In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research wrap up the ISC’14 conference with a look at the trends, topics, winners, and losers.
In this slidecast, Dan Olds from the Student Cluster Competition Blog and Brian Sparks from the HPC Advisory Council break down the field at the ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition. So how did it all turn out? Team South Africa won the overall competition for the second straight year and Team EPCC set a record with an amazing 10.14 Teraflops on LINPACK.
In this video, Barry Davis from Intel describes the company’s new Omni Scale Fabric, an integrated, high performance interconnect designed for CPU to CPU communications. “”Intel is re-architecting the fundamental building block of HPC systems by integrating the Intel Omni Scale Fabric into Knights Landing, marking a significant inflection and milestone for the HPC industry,” said Charles Wuischpard, vice president and general manager of Workstations and HPC at Intel. “Knights Landing will be the first true many-core processor to address today’s memory and I/O performance challenges. It will allow programmers to leverage existing code and standard programming models to achieve significant performance gains on a wide set of applications. Its platform design, programming model and balanced performance makes it the first viable step towards exascale.”
This is getting to sound familiar. “For the third consecutive list, Tianhe-2 remains world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 Petaflops on the Linpack benchmark. The US entries from Titan and Sequoia come in at number two and three, respectively, followed by the formidable K computer in Japan coming in at number four.”