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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

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NERSC Cori Shows the World How Many-Cores for the Masses Works

As its mission, the high performance computing center for the U.S. Department of Energy

By Rob Farber

Hyperion (IDC) Paints a Bullish Picture of HPC Future

Hyperion Research – formerly IDC’s HPC group – yesterday painted a fascinating and complicated portrait of the HPC community’s health and prospects at the HPC User Forum held in Albuquerque, NM. HPC sales are up and growing ($22 billion, all HPC segments, 2016).

By John Russell

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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IBM, Nvidia, Stone Ridge Claim Gas & Oil Simulation Record

April 25, 2017

IBM, Nvidia, and Stone Ridge Technology today reported setting the performance record for a “billion cell” oil and gas reservoir simulation. Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Coils Anaconda Around Power Processor

April 17, 2017

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

By George Leopold

DOE Supercomputer Achieves Record 45-Qubit Quantum Simulation

April 13, 2017

In order to simulate larger and larger quantum systems and usher in an age of “quantum supremacy,” researchers are stretching the limits of today’s most advanced supercomputers. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Dutch Researchers Build Little Green Machine II Out of IBM Minsky Servers

April 11, 2017

The newest Dutch HPC cluster is only four “pizza boxes” high, small enough to be carried around on a bicycle, but Little Green Machine II, as the new system is called, will be a big boon for Dutch research in oceanography, computer science, artificial intelligence, financial modeling and astronomy. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Fujitsu Launches M12 Servers; Emphasizes Commitment to SPARC

April 4, 2017

Delivering on their promised SPARC roadmap, Fujitsu and Oracle today introduced two new servers – the M12-2 and M12-2S – featuring the new SPARC64 XII chip announced last year and a new hybrid liquid/vapor cooling system. Read more…

By John Russell

ORNL Studies Quantum, HPC, and Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning

April 3, 2017

Deep learning presents many opportunities and challenges. Training is a good example of the latter – it can take months or longer. Read more…

By John Russell

Idaho National Laboratory Set for $90M Cybersec/HPC Expansion

March 30, 2017

Idaho lawmakers this week approved a $90 million bond to fund the construction of two new Idaho National Laboratory buildings: the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

EU Ratchets up the Race to Exascale Computing

March 29, 2017

The race to expand HPC infrastructure, including exascale machines, to advance national and regional interests ratcheted up a notch yesterday with announcement that seven European countries – Read more…

By John Russell

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