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ISC 2022: HPC Experts Share Thoughts on Making the Most of Next Week’s Conference

ISC 2022, one of the biggest HPC confabs of the year, will be an in-person event (along with virtual streming) for the first time since 2019. Getting the most of the conference in Hamburg calls for good time management and good judgment. As an assist to both in-person and virtual attendees we spoke with three industry thought leaders – Katie Antypas of NERSC, Earl Joseph of Hyperion Research and Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research – about conference events, keynotes and potential news developments they think will be worthy of your attention.

Oak Ridge: Frontier Exascale to Deliver ‘Full User Operations’ on Jan. 1, 2023; ‘Crusher’ Test System Now Running Code

“Crusher,” a partial form of the planned 100+-cabinet Frontier supercomputer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is now running principal scientific codes at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. The Crusher test system is comprised of 1.5 cabinets powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct MI250x GPU accelerators. […]

SC21: Three HPC Thought Leaders’ Planning Suggestions for the Hybrid Conference

SC21, the biggest HPC confab of the year, is upon us, and making the most of the hybrid conference calls for good time management. As an assist to both in-person and virtual attendees we spoke with three industry thought leaders – Katie Antypas of NERSC, Earl Joseph of Hyperion Research and Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research – about conference events they think will be noteworthy.

We cover key technologies to be covered by sessions and BOFs; significant HPC market trends (software, storage and cloud HPC in particular); the explosion of HPC+AI; the coming of exascale supercomputing….

2021 HPC Bounceback Hurt by Supply Chain, Pandemic: Intersect360 Research to Hold Nov. 5 Market Forecast Webinar

SUNNYVALE, CA—October 29, 2021— HPC and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research will share the latest updates and information about the worldwide HPC market at its annual pre-Supercomputing webinar Friday, November 5 at 12pm EDT / 9am PDT. Advance registration is required at www.intersect360.com/webinar. During the free 90-minute webinar, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell and Chief Research […]

insideHPC’s ISC Video Lineup: Experts Talk ISC Highlights, ‘HPC Shark Tank’ and Our Vendor Interviews

insideHPC offers a rich lineup of video events and interviews for virtual ISC 2021, including off-hours events designed to enlighten and entertain along with a host of vendor interviews with HPC companies. Today at 3:30 pm Eastern Time/midnight CET we offer an off-hours event: ISC Retrospective: HPC Experts Discuss the Highpoints of ISC 2021, a […]

‘Ice Lake’ Launch: Intel Impresses with 3rd Gen Xeon Chips

In its cage-match struggle with AMD for data center (and HPC) CPU market superiority, Intel responded this morning to its rival’s vaunted EPYC 7003 Series CPUs, announced two weeks ago, with its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable data center chips, code named “Ice Lake.” And the early response from a small sampling of industry analysts […]

10 Teams Slated for 1st Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition

Jessi Lanum, whom you may know from the Radio Free HPC podcasts that regularly appear on this site, is working with Dan Olds on the Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition. She provides this update on the event’s team rosters. Back up NCAA, check yourself March Madness, a particular brand of collegiate competition has its […]

HPC Industry Analyst Firm Intersect360 Research Hires Dan Olds as Chief Research Officer

SUNNYVALE, CA—March 1, 2021— HPC, AI and hyperscale analyst firm Intersect360 Research has named Dan Olds its chief research officer, effective March 1. A 25-year industry veteran, Olds comes to Intersect360 Research from OrionX, where he was a partner, analyst, and consultant for the HPC/AI market. Olds is a well-known figure in the HPC industry, […]

Reading the Intel Tea Leaves: Pat Gelsinger’s HPC Paradox

As he takes charge of Intel, CEO Pat Gelsinger faces a paradox: his new company is both troubled and a revenue geyser; if Intel is to continue its historical growth rates, he’ll need the skills of a corporate turnaround artist. These contradictions surely apply to Intel’s position in HPC/AI/data center server processors, where the company […]

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.