How ‘Knights Mill’ Gets Its Deep Learning Flops

Intel, the subject of much speculation regarding the delayed, rewritten or potentially canceled “Aurora” contract (the Argonne Lab part of the CORAL “pre-exascale” award), parsed out

By Tiffany Trader

AI: Scaling Neural Networks Through Cost-Effective Memory Expansion

Neural networks offer a powerful new resource for analyzing large volumes of complex, unstructured data. However, most of today’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) deep learning frameworks rely on i

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Tsinghua Crowned Eight-Time Student Cluster Champions at ISC

Always a hard-fought competition, the Student Cluster Competition awards were announced Wednesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance Conference 2017. Amid whoops and hollers from the crowd, Th

By Kim McMahon

GPUs, Power9, Figure Prominently in IBM’s Bet on Weather Forecasting

IBM jumped into the weather forecasting business roughly a year and a half ago by purchasing The Weather Company. This week at ISC 2017, Big Blue rolled out plans to push deeper into climate scie

By John Russell

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The EU Human Brain Project Reboots but Supercomputing Still Needed

June 26, 2017

The often contentious, EU-funded Human Brain Project whose initial aim was fixed firmly on full-brain simulation is now in the midst of a reboot targeting a mor Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Charges Back into the Datacenter and HPC Workflows with EPYC Processor

June 20, 2017

AMD is charging back into the enterprise datacenter and select HPC workflows with its new EPYC 7000 processor line, code-named Naples, announced today at a “g Read more…

By John Russell

OpenACC Shows Growing Strength at ISC

June 19, 2017

OpenACC is strutting its stuff at ISC this year touting expanding membership, a jump in downloads, favorable benchmarks across several architectures, new staff Read more…

By John Russell

In Memoriam: Jean Sammet Computing Pioneer and First Women President of ACM

June 6, 2017

Jean E. Sammet, a pioneering American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language and who served as the first female president of ACM (Asso Read more…

By John Russell

PGAS Use will Rise on New H/W Trends, Says Reinders

May 25, 2017

If you have not already tried using PGAS, it is time to consider adding PGAS to the programming techniques you know. Partitioned Global Array Space, commonly kn Read more…

By James Reinders

IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training 

May 10, 2017

A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-rampin Read more…

By Doug Black

Singularity HPC Container Technology Moves Out of the Lab

May 4, 2017

Last week, Singularity – the fast-growing HPC container technology whose development has been spearheaded by Gregory Kurtzer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Read more…

By John Russell

NERSC Uses Roofline to Optimize Code for KNL

May 1, 2017

Roofline, a software performance model first developed (~2005) by Sam Williams while he was a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, is now be Read more…

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