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ETH Zurich Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Mechanical Correlation at Distance

Researchers at ETH Zurich say they have succeeding in demonstrating that quantum mechanical objects that are far apart can be much more strongly correlated with each other than is possible in conventional systems. For this experiment, they used superconducting circuits for the first time. Led by Andreas Wallraff, professor of solid state physics, the researchers […]

Torsten Hoefler Named First Winner of Jack Dongarra Early Career Award

HAMBURG, April 17, 2023 – Professor Torsten Hoefler of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has been named the inaugural Jack Dongarra Early Career Award recipient. This award acknowledges his significant contributions to converging high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). His research focuses on performance-centric system design, which includes scalable networks, parallel programming techniques, and performance […]

@HPCpodcast: On ‘Myths and Legends of HPC’ with the RIKEN Center’s Satoshi Matsuoka and Torsten Hoefler, ETH Zurich

There are so many great tech ideas, but how do you assess which ones will impact HPC? How do we filter out hype? In a new, future looking paper entitled “Myths and Legends in High-Performance Computing,” Satoshi Matsuoka, Jens Domke, Mohamed Wahib, Aleksandr Drozd, and Torsten Hoefler tackle 12 important topics, from major technology areas to specific capabilities and applications in HPC systems to come. In this episode, we talk with Satoshi and Torsten (one of them in an airport) about their paper, which helps formulate the right questions and initiates important discussion points by posing the topics as myths and legends in an enjoyable and humorous paper.

@HPCpodcast: Our Favorite 2023 Predictions, Puncturing the Myths of HPC and New Advanced Chips

In our opening episode of 2023, Shahin and Doug discuss the recent chip announcements from Intel and AMD and their implications for HPC. We also talk about are industry predictions for the year to come featured in this article on insideHPC — including the ones we think most interesting. We also discuss a recent paper from researchers in Japan and Europe — led by Satoshi Matsuoka of the RIKEN Center for Computation Science — on the 12 myths and legends of HPC, a buffet for thought.

SC20 Announces Record Number of Teams for Annual Student Cluster Competition

This year’s Student Cluster Competition at SC20 will include two firsts: it will involve the most number of teams (19) in the competition’s 14-year history, and it will for the first time be held completely virtually. “This year’s Student Cluster Competition will be very different, as it will be 100 percent cloud-based,” explained SC20 SCC […]

A Data-Centric Approach to Extreme-Scale Ab initio Dissipative Quantum Transport Simulations

Alexandros Ziogas from ETH Zurich gave this talk at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe. “The computational efficiency of a state of the art ab initio #quantum transport (QT) solver, capable of revealing the coupled electro-thermal properties of atomically-resolved nano-transistors, has been improved by up to two orders of magnitude through a data centric reorganization of the application. The approach yields coarse-and fine-grained data-movement characteristics that can be used for performance and communication modeling, communication-avoidance, and dataflow transformations.”

Team RACKLette from ETH Zurich steps up at the SC19 Student Cluster Competition

In this video from SC19, Thor Goebel and Emir Isman from ETH Zurich Team RACKLette describe their system configuration in the Student Cluster Competition. “We are a team of motivated students from ETH Zürich in Switzerland with various fields of interests around HPC. Together we work on optimizing and tuning computations on all the different levels down from the physical hardware up to algorithmic performance optimizations wherever possible.”

Data-centric Programming Helps ETH Zurich Team Win Gordon Bell Prize

Today ACM named a six-member team from ETH Zurich recipients of the 2019 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their work on DaCe OMEN, a new framework for simulating the transport of electrical signals through nanoscale materials. “The ETH Zurich researchers simulated the 10,000-atom system 14 times faster than an earlier framework that was used for a 1,000- atom system. The DaCe OMEN code they developed for the simulation has been run on two top-6 hybrid supercomputers, reaching a sustained performance of 85.45 Pflop/s on 4,560 nodes of Summit (42.55% of the peak) in double precision, and 90.89 Pflop/s in mixed precision.”

AMD Delivers Best-in-Class HPC Performance at SC19

Today at SC19, AMD announced a set of new customer wins and new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators, as well as the release of ROCm 3.0 development environment. “HPC organizations are continuing to adopt the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor and Radeon Instinct accelerators for more powerful and efficient supercomputing systems. The 2nd Gen EPYC processors provide twice the manufacturing application performance and up to 60% faster Life Sciences simulations than competing solutions, while the Radeon Instinct GPU accelerator provides up to 6.6 peak theoretical TFLOPS Double Precision performance for HPC workloads.”

PASC19 Evolves into an International Conference on Computational Science

In this video from PASC19, Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich describes how PASC19 has grown into an international conference with over 60 percent of attendees from outside Switzerland. After that, he describes a new groundbreaking programming model his team is developing that centers around the minimization of data movement for computation.