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Do We Underestimate the Real Challenge of Exascale?

Over at the ISC Blog, Mark Parsons from the EPCC supercomputing centre writes that scalable software is the real Grand Challenge of Exascale. I believe that the problems that we’ve seen at the Petascale with regard to the scaling of many codes are insurmountable if we take the incremental change approach at the Exascale. 

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Nvidia's Graphics Brawn Powers Supercomputing Brains

The company's graphics chips are finding a foothold in neural networks, a biology-inspired form of computing that is moving from research to commercial tasks like Google's photo recognition. [Read more]    ...

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Intel-Based 'Milky Way 2' Debuts as 'World's Fastest" Supercomputer

The "surprise" win for the machine also known as Tianhe-2 marks China’s first return to top spot since 2010.

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Processor Whispers: Of Milky Ways and Milkmaids

AMD offers first x86 processors with 5GHz clock speed, but loses its top position among the supercomputers. Intel's Xeon Phi takes over – though not in the USA, but in China...

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nCore HPC Rolls Out BrownDwarf ARM DSP Supercomputer

We don’t get the chance to announce new players in the HPC space very often, especially from our hometown of Portland. Today newcomers nCore HPC announced the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based system designed for green high performance computing. With its unique parallel computing architecture and a high performance, low latency interconnect, the BrownDwarf is “Y-Class supercomputer” with extremely low power consumption. In a 144 node configuration, BrownDwarf delivers...

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