The US Army is renewing 2014-era supercomputing contracts with Cray and SGI to provide “high performance computing systems, administration, and maintenance” to the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program. On Wednesday, the DoD reported that Cray and SGI will each receive $26.5 million for the work, which is expected to run through April 24, 2021.
At SC ’16, Intel offers a number of opportunities to fuel your insight. Intel® Community Hub The Intel Community Hub in Intel booth #1819 is where the supercomputing community will gather to hear the latest from international HPC luminaries on issues that matter to our community and suggested by HPC press and analysts. A sampling Read more…
The democratization of high performance computing (HPC) and the converged datacenter have been topics of late in the IT community. This is where HPC, high performance data analytics (big data/Hadoop workloads), and enterprise office applications all run on a common clustered compute architecture with a single file system and network.
Targeting cloud computing, datacenters, network infrastructure and Internet of Things sensors, chipmaker Intel Corp. said it is sampling the latest version of its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Intel said this week its Stratix 10 FPGAs are the first chips based on its 14-nanometer tri-gate process technology used to implement its HyperFlex architecture.
Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA.
High Performance Computing enthusiasts should mark their calendars now for the 2016 Intel® HPC Developer Conference, scheduled for November 12-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah—just prior to SC ‘16. Supercomputing architecture experts and developers from around the world will converge at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel to see how to gain the maximum utility Read more…
New Mexico-based technology firm Aquila is announcing the first OCP-inspired server rack to use fixed cold plate liquid cooling technology. Based on the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project (OCP) standard, the Aquarius rack integrates patented third-generation cooling technology designed by Clustered Systems. The platform supports up to 108 Xeon servers per rack and will target high density HPC and hyperscale computing applications.
Forget for a moment the prevailing high anxiety over Moore’s Law’s fate. In the near-term – which could easily mean a decade – CMOS will remain the only viable, volume technology driving computing. Pursue alternatives? Of course, urged Josh Fryman, principal engineer and engineering manager, Intel.
In 1994, two NASA employees connected 16 commodity workstations together using a standard Ethernet LAN and installed open-source message passing software that allowed their number-crunching scientific application to run on the whole “cluster” of machines as if it were a single entity. Their do-it-yourself, McGyver-like efforts were motivated by a frustration with the pricing, availability Read more…
At the Intel Developer Forum, held in San Francisco this week, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager Diane Bryant announced the launch of Intel’s Silicon Photonics product line and teased a brand-new Phi product, codenamed “Knights Mill,” aimed at machine learning workloads.