SC17 Student Cluster Competition Configurations: Fewer Nodes, Way More Accelerators

The final configurations for each of the SC17 “Donnybrook in Denver” Student Cluster Competition have been released. Fortunately, each team received their equipment shipments on time and unda

By Dan Olds

Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

(Nov. 16, Denver) The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2018 (ASC18) officially kicked off today at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17). The registration is now open to university student

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Student Clusterers Demolish HPCG Record! Nanyang Sweeps Benchmarks

Nanyang pulled off the always difficult double-play at this year’s SC Student Cluster Competition. The plucky team from Singapore posted a world record LINPACK, thus taking the Highest LINPACK

By Dan Olds

Student Cluster LINPACK Record Shattered! More LINs Packed Than Ever before!

Nanyang Technological University, the pride of Singapore, utterly destroyed the Student Cluster Competition LINPACK record by posting a score of 51.77 TFlop/s at SC17 in Denver. The previous reco

By Dan Olds

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Purdue Researchers Hit DARPA Cooling Target of 1000W/cm^2

October 24, 2017

Cooling is an ongoing challenge in all of computing. Now, a group of researchers from Purdue University have devised an ‘intra-chip' cooling technique that hi Read more…

By John Russell

Data Vortex Users Contemplate the Future of Supercomputing

October 19, 2017

Last month (Sept. 11-12), HPC networking company Data Vortex held its inaugural users group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) bringing together ab Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPE ‘Trade & Match’ Server Tops STAC N1 Test

October 10, 2017

An overclocked trade & match server from Hewlett Packard Enterprise using a Mellanox network stack has delivered the lowest mean latency to date on a STAC N Read more…

By John Russell

Tuning InfiniBand Interconnects Using Congestion Control

July 26, 2017

InfiniBand is among the most common and well-known cluster interconnect technologies. However, the complexities of an InfiniBand (IB) network can frustrate the Read more…

By Adam Dorsey

NSF Project Sets Up First Machine Learning Cyberinfrastructure – CHASE-CI

July 25, 2017

Earlier this month, the National Science Foundation issued a $1 million grant to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, and a group of his colleagues to create a comm Read more…

By John Russell

400Gb Open Ethernet Switch from Mellanox

July 6, 2017

Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced Spectrum-2, billed by the interconnect company as the most scalable 200 and 400GB/second Open Ethernet switch, offering Read more…

By Doug Black

Intersect360 Survey Shows Continued InfiniBand Dominance

July 4, 2017

There were few surprises in Intersect360 Research’s just released report on interconnect use in HPC. InfiniBand and Ethernet remain the dominant protocols acr Read more…

By John Russell

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

June 15, 2017

High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for int Read more…

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