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2 Univ. of Minnesota Professors Win SC21 Test of Time Award

Oct. 13, 2021 — The annual SC Test of Time Award (ToTA) goes to George Karypis and Vipin Kumar of the University of Minnesota for their paper “Multilevel Algorithms for Multi-Constraint Graph Partitioning”, published in the Proceedings of SC98. The ToTA recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline, it’s a mark […]

Sandia Researcher Drew Kouri Wins Early-Career Research Grant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Working to solve a problem, supercomputing researchers may encounter incomplete data or flawed programs. For both issues, Sandia researcher Drew Kouri has attracted interest from the broad computing community for his ability to mitigate uncertainty in both supercomputer programs and data, optimizing each to reach the best solutions. His research was awarded […]

3rd Annual HPC-AI Advisory Council and STFC DiRAC Conference, Oct. 13-14, to Explore the UK’s Science Superpower Agenda

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The for community benefit HPC-AI Advisory Council, in collaboration with the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) DiRAC Facility, has announced the 2021 UK Conference will take place, virtually, 13 and 14 October. Hosting from the BST time zone (UTC +1), the second all digital delivery presents a condensed agenda in two (3.5hr) sessions from […]

Exascale Hardware Evaluation: Workflow Analysis for Supercomputer Procurements

It is well known in the high-performance computing (HPC) community that many (perhaps most) HPC workloads exhibit dynamic performance envelopes that can stress the memory, compute, network, and storage capabilities of modern supercomputers. Optimizing HPC workloads to run efficiently on existing hardware systems is challenging, but attempting to quantify the performance envelopes of HPC workloads to extrapolate performance predictions for HPC workloads on new system architectures is even more challenging, albeit essential. This predictive analysis is beneficial because it helps each data center’s supercomputer procurement team extrapolate to the new machines and system architectures that will deliver the most performance for production workloads at their datacenter. However, once a supercomputer is installed, configured, made available to users, and benchmarked, it is too late to consider fundamental architectural changes.

Univ. of Nebraska Seeks $50M Fed Funding for HPC Center Expansion

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking $50 million in federal dollars via the American Rescue Plan to fund supercomputing expansion at the university’s Holland Computing Center. According to an article on its Nebraska Today news site, the university’s proposals seek $75 million in total — $50 million for the computing center and $25 million for […]

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives Proclamations Celebrating 35 Years

Oct. 7, 2021 – Local, state and federal officials have recognized the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s (PSC’s) 35-year anniversary. US Congressman Mike Doyle; Governor Tom Wolf; PA State Senators Pat Stefano and John Sabatina; PA State Representatives Donna Oberlander, Austin Davis, and Brandon Markosek; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; and Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto have all […]

ExaWind: How Exascale-class HPC Will Help Optimize Skyscraper-sized Wind Turbines of the Future

A wind power revolution is blowing through the U.S. electrical industry, and exascale-class supercomputing is expected to play an increasingly instrumental role in its growth. The Energy Information Administration puts wind power’s share of America’s electricity generation at 8.4 percent in 2020, up from less than 1 percent in 1990. Increasingly competitive on cost and […]

NCSA’s Dan Katz Elected to Board of IEEE Computer Society

National Center for Supercomputing Applications Chief Scientist Daniel S. Katz was elected to the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022. The BOG drives the Computer Society’s vision forward, provides policy guidance to program boards and committees, and reviews the performance of the organization to ensure compliance with […]

HPC Center Stuttgart Celebrates 25 Years

Stuttgart, Germany – October 6, 2021 – Founded in 1996 as Germany’s first national high-performance computing (HPC) center, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) has grown to become not just a key facility of the University of Stuttgart but also an internationally prominent center for research involving simulation, visualization, and data analytics. Today, HLRS marks […]

MIT: Blockchain Could Secure Robot Team Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5, 2021 — Imagine a team of autonomous drones equipped with advanced sensing equipment, searching for smoke as they fly high above the Sierra Nevada mountains. Once they spot a wildfire, these leader robots relay directions to a swarm of firefighting drones that speed to the site of the blaze. But what […]