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University of Stuttgart’s Hawk HPC System to Go CPU-GPU for Deep Learning Workloads

Add the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) to the list of supercomputing organizations going from CPU-only to CPU-GPU architectures. HLRS announced this morning it will add Nvidia graphic processing units to its Hawk supercomputer, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Apollo system installed last February. One of Europe’s most powerful HPC systems, […]

GCS Centres in Germany support COVID-19 research with HPC

Epidemiologists have turned to the power of supercomputers to model and predict how the disease spreads at local and regional levels in hopes of forecasting potential new hot spots and guiding policy makers’ decisions in containing the disease’s spread. GCS is supporting several projects focused on these goals. “”Our workflows are perfectly scalable in the sense that the number of calculations we can perform is directly proportional to the number of cores available.”

HLRS Inaugurates Hawk Supercomputer from HPE

HLRS officially dedicated their new Hawk supercomputer computer this week at a ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany. With a peak performance of approximately 26 Petaflops, Hawk is an HPE Apollo 9000 System and is among the fastest supercomputers worldwide and the fastest general purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe. “Computers like Hawk are tools for advanced research in the sciences and in industry,” said Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Michael Meister. “They enable excellent science and innovation, and solidify Germany’s international position as a top location for supercomputing.”

Cray CS-Storm Supercomputer coming to HLRS in Germany

Today Cray announced that the High-Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) in Germany has selected a new Cray CS-Storm GPU-accelerated supercomputer to advance its computing infrastructure in response to user demand for processing-intensive applications like machine learning and deep learning. “The Cray CS-Storm combined with the unique Cray-CS AI and Analytics suite will allow HLRS to better tackle converged AI and simulation workloads in the exascale era.”

GCS Centres HLRS, JSC, and LRZ to Exhibit SC19

Meet the three GCS centres, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), and Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching (LRZ) at SC19 in Denver, Colorado (USA). The international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis is the annually recurring premier event for the global high-performance computing (HPC) community.

GCS in Germany Appoints Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as Chairman of the Board

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing in Germany announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller as its new Chair of the Board of Directors. “As we advance towards the exascale threshold of computing and an era of unprecedented discovery and insights driven by the integration of modeling and simulation, data analytics and artificial intelligence, GCS stands ready to provide the basis and the catalyst of innovation–the hardware, software ecosystem, experience and expertise–needed to boost scientific and industrial breakthroughs.”

Mellanox Powers New Hawk Supercomputer at HLRS with 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand

Today Mellanox announced that its 200 Gigabit HDR InfiniBand solutions were selected to accelerate a world-leading supercomputer at HLRS in Germany. The 5000-node supercomputer named “Hawk” will be built in 2019 and provide 24 petaFLOPs of compute performance. By utilizing the InfiniBand fast data throughput and the smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines, HLRS users will be able to achieve the highest HPC and AI application performance, scalability and efficiency.

HPE to Build 24 Petaflop Supercomputer with 64-Core AMD EPYC Processors for HLRS

HPE is now under contract to build and install a new AMD-powered supercomputer at HLRS in Germany. Called “Hawk, the new computing system will be 3.5 times faster than the existing HLRS supercomputer, Hazel Hen, and will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production. Hawk will support academic research and industry — particularly in engineering-related fields — to advance applications for energy, climate, mobility, and health. “And if you are wondering about the name, well, Hawks eat Hazel Hens.”

Video: Quo vadis HPC – Facing the Future

In this talk from Computing Systems Week in Heraklion, Bastian Koller from the University of Stuttgart / HLRS asks whether HPC has come to a dead-end in Europe. He argues that real-life uses for applications are more important than having computing power for the sake of it, and suggests directions to take. “HPC and HPC Ecosystems are quickly evolving. Whereas the HPC community has a long history and is partially seen as as “dinosaur”, we see a lot of developments around HPC, namely HPDA, Deep Learning, Machine Learning etc. This keynote will have a glance on where we are today, technological trends and show with examples, how the communities around applications need to be supported to get ready for the new Era of High Performance Star (HP*), which covers the next evolution step of supercomputing.”

HPE to build Hawk Supercomputer for HLRS in Germany

Today HLRS in Germany announced plans to deploy next-generation supercomputer for HLRS, 3.5 times faster than its current system. The upcoming system, which HLRS has named Hawk, will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production, powering computational engineering and research across science and industrial fields to advance applications in energy, climate, mobility, and health.