Top Supercomputers to Shake Up Earthquake Modeling

September 29, 2022

Two DOE-funded projects — and a bunch of top supercomputers — are converging to improve our understanding of earthquakes and enable the construction of more Read more…

Inside the Gordon Bell Prize Finalist Projects

September 7, 2022

The ACM Gordon Bell Prize, which comes with a $10,000 award courtesy of HPC luminary Gordon Bell, is widely considered the highest prize in high-performance com Read more…

US Bars Nvidia and AMD from Selling Top GPUs into China

September 1, 2022

New trade restrictions levied by the United States against China prohibit the sale of cutting-edge HPC and AI technologies from Nvidia and AMD to the world’s second-largest economy. In an SEC filing, Nvidia revealed it was prohibited from exporting its A100 and forthcoming H100 GPUs to China and Russia, effectively immediately. The stated purpose of the licensing requirements is to prevent “military end use” by these nations. Read more…

DOE and ORNL Dedicate Frontier Supercomputer

August 17, 2022

“It is my privilege to welcome you to the dedication of Frontier, the supercomputer that broke the exascale barrier.” That was the introduction by Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thomas Zacharia, at a small, public event on August 17 to officially dedicate the supercomputer, which in May became the first system to achieve over 1.0 exaflops of 64-bit performance on the... Read more…

SC22 Unveils ACM Gordon Bell Prize Finalists

August 12, 2022

Courtesy of the schedule for the SC22 conference, we now have our first glimpse at the finalists for this year’s coveted Gordon Bell Prize. The Gordon Bell Pr Read more…

GE Research Enters the Exascale Era

July 28, 2022

The pitch for GE Research is easy, as Richard Arthur, senior director of computational methods research for GE Research, explained at the latest meeting of the DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC): a third of the electrons in the world that flow through devices are generated on GE equipment; every two seconds... Read more…

At PEARC22: Moving Beyond Exascale, Harnessing Artistic Expertise

July 15, 2022

The direction that exascale supercomputing will need to follow and the continuing value of visual and other non-computational experts in computer visualizations were the focus of the final two plenary sessions at the PEARC22 conference in Boston on July 13. Jack Dongarra, director of research staff and professor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville... Read more…

HPCwire Talks Exascale with Doug Kothe at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 6, 2022

In this one-on-one interview, Doug Kothe – associate laboratory director, Computing and Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and director Read more…

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