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After Virtual SC20: Liqid Talks Composable Infrastructure at HPC Scale and Recent DoD HPC Deployments

Letting the workload take the lead in drawing on the hardware, networking and software resources it needs, and doing this dynamically – that’s what composable infrastructure vendor Liqid is all about. In this virtual SC20 interview, we sat down with Liqid Vice President of Public Sector Sales Eric Oberhofer, and Vice President of Advanced Computing […]

Higher Education HPC Harnesses Increasing Data Sets to Unlock New Discoveries

Dell Technologies has long partnered with university-led supercomputing centers, working side-by-side with world-class researchers and scientists to develop, test and tune HPC systems for their workloads. This work often includes incorporating the newest processing technologies from AMD, such as second-generation AMD® EPYC™ processors.

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: Storing and Managing Exa-class Data Volumes

In this new edition of “Let’s Talk Exascale” from the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, the ECP’s Scott Gibson talks with Jim Ahrens of Los Alamos National Laboratory about the project’s data and visualization portfolio. As Ahrens said in this interview, “We can compute much faster than we can save and store data these […]

Announcing The Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards and GoFundMe Account

Rich Brueckner was one of the most influential (and beloved) figures in high performance computing. As editor-in-chief of insideHPC, he touched thousands of lives in our industry. He was a fixture at every HPC event as he walked the show floor in his trademark red hat or held court at a nearby watering hole. “Rich […]

After Virtual SC20: Inspur Update Focuses on Staying Ahead in HPC and AI

In this interview, Inspur’s Global AI and HPC Director Vangel Bojaxhi sat down with us after virtual SC20 to give us an HPC- and AI-oriented update on the company. Noting that Inspur is a top three server manufacturer in the world, Bojaxhi added that the company is no. 1 in GPU servers. At SC20, Inspur […]

After Virtual SC20: Mellanox’s Gilad Shainer Talks New-Gen InfiniBand’s Performance and Growing Top500 (and Top10) Presence

From the perspective of Nvidia-Mellanox’s Senior Vice President Marketing, Gilad Shainer, virtual SC20 “for us was a great week.” In this video, Shainer discusses the company’s conference highlights, including the introduction of the new generation of InfiniBand high performance network technology, the NDR 400G, which he said delivers 400GB/second performance while adding more in-network computing […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Hyperion’s Earl Joseph on the High Cost and High Potential of HPC Taking on ‘National Problems’

Earl Joseph, CEO of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, has been working in and scrutinizing HPC for decades, first on the vendor side and later as the leader of an analyst group at International Data Corp. that became Hyperion. Here, Joseph explains the how and why of the Hyperion spin-off as well as the […]

Virtual SC20 Retrospective: Thinkers’ Thoughts on HPC Today and Tomorrow

Check out this assemblages’ reflections on last week’s virtual SC20. Their thoughts range from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable (and worth going back and watching, if you missed them). Among the topics covered: The convergence of the Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists, the emerging earmarks of machine learning HPC workloads and the validity of supercomputing predictions made at SC in 2006 over against predictions for 2035.

Winners of Student Cluster Competition, Gordon Bell Prize(s) Named at SC20

It was awards day at Virtual SC20, and among the most coveted and closely watched of them ate annual SC Student Cluster Competition and the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. This year’s cluster competition winner: Tsinghaua University, China. The same team won the competition for the highest LINPACK benchmark performance. Now in its 14th year, this […]

At SC20: Hyperion Sees COVID HPC Impact Sharp but Short; HPE in Server Lead; Aurora 12+/- Months Late; Cloud HPC Heating Up

One thing – another thing – regular SC conference attendees have to do without this pandemic year is industry analyst firm Hyperion Research’s annual HPC market update breakfast, always held in a large hotel function room before a well-fed, SRO crowd. Instead, Hyperion delivered its update virtually, and much of the discussion, not surprisingly, revolved […]