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The 2021 Gordon Bell Prize is awarded to the Quantum Supremacy Challenge powered by Exascale

November 18, 2021

Today at the hybrid virtual/in-person SC21 conference, organizers announced the winners of the 2021 ACM Gordon Bell Prize: a team of Chinese researchers exploiting the new Sunway exascale system to simulate quantum circuits. The Gordon Bell Prize, which comes with a $10,000 reward courtesy of HPC pioneer Gordon Bell, is awarded annually… Read more…

Top500: No exascale, Fugaku still reigns, Polaris debuts in 12th place

November 15, 2021

No exascale for you* — at least, not in the High-Performance Linpack (HPL) territory of the latest Top500 list, released today from the 33rd Annual Supercomputing Conference (SC21), which s is being held in person in St. Louis, Mo., and virtually, Nov. 14-19. “We were hoping to have the first exascale system on this list, but it didn’t happen,” said the Top500 co-author… Read More…

Intel’s ‘Borealis’ testbed targets exascale readiness for Aurora supercomputer

December 16, 2021

As Intel, HPE, and Argonne National Laboratory move toward a 2022 delivery of the class-leading Aurora supercomputer, HPCwire spoke with Dr. Robert Wisniewski, Intel Fellow: SuperCompute Software, Aurora Technical Lead and PI, to learn more about Intel’s Borealis testbed for Aurora. Wisniewski also explains why he sees high-bandwidth memory as a game changer for HPC. Read more…

HPE and AMD will power the new French supercomputer “Adastra”

November 15, 2021

HPE – in collaboration with the French HPC agency, GENCI, and its National Computing Center for Higher Education, CINES – today announced an exceptional victory at SC21: it will build the cutting-edge 70-petaflop French supercomputer Adastra , scheduling another leading system for delivery in Europe on the heels of a series of EuroHPC system launches. The system, whose delivery is scheduled and… Read More…