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How to reach Exascale today with 50 million or a few more laptops

Ad Emmen
Ad Emmen

Recently CNN published an article about the race to Exascale computing. To explain how fast an Exascale computer is, they state: "An exascale computer could perform approximately as many operations per second as 50 million laptops." 

 

Follow the green brick road to exascale

Beth Sharp
Beth Sharp

As we write this blog, drivers are queuing at petrol stations across Britain, panic-buying fuel for their cars and gripped by fear that supplies are about to run out. Ironically, if there is a shortage it will result from the actions of the panic-buyers themselves, triggered by a few ill-considered words from a senior Government minister about a strike by tanker-drivers – a strike which may not happen at all, as the unions and employers have restarted negotiations.

 

Is co-design for exascale computing a false hope?

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

It has become a common, even required, mantra at conferences and workshops discussing exascale – that co-design is essential to achieve performance at exascale. The idea is that optimum performance for the science/mission within the constraints of cost, power, etc. is only achievable if we can modify both the hardware and application software roadmaps in conversation with each other.

 

High Performance Computing by Any Other Name Smells So Sweet

Peter ffoulkes
Peter ffoulkes

Despite the many successful and revenue generating businesses created from capabilities initiated and developed within the HPC community, there are still those within the enterprise computing sector that view HPC as the lunatic fringe and the “Brains and No Money” brigade.

 

CSCS moves into its new computer centre in Lugano

Simone Ulmer
Simone Ulmer

The staff at CSCS - The Swiss Center for Scientific Computing, have moved to their new office at Lugano-Cornaredo. The new ultra-modern office building will provide ideal working conditions for this innovative team of people. The supercomputers will follow in April, where they will be installed in the new facility which is to house Switzerland's high-performance computers for the next 40 years.

 

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