SC Bids Farewell to Denver, Heads to Dallas for 30th

After a jam-packed four-day expo and intensive six-day technical program, SC17 has wrapped up another successful event that brought together nearly 13,000 visitors to the Colorado Convention Cent

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Registration of ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge Now Open

(Nov. 16, Denver) The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2018 (ASC18) officially kicked off today at the Supercomputing Conference 2017 (SC17). The registration is now open to university student

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SC17 Keynote – HPC Powers SKA Efforts to Peer Deep into the Cosmos

This week’s SC17 keynote – Life, the Universe and Computing: The Story of the SKA Telescope – was a powerful pitch for the potential of Big Science projects that also showcased the foundati

By John Russell

How Cities Use HPC at the Edge to Get Smarter

Cities are sensoring up, collecting vast troves of data that they’re running through predictive models and using the insights to solve problems that, in some cases, city managers didn’t even

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Nvidia Focuses Its Cloud Containers on HPC Applications

November 14, 2017

Having migrated its top-of-the-line datacenter GPU to the largest cloud vendors, Nvidia is touting its Volta architecture for a range of scientific computing ta Read more…

By George Leopold

HPE Launches ARM-based Apollo System for HPC, AI

November 14, 2017

HPE doubled down on its memory-driven computing vision while expanding its processor portfolio with the announcement yesterday of the company’s first ARM-base Read more…

By Doug Black

Tensors Come of Age: Why the AI Revolution Will Help HPC

November 13, 2017

Thirty years ago, parallel computing was coming of age. A bitter battle began between stalwart vector computing supporters and advocates of various approaches to parallel computing. IBM skeptic Alan Karp, reacting to announcements of nCUBE’s 1024-microprocessor system and Thinking Machines’ 65,536-element array, made a public $100 wager that no one could get a parallel speedup of over 200 on real HPC workloads. Read more…

By John Gustafson & Lenore Mullin

AMD Showcases Growing Portfolio of EPYC and Radeon-based Systems at SC17

November 13, 2017

AMD’s charge back into HPC and the datacenter is on full display at SC17. Having launched the EPYC processor line in June along with its MI25 GPU the focus he Read more…

By John Russell

Intel, AMD Moves Rattle GPU Market

November 10, 2017

Intel Corp. has lured away the former head of AMD's graphics business as the world's largest chipmaker forms a high-end graphics unit to compete with GPU market Read more…

By George Leopold

Arm Rolls Out Expanded Allinea Studio in Support of HPC

November 7, 2017

Arm today announced expanded support for HPC with availability of Arm Allinea Studio. The expanded tool suite provides access to Arm-specific compliers and libraries alongside debug and optimization tools. Arm says the move means the Arm server ecosystem “now has access to an end-to-end commercial suite for building and porting High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.” Read more…

By John Russell

Nvidia Charts AI Inroads, Inference Challenge at DC Event

November 2, 2017

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a Read more…

By George Leopold

Cray Exceeds Q3 Target, Projects 10 Percent Growth for 2018

October 31, 2017

Cray announced Monday that revenue for its third quarter ending in September came in at $79.7 million, slightly higher than the $77.5 million booked in the third quarter of 2016. The company still expects total revenue for the 2017 in the range of $400 million, but anticipates modest growth for 2018. Read more…

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