Japan to Debut Integrated Fujitsu HPC/AI Supercomputer This Spring

The integrated Fujitsu HPC/AI Supercomputer, Wisteria, is coming to Japan this spring. The University of Tokyo is preparing to deploy a heterogeneous computing system, called "Wisteria/BDEC-01,"

By Tiffany Trader

IBM Continues Mainstreaming Power Systems and Integrating Red Hat in Pivot to Cloud

As IBM continues its massive pivot to the cloud, its Power-microprocessor-based products are being mainstreamed and realigned with the corporate-wide strategy. HPC, while not out, is being de-emp

By John Russell

Livermore’s El Capitan Supercomputer to Debut HPE ‘Rabbit’ Near Node Local Storage

A near node local storage innovation called Rabbit factored heavily into Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s decision to select Cray’s proposal for its CORAL-2 machine, the lab’s first

By Tiffany Trader

Fugaku-Trained AI Model to Monitor Tsunamis

Last year, Riken launched Fugaku, the world’s fastest supercomputer, a year ahead of schedule. The system launched early in order to combat a disaster threatening Japan: COVID-19. Now, with the

By Oliver Peckham

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Exascale Computing Project Presents TAU, a CPU/GPU/MPI Profiler

February 15, 2021

Programmers cannot blindly guess which sections of their code might bottleneck performance. This problem is worsened when codes run across the variety of hardwa Read more…

By Rob Farber

ENIAC at 75: Celebrating the World’s First Supercomputer

February 15, 2021

With little fanfare, today’s computer revolution was arguably born and announced through a small, innocuous, two-column story at the bottom of the front page of The New York Times on Feb. 15, 1946. In that story and others, the previously classified project, ENIAC... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

Microsoft, HPE Bringing AI, Edge, Cloud to Earth Orbit in Preparation for Mars Missions

February 12, 2021

The International Space Station will soon get a delivery of powerful AI, edge and cloud computing tools from HPE and Microsoft Azure to expand technology experi Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

DiRAC, AMD Team for ‘COSMA 8’ Cosmological Supercomputer

February 11, 2021

Despite its relatively vague name, DiRAC – which stands for “Distributed Research utilizing Advanced Computing” – serves predominantly specialized research communities, with emphases on fields like cosmology and nuclear physics. Now, in partnership with AMD, one of DiRAC’s... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Air Force Launches Cray Weather Forecasting Supercomputer in Partnership with HPE, ORNL

February 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is now home to one of the first HPE Cray EX supercomputing deployments, which ORNL's Nation Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

How Lenovo Upgraded the DreamWorks Datacenter During a Pandemic

February 10, 2021

DreamWorks Animation has produced some of the most popular animated movies of the last 25 years, from Shrek and Madagascar to Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. As an early mover in 3D animation and one of the first challengers to Pixar, DreamWorks requires powerful hardware... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

SYCL 2020 Launches with New Name, New Features, and High Ambition

February 9, 2021

The Khronos Group today formally launched SYCL 2020, the parallel programming framework based on IS0 standard C++ that has been gaining traction in HPC and will Read more…

By John Russell

PRACE Looks Back on a Year of COVID-19 Supercomputing

February 4, 2021

Over ten months have passed since the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) announced that it would be fast-tracking proposals to use supercomputing resources to fight the then-novel coronavirus beginning to sweep across the globe. Just a month later, PRACE... Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

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