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2112 Cores at Just 200 Watts: Introducing the Adapteva A-1

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In this video from Primeur Magazine, Andreas Olofsson from Adapteva unveils the Adapteva A-1 prototype supercomputer at ISC’14. Based on the company’s 64-core Epiphany chip, the system sports a total 2112 RISC cores in a very small space while consuming only 200 Watts.

Station Q Tackles Quantum Computing at Microsoft

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“Our belief is that trying to build a quantum machine by controlling electron spin and using surface codes is like trying to build a computer using vacuum tubes. Labs all over the world can do that, but you’ll never be able to scale up.”

Video: Founders Discuss the Latest TOP500 List

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In this video, Jack Dongarra, Erich Strohmaier, and Michael Resch discuss the current TOP500 list at ISC’14. “Although the United States remains the top country in terms of overall systems with 233, this is down from 265 on the November 2013 list. The number of Chinese systems on the list rose from 63 to 76, giving the Asian nation nearly as many supercomputers as the UK, with 30; France, with 27; and Germany, with 23; combined. Japan also increased its showing, up to 30 from 28 on the previous list.”

Video: The CloudFlow Experiment – CFD in the Cloud

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In this video from the I4MS Event in Berlin, Michel Pottiez presents: Cloudflow – The CFD Experiment.

Video: Pathways to Exascale N-body Simulations

In this video from the Exascale Computing in Astrophysics Conference, Tom Quinn from the University of Washington presents: Pathways to Exascale N-body Simulations.

New Approaches to Energy Efficient Exascale

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“As displayed at ISC’14, DEEP combines a standard InfiniBand cluster of Intel Xeon nodes, with a new, highly scalable ‘booster’ consisting of Phi co-processors and a high-performance 3D torus network from Extoll, the German interconnect company spun out of the University of Heidelberg.”

What Makes the SuperMUC so Super?

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Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World visited the LRZ facility to find out what makes SuperMUC ideal for academic research projects.

Video: Overcoming Barriers to Exascale through Innovation

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“Today, the fastest supercomputers perform about 10^15 arithmetic operations per second and are thus described as petascale systems. However, developers and scientists from supercomputing centres and industry are already planning the route to exascale systems, which are about one thousand times faster than present supercomputers. In order to achieve this kind of performance, amongst other aspects, several million processor cores have to be synchronized and new storage technologies developed. The reliability of the components must be guaranteed and a key factor is the reduction of energy consumption.”

Video: Combining Performance and Portability

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In this video, Jeff Hammond from Argonne presents: Combining Performance and Portability.

Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.