Michigan Technological University is one of the fortunate ones to have a super-fast machine accessible by the entire research community on campus. “Our in-house algorithm rewards productive researchers by assigning a higher priority for their subsequent simulations.”
Everything from life sciences to the financial industry are relying on HPC clusters to perform complex and critical operations. Moving forward, there will be a lot more reliance on various HPC systems. So the all-important question comes in – How do you select, deploy and manage it all? Fortunately, IBM, Intel and NCAR have teamed up to explain their view on best practices selecting an HPC cluster using the process behind building the NCAR Wyoming Supercomputing Center.
Today Cray announced that the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has installed their second Petascale Cray CS300 supercomputer.
“We need to emphasize here that the Knights Landing processor is self-hosted, and so that means it’s not an accelerator. It’s not a coprocessor and the particular kernel processor that will be having for NERSC-8, will have more than 60 cores and it will have multiple hardware threads for the core. That’s a lot, right? Having 60 cores per node with multiple hardware thread. That a significant increase from both our Hopper and Edison system, which has 24 cores each. So we’re going to be working with our users to figure out what’s the right amount of parallelism that they need to expose in their application. That’s one really big difference.”
In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the supercomputing behind the Third National Climate Assessment for the United States, which was released this week by Obama Administration. After the break, they look at iVEC’s Petaflop upgrade that will result in the fastest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere.
iVEC in Australia has announced details of second stage of their Pawsey Supercomputing Centre hardware deployment. To be installed later this year, the system upgrade will include a petascale upgrade to the Cray XC30 supercomputer called “Magnus.” With over 35,000 cores based on next-generation Intel Xeon, Magnus is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the southern hemisphere.