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ISC 2020 Student Cluster Competition: The Winner Is….

Students from China’s University of Science and Technology (USTC) won first place in this year’s annual Student Cluster Competition at the ISC 2020 Digital conference. This year’s competition focused on the global fight against Covid-19 by including applications that address education and applied learning towards accelerating bioscience research and discovery. The teams, totaling 80 students, were tasked to test several applications used by scientists and researchers for finding a cure for the pandemic.

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Rich Brueckner Talks with Paul Muzio about His Hopes, Concerns for HPC and AI

  Industry luminary Paul Muzio, holder of prominent positions in academia and private industry over a multi-decade career in HPC, is bullish on supercomputing – and deeply concerned. In this video, Muzio spoke with the late Rich Brueckner about the past, present and future of supercomputing. He sees a future in which compute power is […]

Arm Throwing Elbows: LRZ to Deploy Arm-based HPE Cray CS500

It’s been a good week for Arm: the Fugaku supercomputer at Japan’s Riken research center was named no. 1 on the TOP500 listing of the world’s most powerful HPC systems, and today, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Munich announced it will deploy HPE’s Cray CS500 with Fujitsu A64FX chips based on the Arm architecture – the same processor used in Fugaku (and then there’s Apple switching from x86 for new Arm chips).

PRACE Awards Hundreds of Millions More Core Hours to Combat COVID-19

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has issued an additional 10 awards of supercomputing resources, with a total of 227.6 million core hours for the European Union’s effort to combat COVID-19. This follows the first 10 awards recently announced by the organization. Here’s a summary of the latest PRACE awards….

Anton 2 at PSC for Coronavirus Binding Simulation, COVID-19 Test Development

A team at the University of Arkansas is using the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s Anton 2 system to simulate molecular systems for microseconds or longer to investigate how the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attaches to human cells, PSC reported. Anton 2, developed by privately held D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) of New York, is a special-purpose, […]

COVID Camouflage: TACC’s Frontera Reveals Virus’s ‘Sugar Coating’

Researchers using the Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have uncovered the atomic makeup of the sugary shield on the coronavirus that could prove instrumental to the workings of the contagion, now spreading death, illness and economic destruction around the world. UCSD scientists have used about 2.3 million Frontera node hours for molecular dynamics simulations and modeling. 

CMU’s Jerry Wang Wins 2020 Frederick Howes Award

Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor Gerald “Jerry” Wang has been named the 2020 Frederick A. Howes Scholar in Computational Science for his work in nanoscale fluid flows. Wang, a fellow from 2014-2018, earned his mechanical engineering doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019. His thesis focused on the structure of fluids moving through confined spaces, especially in nanotubes thousands of times thinner than a hair.

AI Supercomputer at PSC to Combine Cerebras ‘World’s Largest Chip’ and HPE Superdome Flex

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has won a $5 million award from the National Science Foundation to build Neocortex, an AI supercomputer that incorporates the Cerebras Systems Wafer Scale Engine technology introduced last year along with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s shared memory Superdome Flex hardware. PSC, a joint research organization of Carnegie Mellon University and the University […]

Purdue’s ‘Anvil’ to Be Driven by Dell, AMD ‘Milan’ CPUs, Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Another in a series of National Science Foundation supercomputing awards has been announced, this one a $10 million funding for a system to be housed at Purdue University to support HPC and AI workloads and scheduled to enter production next year. The system, dubbed Anvil, will be built in partnership with Dell and AMD and […]

insideHPC Special Report: HPC and AI for the Era of Genomics – Part 3

This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a deep dive into HPC and AI for life sciences in the era of genomics. The report also highlights a lineup of Ready Solutions created by Dell Technologies which are highly optimized and tuned hardware and software stacks for a variety of industries. The Ready Solutions for HPC Life Sciences have been designed to speed time to production, improve performance with purpose-built solutions, and scale easier with modular building blocks for capacity and performance.