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Report: Security Firm Says HPC Clusters under Attack: ‘Level of Sophistication Rarely Seen in Linux Malware’

This is an updated version of a story first publised on Feb. 1. UK technology industry publication PCR published a story today stating that an international data security firm, ESET, has reported the identification of a malware called Kobalos that targets supercomputing clusters. They also said they have been working with security experts at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and other organizations on stemming attacks. “Among other targets was a large Asian ISP, a North American endpoint security vendor as well as several privately held servers,” PCR reported.

Exascale and Beyond: DOE Funds $12M for Adapting Software for Next-Gen Supercomputers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced plans to provide up to $12 million for research aimed at adapting scientific software to run on next-generation of supercomputers. DOE said applications will be open to DOE national laboratories, universities, industry, and nonprofit research institutions.  Funding is to be awarded competitively, on the basis of peer […]

PNNL’S CENATE Taps ML to Guard DOE Supercomputers Against Illegitimate Workloads

Pacific Northwest National Lab sent along this article today by PNNL’s Allan Brettman, who writes about the advanced techniques used by the lab’s Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation (CENATE) “to judge HPC workload legitimacy that is as stealthy as an undercover detective surveying the scene through a two-way mirror.” This includes machine learning methods, such […]

The Hyperion-insideHPC Interviews: Suzy Tichenor on the Need for Industrial HPC Users to Get on the GPU Bandwagon

Suzy Tichenor is a long-time champion of helping companies gain access to the country’s most powerful computers. At the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory – site of Summit, no. 2 in the world, according to the latest Top500 supercomputing ranking – she is director of an industrial partnership program dedicated to that mission. […]

Exascale for Everyone

The exascale hype has been gaining a lot of steam in the press lately, and for good reason. Ever since the petascale barrier was broken in 2008, technology users, companies and research institutions have set their ‘sites’ on the holy grail of computing milestones. In this guest article, Matt Ziegler, Director HPC & AI Product Management, HPC Product Marketing at Lenovo, explores the evolution of and potential of exascale computing.

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: Incredible Momentum for a New Technology

This is the last of four articles on Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) next-generation fabric for high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. Intel OPA is in clusters used for traditional supercomputing, artificial intelligence (AI), HPC cloud, and in the enterprise.

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: End-to-End Fabric Solution Designed for HPC and Enterprise

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is the next-generation fabric for high-performance computing. In this feature, we will explore Intel’s end-to-end fabric solution designed for HPC and Enterprise. “Intel Omni-Path Architecture immerses Intel in an entire fabric architecture for HPC, rather than just a single component.”

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: A Focus on Application Performance

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is the next-generation fabric for high-performance computing. In this feature, we will explore what makes a great HPC fabric and the workings behind Intel Omni-Path Architecture. “What makes a great HPC fabric? Focusing on improving and enhancing application performance with fast throughput and low latency.”

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: What’s a Supercomputer App Want?

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is the next-generation fabric for high-performance computing. In this feature, we will focus on what it takes for for supercomputer application to scale well by taking full advantage of processor features. “To keep these apps working at their peak means not letting them starve for the next bit or byte or calculated result—for whatever reason.”

Supercomputers for All

Supercomputers may date back to the 1960s, but it is only recently that their vast processing power has begun to be harnessed by industry and commerce, to design safer cars, build quieter aeroplanes, speed up drug discovery, and subdue the volatility of the financial markets. The need for powerful computers is growing, says Catherine Rivière […]