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Preparing for Advanced Manycore Architectures – and Implications on the Interconnect

Katie Antypas,
Services Department Head, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Katie Antypas from LBNL describes preparations for the Cori supercomputer. “We need to emphasize here that the Knights Landing processor is self-hosted, and so that means it’s not an accelerator. It’s not a coprocessor and the particular kernel processor that will be having for NERSC-8, will have more than 60 cores and it will have multiple hardware threads for the core. That’s a lot, right? Having 60 cores per node with multiple hardware threads. That a significant increase from both our Hopper and Edison system, which has 24 cores each.”

Using Benchmarks to Your Advantage

Jeff Layton

Over at Admin HPC, Jeff Layton from AWS writes that while benchmarks remains contentious in the HPC industry, they still can be very useful.

Interview: SGI’s Jorge Titinger on HPC Teamwork and other Lessons from Soccer

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In this Purematter video, SGI CEO Jorge Titinger discusses the role that his experiences as a professional soccer player has had in both his professional development and his company’s success. He also provides insights into how SGI is leveraging High Performance Computing to scale innovation faster than ever before.

OCP Improving Datacenter Design Through Shared IP

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“Facebook had the forethought to create the Open Compute Foundation and share IP from designing a highly efficient computing infrastructure at an extremely low cost. We are now building on that collaborative development model to bring expanded flexibility with regard to form factors, processors and configurations for a broad range of customer requirements.”

Video: Satoshi Matsuoka on the Outlook for HPC in 2022

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In this video, Satoshi Matsuoka discusses the 2022 outlook for supercomputing as he accepts the IEEE Computer Society 2014 Sidney Fernbach Award. He received the award for his work on advanced infrastructural platforms, large-scale supercomputers, and heterogeneous GPU/CPU supercomputers.

ANSYS Modernizes Code for Intel Xeon Phi

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Today ANSYS and Intel announced a collaboration to speed structural code on x86 processors.

Palmetto Supercomputer Powers Genetics at Clemson

As one of the fastest supercomputers in Academia, Clemson's Palmetto2 cluster is an HP system with 12,080 compute cores and a peak performance of 739 Teraflops.

Researchers at Clemson University are using the Palmetto supercomputers to study biomass production and disease resistance. As one of the fastest supercomputers in Academia, the Palmetto2 cluster is an HP system with 12,080 compute cores and a peak performance of 739 Teraflops.

Test Bed Systems Pave the Way for 150 Petaflop Summit Supercomputer

Philip Curtis, a member of the High-Performance Computing Operations group at the OLCF, works with Pike, one of the test systems being used to prepare for Summit.

Oak Ridges is preparing for their upcoming Summit supercomputer with two modest test bed systems using Power8 processors. “Summit will deliver more than five times the computational performance of Titan’s 18,688 nodes, using only approximately 3,400 nodes when it arrives in 2017.”

Penguin Tundra Platform brings Open Compute Project to HPC

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Today Penguin Computing gave customers a peek at the future of increased customization and choice in high performance computing at the Open Compute Project Summit.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Big Data Analytics in the Big Leagues

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Big Data Analytics in sports. According to recent reports, at least one team in Major League Baseball is using a Cray Urika system in a bid to gain competitive advantage.