crown, Nvidia’s Selene Climbs to #5

November 16, 2020

With the publication of the 56th Top500 list today from SC20's virtual proceedings, Japan's Fugaku supercomputer – now fully deployed – notches another win, Read more…

Nvidia Unveils A100 80GB Powerhouse GPU at SC20

November 16, 2020

Nvidia has doubled the memory of its previous supercomputing GPUs with its new A100 80GB GPU, which aims to drive new levels of supercomputing performance in a wide variety of uses, from AI and ML research to engineering and more. The new A100 80GB GPU comes just six months... Read more…

Facing a Dark Winter, the COVID-19 HPC Consortium Doubles Down on Triage

November 16, 2020

In March, IBM, the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy launched an unprecedented initiative: the COVID-19 HPC Consortium. The wide-ranging consortium, aimed at leveraging worldwide supercomputing to fight the coronavirus, has since... Read more…

Nvidia (Mellanox) Debuts NDR 400 Gigabit InfiniBand at SC20

November 16, 2020

Nvidia today introduced its Mellanox NDR 400 gigabit-per-second InfiniBand family of interconnect products, which are expected to be available in Q2 of 2021. Th Read more…

AMD Courts HPC with 11.5 Teraflops Instinct MI100 GPU

November 16, 2020

AMD today announced the new MI100 Instinct accelerator, billing it as "the world's fastest HPC GPU" with 11.5 teraflops of peak double-precision floating point performance. A follow on to the MI50 and MI60 Instinct accelerators launched two years ago (the "world's first 7nm datacenter GPUs")... Read more…

Georgia Tech Unveils Virtual Tour of Coda Datacenter, Two Supercomputers

November 13, 2020

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has unveiled a virtual tour of its Coda datacenter. The tour includes 360-degree looks at two supercomputers, including the shiny new Phoenix cluster, which is expected to make its Top500 debut in just a few days. The Coda walkthrough is... Read more…

Q&A with SC20 Chair Christine Cuicchi: HPCwire 2020 Person to Watch

November 12, 2020

In the following Q&A, Christine Cuicchi, SC20 Conference General Chair, discusses this year’s unifying theme (More Than HPC, see Nov. 16 plenary details), expounds on HPC trends, and walks us through the activities of her "day job" as director of the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center. Read more…

Intel Debuts oneAPI Gold and Provides More Details on GPU Roadmap

November 11, 2020

Intel today provided greater detail around its plans to bring a full line of GPUs (Xe) and associated programming environment to market. The biggest news from a Read more…

Virtual SC20 Cluster Competition Kick-Off

November 9, 2020

It’s time to meet the competitors at the SC20 Virtual Student Cluster Competition (VSCC). We’re going to introduce the teams, look at their records, and break down their games. We also have connected with our cluster competition bookie, Johnny Aces (pictured right) to see what he thinks... Read more…

It’s Fugaku vs. COVID-19: How the World’s Top Supercomputer Is Shaping Our New Normal

November 9, 2020

Fugaku is currently the most powerful publicly ranked supercomputer in the world – but we weren’t supposed to have it yet. The supercomputer, situated at Japan’s Riken scientific research institute, was scheduled to come online in 2021. When the pandemic struck... Read more…

Intersect360 Research’s Pre-SC20 Briefing Presents Mixed Picture

November 5, 2020

There was much to unpack in Intersect360 Research’s pre-SC20 Market Update presented by Addison Snell, cofounder and CEO, in a webinar yesterday. The COVID-19 Read more…

AHUG at SC20: Arm HPC User Group Kicks off with 25 Presentations, Three Live Panels

November 5, 2020

The first official Arm HPC User Group (AHUG) proceedings have begun with ~25 presentations now available, and three live (virtual) roundtable panels set to take place next week. AHUG is hosting the virtual event in partnership with Arm and in tandem with SC20 to promote the work done by Arm users over the past year. Yesterday (Nov. 4)... Read more…

