Torsten Hoefler Named ISC 2025 Program Chair

The ISC supercomputing conference announced that Torsten Hoefler (pictured here) will be program chair for ISC 2025, to be held in Hamburg next June 10-13. Well-known throughtout the HPC-AI community, Hoefler is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and leader of the Scalable Parallel Computing Lab at the university. He is currently chief […]

HPC News Bytes 20240520: Expanding Exascale Club; Nvidia ‘Paints It Green’ at ISC; Specialty AI Chip News; Student Cluster Competition

A happy May morning to you! In the aftermath of ISC 2024 in Hamburg, we offer this quick (6:21) run-through of recent news from the world of HPC-AI, including ….

ISC 2024 Annouces Winners of Student Cluster Competition

The ISC 2024 Student Cluster Competition welcomed 19 virtual and eight in-person teams. The in-person teams competed at ISC 2024, while the virtual teams competed using the Bridges-2 supercomputers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh), as well as the supercomputer HLRE-4 Levante at Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ). The online competition winning teams […]

At ISC 2024: DDC’s Chris Orlando on Air-Liquid Hybrid Cooling for High Density Infrastructures

At ISC 2024, we were given a tour of the DDC booth with the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Chris Orlando, an evangelist for DDC’s hybrid air-liquid cooling cabinets designed for data centers handling high-density HPC and AI ….

AMD Showcases HPC at ISC High Performance 2024

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) showcased its ongoing high performance computing (HPC) capabilities at ISC High Performance 2024. For the third year in a row, the Frontier supercomputer housed at Oak Ridge National Lab – powered by AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct GPUs – remains the fastest supercomputer in the world with a High-Performance Linpack (HPL) […]

At ISC 2024: Lenovo’s Andreas Thomasch on ‘Reinventing HPC’ — Sustainably

At ISC 2024 in Hamburg, we caught up with Lenovo Director of HPC and AI in Europe Andreas Thomasch, who took us on a tour of the Lenovo booth while discussing the company’s vision for continually “reinventing HPC” ….

@HPCpodcast: An Analysis of the New Top500 List

In this episode of @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, Shahin and Doug discuss the big news on the Monday of each annual ISC conference in Germany, the release of the new Top500 ranking of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. At ISC 2024 here in Hamburg, we learned that the U.S. now has two exascale-class systems, , the AMD/HPE-Cray Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and ….

HPC News Bytes 20240513: ISC 2024 Starts, Quantum Investments, China-Taiwan-TSMC Scenario Planning, Electricity Supply Running Low

Let’s take a quick (6:21) run through new developments in the world of HPC-AI, including: ISC 2024 begins today, substantial new investments in quantum continue, U.S. Commerce ….

At ISC 2024: New Top500 List – Aurora Joins Frontier in Exascale HPC Club

At ISC 2024, Hamburg — Aurora, the Intel-HPE Cray problem-child supercomputer, has officially received the blessing of the Top500 organization as having surpassed the exascale (a billion billion calculations/second) milestone ….

@HPCpodcast: John Shalf on the ‘Attack of the Killer Chiplets’ and the Future of HPC

Special guest and last year’s ISC program chair John Shalf joins Shahin and Doug in this episode of the @HPCpodcast, sponsored by Lenovo, to discuss the rise of specialized architectures to boost HPC performance in the post-Moore’s Law era. It’s a topic ….