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Primeur live 2017-06-19

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3


19 Jun 2017 Frankfurt - At the ISC17 opening session in Frankfurt Erich Strohmaier was awarded the ISC Fellowship for ongoing contributions to the advancement of HPC, the community and the ISC High Performance conference series. For the 28th time, he presented his insights and analysis with regard to the TOP500. The list had its 49th release at ISC17. This time, the only change in the Top10 was that the upgraded Piz Daint, located in Switzerland, landed on the third spot. The newly upgraded Piz Daint has more than twice as much performance as the old Piz Daint system.

The list demonstrates a mixture of architectures and manufacturers, according to Erich Strohmaier. The systems in the list are are getting older. The sum of performance amounts to 749 PFlop/s. In June 2008 there was an inflection point. The projected performance development and growth rates include exascale by 2021-2022.

Erich Strohmaier gave an overview of the performance of accelerators by type of performance and mentioned the NVIDIA chips; the Intel Xeon Phi; and the Xeon Phi Main. As for the performance share of accelerators, he showed that in 2008, the accelerator systems started contributing and influencing the list. In 2016, their contribution came down but now, it is on the rise again. There is a lack of growth in the basic systems. The research machines are operating with accelerators but budgets are limited comparing to the commercial machines that are operating without accelerators.

In the performance of countries, China is on the rise. The systems in China are not smaller on average than in the USA, according to Erich Strohmaier. In the vendors/system share, the Chinese manufacturers have a prominent role in the TOP500. Erich Strohmaier cited Lenovo, Sugon, Inspur, and Huawei. HPE is on top in the vendors/system share.

The most energy-efficient architecture is the Tsubame 3.0, an SGI ICE XA system. In the Top10, nine out of 10 systems are new. Those are not all big systems. Most systems are Xeon systems. Most of them are accelerated by NVIDIA chips. The nr. 7 is an exception since it is accelerated by PEZY-SC2. Aries is a promising technology for interconnect. The Piz Daint has it.

The power optimized ration for the Linpack (HPL) benchmark shows -13% and for power -28%. As for energy efficiency, there is a sharp increase for maximum efficiency.

There is a longstanding interest to augment HPL with other benchmarks. One is starting to publish HPCG numbers with the TOP500 list. The submission still has to go to Jack Dongarra and Michael Heroux first. There are about 109 measured systems for HPCG. There are 47 HPCG entries which made the TOP500 but they are not necessarily the top47 HPCG systems. Erich Strohmaier announced that there will be further adding ability to resort and filter to the web lists.

In the HPCG benchmark, the K computer is the no. 1 and it is on spot 8 in the TOP500. The

Tianhe-2 is the no. 2, both in the HPCG and TOP500 lists. Erich Strohmaier told the audience that more information will be provided in the Bird-of-a-Feather sessions nrs. 14 and 19, later this week at ISC17.
Leslie Versweyveld

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2017-06-19

Start

Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2017 sets a new record with 3200 attendees ...

GCS embarks on its 'smart exascale' decade ...

Netherlands eScience Center in search of new Director Operations ...

ISC 2017 opens its doors to the HPC community ...

Middleware

NASA Ames Research Center selects Mellanox InfiniBand for new scalable supercomputer ...

Kyushu University's new supercomputer accelerated by Mellanox EDR InfiniBand solutions ...

Hardware

NEC supplies LX supercomputer to Czech Hydrometeorological Institute ...

2016 HPC market model and five-year forecast snapshot ...

Cray awarded $18 million supercomputer contract from New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research ...

HPE delivers faster business insights and industry-leading security with new high performance ccomputing solutions ...

Atos wins contract to provide GENCI with one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world ...

Fujitsu receives order from Kyushu University for new top-class supercomputer system ...

TOP500

NVIDIA powers the world's top 13 most energy efficient supercomputers ...

Only one change in TOP500's top10 this time: Swiss Piz Daint system lands at rank 3 ...

TOP500 list refreshed, US edged out of third place ...

Company news

STULZ and CoolIT Systems launch liquid cooled micro data centre for HPC ...

Atos expands range of supercomputers to include ARM processors with new Bull Sequana X1310 ...

Cavium expands the ThunderX2 server ecosystem for Cloud and HPC applications ...

Bright Computing announces Cloud bursting support for Microsoft Azure ...