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Primeur weekly 2017-07-31

Focus

ECMWF at the heart of weather and climate modelling as global challenge of societal relevance with game changing prediction capability through exascale ...

NVIDIA hits the top 10 in the TOP500 and Green500 lists with multi-tasking GPUs - NVIDIA Vice President Ian Buck explains ...

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires D-Wave 2000Q Cloud services to accelerate hybrid computing applications ...

Crowd computing

Dark ecology project will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations ...

Quantum computing

Tiny dancer atoms could prove a hit with quantum computer scientists ...

Qubitekk licenses ORNL single-photon source approach for quantum encryption ...

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing ...

University of Sydney and Microsoft forge global quantum computing partnership ...

Focus on Europe

Prof. Jan de Boer joins Board of Directors at Netherlands eScience Center ...

Hardware

Cray to expand storage portfolio through strategic transaction and partnership with Seagate ...

Stampede2 storms out of the Corral in support of U.S. scientists ...

Nick Nystrom appointed Interim Director of PSC ...

CSIRO has chosen Dell EMC to build a new scientific computing capability, kicking off a new generation of research ...

One Stop Systems named one of San Diego's fastest growing companies ...

Applications

High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the United Kingdom simulated by Met Office supercomputer ...

NIH awards $9.3 million for further development of PHENIX structural biology software ...

Inaugural Collaborative Science Call yields six proposals melding genomics and supercomputing ...

Stampede supercomputer skyrocketed science ...

IBM combines All-Flash and storage software optimized for Hortonworks ...

PPPL researchers perform first basic-physics simulation of the impact of recycled atoms on plasma turbulence ...

Catch of the day: A net full of trees ...

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories ...

NVIDIA hits the top 10 in the TOP500 and Green500 lists with multi-tasking GPUs - NVIDIA Vice President Ian Buck explains


20 Jun 2017 Frankfurt - On the ISC'17 Exhibition FloorPrimeur Magazinecongratulated Ian Buck, Vice President at NVIDIA, with their taking part in Piz Daint, the Swiss supercomputer that takes the third rank in the recently published edition of the TOP500 list. Ian Buck confirmed that Piz Daint is an amazing supercomputer. Piz Daint was built with NVIDIA's Tesla P100 GPUs where all the computational and computing horse power is coming from the accelerators in that system. Piz Daint is a hybrid system composed of GPUs and CPUs. Piz Daint is not only 3rd in the TOP500, it also in the top 10 of most energy-efficient supercomputers and that is really again because of the GPUs, according to Ian Buck. The NVIDIA processors are very efficient compared to the traditional serial processors. They are doing well on high performance computing, AI, and graphics, which are three important workflows for today's modern supercomputing.

Ian Buck said that they are seeing more and more systems are being used for AI exclusively. Facebook for the first time showed up on the TOP500 list. Facebook/NVIDIA is also in the top 10 for the Green500. They have built their own AI supercomputer for doing AI research. Yahoo Japan was also on the list for AI. NVIDIA's traditional HPC customers are looking at doing AI and HPC together. NIVIDA is working right now on the next generation US supercomputer, the Summit, which will not only be a 200 Petaflops supercomputer, putting it easily at the number one spot, but will also be a 3 exaflops AI supercomputer. Summit will be built on NVIDIA's next generation GPUs, a multi-based architecture.

Ian Buck also talked about the new NVIDIA's Volta accelerators. They will be coming to market in Q3 and Q4 of 2017. They come in 2 form factors. The first one is the NV link module with the Volta accelerator in the middle. It is a 16-gigabyte accelerator, called Tesla V100. The NV link module allows the GPUs to work together with 300 gigabytes/second of memory bandwidth in each GPU. The second one is the PCIe version. This is the same processor, the same V100 but in a standard PCIe form factor with a standard PCIe connector which could basically fit in any HPC system from HPE, Dell/EMC, Cray, Lenovo and IBM.

Ian Buck was excited to bring these new GPUs to market. He expected the service will be available in Q4 of 2017.

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Primeur weekly 2017-07-31

Focus

ECMWF at the heart of weather and climate modelling as global challenge of societal relevance with game changing prediction capability through exascale ...

NVIDIA hits the top 10 in the TOP500 and Green500 lists with multi-tasking GPUs - NVIDIA Vice President Ian Buck explains ...

Exascale supercomputing

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires D-Wave 2000Q Cloud services to accelerate hybrid computing applications ...

Crowd computing

Dark ecology project will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations ...

Quantum computing

Tiny dancer atoms could prove a hit with quantum computer scientists ...

Qubitekk licenses ORNL single-photon source approach for quantum encryption ...

Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing ...

University of Sydney and Microsoft forge global quantum computing partnership ...

Focus on Europe

Prof. Jan de Boer joins Board of Directors at Netherlands eScience Center ...

Hardware

Cray to expand storage portfolio through strategic transaction and partnership with Seagate ...

Stampede2 storms out of the Corral in support of U.S. scientists ...

Nick Nystrom appointed Interim Director of PSC ...

CSIRO has chosen Dell EMC to build a new scientific computing capability, kicking off a new generation of research ...

One Stop Systems named one of San Diego's fastest growing companies ...

Applications

High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the United Kingdom simulated by Met Office supercomputer ...

NIH awards $9.3 million for further development of PHENIX structural biology software ...

Inaugural Collaborative Science Call yields six proposals melding genomics and supercomputing ...

Stampede supercomputer skyrocketed science ...

IBM combines All-Flash and storage software optimized for Hortonworks ...

PPPL researchers perform first basic-physics simulation of the impact of recycled atoms on plasma turbulence ...

Catch of the day: A net full of trees ...

Liquid electrolyte contacts for advanced characterization of resistive switching memories ...