Rigetti Eyes Scaling with 128-Qubit Architecture

Rigetti Computing plans to build a 128-qubit quantum computer based on an equivalent quantum processor that leverages emerging hybrid computing algorithms used to test programs and potential appl

By George Leopold

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SLATE Update: Making Math Libraries Exascale-ready

Practically-speaking, achieving exascale computing requires enabling HPC software to effectively use accelerators – mostly GPUs at present – and that remains something of a challenge. Conside

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TACC Wins Next NSF-funded Major Supercomputer

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has won the next NSF-funded big supercomputer beating out rivals including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)/University of Ill

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E3SM Update: How to Fit a Planet Inside a Computer

July 23, 2018

Earlier this spring, a team researchers from the Department of Energy released the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) able to simulate a “fully couple Read more…

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HPC for Life: Genomics, Brain Research, and Beyond

July 19, 2018

During the past few decades, the life sciences have witnessed one landmark discovery after another with the aid of HPC, paving the way toward a new era of perso Read more…

By Warren Froelich

WCRP’s New Strategic Plan for Climate Research Highlights the Importance of HPC

July 19, 2018

As climate modeling increasingly leverages exascale computing and researchers warn of an impending computing gap in climate research, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is developing its new Strategic Plan – and high-performance computing is slated to play a critical role. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

U.S. Exascale Computing Project Releases Software Technology Progress Report

July 19, 2018

As is often noted the race to exascale computing isn’t just about hardware. This week the U.S. Exascale Computing Project (ECP) released its latest Software Technology (ST) Capability Assessment Report detailing progress so far. Read more…

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RIKEN and CEA Mark One Year of Exascale-focused Collaboration

July 16, 2018

RIKEN in Japan and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) formed a five-year cooperative research effort on January 11, 2017, to ad Read more…

By Nishi Katsuya

HPC Serves as a ‘Rosetta Stone’ for the Information Age

July 12, 2018

In an age defined and transformed by its data, several large-scale scientific instruments around the globe might be viewed as a ‘mother lode’ of precious data. With names seemingly created for a ‘techno-speak’ glossary, these interferometers, cyclotrons, sequencers, solenoids, satellite altimeters, and cryo-electron microscopes are churning out data in previously unthinkable and seemingly incomprehensible quantities -- billions, trillions and quadrillions of bits and bytes of electro-magnetic code. Read more…

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Tsinghua Powers Through ISC18 Field

July 10, 2018

Tsinghua University topped all other competitors at the ISC18 Student Cluster Competition with an overall score of 88.43 out of 100. This gives Tsinghua their s Read more…

By Dan Olds

FAU Grabs Linpack Crown With Near Record Score

July 7, 2018

Germany’s FAU ISC18 Student Cluster Competition team won the Highest LINPACK Award last week with a score of 51.56 TFlop/s. While this is a great result and b Read more…

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