As LUMI Launches, a Look at the State of EuroHPC

Today, the LUMI pre-exascale supercomputer was inaugurated in Kajaani, Finland. LUMI—which currently weighs in around 152 Linpack petaflops, but is expected to soon exceed 375—represents the

By Oliver Peckham

At ISC, the Green500 Witnesses a New Frontier in Efficient Computing

Back in 2008, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) set an ambitious target: an exascale supercomputer in a 20-megawatt envelope. That target, once viewed by many with skepti

By Oliver Peckham

Quantum Computers Emerging as Accelerators in HPC, Like GPUs

As quantum computing comes closer to mainstream, it's universally agreed that these systems won't replace classical computing. That raises the question: where exactly do quantum computers fit in

By Agam Shah

Intel’s First Products Out of German Fab Could be HPC Gear

The first products out of Intel's new factories in Germany, which will start operations between 2025 and 2027, will be for high-performance computing. “We're eager to have the first products ou

By Agam Shah

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Thomas Sterling’s ISC Keynote Celebrates Frontier and the Exascale Tour de Force

June 1, 2022

For a change, said Thomas Sterling, long-time ISC keynoter and HPC pioneer, picking a theme for his 2022 talk wasn’t a challenge. “What is the word you need that everyone will remember and agree to about a particular year? This was easy. It's exaflops. I mean real exaflops, you know, the kind you can get your teeth into exaflops, not words like exascale or low-precision exaflops, or 'we know what an exaflops is, right... Read more…

ISC Keynote: Digital Twins Aren’t About Making Pretty Pictures

June 1, 2022

“I don’t think anybody here is ignorant of what supercomputing is,” said Rev Lebaredian, Nvidia’s vice president of Omniverse and Simulation Technology, as he opened the first keynote at ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany. “We’ve been building supercomputers for decades, but our uses for them have been evolving over time.” In his keynote, Lebaredian made the case for what he views as... Read more…

Intel Reiterates Plans to Merge CPU, GPU High-performance Chip Roadmaps

May 31, 2022

Intel reiterated it is well on its way to merging its roadmap of high-performance CPUs and GPUs as it shifts over to newer manufacturing processes and packaging technologies in the coming years. The company is merging the CPU and GPU lineups into a chip (codenamed Falcon Shores) which Intel has dubbed an XPU. Falcon Shores... Read more…

Hyperion: HPC Market is Stabilizing and Headed to $50B by 2026

May 30, 2022

While echoes of the pandemic continue rippling through the HPC landscape – primarily lingering supply chain issues – the outlook for the HPC market writ large is strong, according to Hyperion Research, which delivered its ISC 2022 HPC market update today. Last year, HPC spending (on premise, cloud, and AI) neared $35 billion and is on track to reach... Read more…

SiPearl Emerging as Heavyweight for ‘Made in Europe’ Chips

May 30, 2022

Just two years ago, chip company SiPearl was a bootstrapped startup helping European achieve a long-term goal to being self-sufficient on technology, and to cut Read more…

Nvidia’s Grace Superchips to Debut on Venado Supercomputer

May 30, 2022

In March, Nvidia unveiled its two new Grace Superchips: the Grace CPU Superchip, aimed at datacenters, comprises dual Arm-based Grace CPU chips; the Grace Hopper Superchip, meanwhile, combines a Grace CPU with a Hopper GPU in a single SoC. Now, at ISC 2022... Read more…

Nvidia Announces Database of 100K AI and HPC-enabled Brain Images

May 30, 2022

During a special address at ISC today, general manager and vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia, Ian Buck, shared promising news for the future of Read more…

Top500: Exascale Is Officially Here with Debut of Frontier

May 30, 2022

The 59th installment of the Top500 list, issued today from ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany, officially marks a new era in supercomputing with the debut of the first-ever exascale system on the list. Frontier, deployed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, achieved 1.102 exaflops in its fastest High Performance Linpack run, which was completed... Read more…

The Final Frontier: US Has Its First Exascale Supercomputer

May 30, 2022

In April 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to procure a trio of exascale supercomputers at a total cost of up to $1.8 billion dollars. Over the ensuing four years, many announcements were made, many deadlines were missed, and a pandemic threw the world into disarray. Now, at long last, HPE and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have announced that the first of those... Read more…

Intersect360: HPC Market Recovers, but Fails to Fully Rebound

May 29, 2022

This time last year, optimism abounded that the proliferation of vaccines and waning Covid rates would lead to a robust rebound for the HPC market in 2021. Need Read more…

