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…

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…

Raja Koduri and Satoshi Matsuoka Discuss the Future of HPC at SC21

November 29, 2021

HPCwire's Managing Editor sits down with Intel's Raja Koduri and Riken's Satoshi Matsuoka in St. Louis for an off-the-cuff conversation about their SC21 experience, what comes after exascale and why they are collaborating. Koduri, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's accelerated computing systems and graphics (AXG) group, leads the team... Read more…

Gordon Bell Special Prize Goes to World-Shaping COVID Droplet Work

November 18, 2021

For the second (and, hopefully, final) year in a row, SC21 included a second major research award alongside the ACM 2021 Gordon Bell Prize: the Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research. Last year, the first iteration of this award went to simulations of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein; this year, the prize went... Read more…

2021 Gordon Bell Prize Goes to Exascale-Powered Quantum Supremacy Challenge

November 18, 2021

Today at the hybrid virtual/in-person SC21 conference, the organizers announced the winners of the 2021 ACM Gordon Bell Prize: a team of Chinese researchers leveraging the new exascale Sunway system to simulate quantum circuits. The Gordon Bell Prize, which comes with an award of $10,000 courtesy of HPC pioneer Gordon Bell, is awarded annually... Read more…

Top500: No Exascale, Fugaku Still Reigns, Polaris Debuts at #12

November 15, 2021

No exascale for you* -- at least, not within the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) territory of the latest Top500 list, issued today from the 33rd annual Supercomputing Conference (SC21), held in-person in St. Louis, Mo., and virtually, from Nov. 14–19. "We were hoping to have the first exascale system on this list but that didn’t happen," said Top500 co-author... Read more…

Top500: Fugaku Still on Top; Perlmutter Debuts at #5

June 28, 2021

The 57th Top500, revealed today from the ISC 2021 digital event, showcases many of the same systems as the previous edition, with Fugaku holding its significant lead and only one new entrant in the top 10 cohort: the Perlmutter system at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory enters the list at number five with 65.69 Linpack petaflops. Perlmutter is the largest... Read more…

Fugaku to Delve Into the Molecular Mechanisms of COVID Inhibition

June 23, 2021

Over the last year, Riken’s Fugaku supercomputer (pictured in the header) has maintained the top spot on the Top500 thanks to a staggering 442 Linpack petaflo Read more…

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