HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences

By John Russell

The Best Software-Defined Network for the Best Network Efficiency (or Getting Ready for Exascale)

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a concept that has emerged in recent years to decouple network control and forwarding functions. SDN promises to enable a manageable and cost-effective networ

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ClusterVision in Bankruptcy, Fate Uncertain

ClusterVision, European HPC specialists that have built and installed over 20 Top500-ranked systems in their nearly 17-year history, appear to be in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings. According

By Tiffany Trader

UC Berkeley Paper Heralds Rise of Serverless Computing in the Cloud – Do You Agree?

Almost exactly ten years to the day from publishing of their widely-read, seminal paper on cloud computing, UC Berkeley researchers have issued another ambitious examination of cloud computing -

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Iowa ‘Grows Its Own’ to Fill the HPC Workforce Pipeline

February 13, 2019

The global workforce that supports advanced computing, scientific software and high-speed research networks is relatively small when you stop to consider the magnitude of the transformative discoveries it empowers. Technical conferences provide a forum where specialists convene to learn about the latest innovations and schedule face-time with colleagues from other institutions. Read more…

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HPC Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

February 1, 2019

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high-performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Intel Promotes Robert Swan to Permanent Chief

January 31, 2019

Intel today announced the promotion of former CFO Robert "Bob" Swan to CEO, a post he had held on an interim basis for seven months after the forced resignation Read more…

By Doug Black

Intel Reportedly in $6B Bid for Mellanox

January 30, 2019

The latest rumors and reports around an acquisition of Mellanox focus on Intel, which has reportedly offered a $6 billion bid for the high performance interconn Read more…

By Doug Black

IBM Posts Positive Earnings; ‘Strategic Imperatives’ Above 50% of Business

January 23, 2019

For IBM watchers at the advanced scale/HPC/open source/cloud/AI-related end of the technology industry, Big Blue’s release late yesterday of Q4 and 2018 earni Read more…

By Doug Black

STAC Floats ML Benchmark for Financial Services Workloads

January 16, 2019

STAC (Securities Technology Analysis Center) recently released an ‘exploratory’ benchmark for machine learning which it hopes will evolve into a firm benchm Read more…

By John Russell

IBM’s New Global Weather Forecasting System Runs on GPUs

January 9, 2019

Anyone who has checked a forecast to decide whether or not to pack an umbrella knows that weather prediction can be a mercurial endeavor. It is a Herculean task: the constant modeling of incredibly complex systems to a high degree of accuracy at a local level within very short spans of time. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

HPC Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

January 2, 2019

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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