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Bill Gropp – Pursuing the Next Big Thing at NCSA

About eight months ago Bill Gropp was elevated to acting director of the National

By John Russell

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HPC Compiler Company PathScale Seeks Life Raft

HPCwire has learned that HPC compiler company PathScale has fallen on difficult

By Tiffany Trader

Quantum Bits: D-Wave and VW; Google Quantum Lab; IBM Expands Access

For a technology that’s usually characterized as far off and in a distant galaxy,

By John Russell

Trump Budget Targets NIH, DOE, and EPA; No Mention of NSF

President Trump’s proposed U.S. fiscal 2018 budget issued today sharply cuts science spending while

By John Russell

People to Watch 2017

With 2017 underway, we’re looking to the future of high performance computing and the milestones that are growing ever closer.

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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 network training and now they are sharing their implementation with the larger deep learning community. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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,” Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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 workloads are already being used. 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

Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 23, 2017

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.”

This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as old as the Bible, a truth universally acknowledged. Read more…

By Doug Black

Clemson Software Optimizes Big Data Transfers

January 11, 2017

Data-intensive science is not a new phenomenon as the high-energy physics and astrophysics communities can certainly attest, but today more and more scientists are facing steep data and throughput challenges fueled by soaring data volumes and the demands of global-scale collaboration. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Heading into SC16 CENATE Flexes its Growing Muscle

November 8, 2016

In September, the Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation (CENATE) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) took possession of NVIDIA’s DGX-1 GPU-based (Pascal 100) supercomputer. Read more…

By John Russell

Argo Project: What’s In Store for Exascale OS

October 25, 2016

With the heady performance threshold that is exascale in sight, and the power, memory and concurrency challenges well-documented, no element of the hardware/software stack is free from scrutiny, including the operating system. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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