Primeur magazine

Edition: live - Issue: 2011-06-24

Hardware

With so much attention drawn to GPUs at ISC11, we tend to forget, there are other hybrid computers that already do a lot of HPC work, like the hybrid-core system from Convey. In Hamburg, we talked to Convey CEO Bruce Toal, who explained Conveys recent work in graph processing especially in bioinformatics and Internet analysis. Read further...

TOP500

At the last day of ISC11 in Hamburg, we talked again to Satoshi Matsuoka, and Thomas Sterling about where we are on the road to Exascale. We hope to talk to them each year. We started in 2010, so we can watch the progress the supercomputing community made during the past year. Read further...
At ISC11 we had a long interview with Dave Jursik Vice President of Deep Computing at IBM, about what it takes to build an Exascale system. But we started with talking about the new SuperMUC system at LRZ which has some new cooling techniques that allows it to run at the lowest clock speed possible, while delivering the maximum application performance. Read further...

Company news

During the past year since ISC10, Cray has introduced a new system, the XE6, announced sales to HLRS and CSCS in Europe, and continued a strong presence in the upper regions of the TOP500 with three machines in the TOP500. At ISC11 we talked to Cray’s Barry Bolding about the developments and the road to Exascale. Read further...
You can't miss them. Prominently located at the entrance of the exhibition hall, the booth could be seen as a portal to all the turbulent exhibition activity behind. Here they are, the gatekeepers of HPC. It's not unlike their primary software product, Moab Adaptive HPC Suite and Moab Adaptive Computing Suite, the transcendent automation software for HPC, data center and cloud environments. Yes, you must have gathered by now, we are at Adaptive Computing. Read further...