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TSUBAME3.0 Points to Future HPE Pascal-NVLink-OPA Server

Since our initial coverage of the TSUBAME3.0 supercomputer yesterday, more details have come to light on this innovative project. Of particular interest is a new board design for NVLink-equipped Pascal P100 GPUs that will create another entrant to the space currently occupied by Nvidia's DGX-1 system, IBM's "Minsky" platform and the Supermicro SuperServer (1028GQ-TXR).

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Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAME3.0 Will Be First HPE-SGI Super

In a press event Friday afternoon local time in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo

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Drug Developers Use Google Cloud HPC in the Fight Against ALS

Within the haystack of a lethal disease such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Lou

By Doug Black

People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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ExxonMobil, NCSA, Cray Scale Reservoir Simulation to 700,000+ Processors

February 17, 2017

In a scaling breakthrough for oil and gas discovery, ExxonMobil geoscientists report they have harnessed the power of 717,000 processors – the equivalent of 22,000 32-processor computers – to run complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models. Read more…

By Doug Black

HPC Cloud Startup Launches ‘App Store’ for HPC Workflows

February 9, 2017

“Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them,” Read more…

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UMass Rolls Out New GPU Cluster for Deep Learning

February 8, 2017

UMass today rolled out its new GPU cluster – Gypsum – aimed at deep learning. Like many institutions, UMass is seeking to attract Ph.D. students drawn to deep learning and artificial intelligence. At 400 GPUs, Gypsum is on the large side for academic GPU clusters according the university. Read more…

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Van Andel Research Optimizes HPC Pipeline with DDN

February 7, 2017

For more than a decade the swelling output from life sciences experimental instruments has been overwhelming research computing infrastructures intended to support them. Read more…

By John Russell

Volunteer Computing Project Helps Smash Childhood Cancer

February 1, 2017

On Tuesday, IBM announced that its World Community Grid will provide free virtual supercomputing power to a global team of scientists engaged in the fight against childhood cancers. Read more…

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Four Co-design Centers Support Exascale Project

January 30, 2017

It’s clear co-design is a vital component among activities required to achieve exascale computing. The leadership and early directions of the four co-design centers so far established in support of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project were summarized late last week in an article posted on the Argonne National Laboratory web site. Read more…

By John Russell

UCSD/Venter Institute Leverage ML to Study the Microbiome

January 25, 2017

The importance of the human microbiome – all of the bacteria inside us – to maintaining health is well established and widely being explored. Read more…

By John Russell

HPC Startup Advances Auto-Parallelization’s Promise

January 23, 2017

The shift from single core to multicore hardware has made finding parallelism in codes more important than ever, but that hasn’t made the task of parallel programming any easier. Read more…

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