A Trio of HPC Offerings Unveiled at ISC

July 1, 2009

Last week's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) was a convenient excuse for vendors to announce a raft of new products, but three, in particular, stood out. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

High Performance Cloud Computing Still an Oxymoron

June 25, 2009

The grand unification of supercomputing and cloud computing still has a ways to go. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Heterogeneous Processing: Trite or Trend?

June 24, 2009

Heterogeneous processing or co-processing on chips other than the CPU is the most recent trend in HPC. To some extent there has always been a small fringe element pursuing this direction, but in the past few years, there has been a rich diversity of efforts and support from major HPC vendors. Read more…

By Dr. Vincent Natoli

Welcome to Year 1 AP

June 23, 2009

HPC guru Thomas Sterling has labeled 2009 as "Year 1 AP -- After Petaflops." HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Thomas to expand on that theme and talk about where high performance computing is headed next. Read more…

By John West

IBM Stays Atop TOP500 By Sitting Tight

June 23, 2009

A rare event occurred in the TOP500 saga today at the International Supercomputing Conference. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Julich Supercomputing Center Keeps Germany on the Cutting Edge of HPC

June 22, 2009

Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany, is speaking at this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg about his experiences with the exotic systems that lead the TOP500 list of the HPC community's preeminent supercomputers, and the scientific breakthroughs that they enable. We caught up with Dr. Lippert by email before the conference to get a sneak peak at his thoughts on working at the extremes of computation. Read more…

By John West

An Interview with ISC’09 Keynote Speaker Andy von Bechtolsheim

June 21, 2009

When 1,500 leading members of the world’s high performance computing community convene June 23-26 at the 2009 International Supercomputing Conference, The opening keynote address will be presented by Andreas “Andy” von Bechtolsheim, the legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems and founder and Chief Development Officer of Arista Networks. Von Bechtolsheim will discuss “The Evolution of Interconnects for High Performance Computing.” Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Globalization Fuels ISC Growth

June 19, 2009

This year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'09) in Hamburg, Germany, promises to offer some respite from the gloomy news affecting the HPC community in these tough economic times. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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