Most who work in the high performance computing (HPC) industry agree; people problems are far more complicated than technical challenges. Diversity, or the lack thereof, is the HPC industry’s current grand challenge, and how best to encourage the participation of women in HPC was the theme for several SC15 sessions, including birds-of-a-feather, panel discussion, vendor Read more…
Indiana University’s Scinet Research Sandbox entry sets new records, renews promise of cloud for data-intensive science workloads.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover ISRO’s newest supercomputer; Tokyo Tech’s selection of EM Photonics’ CULA library; Intel’s 3-D transistor breakthrough; the latest LSF Tools from Platform Computing; and SciNet’s new NextIO GPU-based system.
For a week in November, New Orleans will be home to one of the most advanced networks in the world. SCinet forms the data backbone of the annual SC conference: it takes months to build and connects to the world’s most advanced data networks, but it is only active for seven days each year before it is torn down and planning starts for next year.
We have developed something of a tradition at HPCwire in the weeks leading up to each year’s SC conference; we interview the chairman of the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA). Jim Ryan of Intel has been the OFA’s chair all these years, and our annual interview with Jim was as interesting as ever.