Gearing Up for SC20 with the General Chair and Vice Chair

September 9, 2020

In advance of the SC20 conference, now fully virtual and extended from November 9-19, HPCwire interviewed two of the people leading the effort to put on the 32nd annual, and first virtual, SC. In this special video edition... Read more…

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COG-UK COVID-19 Computing Effort Wins Collaboration Award from HPCwire - (11/23/2020)

LLNL, IBM Win SC20 ‘Test of Time’ for Blue Gene/L - (11/23/2020)

DDN Wins Multiple 2020 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/20/2020)

Azure Joins the Graph500 with Top 20 Showing - (11/19/2020)

Azure Reports 1 TB/s Cloud Parallel Filesystem with BeeGFS - (11/19/2020)

Purdue Bell Cluster Makes Top500 - (11/19/2020)

Australian National University Researcher Sets Record for Quantum Chemistry Calculation - (11/19/2020)

NCSA Receives Honors in 2020 HPC Innovation Excellence Awards - (11/19/2020)

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 - (11/19/2020)

Atos Announces New HPC Software Suites to Optimize Performance, Reduce Energy Consumption - (11/19/2020)

Three RSC Supercomputers Represent Russia in Global IO500 Rating - (11/19/2020)

Simulations Performed on CSCS ‘Piz Daint’ Supercomputer Expand Concept of Superradiance - (11/19/2020)

XSEDE Allocations Lead to Multiple HPCWire Awards - (11/19/2020)

NEC to Launch PCIe-Based Vector Engine Card Targeting the SME Market - (11/19/2020)

Fujitsu, AIST and RIKEN Achieve Unparalleled Speed on MLPerf HPC Machine Learning Processing Benchmark - (11/19/2020)

NASA Model Shows How COVID-19 Shutdowns Affect Emissions - (11/19/2020)

Intel’s SC20 News Highlights: Ice Lake, oneAPI and Select Solutions - (11/18/2020)

BSC Director Mateo Valero Wins Outstanding Leadership in HPC Award in HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards - (11/18/2020)

BeeGFS Receives Honors in 2020 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards - (11/18/2020)

AMD and Xilinx Demonstrate Converged ROCm Runtime Technology Preview at SC20 - (11/18/2020)

EU and South Korean Research Organisations Partner to Develop a COVID-19 Treatment - (11/18/2020)

Better, Faster, Greener-NYU Launches One of Higher Ed’s Fastest Supercomputers - (11/18/2020)

Lenovo Introduces New ThinkSystem Servers with A100 GPUs for HPC and AI - (11/18/2020)

CoolIT Systems Continued Leadership in Data Center Cooling Showcased at SC20 - (11/18/2020)

New £4M HPC Facility to be Established at University of Birmingham, UK - (11/18/2020)

Cerebras Systems and NETL Set New Compute Milestone - (11/18/2020)

CINECA Selects Atos BullSequana XH2000 Platform, ParTec ParaStation Modulo Software for Leonardo - (11/18/2020)

Frontera Is Expanding to Support Urgent Computing for COVID-19, Hurricane Research - (11/17/2020)

DDN Storage to Support the University of Florida SuperPOD Supercomputer - (11/17/2020)

Supermicro Delivers Portfolio of Advanced HPC Platforms at SC20 - (11/17/2020)

GigaIO Introduces PCIe 4.0 Fully Managed Pooling Appliance for Composable Data Centers at SC20 - (11/17/2020)

Motivair Launches Dynamic Cold Plates For Direct Liquid Cooling At SC20 - (11/17/2020)

Penguin Computing Announces LiveData Solution with MemVerge and Intel - (11/17/2020)

Penguin Computing Announces TrueHPC with NVIDIA Networking - (11/17/2020)

TYAN Highlights HPC, AI Server Platforms Powered by Intel Xeon Processors at SC20 - (11/17/2020)

