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DOE Document Reveals Next-Gen Supercomputing Strategy: A Move to More Modular, Faster Upgrade Cycles

Less than a month after its Frontier system broke the exascale performance barrier and won the no. 1 supercomputing world ranking, the U.S. Department of Energy today issued an RFI revealing its strategic thinking for the next generation of leadership-class supercomputers extending out to 2030. The documentis calls for “the development of an approach that […]

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: TSMC Explains Why HPC Is Its Fastest Growing Market, the Path to 3nm Chips and What’s Coming up from the Company

In this exclusive interview, conducted on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, we talk with Yujun Li, director of HPC business development for the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the most advanced chip manufacturers in the world, whose customers include AMD, NVIDIA – and Intel. Li amplifies TSMC’s public statements that HPC is the company’s fastest growing market segment, discusses TSMC’s HPC chip strategies and fab expansion and its 5 nanometer and 3nm plans.

Hello World! ISC Is ON And We Are Back!

As the HPC world gathers in Hamburg, Germany for the International Supercomputing (ISC) conference, a deep and heartfelt sigh of relief can be heard from every corner of the globe.  After two years of virtual events, Zoom calls, webinars, working from home and travel restrictions we can finally gather together in person for an ISC show.  And as we share a handshake and a beer in Hamburg, we are at a much different place in the HPC community than we were in 2020.

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 […]

Exascale Computing Project BoF Days May 10-12

May 9, 2022 — The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) 2022 Community Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Days will take place Tuesday, May 10–Thursday, May 12, with six to eight sessions per day conducted via Zoom. Registration and the agenda can be found here. The 2022 Community BOF Days is designed to provide an opportunity for the high-performance computing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dell Technologies Interview: Univ. of Liverpool’s Hybrid HPC Strategy Boosts Scientific Computing with a Burst

[SPONSORED CONTENT]  In a recent Dell Technologies interview on this site, we talkied about HPC-as-a-Service with R Systems, provider HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. Now, in this interview, we have a variant within this HPC segment: bursting to the cloud when an on-premises cluster needs a resource boost. Faced with this situation was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists.
Faced with this need was the University of Liverpool’s Advanced Research Computing within the University’s Computer Services Department. The group, led by Cliff Addison, uses the Dell-based “Barkla” Linux cluster for its scientific computing needs. For times when the group’s needs overtax Barkla’s resources, the university worked with Dell Technologies and UK-based Alces Flight, which designs and builds HPC environments for scientists, engineers and researchers. UK-based Alces and Dell engineered a burst capability to Amazon Web Services, placing priority on creating a seamless environment easily adopted and accessed by Advanced Research Computing scientists….