Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2017-04-20

Hardware

An Advanced Clustering team has installed a new HPC cluster at Clarkson University. Read further...
Holm Landrock explains the NEC Aurora vector supercomputer board in Data Centre Insider. It is a kind of "GPU" but then originally designed as HPC system, not as graphic processor. The performance is 300 Glop/s per core. Interconnect throughput is at 150 Gbit/s. HLRS in Stuttgart has a NEC vector supercomputer based on NEC Aurora boards with a peak of 16 Tflop/s in production. Read further...

Applications

On the Google Cloud blog it was announced that a MIT math professor recently broke the record for the largest ever Compute Engine cluster, with 220.000 cores on Preemptible VMs, the largest known high-performance computing cluster to ever run in the Google public cloud. Read further...

Industry news

Slides of the US DoE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) meeting from April 18-19 are available online. They include an Update on HPC in Asia by John Shalf; Exascale Project Update - Software Stack Technologies by Paul Messina; Cori Early Science and Application Performance by Jack Deslippe; Quantum Testbed Stakeholder Workshop by Claire Cramer; and more. Read further...