Features about 'HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING'

April/May2014

Houston, we have a problem

John Barr looks at some of the issues surrounding the future of data centres

April/May2014

A fair wind of change for integrators

More complex clusters mean more scope for integrators – provided they know what their customers need, as Tom Wilkie

April/May2014

Running a railway – lessons for supercomputing

Tom Wilkie finds that this year's ISC programme prompts thoughts about the relevance of railways and art to high-performance computing

December 2013/January 2014

Changing connections

Tom Wilkie finds how interconnects are managing to move more data – faster and further

August/September 2014

Widening horizons for high-performance computing

Although the past decade has seen a huge growth in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie believes there is a lot more still to come

August/September 2014

Key challenges of the post-petascale era

Scot Schultz,director of HPC and Technical Computing at Mellanox Technologies, believes that interconnects are critical to the demands of big data today and that they will play a still larger role in the next generation of high-performance computers

August/September 2014

Challenging, exciting, promising times

Giampietro Tecchiolli, CTO of Eurotech, expects the techniques of high-performance computing to become more pervasive but worries about shortage of skilled manpower

August/September 2014

The best is yet to come

Although advances in HPC have been stellar there is even more still to come, says Mark Seager, chief technology officer, technical computing ecosystem, at Intel

August/September 2014

New ways to see

Sam Mahalingam, chief technical officer, HPC/Cloud Solutions, at Altair, looks forward to a culture in which innovation flourishes as a result of human ingenuity and the creative application of technology

August/September 2014

When students compete, the community wins

HPC need people even more than it needs technology. John Bashor reviews one initiative to attract new people into HPC, the Student Cluster Competition

August/September 2014

Compilers keep up with HPC systems evolution

Doug Miles,director of PGI Compilers & Tools, considers the challenges compilers will face in the new world of high-performance computing

August/September 2014

HPC for the next generation of scientists – but not for beginners

Argonne has pioneered a course to equip researchers with the skills they need for computational science and engineering (CS&E). Its organiser, Paul Messina, calls on more institutions to offer such training

June/July 2014

Why supercomputers are becoming cool machines

Liquid cooling can take many forms but expertise from embedded systems can also point the way to a green future for HPC, as Tom Wilkie discovers

February/March 2014

HPC: predictions for 2014

John Barr looks into his crystal ball to see what is in store for HPC in the course of this year

June/July 2008

Scientific supercomputing in Germany

Gemma Simpson assesses the market for high-performance computing in Germany, with a look at HPC centres and the scientific projects placed there

February / March 2008

Sun, Spain and supercomputing

There’s more to this 19th century chapel than meets the eye, as David Robson discovers

October/November 2007

A new power base in Europe

David Robson explores the latest initiatives driving the development of high-performance computing in Europe

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