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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).

By Tiffany Trader

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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

Azure Edges AWS in Linpack Benchmark Study

The “when will clouds be ready for HPC” question has ebbed and flowed for years.

By John Russell

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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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…

By Tiffany Trader

ANSYS Adds Cycle Orchestration for Enterprise Cloud HPC

February 4, 2017

The waiting is the hardest part.

When design engineers need to run complex simulations, too often they find that the HPC resources required for those workloads are already being used. Read more…

By Doug Black

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…

By Tiffany Trader

Stathis Papaefstathiou Takes the R&D Reins at Cray

January 26, 2017

Earlier this month, Cray announced that tech veteran Stathis Papaefstathiou had joined the ranks of the iconic supercomputing company. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Heresies of the New HPC Cloud Universe

January 25, 2017

Perhaps ‘heresies’ is a bit strong, but HPC in the cloud, even for academics, is a fast-changing domain that’s increasingly governed by a new mindset, says Tim Carroll, head of ecosystem development and sales at Cycle Computing, an early pioneer in HPC cloud orchestration and provisioning software. The orthodoxy of the past – an emphatic focus on speeds and feeds, if you will – is being erased by changing researcher attitudes and the advancing capabilities of public (AWS, Microsoft, Google et al.) and private (Penguin, et al.) clouds. Read more…

By John Russell

NSF Seeks Input on Cyberinfrastructure Advances Needed

January 12, 2017

In cased you missed it, the National Science Foundation posted a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) late last week seeking input on needs for the next generation of cyberinfrastructure to support science and engineering. Read more…

By John Russell

BioTeam’s Berman Charts 2017 HPC Trends in Life Sciences

January 4, 2017

Twenty years ago high performance computing was nearly absent from life sciences. Today it’s used throughout life sciences and biomedical research. Genomics and the data deluge from modern lab instruments are the main drivers, but so is the longer-term desire to perform predictive simulation in support of Precision Medicine (PM). There’s even a specialized life sciences supercomputer, ‘Anton’ from D.E. Shaw Research, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is standing up its second Anton 2 and actively soliciting project proposals. There’s a lot going on. Read more…

By John Russell

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Dec. 15, 2016)

December 15, 2016

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

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