India Plots Three-Phase Indigenous Supercomputing Strategy

Additional details on India's plans to stand up an indigenous supercomputer came to light earlier this week. As reported in the Indian press, the Rs 4,500-crore (~$675 million) supercomputing pro

By Tiffany Trader

Making Cloud Bursting a Reality

To stay ahead of the competition, businesses today must run increasingly intricate modeling and simulation algorithms and perform more sophisticated analysis on larger datasets. And they need the

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Tuning InfiniBand Interconnects Using Congestion Control

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

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

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 community infrastructure in support of

By John Russell

Highlights from ISC High Performance 2017

View the news and highlights from this year’s ISC High Performance 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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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…

By Tiffany Trader

RIKEN Posts Extensive Study of Global Supercomputer Plans in Time for ISC 2017

June 13, 2017

On the eve of ISC 2017 and the next release of the Top500 list, Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science has posted an extensive study by IDC that compares and contrasts international efforts on pre-exascale and early exascale plans. Read more…

By John Russell

Dr. Eng Lim Goh Hails New Frontier of Scalable Learning

March 2, 2017

Dr. Eng Lim Goh is one of the leading HPC visionaries of our time. He's been the driving force behind SGI's technical computing program for nearly two decades, Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Tokyo Tech’s TSUBAME3.0 Will Be First HPE-SGI Super

February 16, 2017

In a press event Friday afternoon local time in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announced its plans for the TSUBAME3.0 supercomputer, which w Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intersect360 on 2016 Top Performers and Trends

January 31, 2017

HPC supplier consolidation in 2016 is showing up on market watcher scorecards with Dell EMC (15.7 percent) slipping ahead of HPE (14.7 percent) as the top HPC system supplier according Intersect360 Research’s just released report, Top of All Things in HPC, 2016. Once HPE absorbs SGI (7.3 percent), it will likely edge back into first. Lenovo (10.1 percent) and Cray (4.9 percent) were also in the top five. NVIDIA again dominated the accelerator use (systems and number of accelerators). 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

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