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Video: Argonne Presents HPC Plans at ISC 2015


“In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.”

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative


Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.

Intel’s Raj Hazra on the Convergence of HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015


In this video from ISC 2015, Intel’s Raj Hazra explores how new innovations and Intel’s Scalable System Framework approach can maximize the potential in the new HPC era. Raj also shares details of upcoming Intel technologies, products and ecosystem collaborations that are powering these breakthroughs and ensuring technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific and industrial tool for discovery and innovation.

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory


In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. “3D XPoint ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage.”

HP Doubles Down on HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

Scott Misage, HP

In this video from ISC 2015, Scott Misage from HP describes the company’s new strategy for High Performance Computing. With a new business unit centered around HPC and Big Data, the company is poised to grow its market leadership with purpose-built systems like the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 system.

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015


In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC discuss the latest news in High Performance Computing from the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Eurotech Delivers Booster to DEEP Project


Today Eurotech announced the installation of the DEEP “Booster”, a tightly coupled cluster of manycore coprocessors, at Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

A New Direction in HPC System Fabric: Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture


In this special guest feature, John Kirkley writes that Intel is using its new Omni-Path Architecture as a foundation for supercomputing systems that will scale to 200 Petaflops and beyond. “With its ability to scale to tens and eventually hundreds of thousands of nodes, the Intel Omni-Path Architecture is designed for tomorrow’s HPC workloads. The platform has its sights set squarely on Exascale performance while supporting more modest, but still demanding, future HPC implementations.”

IBM Research Alliance Develops First 7nm Node


Today IBM Research announced that working with alliance partners at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm node test chips with functional transistors. According to IBM, the breakthrough underscores the company’s continued leadership and long-term commitment to semiconductor technology research.

Researchers Build Memcomputing Prototype

Simplified schematic of the memprocessor architecture used in this work to solve the SSP.

Over at Scientific Advances, a newly published paper describes a new high-efficiency computing paradigm called memcomputing. Modeled after the human brain, a memprocessor processes and stores information within the same units by means of their mutual interactions. Now, researchers have built a working prototype.