Q&A with Atos’ Eric Eppe, an HPCwire Person to Watch in 2022

May 26, 2022

HPCwire presents our interview with Eric Eppe, head of portfolio & solutions, HPC & Quantum at Atos, and an HPCwire 2022 Person to Watch. In this exclusive Q&A, Eppe recounts Atos' major milestones from the past year and previews what's in store for the year ahead. Exascale computing, quantum hybridization and decarbonization are focus areas for the company -- and having won five out of the seven EuroHPC system... Read more…

LRZ Adds Mega AI System as It Stacks up on Future Computing Systems

May 25, 2022

The battle among high-performance computing hubs to stack up on cutting-edge computers for quicker time to science is getting steamy as new chip technologies become mainstream. A European supercomputing hub near Munich, called the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, is deploying Cerebras Systems' CS-2 AI system as part of an internal initiative called Future Computing to assess alternative computing... Read more…

Nvidia Launches Four Arm-based Grace Server Designs

May 25, 2022

Nvidia is lining up Arm-based server platforms for a diverse range of HPC, AI and cloud applications. The new systems employ Nvidia’s custom Grace Arm CPUs in Read more…

Durham University to Test Rockport Networks on COSMA7 Supercomputer

May 24, 2022

Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) is home to the COSMA series of supercomputers (short for “cosmological machine”). COSMA— Read more…

ISC 2022: International Association of Supercomputing Centers to Debut

May 23, 2022

At ISC 2022 in Hamburg, Germany, representatives from four supercomputing centers across three countries plan to debut the International Association of Supercom Read more…

HPE Announces New HPC Factory in Czech Republic

May 18, 2022

A week ahead of ISC High Performance 2022 (set to be held in Hamburg, Germany), supercomputing heavyweight HPE has announced a major investment in sovereign Eur Read more…

Q&A with Keren Bergman, ISC Program Chair, and an HPCwire Person to Watch in 2022

April 20, 2022

ISC 2022 Program Chair Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor at Columbia University where she also directs the Lightwave Research Laboratory. Our exclusive interview with Bergman covers her history with ISC with a focus on the event's return to Hamburg, Germany, May 29-June 2, as well as her insights into the HPC landscape. Read more…

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ISC 2022 Details Conference Stats and Highlights - (06/14/2022)

Leading Supercomputer Sites Choose Cerebras for AI Acceleration - (06/01/2022)

BSC and Intel Announce Joint Lab for Development of Future Zettascale Supercomputers - (06/01/2022)

OCF Announces Partnership with EAS for HPC Energy Optimization - (05/30/2022)

Panasas Enhances Channel Strategy to Support Global Market Expansion - (05/30/2022)

EuroHPC JU Announces Two Quantum Computing Systems to Boost HPCQS - (05/30/2022)

Atos Selected by Finnish Meteorological Institute for Weather Forecasting Supercomputer - (05/30/2022)

DDN Adds Powerful AI Storage to Its Data Storage Systems - (05/30/2022)

World’s First Exascale Supercomputer Powered by AMD EPYC Processors and Instinct Accelerators - (05/30/2022)

Supercomputer Fugaku Retains First Place Worldwide in HPCG and Graph500 Rankings - (05/30/2022)

LUMI Ranked Third on Top500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers - (05/30/2022)

HPE and SiPearl Partner to Develop HPC Solutions with European Processors and Accelerate Europe’s Adoption of Exascale Supercomputers - (05/30/2022)

SiPearl Collaborates with NVIDIA on Enabling Accelerated Computing Solutions with European Microprocessor - (05/29/2022)

Paderborn Scientists Achieve 1.1 Exaflops Mixed-Precision Computation for Quantum Chemistry Simulation on Perlmutter - (05/27/2022)

Registration Opens for Intel at ISC 2022 - (05/25/2022)

Join GCS and Its Member Centers for ISC 2022 - (05/24/2022)

Exascale Computing Project Details ISC 2022 Participation - (05/23/2022)

Total HPC Market Revenue Grew 5.2% to $41.0 Billion in 2021, Says Intersect360 Research - (05/20/2022)

Nvidia Details ISC 2022 Activities - (05/20/2022)

GCS to Sponsor Two German Teams in the 2022 Student Cluster Competition at ISC22 - (05/18/2022)

ISC 2022 to Feature a Special Session Celebrating Jack Dongarra - (05/12/2022)

ISC 2022 Announces Distinguished Speaker Series Talks - (05/11/2022)

ISC 2022 Updates Covid-19 Entry Requirements - (05/11/2022)

Registration Now Open for ISC 2022 - (03/30/2022)

ISC 2022 Announces Opening Keynote Presentation on Digital Twins - (03/23/2022)

ISC 2022 Team Outlines Conference’s Environmental Sustainability - (02/25/2022)

ISC 2022 Will Be In-Person, Confirms Program Chair - (01/27/2022)

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