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Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Why HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh discusses why HPC Matters with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC. They then move on to the topic of Exascale and how SGI plans to get there.

Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14

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In this video, Bill Harrod from the Department of Energy accepts the HPC Vanguard Award from Rich Brueckner and Thomas Sterling at SC14. “Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the HPC Vanguard Award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance.”

Radio Free HPC Takes a Hard Look at the Two 2017 Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, the Radio Free HPC team meets at SC14 in New Orleans to discuss the recent news that Nvidia & IBM will build two Coral 150+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017 for Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

AMD Awarded $32 Million FastForward2 Contract

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Today ​AMD announced that for the third straight year it was awarded research grants for development of critical technologies needed for extreme-scale computing in conjunction with projects associated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as “FastForward 2.”

5 Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14

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Over at the Data Stack, Intel HPC Evangelist Mike Bernhardt writes “Five Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14.”

This Week in HPC: Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss how the recent election might affect spending for Exascale research. After the break, they preview the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14.

So, How Do Supercomputers Get Named?

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Over at LBNL, Katy Antipas writes that the process of naming some of the world’s fastest supercomputers is not what you might expect.

This Week in HPC: Cray and SGI Land Big HPC Contracts and IBM Teams Up with Twitter

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss big wins for Cray and SGI. After the break they look at IBM’s big collaboration with Twitter.

SGI Wins Big at HPCMP

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Today SGI announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded SGI a supercomputer contract as part of a technology insertion for their High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

NASA Boosts Pleiades to 4.49 Petaflops

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Today NASA announced a 1 Petaflop upgrade to Pleiades, the agency’s flagship supercomputer.