SC17 Student Cluster Competition Configurations: Fewer Nodes, Way More Accelerators

The final configurations for each of the SC17 “Donnybrook in Denver” Student Cluster Competition have been released. Fortunately, each team received their equipment shipments on time and unda

By Dan Olds

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

(Nov. 16, Denver) The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2018 (ASC18) officially kicked off today at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17). The registration is now open to university student

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Student Clusterers Demolish HPCG Record! Nanyang Sweeps Benchmarks

Nanyang pulled off the always difficult double-play at this year’s SC Student Cluster Competition. The plucky team from Singapore posted a world record LINPACK, thus taking the Highest LINPACK

By Dan Olds

Student Cluster LINPACK Record Shattered! More LINs Packed Than Ever before!

Nanyang Technological University, the pride of Singapore, utterly destroyed the Student Cluster Competition LINPACK record by posting a score of 51.77 TFlop/s at SC17 in Denver. The previous reco

By Dan Olds

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Hyperion Market Update: ‘Decent’ Growth Led by HPE; AI Transparency a Risk Issue

November 15, 2017

The HPC market update from Hyperion Research (formerly IDC) at the annual SC conference is a business and social “must,” and this year’s presentation at S Read more…

By Doug Black

Nvidia Focuses Its Cloud Containers on HPC Applications

November 14, 2017

Having migrated its top-of-the-line datacenter GPU to the largest cloud vendors, Nvidia is touting its Volta architecture for a range of scientific computing ta Read more…

By George Leopold

OpenACC Shines in Global Climate/Weather Codes

November 14, 2017

OpenACC, the directive-based parallel programming model used mostly for porting codes to GPUs for use on heterogeneous systems, came to SC17 touting impressive Read more…

By John Russell

Tensors Come of Age: Why the AI Revolution Will Help HPC

November 13, 2017

Thirty years ago, parallel computing was coming of age. A bitter battle began between stalwart vector computing supporters and advocates of various approaches to parallel computing. IBM skeptic Alan Karp, reacting to announcements of nCUBE’s 1024-microprocessor system and Thinking Machines’ 65,536-element array, made a public $100 wager that no one could get a parallel speedup of over 200 on real HPC workloads. Read more…

By John Gustafson & Lenore Mullin

SC17: Legion Seeks to Elevate HPC Programming

November 9, 2017

As modern HPC architectures become ever more complex, so too does the task of programming these machines. In the quest for the trifecta of better performance, portability and programmability, new HPC programming systems are being developed. The Legion programming system, a data-centric parallel programming system for writing portable high performance programs, is one such effort. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Co-Design Center Develops Next-Gen Simulation Tools

November 8, 2017

The exascale architectures on the horizon for supercomputing pose intricate challenges to the developers of large-scale scientific applications. Running efficie Read more…

By Scott Gibson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Deep Learning for Science: A Q&A with NERSC’s Prabhat

November 7, 2017

Deep learning is enjoying unprecedented success in a variety of commercial applications, but it is also beginning to find its footing in science. Just a decade Read more…

By Kathy Kincade

SC17: AI and Machine Learning are Central to Computational Attack on Cancer

November 7, 2017

Enlisting computational technologies in the war on cancer isn’t new but it has taken on an increasingly decisive role. At SC17, Eric Stahlberg, director of th Read more…

By John Russell

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