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The Right Terminations for Reliable Liquid Cooling in HPC

High performance computing manufacturers are increasingly deploying liquid cooling. To avoid damage to electronic equipment due to leaks, secure drip-free connections are essential. Quick disconnects for HPC applications simplify connector selection. And with expensive electronics at stake, understanding the components in liquid cooling systems is critical. This article details what to look for when seeking the optimal termination for connectors—a way to help ensure leak-free performance.

The Green HPCG List and the Road to Exascale

In this special guest post, Axel Huebl looks at the TOP500 and HPCG with an eye on power efficiency trends to watch on the road to Exascale. “This post will focus one efficiency, in terms of performance per Watt, simply because system power envelope is a major constrain for upcoming Exascale systems. With the great numbers from TOP500, we try to extend theoretical estimates from theoretical Flop/Ws of individual compute hardware to system scale.”

Atos to Build Finland’s Newest Supercomputer

Earlier this week CSC in Finland announced that Atos will build it’s next-generation supercomputer for academic research. “The initial delivery will consist of the first partition of the supercomputer and its tightly integrated fast storage. The solution is based on next-generation Intel Xeon processors, code named Cascade Lake, and HDR InfiniBand interconnect from Mellanox.”

Video: China’s Tsinhua University Takes the Student Cluster Competition

In this video from CGTN, China’s Tsinghua University takes the Student Cluster Competition at the SC18 conference in Dallas. The win was the final step in a Triple Crown for the team, as they won similar competitions in Asia and Germany earlier this year. “With sponsorship from hardware and software vendor partners, student teams design and build small clusters, learn designated scientific applications, apply optimization techniques for their chosen architectures, and compete in a non-stop, 48-hour challenge at the SC conference to complete a real-world scientific workload, showing off their HPC knowledge for conference attendees and judges.”

UberCloud Wins Hyperion HPC Innovation Excellence Award with Neuromodulation Project

Today Hyperion Research announced that the winner of the 2018 Hyperion Award for Innovation Excellence goes to UberCloud and its project partners. “This work represents a breakthrough in demonstrating the high value of computational modeling and simulation in improving the clinical application of non-invasive electro-stimulation of the human brain in schizophrenia and the potential to apply this technology to the treatment of other neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and Parkinson’s disease.”

HPC Veteran Charlie Wuischpard Joins Optical Startup Ayar Labs

Today Ayar Labs announced that Charlie Wuischpard, former vice president and general manager at Intel, has joined Ayar Labs as CEO and a member of the board of directors. “With his track record of driving growth in both small and large companies, forming deep trusted relationships with high performance computing industry participants, and delivering value to stakeholders, we know he will lead Ayar Labs to growth in the advanced computing and data center markets.”

Podcast: Announcing the New CryptoSuper500 List

Today OrionX Research today announced that Bitcoin and BTC.com top the first release of the CryptoSuper500 list. The list recognizes cryptocurrency mining as a new form of supercomputing and tracks the top mining pools. “The growth of the cryptocurrency market has put the spotlight on emerging decentralized applications, the new ways in which they are funded, and the software stack on which they are built.” Cryptocurrency technologies include blockchain, consensus algorithms, digital wallets, and utility and security tokens.

Rescale Brings Cloud HPC to Academia

Today Rescale announced its launch into academia with their ScaleX Pro for Students and ScaleX Pro for Classroom products. “Rescale’s ScaleX Pro for Students and ScaleX Pro for Classroom solve for today’s academia pain points by providing students with the ability to run projects immediately and unique access to different technology partner programs such as to cloud service providers.”

New Class of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Break Through Performance Bottlenecks

Unlocking the bigger-picture meaning from raw data volumes is no easy task. Unfortunately, that means that many important insights remain hidden within the untapped data which quietly floods data centers around the globe each day. Today’s advanced applications require faster and increasingly powerful hardware and storage technologies to make sense of the data deluge. Intel seeks to address this critical trend with a new class of future Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, code-named Cascade Lake.

New TOP500 List topped by DOE Supercomputers

The latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers is out, a remarkable ranking that shows five Department of Energy supercomputers in the top 10, with the first two captured by Summit at Oak Ridge and Sierra at Livermore. With the number one and number two systems on the planet, the “Rebel Alliance” vendors of IBM, Mellanox, and NVIDIA stand far and tall above the others.