2016-07-13 Moore's Law is all about economics but there are alternative technologies on the wayOn June 22, 2016 at the ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, John Shalf from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory chaired a session titled "Scaling Beyond the End of Moore's Law". The session consisted of an introduction, three presentations and a panel discussion.
2016-07-11 D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum softwareOn the Exhibition floor at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Primeur Magazine talked with Bo Ewald, President of D-Wave International. Bo Ewald helped the company focus on customers, applications and software tools.
2016-07-06 OpenHPC sets out as vibrant community curating cohesive open source software stack for HPCfter the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Robert Wisniewski from Intel, who is chairing the OpenHPC initiative. OpenHPC is an open source, open community initiative to be able to produce a cohesive and comprehensive system software stack that will run a cluster or a supercomputer.
2016-07-06 South Africa CHPC: Lengau supercomputer, Student Cluster Competition victory & ICRI 2016 conferenceAfter the workshop on International Cooperation following ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany,Primeur Magazinehad the opportunity to talk with Happy Sithole, Director of CHPC, the Centre for High Performance Computing in South Africa, about the new Lengau supercomputer, the Student Cluster Competition and the upcoming International Conference on Research Infrastructures - ICRI 2016, which will be organized in Cape Town, October 3-5, 2016.
2016-06-27 Sunway TaihuLight crunches its data near light-sparkling Lake TaihuIn the first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Haohuan Fu from the National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi in China, introduced the new nr. 1 machine in the TOP500 list: the Sunway TaihuLight. Haohuan Fu started by explaining the name of the new system. It is named after Lake Taihu. Lake Taihu is a lake with intense light in the eastern part of China, very close to the city of Shanghai.
2016-06-27 Paul Messina - Integration and co-design key to reach capable exascale computing in the USthe first session of Distinguished Speakers, chaired by Erich Strohmaier, at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Paul Messina from Argonne National Laboratory talked about the U.S. governmental approach to reach capable exascale computing. There are some major technical challenges for exascale, including energy efficiency, interconnect technology, memory technology, scalable system software, programming systems, data management, and exascale algorithms, amongst others.
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