AI Systems Summit Keynote: Brace for System Level Heterogeneity Says de Supinski

Heterogeneous computing has quickly come to mean packing a couple of CPUs and one-or-many accelerators, mostly GPUs, onto the same node. Today, a one-such-node system has become the standard AI s

By John Russell

Rice Oil and Gas Keynote Offers Exascale Lessons and Thoughts on Technology Uptake

For the better part of a decade the U.S. Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI) has been churning along vigorously. The first exascale supercomputer – Frontier – is expected this year, with Auro

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ORNL’s Jeffrey Vetter on How IRIS Runtime will Help Deal with Extreme Heterogeneity

Jeffrey Vetter is a familiar figure in HPC. Last year he became one of the new section heads in a reorganization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He had been founding director of ORNL's Future T

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IBM Continues Mainstreaming Power Systems and Integrating Red Hat in Pivot to Cloud

As IBM continues its massive pivot to the cloud, its Power-microprocessor-based products are being mainstreamed and realigned with the corporate-wide strategy. HPC, while not out, is being de-emp

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SYCL 2020 Launches with New Name, New Features, and High Ambition

February 9, 2021

The Khronos Group today formally launched SYCL 2020, the parallel programming framework based on IS0 standard C++ that has been gaining traction in HPC and will Read more…

Think Big: IBM Shows Ambitious Roadmap for Quantum Computing Ecosystem

February 4, 2021

IBM today laid out a more detailed roadmap for bringing quantum computing to practical usefulness. Last fall, IBM spelled out its hardware plans. Today, it spelled out its software ecosystem plans including, among other things, new tools and cloud initiatives. Perhaps wisely, IBM... Read more…

Visualization and Filesystem Use Cases Show Value of Large Memory Fat Nodes on Frontera

February 2, 2021

Frontera, the world’s largest academic supercomputer housed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), is big both in terms of number of computational nodes and the capabilities of the large memory “fat” compute nodes. A couple of recent use cases demonstrate how academic researchers... Read more…

Nvidia Rolls Out Certified Server Program Targeting AI Applications

January 26, 2021

Nvidia today launched a certified systems program in which participating vendors can offer Nvidia-certified servers with up to eight A100 GPUs. Separate support Read more…

HiPEAC Keynote: In-Memory Computing Steps Closer to Practical Reality

January 21, 2021

Pursuit of in-memory computing has long been an active area with recent progress showing promise. Just how in-memory computing works, how close it is to practic Read more…

Julia Update: Adoption Keeps Climbing; Is It a Python Challenger?

January 13, 2021

The rapid adoption of Julia, the open source, high level programing language with roots at MIT, shows no sign of slowing according to data from Julialang.org. I Read more…

Farewell 2020: Bleak, Yes. But a Lot of Good Happened Too

December 30, 2020

Here on the cusp of the new year, the catchphrase ‘2020 hindsight’ has a distinctly different feel. Good riddance, yes. But also proof of science’s power Read more…

MLPerf Debuts HPC Training Benchmark with Small but Impressive List of Participants

November 18, 2020

The AI benchmarking organization MLPerf.org dipped a toe into HPC-centric waters today with release of results from its first HPC training run – MLPerf HPC Tr Read more…

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