Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World reports on how China’s HPC vendors are seeking export markets with the support of their Government. With exhibits and various talks at ISC 2015, Inspur and Sugon were busy showcasing their technologies for the European market.
Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) announced the opening of their Performance Optimization and Productivity (POP) Center of Excellence. With the POP, developers of applications that require the use of High Performance Computing can count now with the free advice of European experts to analyze the performance of its codes.
Today Cray announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer to the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Kyoto University in Japan. The two-cabinet Cray XC40 system will provide the YITP user community with a supercomputer that occupies one-fourth of the physical footprint of the Institute’s previous system and a 4x improvement in overall compute performance. The liquid-cooled system will power a wide range of theoretical physics research at YITP, such as astrophysics, nuclear physics and particle physics, and will also serve as a shared supercomputing resource supporting theoretical physicists all across Japan.
“Our vision is to deliver accelerated graphics and high performance computing to any connected device, regardless of location,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft Azure to give engineers, designers, content creators, researchers and other professionals the ability to visualize complex, data-intensive designs accurately from anywhere.”
“We figured out a way to get consumer-grade cards into a 4U chassis,” said Nor-Tech’s Vice President of Engineering, Dom Daninger and his team tested and retested the prototype until they were satisfied that their solution would be successful for most applications. “The result is a niche product that allows nearly all organizations to take advantage of GPU supercomputing capabilities—in essence supercomputing capabilities at an unheard of price point.”
PEZY Computing from Japan has earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquid in an immersive cooling system built by ExaScaler Inc. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform the high performance computing (HPC) industry with step-change improvements in energy efficiency and compute performance.
Substantial challenges loom for the Oil and Gas sector, as problem sizes, resolution requirements and business pressures to reduce computing costs all continue to increase. To address these challenges, suppliers like Intel and NVIDIA are relentlessly increasing the number of cores and threads available in their CPU and GPU/co-processor modules.