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Hello World! ISC Is ON And We Are Back!

As the HPC world gathers in Hamburg, Germany for the International Supercomputing (ISC) conference, a deep and heartfelt sigh of relief can be heard from every corner of the globe.  After two years of virtual events, Zoom calls, webinars, working from home and travel restrictions we can finally gather together in person for an ISC show.  And as we share a handshake and a beer in Hamburg, we are at a much different place in the HPC community than we were in 2020.

@HPCpodcast: Google Cloud’s 9 Exaflop AI Supercomputer, Chip Price Hikes, HPC Helps Photograph a Black Hole in Our Galaxy and IBM’s Quantum Ambitions

@HPCpodcast was so pleased with our last episode, an extensive interview with the University of Tennessee’s (and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s) Jack Dongarra (our followers liked it too), that we decided to let that episode stand as a special, double podcast edition podcast. Now Shahin and Doug are back behind our mics talking about a raft of interesting news in the HPC/AI world, including what Google Cloud bills as the fastest AI supercomputer, price hikes on chips from TSMC and Samsung, the role of the Frontera supercomputer in the visualization of a black hole in our Milky Way galaxy and IBM’s ambitious and well-executed quantum computing roadmap.

Argonne to Host ‘Future of Computing’ May 18

May 16, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will host a panel to discuss new paradigms in computing Wednesday, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Central Time. Argonne said the event is expected to draw approximately 500 scientists, researchers, engineers and industry professionals. Panelists will discuss new forms of computing for solving pressing […]

Women in HPC Returns in Support of Greater Equity at ISC 2022 in Hamburg

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – May 12, 2022 – WHPC, an entirely volunteer-run organisation that strives to encourage more women into the field of high performance computing (HPC) through fellowship, education and support is proud to return to global, in-person events beginning with ISC 2022. Over the week of the conference, volunteers from the HPC community have come […]

Classiq Announces $25K Quantum Circuits Challenge

TEL AVIV – May 11, 2022 – Quantum computing software company Classiq today announced the Classiq Coding Competition, rewarding those that create highly-efficient quantum circuits to solve important real-world problems. Quantum computers have limited resources, so building compact, optimized solutions that can make maximum use of those resources is critical, the company said. “Creating efficient […]

Open Compute Project Global Summit Issues Call for Papers

May 9, 2022 — Call for papers for the 2022 OCP Global Summit is now open. The summit will take place over three days from October 18-20, 2022 and will offer keynotes, exhibits, expo hall talks, use cases  and engineering workshops, among other activities. Here is a link for a submission. The submission period ends […]

Exascale Computing Project BoF Days May 10-12

May 9, 2022 — The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) 2022 Community Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Days will take place Tuesday, May 10–Thursday, May 12, with six to eight sessions per day conducted via Zoom. Registration and the agenda can be found here. The 2022 Community BOF Days is designed to provide an opportunity for the high-performance computing […]

@HPCpodcast: Jack Dongarra Talks Turing Award, the TOP500 and the Past and Future of Supercomputing

At @HPCpodcast we’ve been fortunate to host some highly distinguished computer scientists and HPC thinkers, people who have shaped supercomputing as the technology has advanced human knowledge and taken on the world’s most vexing challenges. Today we welcome Jack Dongarra who was recently honored with the ACM Turing Award for “Pioneering Concepts and Methods Which Resulted in World-Changing Computations.” As the ACM said in its award announcement, “Dongarra has led the world of high-performance computing through his contributions to….

Hyperion Research Announces Special June HPC User Forum: Exascale at Oak Ridge

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2022 — HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced a special HPC User Forum to be held June 21-22, 2022 hosted onsite by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). According to Hyperion Research CEO Earl Joseph, “The special June 2022 HPC User Forum will […]

Nominations Open for SC 2025 General Chair and Steering Committee Openings

May 4, 2022 — The SC Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series. Nominations for the SC25 general chair are now open and will close on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. To enter a nomination, send an email to with the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the candidate meets […]