SC17 Student Cluster Kick Off – Guts, Glory, Grep

The SC17 Student Cluster Competition started with a well-orchestrated kick-off emceed by Stephen Harrell, the competition chair.

It began with a welcome from SC17 chair Bernd Mohr, where he la

By Dan Olds

New Technologies, Industry Luminaries, and Outstanding Top500 Results Highlight Intel’s SC17 Presence

Last week, the rhetorical one-two punch of the Intel® HPC Developer Conference and Supercomputing 2017 offered global HPC aficionados new insights into the direction of advanced HPC technologies

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SC Bids Farewell to Denver, Heads to Dallas for 30th

After a jam-packed four-day expo and intensive six-day technical program, SC17 has wrapped up another successful event that brought together nearly 13,000 visitors to the Colorado Convention Cent

By Tiffany Trader

SC17 Keynote – HPC Powers SKA Efforts to Peer Deep into the Cosmos

This week’s SC17 keynote – Life, the Universe and Computing: The Story of the SKA Telescope – was a powerful pitch for the potential of Big Science projects that also showcased the foundati

By John Russell

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Activist Investor Starboard Buys 10.7% Stake in Mellanox; Sale Possible?

November 20, 2017

Starboard Value has reportedly taken a 10.7 percent stake in interconnect specialist Mellanox Technologies, and according to the Wall Street Journal, has urged Read more…

By John Russell

Installation of Sierra Supercomputer Steams Along at LLNL

November 20, 2017

Sierra, the 125 petaflops (peak) machine based on IBM’s Power9 chip being built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, sometimes takes a back seat to Summ Read more…

By John Russell

SC17 Student Cluster Competition Configurations: Fewer Nodes, Way More Accelerators

November 16, 2017

The final configurations for each of the SC17 “Donnybrook in Denver” Student Cluster Competition have been released. Fortunately, each team received their e Read more…

By Dan Olds

Student Clusterers Demolish HPCG Record! Nanyang Sweeps Benchmarks

November 16, 2017

Nanyang pulled off the always difficult double-play at this year’s SC Student Cluster Competition. The plucky team from Singapore posted a world record LINPAC Read more…

By Dan Olds

The Betting Window is Closed: Final Student Cluster Competition Betting Odds are in!

November 15, 2017

The window has closed and the bettors are clutching their tickets, anxiously awaiting the results of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition. We’ve seen big chan Read more…

By Dan Olds

2017 Student Cluster Competition Benchmarks, Workloads, and Pre-Planned Disasters

November 15, 2017

The students competing in the 2017 Student Cluster Competition in Denver are facing a grueling 48 hour marathon of HPC benchmarks and real scientific applicatio Read more…

By Dan Olds

Early Cluster Comp Betting Odds Favor China, Taiwan, and Poland

November 11, 2017

So far the early action in the betting pool favors Taiwan’s NTHU, China’s Tsinghua, and, surprisingly, Poland’s University of Warsaw. Other notables inclu Read more…

By Dan Olds

Intel, AMD Moves Rattle GPU Market

November 10, 2017

Intel Corp. has lured away the former head of AMD's graphics business as the world's largest chipmaker forms a high-end graphics unit to compete with GPU market Read more…

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