Supercomputing an Image of Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

May 13, 2022

A supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* (yes, the asterisk is part of it!) sits at the center of the Milky Way. Now, for the first time, we can see it. Read more…

ACES ‘Composable’ Supercomputer Gets Ready for Phase One Use

April 4, 2022

Later this spring, ACES – the new ‘composable’ supercomputer being stood up at Texas A&M University – will begin granting Phase One access to early Read more…

15 Slides on Right and Wrong Ways to Program GPU-based US Leadership Supercomputers

March 2, 2022

U.S. leadership computers today are giant GPU-based machines, whether you’re talking about the pre-exascale Summit supercomputer in operation today at the Oak Read more…

NSF: ‘Navigating the Seismic Shift of Post-Moore Computer Systems Design’

February 24, 2022

While the HPC community is certainly aware of the shifting HPC technology landscape, it is worthwhile to occasionally take stock of how the overall changes are driving future architecture. Towards the end of last year, the National Science Foundation authored a paper outlining trends as NSF perceives them along with an explanation of the NSF... Read more…

NSB Issues US State of Science and Engineering 2022 Report

January 20, 2022

This week the National Science Board released its biannual U.S. State of Science and Engineering 2022 report, as required by the NSF Act. Broadly, the report presents a near-term view of S&E based mostly on 2019 data. To a large extent, this year’s edition echoes trends from the last few reports. The U.S. is still a world leader in R&D spending and S&E education... Read more…

SC21: Larry Smarr on The Rise of Supernetwork Data Intensive Computing

November 26, 2021

Larry Smarr, founding director of Calit2 (now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California San Diego) and the first director of NCSA, is one of the seminal figures in the U.S. supercomputing community. What began as a personal drive, shared by others, to spur the creation of supercomputers in the U.S. for scientific use, later expanded into a... Read more…

The Blueprint for the National Strategic Computing Reserve

October 12, 2021

Over the last year, the HPC community has been buzzing with the possibility of a National Strategic Computing Reserve (NSCR). An in-utero brainchild of the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, an NSCR would serve as a Merchant Marine for urgent computing... Read more…

Three Universities Team for NSF-Funded ‘ACES’ Reconfigurable Supercomputer Prototype

September 23, 2021

As Moore’s law slows, HPC developers are increasingly looking for speed gains in specialized code and specialized hardware – but this specialization, in turn, can make testing and deploying code trickier than ever. Now, researchers from Texas A&M University, the University of Illinois at Urbana... Read more…

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