D-Wave Breaks New Ground in Quantum Simulation

Last Friday D-Wave scientists and colleagues published work in Science which they say represents the first fulfillment of Richard Feynman’s 1982 notion that simulating physical systems could

By John Russell

HPC for Everyone Comes to Manufacturing

Large manufacturing enterprises have been using HPC capabilities for decades. Today, however, companies of all sizes are discovering the benefits HPC can bring their organization.

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REFLEX CES Releasing Its Version of the COM Express Module Based on Stratix 10 SoC Technology

PARIS, July 10, 2018 -- REFLEX CES, a leading European-based provider of custom embedded systems and High End FPGA COTS boards, is releasing to market its new version of the COM Express module,

By Oliver Peckham

Pumping New Life into HPC Clusters, the Case for Liquid Cooling

High Performance Computing (HPC) faces some daunting challenges in the coming years as traditional, industry-standard systems push the boundaries of data center space, heat and power limitations.

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Hyperion: China Maintains Lead in Race to Exascale

June 28, 2018

Amidst a flurry of activity surrounding machine learning, quantum and cloud, Tuesday’s Hyperion Research briefing at ISC 2018 reminded us that there is no esc Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

GPUs Power Five of World’s Top Seven Supercomputers

June 25, 2018

The top 10 echelon of the newly minted Top500 list boasts three powerful new systems with one common engine: the Nvidia Volta V100 general-purpose graphics proc Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD’s EPYC Road to Redemption in Six Slides

June 21, 2018

A year ago AMD returned to the server market with its EPYC processor line. The earth didn’t tremble but folks took notice. People remember the Opteron fondly Read more…

By John Russell

An Overview of ‘OpenACC for Programmers’ from the Book’s Editors

June 20, 2018

In an era of multicore processors coupled with manycore accelerators in all kinds of devices from smartphones all the way to supercomputers, it is important to Read more…

By Sunita Chandrasekaran and Guido Juckeland

Sandia to Take Delivery of World’s Largest Arm System

June 18, 2018

While the enterprise remains circumspect on prospects for Arm servers in the datacenter, the leadership HPC community is taking a bolder, brighter view of the x86 server CPU alternative. Amongst current and planned Arm HPC installations – i.e., the innovative Mont-Blanc project, led by Bull/Atos, the 'Isambard’ Cray XC50 going into the University of Bristol, and commitments from both Japan and France among others -- HPE is announcing that it will be supply the United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) with a 2.3 petaflops peak Arm-based system, named Astra. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ORNL Neuromorphic Work Suggests Direct Computer-to-Brain Potential

June 5, 2018

Building neuromorphic chips with traditional VLSI technology still lags nature’s efforts on many fronts – not least power consumption. Now, Oak Ridge Nation Read more…

By John Russell

Bridging the Climate Model Computing Chasm

June 4, 2018

Precisely modeling climate and weather is a crucial first step in understanding how to mitigate and adapt to climate change – for example, researchers are using state-of-the-art supercomputers to simulate the hurricanes of a warmer world. Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

GPUs: Excellent Performance, But What About Security?

May 31, 2018

Graphics processing unit (GPU), although a powerful performance-booster, also has many security vulnerabilities. Due to these, the GPU can act as a safe-haven for stealthy malware and the weakest ‘link’ in the security ‘chain’. It is time we look into GPU security more closely... Read more…

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