HPC News Bytes 20230814: Linux Wars, China and Chips, Intel AVX, Gordon Bell Prize Finalists

A happy August Monday morning to you. It was an interesting week for supercomputing news, and Shahin and Doug share the highlights of recent developments: Linux Wars continue: Oracle, SUSE, and CIQ form Open Enterprise Linux Association (watch for upcoming episodes on @HPCpodcast on this); China’s tech companies place $5 billion of orders on US chips; Intel improves hardware for on-chip AVX (or APX) vector instructions; 2023 Gordon Bell Prize Finalists also point to TOP500

Computing Pioneer Gordon Bell to Present at SC17

Computing Pioneer Gordon Bell will share insights and inspiration at SC17 in Denver. “We are honored to have the legendary Gordon Bell speak at SC17,” said Conference Chair Bernd Mohr, from Germany’s Jülich Supercomputing Centre. “The prize he established has helped foster the rapid adoption of new paradigms, given recognition for specialized hardware, as well as rewarded the winners’ tremendous efforts and creativity – especially in maximizing the application of the ever-increasing capabilities of parallel computing systems. It has been a beacon for discovery and making the ‘might be possible’ an actual reality.”

Gordon Bell Named Recipient of 2014 Seymour Cray Award

Gordon Bell, known as “the father of the minicomputer,” has been named the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.