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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.”

Radio Free HPC Runs Down the TOP500 Fastest Supercomputers

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back on the highlights of SC18 and the newest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Buddy Bland shows off Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer at ORNL. “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.”

Intel Offers Sneak Peek at Cascade Lake Advanced Performance edition for HPC

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Thor Sewell from Intel describes the company’s pending Cascade Lake Advanced Performance chip. “This next-gen platform doubles the cores per socket from an Intel system by joining a number of Cascade Lake Xeon dies together on a single package with the blue team’s Ultra Path Interconnect, or UPI. Intel will allow Cascade Lake-AP servers to employ up to two-socket (2S) topologies, for as many as 96 cores per server.”

Video: Intel Driving HPC on the Road to Exascale

In this video from SC18, Raj Hazra describes how Intel is driving the convergence of HPC and Ai. “To meet the new computational challenges presented by this AI and HPC convergence, HPC is expanding beyond its traditional role of modeling and simulation to encompass visualization, analytics, and machine learning. Intel scientists and engineers will be available to discuss how to implement AI capabilities into your current HPC environments and demo how new, more powerful HPC platforms can be applied to meet your computational needs now and in the future.”

Intel Continues HPC Leadership at SC18

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Trish Damkroger describes how Intel is pushing the limits of HPC and Machine Learning with a full suite of Hardware, Software, and Cloud technologies. ”
Today’s high performance computers are unleashing discovery and insights at an unprecedented pace. The intersection of artificial intelligence and HPC has the potential to transform industries from life sciences to manufacturing, while solving some of the toughest challenges in our world. At SC18, HPC users got to experience how Intel’s holistic portfolio of products is transforming HPC from traditional modeling and simulation to visualization, analytics, and artificial intelligence.”

HPE to build Hawk Supercomputer for HLRS in Germany

Today HLRS in Germany announced plans to deploy next-generation supercomputer for HLRS, 3.5 times faster than its current system. The upcoming system, which HLRS has named Hawk, will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production, powering computational engineering and research across science and industrial fields to advance applications in energy, climate, mobility, and health.

How Intel is Driving the Convergence of HPC & Ai

“The emerging AI community on HPC infrastructure is critical to achieving the vision of AI,” said Pradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow. “Machines that don’t just crunch numbers, but help us make better and more informed complex decisions. Scalability is the key to AI-HPC so scientists can address the big compute, big data challenges facing them and to make sense from the wealth of measured and modeled or simulated data that is now available to them.”

Intel Powers SuperMUC-NG Supercomputer at LRZ in Germany

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Dieter Kranzlmueller from LRZ in Germany describes how Intel powers the SuperMUC-NG supercomputer. “The 19.4 Petaflop machine ranks number 8 among the fastest supercomputers in the world. SuperMUC-NG is in its start-up phase, and will be ready for full production runs in 2019. The machine, build in partnership with Lenovo and Intel, has a theoretical peak of 26.9 petaflops, and is comprised of 6,400 compute nodes based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors.”

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.

Video: Intel to Power Fastest Supercomputer in Academia at TACC

In this video, Dan Stanzione from TACC describes how Intel technologies from Intel will power the World’s Fastest Supercomputer in Academia at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. “If completed today, Frontera would be the fifth most powerful system in the world, the third fastest in the U.S. and the largest at any university. For comparison, Frontera will be about twice as powerful as Stampede2.”