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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.

Atos to Install HPC system at Technische Universität Dresden

Munich, Paris – January 13 2022 – Atos today announces that it has been awarded a contract to install a new supercomputing cluster at Technische Universität Dresden (TU) in Germany. The supercomputer will be used for data intensive HPC tasks and data analysis at the Center for Information Services and High-Performance Computing (ZIH). Based on Atos’  BullSequana XH2000 architecture, researchers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

DOE: $9.25M for Research through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Partnership in Nuclear Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $9.25 million for research in the behavior and properties of structural materials under molten salt reactor conditions, via collaborations that enable effective use of DOE’s high performance computers. Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) brings together experts in key areas of science and energy research with experts […]

@HPCpodcast: Quantum Computing Is on the Way to a $1B Market – Sooner Than You Might Think

Quantum computing is as eagerly anticipated a technology as there’s ever been. The scientific and Wall Street communities, to name just two market segments, can’t wait to get their hands on quantum systems able to handle workloads beyond the reach of classical HPC. In the meantime, the technology world waits impatiently while quantum R&D proceeds. […]

BMW and AWS Announce Winners of Quantum Computing Challenge at Q2B

BMW Group  and Amazon Web Services have announced the winners of the BMW Quantum Computing Challenge with the winners being announced at Q2B 2021, a conference for the application of quantum computing. The BMW Group, in collaboration with AWS, last July called on the global quantum computing community to develop innovative quantum algorithms for four […]

ORNL’S AAIMS Group Scores 2 Awards

Two different studies produced by the Analytics and AI Methods at Scale (AAIMS) group, which resides within the National Center for Computational Sciences at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, won best paper awards at both the Bench’21 and SC21 conferences—all in the same week. On November 16, “Comparative Evaluation of Deep Learning Workloads for […]