On the Spack Track @SC19

At the annual supercomputing conference, SC19 in Denver, Colorado, there were Spack events each day of the conference. As a reflection of its grassroots heritage, nine sessions were planned by mo

By Elizabeth Leake

NSCI Update – Adapting to a Changing Landscape

It was November of 2017 when we last visited the topic of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). As you will recall, the NSCI was started with an Executive Order (E.O. No. 13702), th

By Alex R. Larzelere

DARPA Looks to Unclog Networks

DARPA will seek to unclog the networking bottlenecks that are hindering wider use of powerful hardware in computing-intensive applications. The Pentagon research agency has unveiled another in a

By George Leopold

HPC Perspectives with Dr. Seid Koric

Brendan McGinty, director of Industry for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, kicks off the first in a series of pieces profili

By Brendan McGinty

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Xilinx vs. Intel: FPGA Market Leaders Launch Server Accelerator Cards

August 6, 2019

The two FPGA market leaders, Intel and Xilinx, both announced new accelerator cards this week designed to handle specialized, compute-intensive workloads and un Read more…

By Doug Black

Xilinx–SolarFlare Deal Closes, Combines FPGAs, High Performance Networks

July 31, 2019

In a year of major M&A activity in the high performance technology sector, Xilinx announced today the closing of its acquisition of low latency network prov Read more…

By Doug Black

Mellanox Partners with Storage Startups

July 10, 2019

As GPU leader Nvidia closes its $6.9 billion acquisition of Mellanox Technologies announced earlier this year, the HPC network interconnect specialist’s venture arm remains active, investing in two storage startups. Read more…

By George Leopold

M2DC Releases Microserver Appliances

July 9, 2019

The continuous acceleration in technological development (from advanced financial applications to DNA sequencing) provides society with new challenges in the co Read more…

By Jens Hagemeyer (UBI), Micha vor dem Berge (CHR), Ariel Oleksiak (PSNC), Joao Costa (XLAB)

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Future Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

March 14, 2019

“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

CXL Consortium Launches CPU-to-Anything High Speed Interconnect Protocol

March 14, 2019

Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance datacenter computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Intel, Google, HPE, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Huawei and Alibaba – has ratified version 1.0 of the CXL specification... Read more…

By Doug Black

Nvidia Wins Mellanox Stakes for $6.9 Billion

March 11, 2019

The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chipmaker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance net Read more…

By Doug Black

Framing a Case for NRENs in the Longest Last Mile

February 27, 2019

Michael Foley delivered the opening keynote at the recent South African Centre for High Performance Computing National Conference. As the lead Distance Learning Specialist at the World Bank in the United States (US) from 1997 until 2015, Foley’s work focused on all aspects of the development of the Global Development Learning Network. Read more…

By Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek

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