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@HPCpodcast: An SC22 Retrospective

In this SC22 post-view, Shahin and Doug go over what happened at the supercomputing conference in Dallas last week. Topics include: the energy on the show floor and attendance, liquid cooling, PCIe, CXL, AI chips, open standards, storage, the future of supercomputing, global HPC players and where SC23 will be held and what its tagline will be!

Get Ready for Ronnascale Supercomputing – and Quettascale Data Volumes

Now that the exascale (a billion billion, or 1018, calculations/second) computing barrier has been surmounted, and with discussion of zettascale-class supercomputers already in the wind, the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CPGM) has decided to add new prefixes used within the International System of Units (SI) to denote even greater compute power and data […]

Pre-proposals for Allocations of National Lab HPC Resources Due Nov. 28

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) is now seeking proposals for the 2023-2024 allocation year. Pre-proposals are due by 8 pm (ET) on Monday, November 28, 2022. Open to researchers from industry, academia and national laboratories, the ALCC program allocates supercomputing time at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing […]

ACM Accepting Nominations for New Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling

New York, NY, November 17, 2022 – To highlight and encourage more research focused on modelling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling . The new award aims to recognize innovative parallel computing contributions toward solving the global climate crisis. Climate scientists and […]

Scientists Using Frontier Supercomputer Win 2022 Gordon Bell Prize, Another Frontier Team Named Prize Finalist

[SPONSORED CONTENT]   How many researchers can say they’ve not only run their scientific job on the AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer, the world’s no. 1 ranked HPC system and the first exascale-class machine, but also on Fugaku, Summit and Perlmutter, the world’s second-, fifh- and eighth-ranked HPC systems in the world, respectively? But that’s the case with an interntional group of researchers working on particle-in-cell simulations who have developed code that won….

At SC22: ACM Gordon Bell Prize Awarded for Particle-In-Cell Simulations on Frontier, Fugaku, Summit and Perlmutter Supercomputers

New York, NY, November 17, 2022 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, named a 16-member team drawn from French, Japanese, and US institutions as recipient of the 2022 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their project, “Pushing the Frontier in the Design of Laser-Based Electron Accelerators With Groundbreaking Mesh-Refined Particle-In-Cell Simulations on Exascale-Class Supercomputers.” The members of […]

Penguin Solutions Launches Cloud-Native HPC/AI Control Plane and Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Fremont, Calif., – November 15, 2022 – Penguin Solutions, an SGH brand (Nasdaq: SGH) that provides HPC, AI, and IoT technologies for edge, core, and cloud, today launched Scyld Cloud Central control plane, a new cloud-native HPC/AI offering, and announced its partnership with Google Cloud. This unified solution for on-premises and cloud-based HPC/AI clusters will provide customers with simplified cluster deployment, streamlined […]

NVIDIA Partners With Azure to Build Massive Cloud AI Supercomputer

NVIDIA today announced a multi-year collaboration with Microsoft to build what the companies said will be one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, powered by Microsoft Azure’s supercomputing infrastructure combined with NVIDIA GPUs, networking and stack of AI software to help enterprises train, deploy and scale AI. Azure’s cloud-based AI supercomputer includes […]

TOP500: Frontier Maintains Big Lead, Europe at Nos. 3 and 4, China Quiet

The new TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, released today at the SC22 conference in Dallas, while short on surprises underlines several significant HPC trends. First the headline: the HPE-built, AMD-powered Frontier system, which was crowned the world’s first exascale-class system when the previous TOP500 list was released last spring, remains at the top of the list, delivering nearly three times the power of its nearest rival on the list. Frontier remains at 1.102 exaFLOPS….

SiPearl and AMD in Partnership for Exascale Supercomputing in Europe

Maisons-Laffitte (France), 14th November 2022 – SiPearl, the HPC microprocessor designer for European supercomputers, and AMD announced a joint offering for exascale supercomputing in Europe combining SiPearl’s HPC microprocessor, Rhea, with AMD Instinct accelerators. The latter chip, along with AMD EPYC CPUs, power Frontier, the world’s first exascale-class system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Initially, […]