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DOE CSGF Names 33 Graduate Fellows

Ames, Iowa — May 16, 2022 — The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) will receive 33 new graduate students for 2022-23 — the program’s largest class on record. The new fellows will attend a total of 19 universities across the country as they learn to apply high-performance computing (HPC) to research […]

System Design Decisions to Achieve Faster Results in Drug Discovery

When it comes to drug discovery, research is everything. The ability to accelerate research can make or break a business and, of course, save lives. However, key design considerations in HPC infrastructure design can make a dramatic difference in performance and maximize your cluster’s value. How do you maximize HPC/AI performance? We recommend you start by using commodity off the shelf (COTS) components and best-of-breed technologies from trusted partners. This lets you get more nodes for your money. This also avoids the problem of vendor lock-in, and the associated risk of being trapped into higher prices without the corresponding improvement….

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 […]

Atos Talks European HPC Openness and a Hybrid Future of AI, Machine Learning and Quantum Supercomputing

This exclusive Q&A interview was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 conference organization, with Eric Eppe, head of portfolio and solutions, HPC & Quantum at France-based HPC systems vendor Atos. Nages Sieslack: How are the needs of the European HPC market changing with regard to traditional supercomputing and things like deep learning/AI and […]

General Dynamics IT Unit Wins $89.5M EPA HPC Contract

May 6, 2022 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded an $89.5 million contract to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a unit of aerospace and defense contractor General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). The money will fund EPA’s High-End Scientific Computing (HESC) II Support Services task order. The contract is issued on a one-year base with six […]

@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 […]

Composable Memory within CXL 2.0 Protocol Shown by Liqid, Samsung, Tanzanite

The Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium is chasing the utopian tech dream, now being realized in an increasing number of high performance servers, of a high-speed, open-interface interconnect that enables the heterogenous Babel of CPUs and accelerators to talk to each other, to all get along. It’s a critically important capability for AI, machine learning […]

NSF-funded Computer Program Receives $150,000 in Improvement Funding

Work of a computer program to improve predictions of the physical behavior of industrially important materials, designed with leadership from Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been awarded $150,000 through the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Characteristic Science Applications (CSA) program. The 21 computer applications awarded reflect the broad range of science domains and computational approaches — from […]