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ORNL Director Zacharia to Retire

Dr. Thomas Zacharia announced his retiremnt as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the end of 2022, the culmination of a 35-year career at the science and energy laboratory. The news follows another significant upper management change at the lab last month — the retirement of  Dr. Jeff A. Nichols as associate laboratory director […]

NVIDIA Launches Hybrid Quantum-Classical HPC Computing Platform

NVIDIA has been moving into quantum computing for some time — last November, the company announced the cuQuantum software development kit for quantum computing workflows. And NVIDIA managers have talked more frequently about the company’s quantum strategy (see our interview at ISC with NVIDIA’s Head of Technical Marketing for HPC/AI and Quantum Dion Harris). Today, […]

Overcome Form Factor and Field Limitations with AI/HPC Workloads on the Edge

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Silicon Mechanics discuss how form factor, latency, and power can all be key limitations, but find out how key advancements in technology will allow higher performance at the edge. For this discussion, the edge means any compute workloads taking place outside of both cloud and traditional on-prem data centers.

DOE Awards 18M HPC Node Hours to 45 ASCR Projects, Including Access to Perlmutter, Polaris and Frontier

June 29, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 18 million node-hours have been awarded to 45 scientific projects under the Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) program. The projects, with applications ranging from advanced energy systems to climate change to cancer research, will use DOE supercomputers with the goal of uncovering […]

DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Faster Upgrade Cycles

Less than a month after its Frontier system broke the exascale performance barrier and won the no. 1 supercomputing world ranking, the U.S. Department of Energy today issued an RFI revealing its strategic thinking for the next generation of leadership-class supercomputers extending out to 2030. The documentis calls for “the development of an approach that […]

Registration Open for Aug. 2-4 RMACC HPC Symposium

June 28, 2022, BOULDER, CO – Registration is underway for the 12th  annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium, August 2-4. To register, learn more about the symposium and view the program, visit the symposium website at www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium. The conference will be held at the Wolf Law Center on the campus of the University […]

PCI-SIG Announces PCI Express 7.0 Specification to Reach 128 GT/s

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2022 — PCI-SIG today announced that the PCI Express (PCIe) 7.0 specification will double the data rate to 128 GT/s and is targeted for release to members in 2025. PCI-SIG technical workgroups will be developing the PCIe 7.0 specification with the following feature goals: Delivering 128 GT/s raw bit rate and […]

@HPCpodcast: Parallel Processing Systems Pioneer Dr. Thomas Sterling on the State of HPC

Following his highly anticipated and always-insightful closing night keynote at the recent ISC conference, we caught up with Prof. Thomas Sterling to discuss the state of HPC.  Dr. Sterling is professor of intelligent systems engineering at Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and president and co-founder of Simultac, a technology company focused on […]

Two Key Considerations of a Composable Infrastructure Cluster

In this sponsored post, our friends over at Silicon Mechanics indicated that these days, they’re getting a lot of interest from clients about composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI), including what the most critical elements are for CDI-based clusters. Successful deployments are more likely when clients understand why their design team focuses on certain areas more than others and how design decisions can impact end user experience, so this article outlines some key elements of CDI-based clusters.

It’s a Wrap! We’ll See You at ISC Next Year

[SPONSORED POST] After attending ISC, it’s safe to say that no remote conferencing or communication technology can ever replace the experience of face-to-face human interaction.  It was fantastic to engage directly with our customers and partners, sharing new platform developments and intriguing customer stories.  It is truly inspiring to hear about some of the new initiatives aimed to conquer challenges that seemed insurmountable in previous years.