AI-Focused ‘Genius’ Supercomputer Installed at KU Leuven

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has deployed a new approximately half-petaflops supercomputer, named Genius, at Flemish research university KU Leuven. The system is built to run artificial intelligenc

By Tiffany Trader

Overcoming Space and Power Limitations in HPC Data Centers

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Cray Rolls Out AMD-Based CS500; More to Follow?

Cray was the latest OEM to bring AMD back into the fold with introduction today of a CS500 option based on AMD’s Epyc processor line. The move follows Cray’s introduction of an ARM-based syst

By John Russell

IBM: Software Ecosystem for OpenPOWER is Ready for Prime Time

With key pieces of the IBM/OpenPOWER versus Intel/x86 gambit settling into place – e.g., the arrival of Power9 chips and Power9-based systems, hyperscaler support including a vote of confidence

By John Russell

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Transitioning from Big Data to Discovery: Data Management as a Keystone Analytics Strategy

April 9, 2018

The past 10-15 years has seen a stark rise in the density, size, and diversity of scientific data being generated in every scientific discipline in the world. Key among the sciences has been the explosion of laboratory technologies that generate large amounts of data in life-sciences and healthcare research. Large amounts of data are now being stored in very large storage name spaces, with little to no organization and a general unease about how to approach analyzing it. Read more…

By Ari Berman, BioTeam, Inc.

HPC Iron, Soft, Data, People – It Takes an Ecosystem!

December 11, 2017

Cutting edge advanced computing hardware (aka big iron) does not stand by itself. These computers are the pinnacle of a myriad of technologies that must be care Read more…

By Alex R. Larzelere

Intersect 360 at ISC: HPC Industry at $44B by 2021

June 22, 2017

The care, feeding and sustained growth of the HPC industry increasingly is in the hands of the commercial market sector – in particular, it’s the hyperscale Read more…

By Doug Black

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

HPC Technique Propels Deep Learning at Scale

February 21, 2017

Researchers from Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL) have adapted a well-known HPC communication technique to boost the speed and scale of their neural networ Read more…

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HPC Cloud Startup Launches ‘App Store’ for HPC Workflows

February 9, 2017

"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them," wrote mathematician Alfred Lord Whiteh Read more…

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ANSYS Adds Cycle Orchestration for Enterprise Cloud HPC

February 4, 2017

The waiting is the hardest part. When design engineers need to run complex simulations, too often they find that the HPC resources required for those workloa Read more…

By Doug Black

Heresies of the New HPC Cloud Universe

January 25, 2017

Perhaps ‘heresies’ is a bit strong, but HPC in the cloud, even for academics, is a fast-changing domain that’s increasingly governed by a new mindset, says Tim Carroll, head of ecosystem development and sales at Cycle Computing, an early pioneer in HPC cloud orchestration and provisioning software. The orthodoxy of the past – an emphatic focus on speeds and feeds, if you will – is being erased by changing researcher attitudes and the advancing capabilities of public (AWS, Microsoft, Google et al.) and private (Penguin, et al.) clouds. Read more…

By John Russell

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