Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-05-01

Hardware

In an Intel sponoserd technology paper, IDC discusses an approach for designing HPC systems with better balance and performance. They discuss Intel's Scalable System Framework. IDC notes that although Intel's SSF initiative is still fairly new, the list of OEMs that plan to make use of the SSF architectural direction is already impressive. It includes Colfax, Cray, Dell, Fujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Inspur, Lenovo, Penguin Computing, SGI, Sugon, and Supermicro. Read further...

Industry news

Chase Gunter reports in FCW that panelists at a Capitol Hill conference on high-performance computing said they believe supercomputer acquisition should not fall into the same category as everyday technology under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Gunter writes that the Obama administration remains opposed to a FITARA exemption for the national labs but has proposed substantial financial support to maximize the impact of high-performance computing systems. Officials are seeking $285 million to fund DOE's fiscal 2017 research and development efforts into exascale computing, as part of the National Strategic Computing Initiative. Read further...
In their weekly podcast featured on the TOP500 site, Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the top news in HPC, including Intel's workforce cuts and new Knights Landing developer platform. Read further...