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Dell Technologies Interview: How Cambridge University Pushed the Wilkes3 Supercomputer to No. 4 on the Green500

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In this interview conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, insideHPC spoke with Dr. Paul Calleja, director of Research Computing Services at the University of Cambridge, about the Wilkes3 supercomputer, currently ranked no. 4 on the Green500 list of the world’ most energy efficient supercomputers. Dr. Calleja discusses how he and his team developed an low-power strategy for the 80-node Wilkes3 system by the adoption of GPUs and lower clock speeds balanced against high throughput. He also explains how the Dell PowerEdge XE8545 -based cluster, which utilizes AMD EPYC CPUs and the Mellanox InfiniBand interconnect, fits within the university’s larger, heterogeneous Cumulus system, comprised of 2,500 Intel x86 servers.

LLNL Scientists Use Sierra Supercomputer to Develop Cancer Model

Jan. 10, 2022 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers and a multi-institutional team of scientists have developed a highly detailed, machine learning-backed multiscale model revealing the importance of lipids to the signaling dynamics of RAS, a family of proteins whose mutations are linked to numerous cancers. The team simulated a one micron-by-one micron patch on […]

Harnessing Data In Motion

[SPONSORED POST] This whitepaper from Cloudera and sponsored by Carahsoft describes how Cloudera DataFlow supports government data movement and processing. A simple, flexible, open-ended solution is required to streamline access to both structured and unstructured data from sources from the edge and across the enterprise so agencies can use their legacy and modernized systems to take advantage of the new insights available.

Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC, Military Paper Suggests

US military planners are taking notice of a suggestion by two military scholars calling for the destruction of semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), whose fabs produce advanced microprocessors used in HPC and AI, in the event China invades the island nation A news story in today’ edition of Data Center Times cites […]

Into HPC History: NCSA’s Blue Waters Supercomputer Ceasing Operations

Catching up on a development possibly missed during the holidays, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) last month announced that one of the more famous HPC systems of the past decade, the leadership-class Blue Waters supercomputer, is being decommissioned. Blue Water had its origins in 2007, when the National Science Foundation awarded $208 million […]

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in partnership with Intel will host the ALCF Aurora Learning Paths learning seriesto explore use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open-source implementation of SYCL, to demonstrate methods to achieve performant, portable code across five platforms available on the Intel Devcloud. There are four modules within the […]

Susan Hubbard Named ORNL Deputy for Science and Technology

Susan Hubbard has been named deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective March 1, 2022. “Dr. Hubbard brings skilled and passionate leadership that will enable world-leading impact across our portfolio,” said ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia. “She is a true champion of the DOE mission, the National Laboratory […]

Dell Technologies Interview: How the Anvil Cluster Supports Purdue and NSF XSEDE Researchers – Including Non-Traditional HPC Users

In this interview conducted on behalf of Dell Technologies, insideHPC spoke with Carol Song, who leads the Scientific Solutions Group at Purdue University’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and is a senior research scientist for Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) Research Computing. Song is the principal investigator (PI) and project director for Purdue’s Anvil supercomputing cluster, built in partnership with Dell.

Exascale: Rumors Circulate HPC Community Regarding Frontier’s Status

By now you may have expected a triumphant announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that the Frontier supercomputer, slated to be installed by the end of 2021 as the first U.S. exascale-class system, has been stood up with all systems go. But as of now, DOE (whose Oak Ridge National Laboratory will house Frontier) […]

Quantum Startup Multiverse Computing Wins €12.5M Funding from European Innovation Council

SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN — (December 17, 2021) – Multiverse Computing today announced it will receive €12.5 million ($14.2 million USD) as part of the latest funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program, making Multiverse one of the most well-capitalized quantum startups in Europe. The investment comes on the heels of Multiverse’s €10 million seed round less than two […]