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Messina Update: The U.S. Path to Exascale in 16 Slides

Paul Messina, director of the U.S. Exascale Computing Project, provided a wide-ranging review of

By John Russell

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ASC17 Challenge Established A New HPL Record

On April 26, the very first day of the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17),

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ASC17 Makes Splash at Wuxi Supercomputing Center

A record-breaking twenty student teams plus scores of company representatives, media professionals, staff and student volunteers transformed a formerly empty hall inside the Wuxi Supercomputing Center into a bustling hub of HPC activity, kicking off day one of 2017 Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC17).

By Tiffany Trader

Groq This: New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing

By Alex Woodie

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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Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

February 15, 2017

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

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

Wednesday’s SC16 Twitter Roundup

November 16, 2016

The highly anticipated SC16 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’re bringing you a list of some of the top SC16 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. Read more…

By Thomas Ayres

Google Joins Internet2, Targets Machine Learning and Data Analytics

October 25, 2016

Internet2 (I2) issued a brief announcement yesterday that Google had joined its community. The move is interesting in that it is more evidence of efforts by the big hyperscalers – AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google – to forge links with and serve the HPC community. Read more…

By John Russell

OpenCAPI Takes on PCIe, Vows 10X Improvement

October 14, 2016

With two major announcements this week, IBM continues to drive the build-out of its advanced scale ecosystem, aligning industry heavies to jointly develop open technologies that tackle the perennial problems of latency, bandwidth and bringing processing power into balance with data access within and among servers. In so doing, IBM and the companies alongside it have joined battle with Intel Read more…

By Doug Black

Gen-Z Consortium Puts New High Performance Interconnect in Motion

October 12, 2016

Industry powerhouses have joined forces to address an issue that has confounded system architects since the advent of multicore computing, one that has gained in urgency with the rising tide of big data: the need to bring balance between processing power and data access. The Gen-Z Consortium has set out to create an open, high-performance semantic fabric interconnect... Read more…

By Doug Black

DANCES with Big Data: Progress Update from XSEDE Meeting

July 22, 2016

Moving large datasets around HPC networks such as those of XSEDE is often challenging. Read more…

By John Russell

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