Accelerated Computing Emerges as Booster Rocket Taking Us to Age of Exacale

Another supercomputing show, another performance record, courtesy this week of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit system, the first to smash through the 100-petaflop barrier. But behind that headline at Frankfurt’s International Supercomputing show is a broader story about how the tectonic plates of the supercomputing world are shifting. As Moore’s Law continues to slow, accelerated Read article >

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That Was Fast: Summit Already Speeding Research into Addiction, Superconductors

Just weeks after its debut, Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, is already blasting through scientific applications crucial to breakthroughs in everything from superconductors to understanding addiction. Summit, based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee, already runs CoMet — which helps identify genetic patterns linked to diseases — 150x faster than its predecessor, Titan. Read article >

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NVIDIA Unveils Nine New High-Performance Computing Containers

As part of our effort to speed the deployment of GPU accelerated high-performance computing and AI, we’ve more than tripled the number of containers available from our NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) since launch last year. Users can now take advantage of 35 deep learning, high-performance computing, and visualization containers from NGC, a story we’ll be Read article >

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AI Storms Top Supercomputing Show – NVIDIA Brings Talks, Training, Demos, and More to ISC

This is what smart people do for fun. Detecting gravitational waves millions of light years away, in real time. Powering computationally fast quantum mechanical simulations at high accuracy and low cost. Proving the feasibility of fusion as a source of renewable clean energy. Of course, it doesn’t take a supercomputer to figure out that high-performance Read article >

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Jensen Huang’s Speech at Unveiling of Energy Department’s Summit Supercomputer

Secretary Perry, Governor Haslam, Senator Alexander, Director Zacharia, Ginnie, John, and the IBM team, and all of the amazing researchers of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, it’s a great pleasure to be here today to inaugurate the Summit supercomputer. Summit is a remarkable machine. The fastest computer ever made. Every statistic of Summit is amazing. It Read article >

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Reaching the Summit: Accelerated Computing Powering World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Call it the most powerful scientific tool ever built. Call it a new paradigm of computing. Just don’t call it slow, because whatever number you look at, Summit — which made its debut Friday at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory — is flat-out fast. This massive machine, powered by 27,648 of our Volta Tensor Core Read article >

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15 Years in 28 Minutes: GPUs Speed Up Simulation of Oil Reservoirs

Sizing up an oil reservoir just got a lot faster. Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, holds bragging rights to HPC4, the world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer. Running 3,200 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, Eni’s parallel processing beast has completed a breakthrough calculation that highlights an acceleration in reservoir assessment. Eni’s super computing feat was achieved Read article >

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Night of the Living Bacteria: How GPUs Aid Fight Against Zombie-Like Bugs

When health officials use words like “nightmare” and “apocalypse” to describe a problem, it’s probably time to pay attention. We’re in a war with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and we’re losing. Antibiotics that saved millions of lives in the last century are increasingly powerless against a growing number of superbugs that have evolved to survive our pharmacological Read article >

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Disturbing the Universe: How AI Could Open New Windows into the Cosmos

Our understanding of the universe is poised to progress at warp speed, thanks to new research by scientists at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The NCSA scientists are pioneering the use of GPU-accelerated deep learning to detect and interpret gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and Read article >

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An AI for AI: New Algorithm Poised to Fuel Scientific Discovery

Deep learning is performing wonders, automating everything from driving to recognizing speech to composing music. Now, it’s poised to fire up scientific discovery, thanks to new software created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Working on the GPU-accelerated Titan supercomputer at ORNL, the team developed an algorithm that Read article >

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