This talk gives a history of the various eras of High Performance Computing as defined by the dominant platforms, starting with mainframes and continuing through vector architectures, massively parallel architectures, and the current emerging trends that will define the upcoming exascale era.
In an unprecedented collaboration, eight national laboratories will apply supercomputing resources to a new climate study with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The project, called Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy, or ACME, is designed to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth system models for scientific and energy applications.
Jay Boisseau, the former Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, is now CEO at a stealthy startup called Vizias. As you’ll recall, Boisseau left TACC in January. While the Vizias web site is just a placeholder at the moment, we were able to discover some details about the company from their Facebook page.
In an unprecedented conversation, the directors of four national laboratories gathered electronically for a roundtable discussion about high-performance computing. The participants were Paul Hommer (Sandia), Charles McMillan (Los Alamos National Laboratory), William Goldstein (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Thom Mason (Oak Ridge National Laboratory); and Robert Meisner (DOE ASC Advanced Strategic Computing Office).