IDC Forecasts 7 Percent Annual Growth for Global HPC Market

July 9, 2013

The global HPC market has recovered from the great recession and is now poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 to 7.8 percent through 2016, with growth at the high end supercomputer market and China leading the way, the research firm IDC said at the recent ISC 2013 event in Germany. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

South African Student HPC Team Rides GPUs to Victory at ISC 2013

June 27, 2013

When an underdog team of undergrads from South Africa arrived in Leipzig, Germany for the 2013 Student Cluster Challenge last week, they had the odds stacked against them. But what the team lacked in experience was more than made up for with intestinal fortitude, not to mention a heavy dose of NVIDIA GPUs. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Exascale Requires 25x Boost in Energy Efficiency, NVIDIA’s Dally Says

June 24, 2013

While there is a universal desire in the HPC community build the world's exascale system, the achievement will require a major breakthrough in not only chip design and power utilization but programming methods, NVIDIA chief scientist Bill Dally said in a keynote address at ISC 2013 last week in Leipzig, Germany. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

The Top 500 Visualized

June 21, 2013

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year's rankings. In this visual feature, we've provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the... Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

June 20, 2013

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur's Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Systems Post Solid Revenue Growth in Q1

June 20, 2013

Worldwide sales of HPC servers perked up by 5.3 percent during the first quarter of 2013, to $2.5 billion, industry watchers at IDC reported last week. The increase was driven by sales of small and midrange HPC systems, as sales of high-end supercomputers declined. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

June 20, 2013

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically--at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

My Supercomputer is Bigger Than Yours!

June 18, 2013

Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national "size matters" contest means for the U.S. and other nations... Read more…

By Andrew Jones

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