University of Cambridge Collaborates with Mellanox for SKA Project

Today Mellanox announced a collaboration with the University of Cambridge for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project.

CORAL Collaboration to Deliver Three 200 Petaflop Systems in 2017


Lawrence Livermore National Lab has joined forces with Oak Ridge and Argonne to deliver next generation supercomputers able to perform up to 200 peak petaflops.

Video: Intel’s Genevieve Bell Keynotes SC13

Genevieve Bell

“Bell’s fascinating talk on the intersection of big data and society began in 11th century England with the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror, and brought the audience forward through ten centuries to the big data opportunities — and challenges — we face as a society today.”

South Africa Looks to Exascale

Thomas Sterling, Chief Scientist, Center for Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST), Indiana University-U.S.

Someday in the future, will we look back at South Africa as the birthplace of Exascale? With the bloom of HPC activity going on there in preparation the SKA telescope, don’t be surprised if it happens.

The Future of Micron Memory and Storage?


Over at InfoStor, Henry Newman from Instrumental writes that a new slide deck from Micron provides and intriguing look at the future of memory technology. “So what does this all mean for our future in the data storage industry? I think Micron and likely other companies are going to making some major changes from 2015 to the end of the decade in the area of non-volatile memory as the market demands changes for mobile devices that need both low power usage and non-volatile memory.”

IBM Sets Big Data Speed Record

This week IBM announced a new data-transmission advancement technology that holds promise for speeding the transfer of Big Data between clouds and data centers.

This Week in HPC: Jack Dongarra Talks Algorithms for Exascale


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research discuss a recent presentation on Exascale by Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee. After that, Addison and Michael preview Karlheinz Meier’s ISC’14 keynote on the topic of “Brain-derived computing beyond Von Neumann – achievements and challenges.”

EPSRC to Fund £155 Million for Quantum Computing Research


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has opened a £155 million fund for a national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that will exploit the properties of quantum physics to develop quantum technologies.

An Update on the European Exascale Software Initiative


Philippe Ricoux from Total presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “The objective of this Support Action, co-funded by the European Commission is to build a european vision and roadmap to address the challenges of the new generation of massively parallel systems composed of millions of heterogeneous cores which will provide multi-Petaflop performances in the next few years and Exaflop performances in 2020.”

HPC and Exascale for the SKA Telescope


Bill Boas from Cray presented this talk at the Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “The SKA Telescope project entered its pre-construction design and engineering planning phase on December 1, 2013. Once fully constructed a decade from now, there will be 2500 dish antennae in South Africa and 100s of thousands of di-pole antennae in Western Australia, combining to create the world’s largest radio telescope and requiring the most data ever captured, processed, and archived that man has ever conceived.”