• Video: The First Catalan Quantum Computer

    Pol Forn from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre gave this talk at the BSC Annual Meeting. “QUANTIC is a joint venture between the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the University of Barcelona. The research directions are focused on performing quantum computation in a laboratory of superconducting quantum circuits and studying new applications for quantum processors.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • TACC Powers Climate Studies with GRACE Project

    Researchers are using powerful supercomputers at TACC to process data from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). “Intended to last just five years in orbit for a limited, experimental mission to measure small changes in the Earth’s gravitational fields, GRACE operated for more than 15 years and provided unprecedented insight into our global water resources, from more accurate measurements of polar ice loss to a better view of the ocean currents, and the rise in global sea levels.” [READ MORE…]

  • Are Memory Bottlenecks Limiting Your Application’s Performance?

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    Often, it’s not enough to parallelize and vectorize an application to get the best performance. You also need to take a deep dive into how the application is accessing memory to find and eliminate bottlenecks in the code that could ultimately be limiting performance. Intel Advisor, a component of both Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel System Studio, can help you identify and diagnose memory performance issues, and suggest strategies to improve the efficiency of your code. [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Perlmutter – A 2020 Pre-Exascale GPU-accelerated System for NERSC

    Nick Wright from Lawrence Berkeley Lab gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “We’ll present an overview of the upcoming NERSC9 system architecture, throughput model, and application readiness efforts. Perlmutter, a Cray system based on the Shasta architecture, will be a heterogeneous system comprising both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated nodes, with a performance of more than 3 times Cori, NERSC’s current platform.” [READ MORE…]

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In-Network Computing and Next Generation HDR 200G InfiniBand

With the exponential growth of data that needs to be analyzed and the data resulting from ever-more complex workflows, the need for faster data movement has never been more challenging and critical to the worlds of High Performance Computing (HPC) and machine learning. Mellanox Technologies is once again moving the bar forward with the introduction of and end-to-end HDR 200G InfiniBand product portfolio. Download the new white paper, courtesy of Mellanox, that explores in-network computing and the benefits of the switch from 100G to 200G Infiniband. 

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Industry Perspectives

  • Catalyst UK Program Fosters Arm-based HPC Systems

    “Clearly Arm will fit in as part of a broader HPC ecosystem, as we move towards systems that involve multiple chip architectures. In terms of scientific research, it may mean we run one stage of a simulation workflow on an Arm processor, while another stage is best carried out on another processor. By building a common fabric with multiple architectures on it, we can allow users to use the most appropriate hardware for each stage of their particular research problem.” [READ MORE…]

  • Big Compute Podcast: HPC and Genomics to Revolutionize Medicine

    In this Big Compute Podcast episode, Gabriel Broner hosts Mark Borodkin, COO of Bionano Genomics, to discuss how genomics and HPC enable doctors and researchers to diagnose complex diseases and prescribe unique personalized treatments based on individual variations of the DNA. “We decided to abstract HPC in the cloud through Rescale and our software. All our customers need to know is that the solution offers the security and performance they need, and they don’t need to learn the new jargon of cloud.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Six Tenets of Data Lake Access Control and Governance
    In this special guest feature, Amandeep Kurana, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Okera, provides six important tenets of data lake access control and governance - Data-Centricity, Rich Access Policies, Scalability and Automation, Unified Visibility, Open, API-First Design, and Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Ready.

Editor’s Choice

  • The Pending Age of Exascale

    In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe looks at advances in exascale computing and the impact of AI on HPC development. “There is a lot of co-development, AI and HPC are not mutually exclusive. They both need high-speed interconnects and very fast storage. It just so happens that AI functions better on GPUs. HPC has GPUs in abundance, so they mix very well.” [READ MORE…]

  • HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3 Billion

    Today HPE announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cray for approximately $1.3 billion. “This pending deal will bring together HPE, the global HPC market leader, and Cray, whose Shasta architecture is under contract to power America’s two fastest supercomputers in 2021,” said Steve Conway from Hyperion Research. “The Cray addition will boost HPE’s ability to pursue high-end procurements and will speed the combined company’s development of next-generation technologies that will benefit HPC and AI-machine learning customers at all price points.” [READ MORE…]

  • Achieving ExaOps with the CoMet Comparative Genomics Application

    Wayne Joubert’s talk at the HPC User Forum described how researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) achieved a record throughput of 1.88 ExaOps on the CoMet algorithm. As the first science application to run at the exascale level, CoMet achieved this remarkable speed analyzing genomic data on the recently launched Summit supercomputer. [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Can FPGAs compete with GPUs?

    John Romein from ASTRON gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “We’ll discuss how FPGAs are changing as a result of new technology such as the Open CL high-level programming language, hard floating-point units, and tight integration with CPU cores. Traditionally energy-efficient FPGAs were considered notoriously difficult to program and unsuitable for complex HPC applications. We’ll compare the latest FPGAs to GPUs, examining the architecture, programming models, programming effort, performance, and energy efficiency by considering some real applications.” [READ MORE…]

  • EuroHPC – The EU Strategy in High Performance Computing

    Thomas Skordas from the European Commission gave this talk at EuroHPC Summit Week in Poland. “The EuroHPC Summit Week brings together relevant European supercomputing stakeholders and decision makers, allowing them to share on the one hand their needs and future expectations and on the other hand the latest technological developments, to define synergies and participate in shaping the future of European supercomputing.” [READ MORE…]

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