ECP Update: Satisfying DOE and Building SDKs for Heterogeneous Exascale Architecture

Delivering an exascale-ready software infrastructure is the Exascale Computing Project’s mission, a goal towards which it has steadily marched although ECP doesn’t grab headlines the way pre-

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Codeplay Open Sources a Version of DPC++ for Nvidia GPUs

Writing software to run efficiently on today’s heterogeneous compute architectures is an ongoing challenge made increasingly difficult by the growing number of processor and accelerator choices

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Algorithm-Processor Combo Speeds Microservices

Computer scientists at the University of Michigan have come up with a faster way to schedule cloud microservices via a new algorithm running on a custom processor. The platform, called Q-Zilla, i

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Research Links Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Criticality

Quantum physics is a spooky place that defies easy understanding. Quantum entanglement, for example, is a key (crazy) idea that two particles can be ‘linked’ and respond instantly to change i

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IBM Debuts IC922 Power Server for AI Inferencing and Data Management

January 28, 2020

IBM today launched a Power9-based inference server – the IC922 – that features up to six Nvidia T4 GPUs, PCIe Gen 4 and OpenCAPI connectivity, and can accom Read more…

By John Russell

What’s New in HPC Research: Tsunamis, Wildfires, the Large Hadron Collider & More

January 24, 2020

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programmi Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Toshiba Promises Quantum-Like Advantage on Standard Hardware

January 23, 2020

Toshiba has invented an algorithm that it says delivers a 10-fold improvement for a select class of computational problems, without the need for exotic hardware Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Energy Research Combines HPC, 3D Manufacturing

January 23, 2020

A federal energy research initiative is gaining momentum with the release of a contract award aimed at using supercomputing to harness 3D printing technology th Read more…

By George Leopold

Exascale Update: Kathy Yelick, Lenny Oliker Discuss Metagenomic Analysis

January 22, 2020

The importance of the human ‘microbiome’ – the large and diverse population of microbes inside each of us – has become increasingly apparent in recent y Read more…

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Blasts from the (Recent) Past and Hopes for the Future

December 23, 2019

What does 2020 look like to you? What did 2019 look like? Lots happened but the main trends were carryovers from 2018 – AI messaging again blanketed everything; the roll-out of new big machines and exascale announcements continued; processor diversity and system disaggregation kicked up a notch; hyperscalers continued flexing their muscles (think AWS and its Graviton2 processor); and the U.S. and China continued their awkward trade war. Read more…

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Argonne’s Mira Supercomputer to Retire After Years of Enabling Groundbreaking Science

December 20, 2019

Mira, the ALCF's 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q system, will be retired on December 31, 2019, ending a seven-plus year run of enabling breakthroughs in science and Read more…

By Jared Sagoff and Jim Collins, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

CloudyCluster Helps Students Build Bright Futures in HPC

December 20, 2019

Looking for a future in HPC, some students literally taught themselves Python in a day while competing in the Cloud HPC Hackathon (also known as the Omnibond C Read more…

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