• Interview: New Intel Innovations for the Convergence of HPC & AI

    In this video from ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Raj Hazra from Intel shares highlights from his keynote. “Intel’s disclosures at ISC’19 demonstrate how its data-centric portfolio addresses the unique challenges of HPC systems by bringing together HPC data analytics and AI acceleration into a single computing environment, while delivering a new memory and storage paradigm that feeds the compute engine.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • Cray Boosts Deep Learning Performance for Geospatial AI

    Today Cray announced enhanced capabilities to empower data scientists and engineers who are innovating in the field of Geospatial AI. “The new features include an augmented Deep Learning Plugin that provides best-in-class deep neural network performance training and broadened support for deep learning frameworks. In performance studies, the plugin showed training time reductions up to 23% over open source alternatives for a single node, dense GPU configuration.” [READ MORE…]

  • NEC receives 50 Million Euro order from Germany’s DWD

    Today NEC announced that it received an order for an NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA supercomputer with a value of 50 Million Euro from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the German weather forecasting service. “The new HPC system will enable the development of seamless prediction of severe weather events, including thunderstorms or heavy rain. The system combines forecasting based on observations with very demanding numerical weather prediction models in order for a more precise prediction of the development and the tracks of such small-scale weather events up to twelve hours into the future.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

    Lenovo is far and away the leading computer system vendor on the latest TOP500 list, with of whopping 173 total systems. With 34.6 percent of TOP500 systems to date, Lenovo leads the list with both Rmax and Rpeak aggregate performance. “The top spot for Lenovo is their SuperMUC-NG machine at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, which came in at 19.5 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark.” [READ MORE…]

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Industry Perspectives

  • Podcast: Radio Free HPC Runs Down the TOP500

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the new TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers. “Not much changed in the TOP10 but a lot is changing further down the list. The overwhelming majority of the systems, 478 of them, are based on Intel CPUs. 13 are IBM, and there is 1 system based on Arm provided by Cavium, now part of Marvell.” [READ MORE…]

  • Top 10 Things to Look Forward to at ISC 2019

    In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon from Cloud Native Computing Foundation lists her favorite things coming up this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “For the third year, I am the chair of the Inclusivity Committee for the conference. This year we are expanding the message and focus. Inclusivity is more than numbers. It’s about everyone feeling welcome, without regard to gender, nationality, or sexual orientation.” [READ MORE…]

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Editor’s Choice

  • Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Distributed File System

    In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company’s distributed file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. “Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.” [READ MORE…]

  • For the first time, all TOP500 Systems are Petaflop Machines

    The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out today, marking a major milestone in the 26-year history of the list. For the first time, all 500 systems deliver a petaflop or more on the Linpack benchmark. “Frontera at TACC is the only new supercomputer in the top 10, which attained its number five ranking by delivering 23.5 petaflops on HPL. The Dell C6420 system, powered by Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Simulating Planet-Wide Bioenergy and Human Health on the Summit Supercomputer

    In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Dan Jacobson from ORNL describes how researchers are using the #1 Summit supercomputer to tackle the challenges facing an ever-growing human population. These planet-wide simulations could not even have been attempted before the advent of pre-exascale systems like Summit.”We are using CoMet to investigate the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in applications from bioenergy to human clinical genomics.” [READ MORE…]

  • Future MareNostrum 5 Supercomputer at BSC to host Made-in-Europe Technologies

    Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center announced plans to host EuroHPC processor technologies within its future Mare Norstrom 5 supercomputer. “Offering an heterogenous architecture, probably based on two big clusters with different characteristics, is BSC’s proposal to optimize both response times and energy use of the different works that the future supercomputer will have to compute. The details of this heterogenous architecture will be defined as the works of definition and the infrastructure tender progress.” [READ MORE…]

  • RDMA, Scalable MPI-3 RMA, and Next-Generation Post-RDMA Interconnects

    Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “Network cards contain rather powerful processors optimized for data movement and limiting the functionality to remote direct memory access seems unnecessarily constraining. We develop sPIN, a portable programming model to offload simple packet processing functions to the network card.” [READ MORE…]

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