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Supercomputing Frontiers to Explore Exascale in Singapore, March 17-20

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The inaugural Supercomputing Frontiers conference has announced its agenda and keynote speakers. The event will take place March 17 – 20, 2015 in Singapore.

Slidecast: John Gustafson Explains Energy Efficient Unum Computing

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“Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power.”

Video: DEEP-ER Project Reaches for Exascale

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In the video, the DEEP-ER project paves the way to energy-efficient Exascale computing.

Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore’s Law

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“Over the last five years HPC performance growth has been slowing measurably, and in this presentation several reasons for this slowdown will be analyzed. To reach usable exascale performance over the next decade, some fundamental changes will have to occur in HPC systems architecture. In particular, a transition from a compute centric to a data movement centric point of view needs to be considered. Alternatives including quantum and neuromorphic computing have also been considered. The prospects of these technologies for post-Moore’s Law supercomputing will be explored.”

Video: Interconnecting Future DoE Leadership Systems

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CORAL (Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore National Labs) is a project that was launched in 2013 to develop the technology and meet the Department of Energy’s 2017-2018 leadership computing needs with supercomputers. The collaboration between Mellanox, IBM and NVIDIA was selected by the CORAL project team after a comprehensive evaluation of future technologies from a variety of vendors. The development of these supercomputers is well underway with installation expected in 2017.

Panel Discussion: The Road to Exascale

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In this video from 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, Rich Graham (HPC Advisory Council), DK Panda (Ohio State University), and Addison Snell (Intersect360 Research) weigh in on the outlook for Exascale Computing.

Optalysys to Spark Optical Processing with Series A Funding

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Today UK based startup Optalysys Ltd announced that the company has launched a Series A funding round to support product commercialization activities up to the first product launches in 2017.

High-Performance Programming Models for Exascale Systems

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“This talk will focus on programming models and their designs for upcoming exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. Current status and future trends of MPI and PGAS (UPC and OpenSHMEM) programming models will be presented.”

Video: Preparing OpenSHMEM for Exascale

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“Summit is Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s next high performance supercomputer system that will be based on a many core/GPU hybrid architecture. In order to prepare OpenSHMEM for future systems, it is important to enhance its programming model to enable efficient utilization of the new hardware capabilities (e.g. massive multithreaded systems, accesses different type memories, next generation of interconnects, etc). This session will present recent advances in the area of OpenSHMEM extensions, implementations, and tools.”

Still Time to Register for Stanford HPC Conference, Feb 2-3

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As a reminder, the Stanford HPC Conference takes place next week, February 2-3, at Stanford, California. Hosted by the HPC Advisory Council, the conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. In addition, there will be a strong focus on […]