Penn State ICDS Leads Data Science Efforts to Empower Research, Tackle Challenges - (11/17/2020)

NASA Advances Human Mission to Moon with HPE-Powered Supercomputer - (11/17/2020)

GIGABYTE Readies Air and Liquid Cooled Servers for 40GB, 80GB NVIDIA HGX A100 - (11/17/2020)

Fugaku Retains Title as World’s Fastest Supercomputer - (11/17/2020)

LUMI Supercomputer Will Start Operations Next Year, Promotes Green Transition - (11/17/2020)

RSC Announces Intel Ice Lake-SP and DAOS Support, Introduces Tornado AFS Storage - (11/17/2020)

Preferred Networks’ MN-3 Supercomputer Improves Green500 ‘Score’ by 23 Percent - (11/16/2020)

Globus for iRODS Connector Released - (11/16/2020)

Bright Computing Announces v9.1 of Bright Cluster Manager - (11/16/2020)

Jülich’s Upgraded Supercomputer – JUWELS – Setting New Benchmarks - (11/16/2020)

Los Alamos Announces Details of New HPC Storage Deployment for Nuclear Security - (11/16/2020)

Value of Computational Research in New England on Display at SC20 - (11/16/2020)

OpenMP ARB Releases OpenMP 5.1 with Vital Usability Enhancements - (11/16/2020)

AMD Announces Instinct MI100 Accelerator, Prepares to Ship Epyc ‘Milan’ CPUs - (11/16/2020)

GIGABYTE Teams Up with AMD for AMD Instinct MI100 Based Servers - (11/16/2020)

Penguin Computing Unveils HPC, AI and Analytics, Cloud, and Data Solutions - (11/16/2020)

NVIDIA DGX Station A100 Offers Researchers AI Data-Center-in-a-Box - (11/16/2020)

NVIDIA Announces A100 80GB GPU for AI Supercomputing - (11/16/2020)

GENCI and Inria Awarded AMD Donation of Computing Resources for COVID-19 Research - (11/16/2020)

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2020 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards During SC20’s Virtual Conference - (11/16/2020)

COVID, Neutron Star Supercomputing Projects at PSC Win HPCwire Awards - (11/16/2020)

Samtec Virtually Showcases Latest Silicon-to-Silicon Interconnect Solutions at SC20 - (11/13/2020)

Stony Brook Installs ‘Ookami,’ HPE Apollo 80 with Fujitsu A64FX Arm CPUs - (11/13/2020)

nVent Introduces RackChiller CDU800 Coolant Distribution Unit at SC20 - (11/13/2020)

HPE Leaders Will Share Insights Across the HPC Spectrum at SC20 - (11/12/2020)

TYAN Unleashes New Cloud and Storage Servers at SC20 - (11/12/2020)

Advantech to Showcase Servers Powered by NVIDIA GPUs and Designed for IoT, AI at SC20 - (11/11/2020)

Four Teams Using ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer Named Finalists in 2020 Gordon Bell Prize - (11/11/2020)

SC20 Test of Time Award Goes to First Peer-Reviewed Paper to Disclose the Blue Gene/L System - (11/10/2020)

DOE to Showcase Scientific Computational Expertise at SC20 - (11/10/2020)

Stäubli to Highlight New Cooling Connectors at Virtual SC20 Show - (11/10/2020)

European Processor Initiative Provides Update Ahead of SC20 - (11/09/2020)

Argonne Researchers to Share Scientific Computing Advances at SC20 - (11/09/2020)

Intel Details SC20 Plans: November 9–19 - (11/05/2020)

NVIDIA Details SC20 Plans, Nov. 9-19 - (11/05/2020)

SC20 Invited Speakers Tackle Challenges for the Earth, Its Inhabitants, and Our Security Using ‘More Than HPC’ - (10/05/2020)

SC20 Keynote Announced: Dr. Bjorn Stevens to Discuss Climate Science at Exascale - (10/05/2020)


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