• 2019: The Year of PCI Express 4.0

    PCI Express

    Computer systems are about to get a whole lot faster. This year starting at the high end of the market a transition will begin toward systems based on PCI Express 4.0. The interconnect speed will double to 64GB/sec in a 16 lane connection. Tim Miller, Vice President Strategic Development for One Stop Systems, explores the expected speed and innovation stemming from the introduction of PCI Express 4.0.  [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • Video: Intel and Cray to Build First USA Exascale Supercomputer for DOE in 2021

    Today Intel announced plans to deliver the first exaflop supercomputer in the United States. The Aurora supercomputer will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. The contract is valued at more than $500 million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray in 2021. “Today is an important day not only for the team of technologists and scientists who have come together to build our first exascale computer – but also for all of us who are committed to American innovation and manufacturing,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Solving I/O Slowdown and the “Noisy Neighbor” Problem

    John Fragalla from Cray gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “In Oil and Gas, when using shared storage, mixed workloads can have a big impact on I/O performance causing considerable slowdown when running small I/O alongside large I/O on the same storage system. In this presentation, Cray will share real benchmark results on the impacts of the “Noisy Neighbor” application has on sequential I/O, and with the right storage tuning and flash capacity, how to optimize the storage to meet the demanding workloads of Oil and Gas to accelerate performance for a mixed workload environment.” [READ MORE…]

  • GPU Technology Conference to put HPC and Ai front and center

    NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) kicks off today in Silicon Valley. In this video, Ned Finkle from NVIDIA previews some of the public sector sessions this week at GTC. “GTC is the premier AI and deep learning conference, providing training, insights, and direct access to experts from leading research institutions and national labs. At GTC, you can explore hundreds of sessions on cutting edge AI research and applications across industries.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Resource

infiniband

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

  • Building the business case for Hybrid HPC Cloud

    HPC hybrid cloud

    Over the past two years, we’ve seen a dramatic acceleration in cloud adoption for HPC. Intuitively cloud computing makes sense — it enables organizations to rent rather than buy expensive HPC hardware, deploy solutions faster, reduce capital investments, and focus on core competencies. Software company Univa highlights the reason behind the recent cloud adoption boom among the HPC community, and the benefits of the hybrid HPC cloud. [READ MORE…]

  • Swiss HPC Conference to Focus on Intersecting Interests, Industries, and Initiatives

    Coming up in April, AI and HPC practitioners share passions for cutting-edge technology and breakthrough R&D in Lugano, Switzerland at the tenth annual Swiss Conference and HPCXXL User Group. The joint sessions take place at Palazzo dei Congressi, April 1-4, bringing leaders together from academia, government and industry to share first-hand insights on innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that are fueling economies, productivity and progress globally. [READ MORE…]

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Editor’s Choice

  • Video: Arm in HPC

    Brent Gorda from ARM gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “With the recent Astra system at Sandia Lab (#203 on the Top500) and HPE Catalyst project in the UK, Arm-based architectures are arriving in HPC environments. Several partners have announced or will soon announce new silicon and projects, each of which offers something different and compelling for our community.  Brent will describe the driving factors and how these solutions are changing the landscape for HPC.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: The Game Changing Post-K Supercomputer for HPC, Big Data, and Ai

    Satoshi Matsuoka from RIKEN gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “Rather than to focus on double precision flops that are of lesser utility, rather Post-K, especially its Arm64fx processor and the Tofu-D network is designed to sustain extreme bandwidth on realistic applications including those for oil and gas, such as seismic wave propagation, CFD, as well as structural codes, besting its rivals by several factors in measured performance. Post-K is slated to perform 100 times faster on some key applications c.f. its predecessor, the K-Computer, but also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML infrastructure.” [READ MORE…]

  • ARCHER2 Supercomputer coming to University of Edinburgh

    Today the University of Edinburgh announced plans to deploy ARCHER2, a £79 million national supercomputer that will be five times faster than the UK’s current capabilities. “ARCHER2 will provide UK science with an unparalleled capability to model and simulate the world around us,” said Professor Mark Parsons, EPCC Director. “This is a real vote of confidence in the University’s supercomputing centre, EPCC, which is internationally recognised for its excellence in computational science.” [READ MORE…]

  • NVIDIA to Purchase Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

    Today NVIDIA announced plans to acquire Mellanox for approximately $6.9 billion. The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in HPC. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker. [READ MORE…]

  • Watch Now: the @insideHPC Documentary about Dogs and the People Who Love Them

    I would like share this very special film with all my readers who happen to be Dog lovers. “Once there was a Giant” is a short documentary film about Dogs and the Dog Owners who love them. Written and Directed by Richard Brueckner, this film premiered in Portland on Halloween and is now live on YouTube. [READ MORE…]

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