DARPA Looks to Propel Parallelism

As Moore’s law runs out of steam, new programming approaches are being pursued with the goal of greater hardware performance with less coding. The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency is l

By George Leopold

IBM Opens Quantum Computing Center; Announces 53-Qubit Machine

Gauging progress in quantum computing is a tricky thing. IBM yesterday announced the opening of the IBM Quantum Computing Center in New York, with five 20-qubit systems up and running and a 53-qu

What’s New in HPC Research: Tsunamis, Gravitational Lenses, Brain Recognition & More

In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computin

By Oliver Peckham

Scientists to Tap Exascale Computing to Unlock the Mystery of our Accelerating Universe

The universe and everything in it roared to life with the Big Bang approximately 13.8 billion years ago. It has continued expanding ever since. While we have a good understanding of the early uni

By Rob Johnson

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AI is the Next Exascale – Rick Stevens on What that Means and Why It’s Important

August 13, 2019

Twelve years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) was just beginning to explore what an exascale computing program might look like and what it might accomplish. Today, DOE is repeating that process for AI, once again starting with science community town halls to gather input and stimulate conversation. The town hall program... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader and John Russell

Cray Wins NNSA-Livermore ‘El Capitan’ Exascale Contract

August 13, 2019

Cray has won the bid to build the first exascale supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laborator Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AI for Science Town Hall Series Kicks off at Argonne

August 2, 2019

Argonne National Lab, future home to the Intel-Cray Aurora supercomputer, recently hosted the first in a series of four AI for Science town hall meetings being convened by Department of Energy laboratories. The meetings are aimed at soliciting and collecting "community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies." Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Video: Let’s Talk Exascale with ECP Director Doug Kothe

July 26, 2019

Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Director Doug Kothe sat down with Mike Bernhardt, ECP communications manager, this month to talk about a variety of topics. Covered in the discussion were the aspects of ensuring that a capable exascale computing ecosystem will come to fruition in conjunction with the arrival of the nation’s first exascale systems... Read more…

Informing Designs of Safer, More Efficient Aircraft with Exascale Computing

July 18, 2019

During the process of designing an aircraft, aeronautical engineers must perform predictive simulations to understand how airflow around the plane impacts fligh Read more…

By Rob Johnson

Berkeley Lab’s John Shalf Ponders the Future of HPC Architectures

June 27, 2019

What will scientific computing at scale look like in 2030? With the impending demise of Moore’s Law, there are still more questions than answers for users and Read more…

By Kathy Kincade

Chinese Company Sugon Placed on US ‘Entity List’ After Strong Showing at International Supercomputing Conference

June 26, 2019

After more than a decade of advancing its supercomputing prowess, operating the world’s most powerful supercomputer from June 2013 to June 2018, China is keep Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

U.S. Blacklists Sugon, 4 Others from Access to Advanced Technology

June 21, 2019

Just as ISC19 wrapped up yesterday, showcasing the latest in supercomputing technology, the U.S. added five Chinese entities including Sugon to its blacklist pr Read more…

By John Russell

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