Using AI to Solve One of the Most Prevailing Problems in CFD

How can artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) solve mesh generation, one of the most commonly referenced problems in computational engineering? A new study has set out

By James Sharpe

DARPA Looks to Unclog Networks

DARPA will seek to unclog the networking bottlenecks that are hindering wider use of powerful hardware in computing-intensive applications. The Pentagon research agency has unveiled another in a

By George Leopold

SC19 Preview: 12 Invited Talks Over Three Days

The SC19 Invited Talks will be held over three days starting on Nov. 19 through Nov. 21, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.

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HPC in Life Sciences Part 1: CPU Choices, Rise of Data Lakes, Networking Challenges, and More

For the past few years HPCwire and leaders of BioTeam, a research computing consultancy specializing in life sciences, have convened to examine the state of HPC (and now AI) use in life sciences

By John Russell

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OpenHPC Gathers Steam, Preps New Release for SC18

November 1, 2018

You may recall at SC15 an Intel-led group introduced OpenHPC – an effort to build a community project around an open source, plug-and-play HPC stack. One goal Read more…

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SC17: Singularity Preps Version 3.0, Nears 1M Containers Served Daily

November 1, 2017

Just a few months ago about half a million jobs were being run daily using Singularity containers, the LBNL-founded container platform intended for HPC. That wa Read more…

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Amazon Debuts New AMD-based GPU Instances for Graphics Acceleration

September 12, 2017

Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The Read more…

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Rethinking HPC Platforms for ‘Second Gen’ Applications

February 22, 2017

Just what constitutes HPC and how best to support it is a keen topic currently. A new paper posted last week on arXiv.org – Rethinking HPC Platforms: Challeng Read more…

By John Russell

Fast Rewind: 2016 Was a Wild Ride for HPC

December 23, 2016

Some years quietly sneak by – 2016 not so much. It’s safe to say there are always forces reshaping the HPC landscape but this year’s bunch seemed like a noisy lot. Among the noisemakers: TaihuLight, DGX-1/Pascal, Dell EMC & HPE-SGI et al., KNL to market, OPA-IB chest thumping, Fujitsu-ARM, new U.S. President-elect, BREXIT, JR’s Intel Exit, Exascale (whatever that means now), [email protected], whither NSCI, Deep Learning mania, HPC identity crisis…You get the picture. Read more…

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Univa Expands Grid Engine Support for Docker and Intel KNL

May 31, 2016

Univa today announced general availability of Grid Engine 8.4.0. The latest version of Grid Engine includes many new features including expanded support for Docker containers as well as “preview support” for Intel’s latest Xeon Phi code named Knights Landing processor. Univa also reports fixing more than 80 prior issues. Leading the container enhancements, users can now automatically dispatch and run jobs in Docker containers, from a user specified Docker image. Read more…

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Chameleon: Why Computer Scientists Need a Cloud of Their Own

May 5, 2016

Chameleon, the NSF-funded cloud testbed co-located at the University of Chicago and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been operating less than one year, Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Custom App Container Targets HPC Needs

April 15, 2016

Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC specific container platform dubbed Singularit Read more…

By George Leopold

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